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Volunteer Opportunties

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
– Booker T. Washington

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the YWCA Hanover!
Our national mission, eliminating racism and empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, locally translates to providing our community with resources that foster transformation and stability. We strive to create possibilities for growth, leadership and empowerment for individuals and families in our area, and we welcome you as a partner in our work. Our services include emergency domestic violence shelter, 24-hour crisis support, civil legal advocacy, affordable & educational childcare programs, special events, and diverse programming. There are many different volunteer opportunities within the organization including:

• Board of Directors-the function of board members is to determine policies, procedures and regulations for organizations; to raise funds to finance the organization and its programs; and to monitor organizational performance. Board leaders are also ambassadors for the YWCA and attend YWCA events, community functions, and more. For more information on a particular committee, please email the Executive Director, Jody Shaffer at jshaffer@ywcahanover.org

• Committee Volunteers-YWCA Hanover has 6 standing committees open for volunteers. Committees include: Finance, Personnel, Facility/Safety, Fund Development, Nominating, and Advocacy. Meetings are held at different times and some only meet a few times a year while others meet monthly. For more information on a particular committee, please email the Executive Director, Jody Shaffer at jshaffer@ywcahanover.org

• SafeHome – domestic violence advocacy program with 24-hour crisis response, emergency safe housing, legal advocacy

• Girls Loving Life – Saturday morning program for girls in grades 2-12 seeking to motivate, and inspire youth in our community

• Women’s Action for Advocacy – forum for women to discuss issues, policies, and concerns important to them

We are also always seeking assistance with administrative tasks, serving on committees, teaching a class, working on special events, as well as in our childcare facilities reading to the children or interactive play. We would love to discuss your availability and interest at your convenience.

Anyone wishing to volunteer with SafeHome or answer our 24-hour crisis line must complete our Domestic Violence Advocacy Training. This training is essential and meets the DSHS requirements for domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania. Click here, or below, for a link to our volunteer application packet. The packet includes the basic information sheet as well as a questionnaire about your interests, and availability. Please complete the volunteer packet at your earliest convenience. We will contact you after reviewing your application.

If you have any questions about the application or about volunteering with YWCA Hanover and/or SafeHome, please do not hesitate to contact us at 717.637.2125 or email Rosemary Cintron at rcintron@ywcahanover.org.

Volunteer Application

Criminal History Record Check

PA Child Abuse History Clearance