Thank you in advance for assisting WERC to help women find employment!

The objectives of the Board of Directors and our generous volunteers, in support of WERC’s staff, drive the mission of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC). Each of us helps a woman enter, re-enter, or more meaningfully engage in the workforce.  To continue this amazing work, we need as many volunteers as are willing and able to participate.  Each WERC committee has volunteer openings and we would love to hear from you.  E-mail us to schedule a call to discuss opportunities and decide if WERC is the right organization for your volunteering energy. 

For more detailed information about the general responsibilities of committee members and the time commitments required, please contact the Committee Chair below or Beth Miller Guthier, Executive Director, at

Join a Committee:

Events Committees

Annual Spring Networking Event

 Committee Chair:  Tracy Bullett at

Annual October Luncheon

 Committee Chairs: Hope DeRocha at or
Sue Lukaszewski at

Committee Purpose:  Coordinate annual events ensuring events are run smoothly.  This committee focuses on events that will highlight the great work of WERC and raise funds to support WERC’s programming.

Employer Outreach

 Committee Chair: Dan Cullen at

Committee Purpose:  Share WERC’s mission with employers and relevant community associations to encourage collaboration and partnership opportunities that will result in placement of WERC’s graduates, implementation of mentoring programs, and increase financial support from employers.


Committee Chair: Lauren Seward at

Committee Purpose:   To promote and support the mission of WERC through public relations and marketing efforts by using a wide array of media.

Grants Committee

Committee Chair: Megan Allen at

Committee Purpose:  Committee members research, apply for, and receive grant funding to support WERC programming.

The Women's Fund

     Committee Co-Chairs: Paula Marshman at

Committee Purpose:  Assist in support and outreach of The Women’s Fund mission with assistance for the Trailblazers fundraising event.  Also help promote the Women’s Fund through Coffee & Conversation Events.

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Share the good news of WERC on your social media connections.

WERC is Community Organization helping more than 300 Displaced Homemakers each year from the Capital Region and We Need Your Help! Thank you in advance for getting involved, sharing your time and passion, and MAKING A DIFFERENCE.