UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Emmanuel Ministry exists to serve marginalized populations in Center City – particularly individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. At Emmanuel we build connections with our guests through food and relationships. We currently serve a seated, plated lunch indoors every Saturday morning with volunteers acting as waiters and waitresses. Volunteers can also sign up to help prepare the food in the kitchen under the lead chef and/or to serve and clean.

https://app.vomo.org/project/emmanuel-ministry

Volunteer to help with the Delaware County Symphony who perform on Neumann's Campus

https://signup.com/go/yOYSJOy

 

The St. Francis Inn is a restaurant-style soup kitchen serving over 350 meals a day to the neediest individuals and families in Philadelphia since 1979. Neumann students assist with the preparation, serving, and hospitality.

Sign up here

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.

Sign up to volunteer: https://m.signupgenius.com/?fbclid=IwAR2QEse0v9ErMaYCpgebeskLQbTH2s7cAHW7RcyY8ffInMxProAfwGwt7qk&mibextid=Zxz2cZ#!/showSignUp/20f0c4cada928abfa7-night6

 

The Assisi house is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Assisi House, please follow these steps:

  • Complete the application,
  • Complete a criminal background check (https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp) be sure to click the yellow button for the free volunteer check,
  • The Assisi House requires you to be fully vaccinated against Covid.
  • Send your application along with your completed background check and a copy of your covid vax card to Mariann Rybarczyk, mrybarczyk@osfphila.org.
  • When you have submitted your paperwork you can sign up to volunteer at the Assisi House here:
    https://signup.com/go/KQBZaxW
Cityteam Chester has daily service opportunities https://cityteam.volunteerhub.com/vv2/lp/cityteamchester

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Join fellow volunteers in removing invasives, nurturing native plants, or restoring habitat. Projects vary, but good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed!

Natural Lands cares for more than 23,000 acres and 120 miles of trails, and we couldn’t do it without volunteers like you.

Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with enthusiastic, like-minded people.

https://natlands.org/events/list/

 

Volunteer to tackle hunger and food insecurity at the local level by volunteering with RSVP partner food pantries in Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties.

Volunteer | RSVP (rsvpmc.org)

The National Shrine of St Rita of Cascia located at 1166 South Broad street in Philadelphia is in need of volunteers at their gift shop.  

The Hours are:

Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Interested? Contact Patrick at  pmckenzie@saintritashrine.org

 

Emmanuel Ministry exists to serve marginalized populations in Center City – particularly individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. At Emmanuel we build connections with our guests through food and relationships. We currently serve a seated, plated lunch indoors every Saturday morning with volunteers acting as waiters and waitresses. Volunteers can also sign up to help prepare the food in the kitchen under the lead chef and/or to serve and clean.

https://app.vomo.org/project/emmanuel-ministry

PALS Summer 2023 application is open now! You can find our 19 dates and locations, as well as our application here: https://www.palsprograms.org/summer-2023

Each year PALS is excited to create inclusive summer camp experiences for people with and without Down syndrome through our overnight camps. Our volunteer-led programs change attitudes, transform lives, and inspire a world of belonging and we would love for you to consider joining us to make the PALS magic happen!

Our program has a 1:1 pairing model that partners individuals with Down syndrome with a Peer who does not have Down syndrome to experience a fun-filled, transformative week together. We are looking for 1:1 paired participants and volunteer leaders to help run our program. Read more about our mission here: https://www.palsprograms.org/what-we-do

Community Partners

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.

Elder Care:

For someone who wants to be involved in serving their community, helping the elderly is a great place to start. There are plenty of opportunities to help end senior isolation, hunger, or depression by providing services such as grocery delivery, yard work, teaching computer skills, or simply making a friend. 

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.

https://annas-place.org/

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.

Learn more and apply

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting and advocating for individuals, families, and communities.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings including working with refugees, immigrants, the homeless, children, and the elderly.  To learn more, visit their website.  

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.

Volunteer information

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 visit https://www.mowdelco.org/volunteer

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.

Learn more

Environmental Service:

In addition to daily sustainable lifestyle choices, there are ample opportunities for students to volunteer for environmental causes! And, since the environment and climate change have such far-reaching effects, there’s a huge need for well-informed organizations and volunteers to help.

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.

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 farmer@cfet.org.  Visit the CFET website to learn more.

Hauling tires, digging holes, planting trees, championing events, splashing in creeks to remove debris, weeding around baby trees, capturing fun moments, giving lectures, painting rocks, counting birds…OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our Volunteer Program is the catalyst for forming and sustaining partnerships within the three watersheds, bringing together residents, community groups, colleges, corporations and municipalities that have a stake in protecting and preserving the Chester, Ridley, and Crum Creek Watersheds. CRC is creating opportunities to support regional and local efforts that benefit all in the watershed.

CRC Volunteers come from all walks of life, and our opportunities for you to get involved are similarly diverse.  Whether you prefer to get outside and get dirty or work indoors, we have space for whatever help you can give.  Our Volunteers work with our Streams Cleanups, our Tree Plantings, our Invasive Removals and Plant Maintenance, our Event support, our Office Administrative assistance, and our Committees.

https://www.crcwatersheds.org/what-we-do/volunteer-program/

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.

The Friendship House Clothing Bank provides free clothing to the community, an employment opportunity for women looking to get back into the workforce, and a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all ages.

Contact Information:clothing.bank@friendshiphousede.org
Phone: (302) 654-1390
Fax: (302) 654-1076

https://www.friendshiphousede.org/delaware-homeless/our-programs/clothing-bank/

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!

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

Natural Lands is a non-profit organization that saves open space, cares for nature, and connects people to the outdoors in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We’ve been at it since the early 1950s and, today, nearly five million people live within five miles of lands under our permanent protection.

Want to make a difference for nature and your community? Volunteer with Natural Lands! You can work a few hours on an organized volunteer service project, or make a deeper, ongoing commitment through our Force of Nature® volunteer program.

https://natlands.org/support/volunteer/

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 visit the webpage.

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.

Interested in volunteering?  Contact the Farm Manager, Margaret Lilley, 610-558-6799, www.redhillfarm.org,  mlilley@osfphila.org

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.

https://transitiontownmedia.org/volunteer/

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.

Food Insecurity: 

The USDA defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is rising in and around our university. You can help feed your neighbors in need.

The Bernardine Center provides a helping hand to low-income Chester area residents by distributing emergency and supplemental food and supplies.

The Bernardine Center Website

Founded by volunteers in 1976, Cathedral Kitchen is the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ, serving more than 100,000 meals a year! Cathedral Kitchen’s mission is to help people out of food insecurity and champion their pursuit of stability and prosperity.

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 farmer@cfet.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!

Learn more and register

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.

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.

If you’d to join us in our fight against hunger, please fill out our volunteer form and one of our team members will be in touch!

https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLScqKTHecGuePf.../viewform

The mission of the Knights’ Pantry is to provide resources to alleviate food insecurity, improve health and wellbeing, ensure a reduction in food waste, and promote sustainability on campus. 

 

The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry strives to meet the needs of our fellow citizens living under the weight of poverty by providing nutritious food and a spirit of caring and compassion.

Are you interested in volunteering or fulfilling your community service commitment?  Sign up for some of our current opportunities at https://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/93D75DF05AEC2EAC06-volunteer 

For more information, contact Pastor Chris (484) 202-0736.

This is an all-volunteer, community-supported, interfaith food pantry that provides 4-6 bags of fresh and shelf-stable groceries and toiletry items once a month to help supplement the needs of 25+ families (over 75 people) from our immediate area. Most recipients have been referred by school nurses and clergy. We ask that you keep our guests, volunteers, and donors in your prayers.

Contact Us

With questions or if you would like to volunteer 3720 Foulk Rd Garnet Valley PA 19060 info@loavesoflovefp.org 484-202-7857

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 visit https://www.mowdelco.org/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 11:45am to 1:00pm and/or between 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Interested in volunteering? Contact campm@neumann.edu

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.

Philabundance was founded in 1984 with the simple belief that no one should go hungry while healthy food goes to waste. Our mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger for good. In addition to food distribution, we strive to reduce food waste, increase access to nutritious meals, and tackle the root causes of hunger through programs such as the Philabundance Community Kitchen.

https://www.philabundance.org/get-involved/

Rise Against Hunger Philadelphia was founded in 2010 and serves the lower Pennsylvania, Delaware, eastern Maryland and south New Jersey regions. Through 2016, more than 90,000 local volunteers and partnering organizations, including The Hershey Corporation and First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, have helped build the local movement to end global hunger. In this region alone, through 2016, more than 22.1 million meals have been packaged to benefit 26 countries.

Want to volunteer in our warehouse? Need to fill a requirement during your internship? Community service hours? Feel free to shoot us an email: philadelphia@riseagainsthunger.it.

RSVP is a local nonprofit agency that connects volunteers with in-person and virtual opportunities that create an impact in the community. Our focus is to effect improvement in education, wellness, and food security in vulnerable populations in our neighborhoods.

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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.

Volunteer Information

We are in great need of volunteers.  Pantry tasks include assisting clients in choice model grocery, in women's clothing section, and stocking shelves (Tues. or Thurs. 10 am to 2 pm).  We also need groups of volunteers (Mon. or Wed. 10 am - 12 pm available) to aid in ongoing projects such as stocking, cleaning, and facilities projects.  Visit the website for volunteer information.   

Share Food Program leads the fight against food insecurity in the Philadelphia region, by serving an expansive, quality partner network of community-based organizations and school districts engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy.

https://www.sharefoodprogram.org/

Small Things distributes food, hygiene, and household goods to our network of local partners, which is comprised of community centers, food pantries, and churches in and around Philadelphia, PA. Our partners understand the needs of their communities, and we supply them with the resources necessary to meet those needs.

https://app.vomo.org/org/smallthings

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.

Volunteer Information

Immigration and Refugee Service:

Volunteers play a critical role in helping refugees and immigrants thrive in the United States. Refugees and immigrants thrive when their communities welcome them and are involved in their integration.

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. 

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting and advocating for individuals, families, and communities.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings including working with refugees, immigrants, the homeless, children, and the elderly.  To learn more, visit their 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!

http://paimmigrant.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Low Income & Homeless Outreach:

Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Volunteers work to help alleviate the burden for those in need.

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.

https://annas-place.org/

The Bernardine Center provides a helping hand to low-income Chester area residents by distributing emergency and supplemental food and supplies.

The Bernardine Center Website

Founded by volunteers in 1976, Cathedral Kitchen is the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ, serving more than 100,000 meals a year! Cathedral Kitchen’s mission is to help people out of food insecurity and champion their pursuit of stability and prosperity.

Cathedral Kitchen has always relied upon volunteer help to make our meal program work.  To volunteer, visit the CK webpage.

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting and advocating for individuals, families, and communities.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings including working with refugees, immigrants, the homeless, children, and the elderly.  To learn more, visit their website.  

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.

Volunteer opportunities

The Community Center at Visitation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. We specialize in working together with our community in providing support and access to educational and social opportunities in addition to wellness programs and resources to promote a mentally and physically healthier population. Together, we will be able to provide the appropriate and necessary tools for our community so that we can collectively learn new skills that will improve our lives and the lives of others around us. In doing so, we believe that we will not only inspire positive change in the community, but that our collaborative efforts will bring a shared sense of respect, belonging, and love to Kensington: our home.

https://www.communitycenteratvis.org/

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.

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. 

Volunteer information

To volunteer at the Thrift Shop contact Dana Westby danawestby@hotmail.com.  The shop is open on the second Friday and Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm.

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.

Volunteer Application

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, PA Visit the site to see opportunities to work on houses and in the ReStore.

Learn more

Our transitional housing program provides a safe haven for female Veterans to start over and become productive members of the community.  Using the military tools of structure, discipline, integrity, and commendation, we work to restore self-confidence in the pursuit of the civilian goals of solid employment and secure permanent housing.  Our approach emphasizes the camaraderie that is ever-present among the Veteran population while providing a structured path for our residents to receive the medical, mental health, addiction counseling, and employment training they need to achieve self-sufficiency.  Our goal is to be the foundation upon which female Veterans can begin to rebuild their lives.

https://havenwomen.org/get-involved/

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.

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 11:45am to 1:00pm and/or between 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Interested in volunteering? Contact campm@neumann.edu

As a residential shelter, Mothers’ Home provides a haven for vulnerable pregnant women in crisis who choose life as a sacred gift. 

Mothers Home Website

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.

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.

Browse volunteer opportunities

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RSVP is a local nonprofit agency that connects volunteers with in-person and virtual opportunities that create an impact in the community. Our focus is to effect improvement in education, wellness, and food security in vulnerable populations in our neighborhoods.

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.

Volunteer Information

For people experiencing barriers to employment and independence, clothing insecurity is real. It can mean not having anything to wear or not having the right thing to wear. Both are barriers to advancement.

The Wardrobe provides a stable source of well-maintained and displayed clothing that is suitable for any need, from casual to workwear. While the clothing is available for sale, it is also free to anyone referred, and The Wardrobe consultation experience is priceless.

We have volunteer opportunities available Monday-Friday 10am-5pm for individuals and groups of up to 5 people.  https://careerwardrobe.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Military/Veteran Service:

Volunteers wanting to make the challenges of military service a little lighter for everyone from the front lines to the home front can work with the following community partners.

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.

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 programs please contact us by email at olga@compeerfriends.org or by phone at 610-541-0790.

Our transitional housing program provides a safe haven for female Veterans to start over and become productive members of the community.  Using the military tools of structure, discipline, integrity, and commendation, we work to restore self-confidence in the pursuit of the civilian goals of solid employment and secure permanent housing.  Our approach emphasizes the camaraderie that is ever-present among the Veteran population while providing a structured path for our residents to receive the medical, mental health, addiction counseling, and employment training they need to achieve self-sufficiency.  Our goal is to be the foundation upon which female Veterans can begin to rebuild their lives.

https://havenwomen.org/get-involved/

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
ann.borysowski@redcross.org I 215-384-7191

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:

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services:

When you make the decision to start volunteering, you are making the decision to add value to your life and those in your community. When you volunteer to help people with disabilities, you make a difference, you help people feel more connected, you help improve their experience and better the community.  You help decrease societal stigmas.

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.

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.

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.

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting and advocating for individuals, families, and communities.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings including working with refugees, immigrants, the homeless, children, and the elderly.  To learn more, visit their website.  

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 

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. 

Service with/for Animals:

Animals in our society benefit all of us, from the small farmer raising livestock in the country to the police officer fighting crime. Volunteering to help animals empowers you to influence your community in a positive, animal-friendly way.

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.

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 Brandywine Valley SPCA has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at both our Delaware and Pennsylvania campuses.

https://bvspca.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 

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 | 610-566-1370 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

Support Services:

Building thriving communities helps foster mental health and wellbeing for everyone. Volunteering to offer social and peer support to those in need can be a wonderful experience for all.

Join a team of compassionate volunteers sharing your time and talents to support hospice patients and their families. You’ll receive training and orientation to help you feel confident and comfortable.

Support our patients and their families by offering a warm presence and a helping hand.

  • Sit with patients to read or watch something on TV
  • Keep a patient company while caregivers take a break
  • Assist with day-to-day indoor and outdoor tasks like mowing the lawn, walking the dog, washing dishes, folding some laundry
  • Take a patient out for a short walk
  • Share your specialized skills including reiki, massage, pastoral care, or cosmetology
  • Just be together

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Caitlyn Williams, at 610-627-2050 or cwilliams11@bayada.com for more information!

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:

  • Interview
  • 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?)
    • Dementia
    • 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

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 themselves, or have a family member in recovery.  These one-on-one friendships, along with group activities, are designed to maximize community connections and remove stigma.

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 olga@compeerfriends.org or by phone at 610-541-0790. Please visit our website at www.compeerfriends.org for more information or to obtain a volunteer application.

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

LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is a diverse, bilingual team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to be healthy and stay healthy.

Get involved

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. 

Volunteer Information

As a residential shelter, Mothers’ Home provides a haven for vulnerable pregnant women in crisis who choose life as a sacred gift. 

Volunteers are essential to the mission of
the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia! If you are interested in assisting pilgrims from all over the world, or helping behind the scenes and nourishing your own spiritual life, please consider becoming a volunteer. We are seeking volunteers to help in a variety of ways.

https://www.saintritashrine.org/volunteer

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
ann.borysowski@redcross.org I 215-384-7191

Youth Services:

Volunteering with children is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s a lot of fun. 

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer Tutor Position

Job Summary

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.

Essential Duties

ESL volunteer tutors are responsible for:

  • Scheduling meeting times and location with learners
  • Drafting and submitting lesson plans
  • Submitting timesheets

Qualifications

  • 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

If interested, please email rlee@delcoliteracy.org, or visit delcoliteracy.org/volunteer for more info. 

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.

Every Child Counts, Collaborative Voices for Children is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children living in high-risk situations.  

www.eccinc.org

Passionate about empowering young girls to realize their limitless potential? Girls on the Run of Southeastern Suburban PA is always looking for volunteers. Girls on the Run is an afterschool program for girls in 3rd-8th grade in which teams of girls are inspired to build confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. We are always looking for coaches, interns, and volunteers to help us empower more girls and provide them with the best experience possible. Fill out this form or contact maddie.curran@girlsontherun.org with any interest or questions!

Learn more

LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is a diverse, bilingual team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to be healthy and stay healthy.

Get involved

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.

Learn more

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.

LUCY Website

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.)

Learn more - Philadelphia

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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.

See volunteer opportunities

Virtual Opportunities:

Our increasingly digital world allows for virtual volunteering opportunities that let you support your cause virtually.

Youth Services:

The COVID-19 crisis continues to impose a devastating increase in demand for essential items. More than ever, we look to our community to help us meet these critical needs for the families we serve. We typically welcome volunteers at The Giving Factory® to make this work possible. As we are unable to gather in large groups, we encourage you to bring The Giving Factory experience home!

Cradles to Crayons has created a toolkit of activities so you and your family can continue helping us provide essential items to local kids from the safety of your home. Just click on an activity below to download instructions. When you are ready, find a donation drop-off location here. Don’t forget to help spread the word by posting your efforts on social with #c2cphiladelphia!

https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/philadelphia/take-action/donate-goods/at-home-activities

 

Free Tutoring to Students from K-12 In the #Delco community.

This FREE service will be offered to:
- Any front line worker that may be struggling to find time with virtual schooling for their child.
- A child struggling to keep up with their current curriculum, or virtual learning, that may not be able to afford 1:1 tutoring.

Volunteers should email DelcoTutorsDelco@Gmail.com 

with your name, contact info, and subjects you would feel comfortable tutoring.  For example, Math, English, any grade level. 

 

Leave poetry feedback on the Free Minds Book Club blog for youth incarcerated as adults who are participating in book and writing clubs: https://freemindsbookclub.org/poetry-blog

Watch these videos to learn more about how to comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdWV9sHGw7U&t=17s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw_-DpcX8Y0 (this one is about hosting your own event, but it gives you an idea of what kinds of feedback to provide and how to be a virtual volunteer)

Reading Tutor

RSVP virtual reading program matches volunteers with elementary school students in a virtual setting to improve the students’ reading skills.

Volunteer | RSVP (rsvpmc.org)

 

Help inspire girls to explore tech! We will continue to run virtual workshops this winter. There are many opportunities you can sort through below. We look forward to having you volunteer with us, either as an individual or as a group with your organization!

Note: All volunteers 18+ must have completed background clearances on file with TechGirlz before committing to a volunteer opportunity working with minors.

https://www.techgirlz.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

 

Learn To Be is a 501c.3 non-profit organization that brings 1-on-1, online tutoring to underserved youth around the nation.

https://www.learntobe.org/apply

Accessibility:

Volunteer to help people who are blind or visually  impaired:

https://www.bemyeyes.com/

Bookshare – Help people with disabilities access the written world by scanning books or cleaning up the files used to create accessible books. Sign up at:

https://www.bookshare.org/.../volunteer/opportunities-us

Volunteer online at By the People, the Library's crowdsourcing project. By the People invites you to make documents more searchable for everyone by transcribing, reviewing, and tagging digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. This work improves the search and discovery of this important content. Read more or get started now!

https://crowd.loc.gov/

Help record audiobooks for books and materials created prior to 1923: 

https://librivox.org/pages/volunteer-for-librivox/

Help translate documents for the Smithsonian

https://transcription.si.edu/

Apply to help translate documents, if you have another language skill, with Translators Without Borders: https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/

Social Support:

Brighten a Day is a nonprofit that combats isolation and spreads cheer by sending love, hope, and joy through letters, encouraging video messages, friendly conversations, care packages, devices, and more.

Support our COVID-19 efforts to brighten the days of isolated retirement home residents, hospitalized patients, and frontline workers by volunteering.

https://www.brighten-a-day.org/

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely—anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works.

Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning.

https://www.crisistextline.org/become-a-volunteer/

Social distancing can be especially isolating for the most vulnerable among us. Organizations like Letters Against Isolation use virtual volunteers to create cards and write personal letters to senior citizens living in isolation during COVID-19.

https://www.lettersagainstisolation.com/

Operation Gratitude's mission is to forge strong bonds between Americans and their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide. OG's response to COVID-19 is a call to action for #VirtualVolunteerism,  providing ways individuals, groups and businesses to give back from your own home

The #VirtualVolunteerism campaign will allow every American the opportunity to support Deployed Troops, National Guard, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks-virtual/

Soldiers’ Angels staff is working tirelessly amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide aid and comfort to deployed service members, their families, and veterans in need. We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that No Soldier Goes Unloved, No Soldier Walks Alone, No Soldier is Forgotten, Until They All Come Home.

Learn about Soldiers’ Angels COVID-19 Response Programs Here

7 Cups provides free, 24/7 emotional support to millions via online chat. We want to make sure nobody has to face their problems alone. Having someone like you to listen can be all it takes to make a real difference.

How does it work?

It's easy! We provide free online training & support - all you need is an internet connection to get started.

  •  Free active listening course
  •  Online volunteering from home (or via app!)
  •  Control your own availability to listen
  •  Get certifications to boost your resume
  •  Get support & coaching from friendly mentors


https://www.7cups.com/lis.../become-a-volunteer-listener.php

Research/Data Management:

Agents of Enslavement is a research project, which seeks to explore the ways in which colonial newspapers in the Caribbean facilitated and challenged the practice of slavery.

It also seeks to identify the networks and voices of enslaved people hidden within these newspapers.

These crowdsourcing tasks are integral to both these aims as your help will create new datasets for analysis.

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/gjevon/agents-of-enslavement

 

 

Elephant seals, sea lions, cormorants, oh my!: Help to identify and count marine mammals and birds in Año Nuevo Reserve

Criminal Characters: Transcribe the records of persons imprisoned from the 1850s-1940s in Australia.

Gravity Spy: Help to classify sources of noise (glitches) so scientists can better understand gravitational waves.

Help the National Park Service test their web applications: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/digital/getinvolved.htm

Volunteer with the Zooniverse doing scientific research online: https://www.zooniverse.org/get-involved

Various/Special Skills:

Digital Literacy Tutor

Are you computer savvy? Volunteer to tutor adults to navigate the digital world using a simple curriculum focusing on terminology, apps, and the internet.

Volunteer | RSVP (rsvpmc.org)

Operation Photo Rescue – If you have experience working in PhotoShop, you can help to restore personal photos for victims of floods and other natural disasters. Get started at 

http://www.operationphotorescue.org/

QUESTIONS?

Contact Megan Camp, Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 610-558-5539, campm@neumann.edu, or drop by 227 Bachmann Main Building