Individuals and groups smaller than 6 people can show up to volunteer, no need to register in advance. Over the Fall, we will be personalizing each stocking with the recipient's name, collecting the needed goodies and sorting all the donations. Starting in mid-November, we will be stuffing the stockings with goodies, boxing them and shipping them to troops in the remotest regions of the world.
Website for more information: www.StockingsForSoldiers.org
Come out and join us on Saturday, October 19th from 10am-12pm as we glean tomatoes at Sandbrook Meadow Farm, located at 51 Sandbrook Headquarters Rd in Stockton. We hope you'll be able to make it out! Kids are welcomed! Please sign up below! Any questions, email Virginia at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Elwyn, our mission remains steadfast: supporting individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives. Help us raise funds to make a difference in their lives, by participating in the Elwyn Day 5K & Fun Walk on Saturday, October 19th. All proceeds will benefit Elwyn's programs. Volunteers are needed to help with the event.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 19 at Upper Darby Community Day. 9:30 am-2:30 pm at Upper Darby High School.
Hearing Loss Association of America, a national support group that provides support and advocacy for people with hearing loss is hosting a fundraising event called the Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing that will help raise awareness that hearing loss is a national health concern.
The Walk will be on Sunday, October 20 at the Navy Yard in South Philly. They need volunteers to help with various tasks/shifts at the Walk from children's activities to selling hats to refreshments. The event begins around 9 AM
Volunteers are needed at the Assisi House, which is the retirement home for the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia. The location is within walking distance of campus: Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Rd, Aston, PA 19014
Spots are limited, you must register to volunteer here: http://signup.com/go/BBTUHTE
Sunday, October 27th @ Citizens Bank Park (1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19134)
By volunteering for the walk you will be making a difference in the lives of those affected by lung cancer and helping us in our mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer.
International Night is a once-a-month fundraiser that benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room. We are always in need of servers for this event. The time commitment would be the fourth Sunday of every month (Jan-Sept), from 4:30 PM -7:30 PM. An individual or a group up to 10 may volunteer at a time. Great for a team, club or any other group! Lots of opportunities!
Interested in volunteering? Contact Megan Camp email@example.com
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Email Offcampusvols@villanovaspo.com to volunteer
Neumann University, in conjunction with the DCIU and the Child Care Professionals Network, is hosting a conference on Saturday, November 2 right on campus at the Bruder Life Center Gymnasium. Volunteers are needed!
Volunteers are needed to help with the Philadelphia Marathon, November 22through November 24. Great for a team, club or any other group! Lots of opportunities!
Visit the website below to view all the different opportunities.
Listed below are Community Partners where students can volunteer more than just once or twice. These are volunteer opportunities one could volunteer once a week for a semester, etc.
Since 2002 ACCESS SPORTS EXPERIENCES is a not for profit organization that provides inclusive multidimensional sporting opportunities to at-risk and special needs populations here in the Philadelphia area. Through ACCESS SPORTS Experiences, people of all ages, economic backgrounds, races, and physical capabilities can receive the joy of the life-transforming sporting experience. Partnering with social service agencies and all the Philadelphia professional sports teams and many universities, ASE has been able to provide over 165,000 life-transforming sporting experiences.
Visit their website for more information.
Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) provides acting and theatrical opportunities for children, teens and young adults with physical disabilities. Visit the website for information about volunteering.
All Riders Up provides equine assisted activities to encourage individuals with special needs in reaching their potential for physical, behavioral, and social development in an atmosphere of recreation and fun.
Visit the All Riders Up Website for more information.
Anna’s Place is a Franciscan Hospitality Center sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and named in honor of their foundress, Maria Anna Bachmann. Anna’s Place offers a welcoming atmosphere to the people in and around Chester, Pennsylvania, as they gather for activities that promote growth in mind, body, heart, and spirit.
Contact: Sr. Cathy Dougherty
The retired Sisters of St. Francis are just around the corner and awaiting your arrival. Be an Assisi House Volunteer Today! To begin new and meaningful relationships through volunteering, call Assisi House at (610) 459-8990 to schedule a personal interview.
Are you looking for a way to stand up to the inhumane treatment of immigrants and refugees? Are you tired of being overwhelmed by the news and wondering how you can take action in the face of oppression? Aquinas Center's mission to build unity in diversity, support learning, and inspire thoughtful action could be a path for you to engage in community building that moves us collectively closer to love and liberation.
Click HERE to complete the volunteer inquiry form and select a date for an upcoming session.
And as always, your financial support is most welcome too! We are facing a financial crunch and can greatly use your investment, especially to fund the afterschool programming and immigration legal services. Click HERE to donate today. Or, send a check made out to "Aquinas Center" to 1700 Fernon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.
The Barn at Spring Brook Farm depends on a strong base of volunteers to help serve our children and families. Many opportunities exist to assist children, care for animals and maintain The Barn and its grounds. From large scale group projects to recurring jobs, our volunteers make The Barn at Spring Brook Farm the incredible place that it is.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit The Barn at Springbrook Farm webpage.
The Bernardine Center provides a helping hand to low-income Chester area residents by distributing emergency and supplemental food and supplies.
Our mission is to nurture the development of our young people and guide them along the path to future success by providing an environment that supports excellence in education, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. Visit the website for more information.
CADES is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, and the lives of their families. Visit the website for volunteer information.
Founded by volunteers in 1976, Cathedral Kitchen has always relied upon volunteer help to make our meal program work. To volunteer, visit the CK webpage.
CFET is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental transformation for the neighborhoods of Camden, New Jersey. Come by CFET on the first Saturday of every month from 9:45 am until 12:45 pm to help us with work projects based around Eve’s Gardens. For more details or to let us know you’re coming, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the CFET website to learn more.
The Chester County Food Bank has various volunteer opportunities. Please check their link and register where you can!
Cityteam Chester serves people struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Celebrating 60 Years of serving hot, nutritious meals, offering hope, new coats, helping people in need, investing in our community, providing safe shelter and transforming lives. Visit the webpage for information about volunteering.
Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc (CAADC) serves as Delaware County's designated anti-poverty agency.
Compassionate Care Hospice provides specialized care and support for our patients and their families. Volunteers play a vital role in our services, including volunteering with: Patients, Families, Staff, and Bereavement — Working closely with bereavement staff, assisting with support groups and mailings.
Our mission is to honor life and offer comfort to individuals facing a life-limiting illness by supporting patients and their families with compassion and dignity. We have an excellent care team which includes physicians, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, social workers, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, and volunteers. Our volunteers are an awesome extension of the care we provide to our patients. Our volunteers provide many types of patient support, including:
- Patient Companionship
- Pet Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Veteran – to – Veteran Companionship
- Angel/Vigil Volunteers (sitting bedside during the patient’s final hours)
- Massage Therapy
We have several college students among our volunteers, and the message they share is, “Volunteering in hospice is not scary!” Rather, the opposite. It is energizing and uplifting! And so flexible that it easily fits into their academic schedule.
Requirements for volunteering include:
- Background check (cost covered by Compassus)
- Two-step PPD test (cost covered by Compassus)
- Comprehensive education topics:
- Overview of Hospice
- Medical Aspects of Hospice (what diseases will I see, how often will I visit patients, what can I expect?)
- Spiritual Review - Is there a difference between being religious and being spiritual?
- Death, Dying, Grief, and Bereavement
- Communication Skills for the Hospice Volunteer
- The Volunteer’s Role
- Guidelines for the Compassus Volunteer
- Commitment of 6 months, minimum of 4 hours per month
Please let me know if I can answer any questions, or provide further information. I look forward to partnering with you to serve student needs and provide much-needed companionship, music, and other services to patients with a life-limiting illness.
Contact: Ruthanne Morris, Volunteer Coordinator, office 610-436-1853 | mobile 615-636-0962
Our Mission: Through the power of supportive friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge to enhanced wellness and community integration for those with social and emotional barriers. Compeer connects volunteers with individuals in mental/behavioral health recovery. Volunteers provide supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset feelings of loneliness. Compeer friendships bring happiness and wellness to adults in recovery of a psychiatric brain disorder.
Friendship is expressed in many special ways – walking, sharing stories, going to a movie, having a cup of coffee, phone calls, e-mail or a corresponding pen-pal – staying connected through good times and rough ones too!
CompeerCORPS program and extinction of the traditional model works to assist veterans in their recovery journey by filling a void in the many services that are offered to veterans. Veterans who have mental/behavioral health diagnoses face barriers similar to civilians who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, from social isolation and emotional uncertainty to poor health and economic instability. People who face these challenges need support while integrating into family and community.
If you or any of your staff members have any questions about either
Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia is a community-based volunteer program providing opportunities for mutual friendships that offer support and life-enriching experiences for individuals living with mental health challenges.
Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia’s mission is to improve the quality of life and health of people managing mental illness. Compeer volunteers provide support, friendship and mentoring during an individual’s recovery process.
Compeer matches people actively participating in mental health treatment with community volunteers, many of whom are in mental health recovery
There are several different types of opportunities available:
- Compeer 1:1 friendship -- The goal of the Compeer program is to provide a one-to-one volunteer relationship for people with a mental health diagnosis. This friendship “match” meets at least four hours a month to participate in social and community activities like lunch, shopping, walks, or ball games.
- Compeer Calling Buddy -- Compeer Calling volunteers may not feel comfortable or be able to volunteer for a one-to-one match, so they make weekly telephone calls to people on our waiting list to offer them a “phone connection” until a one-to-one volunteer is found for them.
- Compeer E-Buddies -- E-Buddy is for individuals who would prefer to communicate through text, messaging, and/or email.
Volunteer opportunities with Compeer vary and fit into any schedule. Let us know how you would like to get involved. If you or any of your staff members have any questions about the program, please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at 610-541-0790. Please visit our website at www.compeerfriends.org for more information or to obtain a volunteer application. (Would you be able to add a link to our website under both CompeerCORPS and Compeer pages.)
We currently work with nearly 26,000 local supporters, including families, individuals, community & faith-based groups, and corporate volunteers, in our Giving Factory in East Falls and at community-based events across the Delaware Valley to serve more than 75,000 children each year. Your time is a valuable asset that we invite you to invest in us. Learn how you can help.
Divine Providence Day Program supports individuals with various developmental challenges to reach their fullest potential in spiritual, emotional, psycho-social and physical wellbeing. A ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Divine Providence Village helps each person to live with dignity and respect in a caring environment. Volunteers can assist with daily activities or special craft events.
Contact: Candi Foell
Volunteer Tutor Position
Volunteer tutors are a vital part of Delaware County Literacy Council’s mission, complementing the classroom learning of adult English language learners. Volunteers can work as classroom aides or as tutors outside of the classroom in one-on-one or small group settings. Meetings are arranged between volunteers and students in a public location. Our organization primarily serves adult basic education learners and English as an additional language learners.
Volunteers will be provided a free 12 hour tutoring certification course prior to working with a learner.
ESL volunteer tutors are responsible for:
- Scheduling meeting times and location with learners
- Drafting and submitting lesson plans
- Submitting timesheets
- Be at least 18 years old
- Commit to at least six months of tutoring, 3 hours per week
- Possess good literacy and communication skills
- Exhibit professionalism in adhering to the expectations of DCLC’s tutoring program and in interacting with students and DCLC personnel
- Have a four-year degree or be participating in Americorps
Characteristics of DCLC volunteer tutors include:
- Pateince with adult learners with limited or interrupted formal education
- Cultural sensitivity with learners from diverse backgrounds
- Willingness to learn about best practices in literacy education
Drexel Neumann Academy is the last Catholic elementary school in Chester, PA. Students are welcome to volunteer to interact with children in the afterschool activities or helping with homework.
Volunteers will need to have all of their clearances including those identified by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Please email Megan Camp if you are able to volunteer.
Becoming involved in DAP is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Through donations, volunteers, sponsorships, and community outreach, we bring people together who care about the work DAP does. To see the volunteer opportunities, visit the DAP website.
Elwyn supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.
Emmaus Home’s mission is to reach out to men with intellectual disabilities. Skilled volunteers work and live in communion with the men and strive to develop a strong family of faith-filled relationships. The men are valued for their personhood and inherent dignity.
As Delaware County’s Skilled Nursing Facility, Fair Acres is owned and operated by the County of Delaware. We have been providing quality service to the community for over 200 years.
For 10 years, Family Promise of Delaware County and Interfaith Hospitality Network has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the families struggling with homelessness in our community.
To volunteer at the Thrift Shop contact Dana Westby firstname.lastname@example.org. The shop is open on the second Friday and Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm.
Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) was started in 1996 as a way to enable farmers throughout New Jersey to contribute their extra produce to those in need.
Click here to sign up for their newsletter and learn more about FAH.
Friendship House is a non-profit, faith-based corporation in service to those individuals and families that are or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Coach for Girls on the Run and inspire girls to reach their limitless potential! Girls on the Run is a nonprofit, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grades that uses the power of running to encourage girls to make healthy life decisions, physically, emotionally, and socially. Co-facilitate afternoon practices twice per week at a local elementary or middle school from February to May. The 10-week season concludes with a celebratory 5k!
Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, PA Visit the site to see opportunities to work on houses and in the ReStore.
The Heart of Camden's mission Is To Restore The Dignity And Quality Of Life Of The Waterfront South Community Through Programs Of Housing Restoration, Economic Expansion, And Human Development.
Visit their website to learn how to volunteer.
LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is a diverse, bilingual team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to be healthy and stay healthy.
Laurel House first opened its doors in 1980 for providing hotline and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Now, more than three decades later, Laurel House has grown into a comprehensive domestic violence agency, providing supportive and preventative services throughout Montgomery County.
As a College Access Coach, you are on the frontlines of educational equity as a tutor, role model, and mentor. Volunteer as an SAT coach to a small group of high school students in your community and guide them as they begin the college application process. College Access Coaches can specialize in either the math or verbal sections of the SAT.
LUCY Outreach provides a wide array of services for Camden youth and young adults ages 12-25. These programs include afterschool services, evening workshops and speakers, and weekend trips and retreats.
Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help! Aston Meals on Wheels needs your help for just an hour or two, twice a month to assist with delivery of meals to our home bound seniors in Aston and Brookhaven.
If you are interested in this worthy cause, please call Joan Hanlon at 610-485-2729.
The Media FreeStore is a project of Transition Town Media. We provide items completely for free to all members of our community and rely on donations and volunteers to keep our doors open. Our FreeStore has been featured on Shareable, as well as other websites devoted to a new kind of economy.
Visit the website to see how you can volunteer!
The Ministry of Caring is a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. Visit the website for more information about volunteer opportunities
Volunteer to help serve lunch at one of the three Emmanual Dining Rooms in Wilmington, DE. Daily, including Saturday and Sunday, Volunteers have the option to participate in serving our guest between the hours of
Interested in volunteering? Contact email@example.com
As a residential shelter, Mothers’ Home provides a haven for vulnerable pregnant women in crisis who choose life as a sacred gift.
Nana’s Attic is located in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center in Broomall, PA. All proceeds of Nana’s Attic support the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County. Volunteers are needed to sort donations, stock racks with merchandise, staff sales floor, and checkout.
(610) 325-0768 or visit the webpage
Newlin Grist Mill offers unique and rewarding volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, interests, and commitment levels. Our volunteers can satisfy their diverse interests by helping in areas such as education, archaeology, special events, and natural resource management. Task-based projects that have a clear beginning and end are ideal if you want to make a difference but have limited availability. We also have seasonal volunteers who work together staffing the Visitor Center, leading interpretive tours of Newlin Grist Mill’s historic buildings, and demonstrating the craft of blacksmithing. These are perfect if you are looking for a more consistent schedule. Newlin Grist Mill welcomes individuals, student groups, scouts, and business organizations. Help us preserve history and nature at this distinctive site.
If you are interested in finding the right volunteer opportunity for you, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-459-2359.
In 1971 a group of people from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia began the work of feeding children and those in need. It was called the Cardinal’s Commission on Human Relations’ Community Food Program. The Community Food Program was responsible for the pickup and distribution of the collected food to 30 area food cupboards. As the need for emergency food continued to increase, the Community Food Program created a year-round calendar of food collection opportunities to meet growing needs.
The Community Food Program challenges all people to make a difference to others in the community experiencing a food emergency by raising awareness about the needs of people in our area and inviting people to put their concern into action by organizing food collections. NDS continues today to distribute food equaling over 2,000,000 meals to over 50 feeding sites throughout the five-county Philadelphia area.
Visit the NDS webpage to learn about volunteer opportunities.
For more than 40 years, PathWaysPA has been helping low-income women and families end the cycle of poverty, homelessness, and abuse by helping them to move along the path to self‐sufficiency. Each year, PathWaysPA assists nearly 5,000 low-income women, children, teens, and individuals to achieve economic independence and family well‐being through a unique combination of individual and community‐based programs.
To learn ways to volunteer, visit the PathWaysPA website.
Every week, the lives of hundreds of families are changed by becoming US Citizens. PICC believes that voting is one of the foundations of being an engaged citizen, so we attend every ceremony in Philadelphia to register new citizens to vote.
These ceremonies happen year-round, so we always need new volunteers. Volunteer shifts are available every week. You can sign up online for the days and times that work best for you!
Volunteers help to further Project HOME's mission to end homelessness and alleviate poverty in Philadelphia. We are always looking for people who are willing and able to invest their time in supporting our community and improving the lives of those we serve.
Volunteers are an essential part of Providence Animal Center's lifesaving mission. Our robust volunteer program places volunteers in nearly every department.
We always need volunteers to assist with the following:
- Dog Kennels & Cattery: Cleaning, socialization, training & enrichment
- Bathers and groomers
- Off-site adoption event support
- Photography & online promotion of the animals
- Drivers for transporting animals to and from our safe haven
- Office and Front Desk help – filing, follow-up calls, greeting
- Large & small event committees
To apply to become a volunteer, please visit our Adoption Center during our open hours and fill out a Volunteer Submission Form, which can be found at the front desk. For specific questions about our Volunteer Program, please contact:
Lisa Wetherby | Volunteer Department | x238
We are fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people wanting to help, so please be patient and know that we're trying to find the best-suited people for our program. There are limited openings in certain areas of our volunteer program, so we use an interview process to fill the available positions. We will call you to arrange for a phone or in-person interview.
Other ways to help Providence Animal Center:
- Raise money for our animals by hosting a bake sale, car wash or other fundraisers
- Organize a pet food collection drive in your community, perhaps at your school or church
- Collect gently used sheets, towels, and other items from our Wish List
- Hang flyers promoting animals for adoption and upcoming events
- Share our Facebook posts on your personal Facebook page
- More ways you can help
Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day. There are many opportunities and you navigate your own path depending on your interests, skills, and availability. Become a Red Cross volunteer today. You may find your own life changed in the process.
The American Red Cross is part of the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Your experience can begin at redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting your local Volunteer Services Specialist:
Ann Borysowski, Volunteer Specialist
Serving Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Schuylkill Counties
email@example.com I 215-384-7191
Red Hill Farm, owned by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is one of the sisters’ many environmental initiatives. Red Hill Farm is a six-acre Community Supported Agriculture farm in its 19th year of production. It provides produce for 120 members as well as for the Sisters of St. Francis. The farm has always been managed by utilizing organic practices. We build healthy soil with the use of cover crops and compost. Weeds are managed with mechanical cultivation and hand weeding. Pests are managed through crop rotation and the use of floating row covers.
The caring and cheerful volunteers of the Ronald McDonald House are the first voices families hear on the telephone and the first smiling faces they see at the door. Whether it’s planning and coordinating an evening family activity, supplying and cooking a meal for the families through our Guest Chef Program, being a part of our spring cleaning crew, or committing to a weekly shift, our volunteers make this House a home.
Volunteers staff the House from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. We have three different shifts: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m., and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (at least six people volunteer on each shift.)
A variety of volunteer roles at numerous Delaware County Locations. Volunteers enrich the lives of older adults by serving in a range of roles at sites throughout Delaware County.
A Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The St. Francis Inn tries to meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and hospitality.
Individuals and groups smaller than 6 people can show up to volunteer, no need to register in advance. Located at the Plaza III Shopping Center - 1851 Marsh Road, just north of Silverside Road, North Wilmington, Delaware. Over the Fall, we will be personalizing each stocking with the recipient's name, collecting the needed goodies and sorting all the donations. Starting in mid-November, we will be stuffing the stockings with goodies, boxing them and shipping them to troops in the remotest regions of the world.
Please visit our website for more information:
Serve the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs. Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families, and society.
We are a group of neighbors and friends working to build a stronger, more resilient future for all of us in the Greater Media Area. Like you, we are concerned about the rising costs of living, climate change, access to healthy food and water, and living in a way that reduces our impact on the planet. We recognize that our government and institutions can’t adequately address all these concerns and that it is up to us, as a community, to strengthen our local economy and to keep ourselves and our families happy and healthy.
Transition efforts are designed to help our community become more self-sufficient, economically and socially vibrant, and enriched through a personal connection.
Tyler Arboretum is a non-profit public garden in Delaware County, Pennsylvania serving the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum is open to the public 362 days a year.
Visit the website to find information about volunteering.
Vetri Community Partnership was founded in 2008 by chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.
A 501c3 nonprofit organization, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
Helping homeless vets through the generosity and hard work of our great volunteers. Any skill, any level of time commitment and any resources you can provide are always welcome.
Contact Megan Camp, Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 610-558-5539, firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by 227 Bachmann Main Building