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Laurel House could not provide the services we do without our volunteers!

There are many opportunities to get involved with us, including:

Shelter Help

At times, help is needed at the shelter to do various projects such as cleaning, yard work, cooking and more.


Laurel House takes part in many community events in which we have an information table set up. These events allow us to spread awareness about the work we do.

Administrative Help

Several times a year, we will need coverage for the front desk at our Administrative and Outreach Office, as well as help with mailing newsletters, invitations, and more!


Help is often needed watching the children of our clients while they are working with one of our counselors. *Clearances needed.

For more information, please contact Samantha Koellhoffer, Volunteer Coordinator, at 610-277-1860 ext. 105.

View the Volunteer Application and Volunteer Handbook.

Please note: All volunteers will be asked to complete an application and submit to both a criminal background check as well as a child abuse clearance. For those individuals who are interested in volunteering in a position in which you would work directly with our clients, it is required that you complete a training course that is mandated by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This free training is approximately 45 hours and is held two to three times a year at Laurel House.

*To provide childcare, you need the following clearances:

Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (within five years of current date), and

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (within five years of current date)

Testimonials from our Volunteers!

“I saw the violence against women happening before my eyes, I heard about it happening behind closed doors, to my loved ones, to strangers, and I became angry. It is not right. How dare someone who claims to love you put their hands on you. I had to do something. I reached out to Laurel House to see how I could help. If I can save just one person and if you can save just one person, together we may have a fighting chance to right the wrongs and make this place safer for everyone.”


“To me Laurel House means passion, which is present in everything Laurel House represents. This passion is present in their devoted staff and volunteers who truly make a difference in the lives of adults and children that have been impacted by domestic violence. When I started volunteering for Laurel House I felt and saw this passion right away and it’s why I continue to volunteer. I am so grateful for Laurel House.” 

Rachel Maxey