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See our Wish List below

Want to Be a Volunteer?

  • Are you a retiree seeking meaningful activities?

  • Are you a high school student looking for a special project?

  • Are you a college student interested in gaining experience in social services

  • Are you a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault that has rebuilt a life free from abuse and want to help others do the same?

  • Do you have special skills, education and/or experience that you feel would be of benefit to A Way Out and our clients?


To download an application, click  here


INDIRECT Volunteers provide support to our staff by assisting with

•General office tasks

•Sorting and labeling donations

•Assisting at community outreach events like festivals and fairs

•Assisting at special events

•Assisting with special projects at the agency office


A class on the importance of confidentiality is required for all INDIRECT Volunteers and

is provided free of charge.

DIRECT Volunteers work directly with our clients. These activities include:


•Prepare for and facilitate support group meetings both in person and virtual

•Serve as an advocate for our clients

•Accompany clients to court or to the hospital for medical care

•Perform hotline on-call duties to include crisis counseling, advocacy, safety planning and assisting with emergency sheltering

•Assist staff with children’s activities

DIRECT Volunteers must complete 60 hours of training. This training is provided at no cost. Additionally, Child Abuse and Criminal History background checks are required.

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Victims often go back to abusers because they lack resources to get even

the basic household needs. Help them stay safe by donating any of these items:

Food Items (non-perishable)

Canned vegetables,  soup, etc

Tuna fish

Canned/bagged chicken

Mac and cheese



Instant oatmeal

Spaghetti sauce

Meal mixes

Pancake mix

Healthy snacks

Baby Food


Saltine crackers

Instant mashed potatoes

Peanut butter

Jellies and jams

ramen noodles

soup in a cup

Cleaning Supplies

Mop and Buckets                     

Brooms                                       Disinfecting wipes

Laundry pods/small bottles         Bleach

Dryer Sheets                               Disinfectants

Dish Soap                                    All purpose cleaner

Dish scrubbers                          



Personal Care Items



Baby Wipes         


Toilet Paper                               


Sanitary Napkins/Tampons     


Diaper Cream


  • Sheetz Gas Cards, Laudromat Tokens, grocery gift certificates are also very helpful for our clients.

  • We also gratefully accept gently used clothing, linens, bedding and other household items.

Donations are accepted at our office during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,

Monday through Friday. Our office number is 814-274-0368.


Monetary donations are gratefully accepted.


  • Online via Paypal using our                    button at the top of the page

  • Via mail at A Way Out, P.O. Box 447, Coudersport, PA 16915 or

  • in any of our donation jars set up at these local businesses:

    • Fox's Pizza Den - Coudersport & Shinglehouse

    • Potter County Beverage

    • Ulysses General Store

    • Fezz's Diner

    • Robert Joseph Hair Design

                             THANK YOU for your continued support!

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