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Volunteer & Donate Items

Now more than ever is a time for our community to stand together. You can help by volunteering your time to support local projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in our community. Below are current volunteer and donation needs.


A few notes before volunteering or donating items...

Nonprofits can submit volunteer need details here.

Donation Needs

Vacuum Cleaner

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Location: 182 S. Second St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: We are in need of a working vacuum cleaner. It can be used, as long as it works well. Ours has ceased to function and is beyond repair!

To Donate: Call Amy Weibley, 717-262-0015 ext. 103, 

Winter Coats & Accessories

Organization: The Salvation Army

Location: 159 Lincoln Way W., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Coats, hats, scarves, and gloves for kids and adults (new or gently used).

To Donate: Call Karen Keefer, 717-264-6169,

Baby Items

Organization: Pregnancy Ministries Inc.

Location: Chambersburg

Donation Details: Need donations of sleepers 0-9 months, hooded bath towels, carseat/stroller combo, newborn diapers, size 5 diapers, and burp cloths.

To Donate: Please call ahead to schedule donation times.

Contact: Deb Macaskill, 717-267-3738,

Bedding & Cleaning Supplies

Organization: House of Hope

Location: 230 E. Queen St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Pillows, twin sheet sets, cleaning and laundry supplies, ladies size 6-10 underwear and socks, toilet paper, paper towels, and winter coats size small through 3X.

To Donate: Contact Bernadette Bowman, 717-729-7338,

Personal Care Items

Organization: Women in Need

Organization: 1280 Progress Rd., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Unisex pajamas, unisex robes, men/women's underwear, hairbrushes, hair ties, wide tooth combs, ethnic hair care products, bar soap containers, shower caddies, shower caps, body lotion, body wash, razors, shaving cream, dental floss picks, mouthwash, kid's toothbrushes, Tylenol, ibuprofen, and shampoo/conditioner.

To Donate: Contact Becky Swope, 717-264-3056,

Food & Cleaning Supplies

Organization: Franklin County Homeless Shelter

Location: 223 S. Main St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Large trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and shelf-stable food. Any foods will be accepted.

To Donate: Contact Trudy or Karen, 717-267-3669,

Towels, Paper Products & More

Organization: Veteran's Multi-Service Center

Location: Lincoln Way E., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Gas gift cards, new towels and wash cloths, toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, and small appliances (coffee makers, toasters, etc.).

To Donate: Contact Sandy Thomas, 717-599-8835,

Cleaning and Personal Care Items

Organization: Franklin County Housing Authority

Location: 436 W. Washington St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Toilet paper, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and rolling food carts.

To Donate: Contact Amanda Keefer,, 717-263-4200


Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Donation Needs: Disposable diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6.

To Donate: Call 717-762-6941

Personal Care Items

Organization: Franklin Together

Location: 533 S. Main St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and men/women's underwear sizes S-2XL.

To Donate: Contact Leigh Elliott,, 717-261-3811

Volunteer Needs


Volunteer Tutors and Committee Members

Organization: LIU12 Franklin County Literacy Council

Location: Virtual and/or at Coyle Free Library

When: Ongoing, anytime!

Project Details: Currently, FCLC is in need of volunteer tutors to work with low-literate adults and English language learners in Franklin County. This is an ongoing opportunity with a high satisfaction return. They need individuals who have a desire to help individuals reach their goals, and who are comfortable learning how to teach in a variety of platforms (face-to-face, hybrid, and online). We also have fundraising committee and advisory board positions available, as well as community outreach and advocacy opportunities.

To Volunteer, Contact: Angie Wilt,, 717-504-4459 x3504

Help with Food Deliveries

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: Waynesboro

Days/Times: Varies

Project Details: WCHS is in need of a few reliable volunteers to deliver food boxes to people in the Waynesboro area.

To Volunteer, Contact: Denise Esser, 717-762-6941,

Community COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Organization: WellSpan Health

Location: Varies

Days/Times: Varies

Project Details: WellSpan Health is currently seeking clinical and non-clinical roles for our Community COVID-19 Vaccination Sites. Volunteer and paid positions are available.

Apply to Volunteer:

Virtual Learning Classroom Volunteers

Organization: NETwork Ministries

Location: Chambersburg

Days/Times: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4pm (whatever time you can give is appreciated!)

Project Details: NETwork hosts an onsite classroom for children as they work on their virtual schoolwork while their parents work.

Health & Safety: Masks are required and CDC guidelines are followed

To Volunteer, Contact: Ben Raber, 717-264-4640 (leave voicemail if no answer),

Blood Donor Ambassadors & More

Organization: American Red Cross

Location: Chambersburg and surrounding

Days/Times: Varies

Project Details: Blood Donor Ambassador Volunteers needed for area blood drives. Times and locations will vary. Training is provided. Commitment is one blood drive per month. If interested, log onto There are other opportunities to volunteer, as well. 

Health & Safety: Masks are required, social distancing is in place, and temperatures are screened.

To Volunteer:

Help with Food Distribution

Organization: The King's Kettle Food Pantry

Location: Shippensburg

Days/Times: First three Mondays and Tuesdays of each month at 4:30pm

Project Details: Mondays: Sort boxes of food and other items to stock shelves. Tuesdays: Bag groceries and load into cars for clients. Donations (monetary or food) are also appreciated.

Health & Safety: They have gloves and fabric masks, but volunteers may also bring their own. Volunteers are encouraged to wash hands and keep 6 feet apart.

To Volunteer, Contact: Pastor J.R. Wells, 717-816-6829,

Help with Food Distribution

Organization: Shippensburg Produce & Outreach

Location: Shippensburg

Date/Time: Tuesdays 3:30-6pm

Project Details: Runners will bring boxes of food to cars. Need 2-3 volunteers each Tuesday.

Health & Safety: Maintain 6 feet for social distancing, hand washing sinks available, and masks/gloves provided.

To Volunteer, Contact: Karen DeShong,, 717-360-4510

Want to volunteer year-round?

Complete the volunteer sign-up form below to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the year from United Way of Franklin County.

NOTE: This is not a sign-up form for COVID-19 volunteer projects. To volunteer for one of the projects listed above, please contact the responsible organization directly.

We Need People Like You! 

Please complete and submit the form below to get involved with volunteer opportunities at United Way.

Volunteer Form
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United Way
of Franklin County


Phone: 717-262-0015

Location: 182 S. Second St.

                 Chambersburg, PA 17201

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