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Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

20160226_160134_resizedVolunteering with your colleagues at Women’s Center & Shelter  is a rewarding experience that not only helps make a difference in the lives of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse , but also acts as a great team building experience. Most of our corporate volunteer opportunities are best suited for smaller groups of 5-10 volunteers.

Below are some our most common corporate volunteering options, to give an idea of some of the ways you and your organization can help. If your company is interested in volunteering, please email If your company is interested in sponsoring an event or partnering on a fundraising appeal, please check out our Corporate Partnership Opportunities packet.

Building Maintenance

Keeping our facility neat and clean for residents and their children is of the utmost importance, as this helps our residents feel safe and secure. Corporate volunteers are needed to assist with cleaning, landscaping and general building maintenance. These activities take place during the week, during the day and are based upon current need.

Children’s Parties

Get creative with putting together a pizza party, ice cream social or arts and crafts project by hosting a children’s party! Volunteers are asked to provide a snack and/or activity. Children’s parties take place on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 6:00 7:30 p.m. based upon availability.

Meal Preparation

20160322_181741_resizedPut your culinary skills to use by volunteering to prepare meals for shelter residents and their children. Volunteers are asked to provide the ingredients for the meal, which may be prepared on or off-site using safety guidelines.

Read the 2020 Meal Preparation Guide for more information about planning a meal at WC&S.

Product/Fundraising Drive

Have fun with your fellow co-workers by creating your own fundraising event (such as a dress-down day or potluck lunch), and donating the proceeds to Women’s Center & Shelter. You can even hold a product drive for items on our Wish List .

Smart/CellPhone Project

Smartphone and cellphone donations generate vital funds to support the work of Women’s Center & Shelter. Companies are welcome to collect smartphones or cellphones (not chargers or cases) at their offices. Once received by Women’s Center & Shelter, phones are sent to Shelter Alliance, an organization who will dispose of them in an environmentally-friendly manner and pay Women’s Center & Shelter for each device.

*Special Note: While all clients of Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and their children are free and encouraged to practice their own religious beliefs, it is never appropriate to preach, evangelize, read scripture or distribute materials religious in nature while volunteering .*