Volunteer

Volunteer with annual programs.

In March: PROJECT PROM

Project Prom is a partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. In spring, we transform a centrally located venue into a boutique and provide pre-qualified high school teens the experience of shopping for beautiful prom outfit at no cost so they can have the same meaningful high school experience as their peers. Volunteers help with set-up, tear down, and helping teens shop for the attire of their dreams. Get started!

 

In April: SPRING THRIFT & DESIGNER SALE

Our fall and spring designer sales are two of the biggest fundraisers of the year that support our community service programs for women, children, and families. Volunteers help in every area in the store, including in the dressing room, at the jewelry counter, at the checkout, and more. All volunteers receive a $15 certificate to spend at Thriftique for each 3+ hour shift they complete. Get started!

 

In April-May: NCJW ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE

Every year, NCJW gives away thousands of gently used books to children visiting our Rooms in the Courts. Volunteers help secure new locations to hold book collections and label bins of books. Book labeling is an all ages activity that can be done with young children and groups! We collect the books in April and May, and label them all year.

 

In July: BACK 2 SCHOOL STORE

The Back 2 School Store provides 600 elementary school students with a new back-to-school outfit, a winter coat, a pair of shoes, and a backpack full of school supplies. Volunteer personal shoppers accompany the children while parents visit an onsite Family Resource Center to learn more about community and social service programs. We need volunteers to help with every aspect of the Back 2 School Store, from set-up to tear-down. Get started here!

 

In November: DESIGNER DAYS SALE

Like the Spring Thrift and Designer Sale, we need volunteers to help in every area of the store during this important fundraiser. You can help in the dressing room, at the jewelry counter, bagging items, at customer service, and more. All volunteers receive a $15 certificate to spend at Thriftique for each 3+ hour shift they complete. Get started here!

 

Or, volunteer on an ongoing basis.

THE CENTER FOR WOMEN

The Center for Women is the go-to place for women who want to:

  • Thrive on a single income (divorce/separation, death of a partner, job loss of a partner)
  • Escape the low wage trap
  • Retool skills after a setback
  • Recalibrate career and family caregiving needs
  • Diversify options for financial independence

We support every woman to discover the confidence, information, and skills she needs to obtain, increase, and better manage her income. Our financial coaching, internships, mentoring, and workshops are our tools. Since 2013, we’ve depended on volunteers to serve as financial coaches, mentors, and workshop presenters to help us move hundreds of women to financial stability. Do you have knowledge that many help a woman discover the confidence, information, and/or skills to obtain, increase, or better manage her income? If so, we need you! Get started by filling out our volunteer form here, and we will be in touch.

 

CHILDREN’S ROOMS IN THE COURTS

Our Children’s Rooms in the Courts is the only project of its kind in the country, providing parents who are involved in court proceedings — as well as prospective and impaneled jurors — a safe and nurturing place to secure their children while they are involved in court business. Each year, the Children’s Rooms provide free care for more than 5,000 children. Volunteers with clearances help out in the rooms during weekdays. The Children’s Rooms are currently not taking volunteers, but check back for updates. 

 

THRIFTIQUE

Join us at our social enterprise resale store to help with various tasks, including customer service, tagging and hanging clothes, sorting items as needed, and more. Thriftique volunteer hours can be as flexible as you like. Get started here! 

 

Contact Meredith Brown at mbrown@ncjwpgh.org with any questions about volunteering.

Photo Policy

Volunteers’/participants’ photos and/or comments may be used for publicity purposes without compensation or prior notification.

NCJW may videotape or photograph participants enrolled in programs, classes and events. These are for NCJW and community publications, publicity, brochures, web use, other electronic communications or video usage. All photos and videos are for NCJW use and become the sole property of NCJW. Please contact the staff member overseeing the program for photographic exclusions.