Women's Center of Montgomery County
24 hour Toll Free Hotline: 1-800-773-2424
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The Women’s Center of Montgomery County is one of the only volunteered-powered domestic violence programs in the region. In addition to our thirteen member staff, the Women’s Center of Montgomery County has an active pool of more than 185 volunteers. Each week our volunteers contribute more than 320 hours of service. The Women’s Center requires that each active volunteer contribute at least 52 hours of service per year and participate in at least 8 hours of in-service training on domestic violence and related issues.
PCADV (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and Pennsylvania confidentiality statutes require all domestic violence counselors to complete an intensive training course. The course includes basic information on domestic violence issues, active listening skills, cultural sensitivity, and options counseling and empowerment advocacy. Group discussions, experiential exercises, and role playing are utilized as well as extensive reading from the training manual. The training course is given by the Women’s Center several times a year in different parts of Montgomery County. The classes usually meet once a week for 8 weeks, 4-6 hours each week, either a day or evening session. In addition, a morning is spent at the Norristown Courthouse observing Protection from Abuse hearings. Trainees also must complete six hours of practicum time at one of the Women’s Center offices.
Activities performed by volunteers include:
On the hotline (from the office or from your home)
One on One/Individualized
Community Education Events
Clerical and administrative help
Thrift Shop Staffing
These are just some ideas; there are many possibilities.
Volunteer opportunities are available at our six offices located in Elkins Park, Norristown, Pottstown, Bryn Mawr, Lansdale, and Colmar. If you are interested in joining us, contact our Volunteer Coordinator in Elkins Park to set up a time for a visit to the office nearest you.
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