Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Berks Women in Crisis! BWIC relies on volunteers to assist us in meeting our mission. Individuals interested in becoming BWIC volunteers may complete the downloadable application form directly below or print, complete and mail the form to:

Berks Women in Crisis
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
255 Chestnut Street
Reading, PA 19602

Click here to download our Volunteer Application.

After reviewing your application, Berks Women in Crisis will contact you to discuss your options.

There are many volunteer opportunities available at Berks Women in Crisis. Volunteers who work directly with clients must complete an extensive 66-Hour educational seminar over an 11-week period. There are many volunteer opportunities that do NOT require this training; however, all volunteers must obtain criminal background checks and child abuse clearances at no cost to the volunteer.

Volunteers do not need the 66-Hour training for any of the following tasks:

  • Special Events, including fundraisers
  • Participating in public awareness events
  • Helping to set up awareness displays
  • Yard & garden work at our Center
  • Assisting at volunteer and health fairs
  • Assisting staff & trained volunteers with children’s activities in the Safe House
  • Donation pick-up
  • Office help and bulk mailings
  • Collecting used cell phones
  • Cooking or bringing in a meal for Safe House residents (up to 50 people)