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Volunteer

Crisis Center North is proud to involve the community in its work and to use volunteers to the fullest extent of their capabilities. Crisis Center North recognizes the invaluable contribution individuals provide through volunteering. The time and skill volunteers contribute to provide quality service to our clients helps us continue to help eliminate violence in the lives of many individuals in our community. Volunteer hours are varied and flexible, making Crisis Center North an ideal center for volunteerism.

Training

Two, 40-hour, State required, volunteer sessions are available throuout the year. (Typically fall and spring). Training is required for all agency volunteers who want to provide any level of service to the organization; however, only those providing direct client service must take the full 40 hours of training, half of which is online. Individuals must be 18 year of age or older to volunteer on the hotline or within our client services divisions. Contact the volunteer coordinator to inquire about volunteer opportunities and the degree of training required.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like a bit more information please download the Volunteer Data Form. Upon completion please return the form to Darla at dbarie@crisiscenternorth.org or mail it to P.O. Box 101093, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Before completing the data form, please be aware that the topic of domestic violence is a difficult one, and volunteering directly with our clients can be emotionally intense. To help ensure your emotional safety, please know that during the interview process, questions will be asked regarding any past trauma and abuse, including length of time passed and the healing process to date.

We will not ask for intimate details or identifying information.

If you are a past client, we ask you to wait at least one year before serving as a Direct Services volunteer.

We care about our volunteers, and want to do our best to ensure you have a great volunteer experience.

Volunteer Activities

  • Hotline Counseling
  • Committee Support
    Economic Empowerment (micro-loan committee), Faith-based Outreach, Prevention Education Advisory Board, Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Legislative Advocacy
    Rapid Response Team (contact legislators regarding important topics up for a vote)
  • Speakers Bureau/Prevention Education
  • Fundraising
  • Clerical Tasks
  • Board Membership/Committee Volunteer
  • Events
    The 2016 PGA US Open Championship is coming! June 13-19, 2016 at the Oakmont Country Club. This is a great opportunity to gather your friends or coworkers and volunteer as a group! We need 15-20 people daily to help serve concessions at the event. Individuals also welcome! Shifts are 9-5pm, Monday through Sunday. Volunteers must be age 14+. Free parking and free lunch, and free credential to attend the event when not volunteering.

    Cocktails and Cuisine – Friday, May 20th, 2016 from 6-10pm. The Woodlands Foundation. We have many different volunteer slots for this event, including set up on Thursday morning and afternoon, and during the event itself. Volunteer tickets are only $25 (down from $75).

The level of training to volunteer at Crisis Center North is determined by the activity in which they are involved. Please email Darla the Volunteer Coordinator or call her at 412-364-6728 for more information.