Volunteer with SWiC
Volunteers help SWiC in two capacities – as direct service and as indirect service.
Direct service volunteers work directly with our clients and must complete the state-mandated 45-hour training. Examples of direct service volunteering include answering hotline, assisting victims in SWiC’s courthouse office, providing shelter coverage, helping at activities and programs for shelter and transitional housing residents, etc. Direct service volunteers can also help in an indirect capacity as well.
Indirect service volunteers do not need to complete the training and can volunteer in ways that do not involve direct contact with clients, such as at fundraisers, tables in malls and other public events, stuffing envelopes and other clerical assistance, etc.
Training is not required for all volunteer opportunities:
Donation Room Volunteer
Reading at Storytime
Tasks that require training:
Answer Hotline Calls
Emergency Shelter Volunteer
Assist victims in completing Protection from Abuse Orders
Provide information and referrals
Anyone interested in SWiC’s volunteer training sessions,
contact SWiC's Volunteer Coordinator at 570.622.3991.