Volunteers play a critical role in WIT’s services. From our early beginnings as a volunteer-driven feminist collective to now, WIT has always relied on people who have a passion for making a difference in their community.

If you are interested and available, we want to work with you and make sure that your time at WIT is a fulfilling one.

Please review our available volunteer positions, fill out this application, and email it to znesin@helpwomen.org if you are interested in volunteering with us. Once we have received and reviewed your application, we will ask you to come in for an interview.

Requirements vary by position, but you may need: 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training, FBI Clearance, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and/or a Criminal Background Check.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

LifeLine Telephone Counseling

We are looking for volunteers to staff our LifeLine, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

LifeLine telephone counseling volunteers play a crucial role at WIT. As a LifeLine volunteer, you will provide supportive phone counseling to those who call to receive support, resources, advocacy, and information and education about domestic violence and substance abuse.


PlayCare volunteers make it possible for clients to attend their counseling sessions and peer support groups. As a PlayCare Volunteer, you will provide play care for children at WIT’s offices during business hours.

WAVE Empowerment Self-Defense

WAVE volunteers make it possible to teach our empowerment based self-defense classes to students throughout the Philadelphia area.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a WAVE instructor, please contact Prevention Director Corinne Lagermasini at 215.564.5301 x113 or clagermasini@helpwomen.org.

Student Interns

We offer students the opportunity to design self-directed internships based on their own program requirements, interests and capabilities. Previous interns have come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and life experiences. Your WIT internship can be creatively designed to be as flexible as needed, in order to meet your interests in the field of study as well as your personal strengths.

“Interning at WIT set me on the path to incorporating feminism and empowerment approaches into my future interactions with clients as a social worker.
— Former Intern