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Volunteer to make a difference in the life of women and girls in Westmoreland County

book sale volunteersYWCA Westmoreland County is very proud of and grateful for our committed and dedicated volunteers! Our volunteers help in many different ways – see volunteer opportunities in the list below. We’re so glad that you’re interested in joining them!

For More Information or to Volunteer

Contact us at 724-834-9390 or via our online contact form. You may also download our volunteer application.

Volunteer Opportunities


  • Girls in Pearls Fashion Show (an annual event in August)
    • Event Committee Volunteer (meet monthly in late-spring and summer to help with event planning)
  • thrift shop volunteersSportswomen of the Year Awards Banquet (an annual event in April)
    • Event Committee Volunteer (meet monthly in late winter and early spring to help with event planning)
  • Racial Justice Committee
    • Committee Volunteer (meet monthly year-round to plan programming around racial justice topics, including annual Stand Against Racism event, and various workshops throughout the year
  • Rising Star Award Committee
    • Committee Volunteer (meet several times per year to do program planning, source nominations, and select winner
  • maintenance volunteersUsed Book Sale (an annual event in September)
    • Book Sorter (sort books into categories in preparation for annual sale; sorting sessions occur weekly throughout the year at our rented warehouse in Greensburg)
    • Book Hauler (remove boxes of books from the shed at our headquarters and haul them to the rented warehouse to be sorted; must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and have driver’s license and own vehicle)
    • Sale Volunteer (provide assistance during the four-day event in September, including cashier, general sales assistance, set-up, and tear-down, and tidying up merchandise throughout the sale)

Thrift Shop

  • Cashier (run the cash register, provide customer assistance with merchandise questions)
  • Bagger (help with inventory bagging and sorting)
  • Consignment Work (help with consignment sorting, tagging, etc.)

English as a Second Language

  • Instructor Volunteer (teach ESL as available during workday mornings throughout the year)
  • Tutor Volunteer (tutor one-on-one with ESL students; the schedule is mutually decided upon by tutor and student)

Maintenance / Facility Volunteers (at our Headquarters and Thrift Shop – both located in downtown Greensburg, PA)

  • Painting (as needed)
    • Interior
    • Exterior
  • Cleaning (year-round) and Spring Cleaning
    • Walls
    • Surfaces
  • Lawn Care (during warm weather season)
    • Mowing
    • Weed Whacking
  • Outdoor Clean-up (during spring and fall seasons)
    • Raking Leaves
    • Cleaning Flower Beds
    • Weeding