PRC’s approach is practical; we share resources, ideas, and support; filling gaps in service, making vital connections, and always listening to the people we’re trying to serve. PRC is able to do this work because of the support of faith communities and organizations, volunteers, and donors, large and small.
PRC works with hundreds of volunteers every year who, together, donate thousands of hours of their time, energy, and expertise. We are always looking to add to the network!
Volunteers are offered trainings on subjects like cultural humility, healthy boundaries, and trauma awareness. Most positions require basic PA volunteer background checks. PRC staff can help you complete these if you do not already have them. Because much of the work that we do is with short-notice, we may not have an immediate opening. We contact volunteers with specific opportunities as they occur, and match volunteers to opportunities based on physical location, volunteer preferences, and languages. Below are some types of volunteer work that are routinely needed.
Drivers use their own car to pick up and deliver items to clients. They may also drive clients to medical appointments. This sometimes includes waiting during a procedure to drive them home afterwards.
PRC volunteers prepared and served over 24,000 meals in 2021. This can include basic food prep like cutting veggies or serving food to guests at a Community Meal.
Immigration work can be anything from helping at the legal clinic, providing transportation, connecting clients to other services, or being a social connection for someone to build social capital in this community.
We want to serve our clients in a language that is comfortable for them whenever possible. Volunteers with language skills are needed for phone calls or quick written translations, as well as doing other tasks for clients like driving or serving meals. If you speak multiple languages, let us know!
The backbone of all PRC work is the organization and preparatory work that is done in our offices. Basic computer skills are always helpful!