Be the hands that help, when other's hands have hurt

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


North Hills: Address confidentialPittsburgh, PA 15237


What do you love to do? Some of our volunteers use their skills to help in areas as listed below, while others bring their professional expertise to Crisis Center North. Do you love to bake? Then host a bake sale at your church or community organization as a fundraiser. Do you have a heart for victims and want to help provide resources? Consider answering our 24-hour hotline (on your cell) during evenings & weekends.

We have a wide variety of needs and can find a place for your skills! Crisis Center North is proud to be one of the many organizations within our community to use volunteers to the fullest extent of their capabilities.

Our two greatest needs are for the 24-hour hotline volunteers and Board Members.

We care about our volunteers, and want to do our best to ensure you have a great volunteer experience. Please be aware that the topic of domestic violence is a difficult one, and volunteering directly with our clients may become emotionally intense. To help ensure your emotional safety, please know that during the interview process we will ask for a basic overview regarding past trauma and abuse, including length of time passed and the healing process to date.

We will not ask for intimate or graphic details or identifying information. If you are a past client or have trauma experience, we ask you to wait at least one year before serving as a Direct Services volunteer. It is our desire that both our volunteers and callers have a positive experience.

Training is required for all agency volunteers. 40 hours for hotline (half is online) and 4 hours for Board Members. Individuals must be 18 year of age or older to volunteer on the hotline or within our direct services divisions. If you would like to volunteer at Crisis Center North or would like more information, please contact us online or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 412-364-6728.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hours per week (average) for hotline volunteer
  • Child Abuse. PSP Background check and FBI Clearances

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