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?
WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!
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.
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 fruits, vegetables, soup, etc
Mac and cheese
Instant mashed potatoes
Jellies and jams
soup in a cup
Mop and Buckets Paper Towels
Brooms Disinfecting wipes
Laundry pods/small bottles Bleach
Dryer Sheets White Vinegar
Dish Soap Baking Soda
Dish scrubbers Bathroom cleaner
Personal Care Items
Body wash Dental Floss
Toilet Paper Baby Wipes
Sanitary Napkins/Tampons Razors
Diapers (All sizes)
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
- Robert Joseph Hair Design