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Volunteer-ReadingToKidsVolunteers are a critical part of Turning Point’s services. Through the aid of volunteers, we extend our reach well beyond what our staff could provide alone.

Our well-developed program permits our volunteers to have a real impact, either through direct work with victims of domestic violence or in spreading the word throughout the community. The vast majority of volunteers remain with Turning Point for many years.

If you are interested in providing direct service, working in the Safe House or becoming a community education volunteer, you are required to complete a comprehensive 40-hour domestic violence training program.  This is mandated by the state of Pennsylvania.

The training classes are offered several times a year and consist of 40 hours of classroom/internet instruction, plus a minimum of five additional hours of “on the job” training. This training develops and enhances listening skills as well as provides information about other community services available to victims.

The amount of time required of volunteers depends on the job. Some activities involve just a few hours each month. Some are on an “as-needed” basis.

Direct Service Volunteers

These volunteers work directly with our clients. As a direct service volunteer, you might:

  • Provide information and emotional support on the helpline.
  • Support victims in court.
  • Assist with children’s activities and support groups.
  • Facilitate prevention programs in schools, daycares, and after-school programs.
  • Speak in the community about the issue of domestic abuse and about the agency’s services.
  • Share special skills with women and children in the shelter.

Indirect Service Volunteers

These volunteers help spread the word about Turning Point and domestic violence to the community. Training is provided. As a Community Volunteer, you might:

  • Speak in the community about the issue of domestic abuse and about the agency’s services.
  • Serve on a special events committee.
  • Staff community education booths/tables at fairs and other events.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of volunteers for additional duties, such as performing maintenance tasks, picking up donated furniture, performing clerical duties, assisting with mailings, or helping at our special events.

TO VOLUNTEERContact Andrea Search, Community Outreach Director, 610-797-0530, ext. 229 or




“One person can make a difference. You don’t have to be a big shot. You don’t have to have a lot of influence. You just have to have faith in your power to change things.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale (1998-1993)

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