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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. Below are current volunteer and donation needs. To volunteer for a project, please contact the organization directly. Check this page regularly, volunteer and donation needs are updated as new opportunities come up!

Nonprofits can submit volunteer need details here.

 

Donation Needs

Personal Care and Cleaning Supplies

Organization: Women in Need

Location: 1280 Progress Rd., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Men's hygiene items, shaving cream and razors, conditioner, laundry detergent and softener, towels, washcloths, household cleaning supplies, swiffer and swiffer pads, halloween candy, Target gift cards, and Walmart gift cards.

To Donate: Contact Becky Swope, 717-264-3056, beckys@winservices.org (you can also shop their Halloween Candy Wish List on Amazon)

Professional/Business Casual Clothing

Organization: Penn State Mont Alto Career Services

Dates: Donations accepted September 19-23

Project Details: The Career Closet is back at Mont Alto this fall! Donate your professional/business casual clothing, shoes, and accessories to help connect students with the proper attire for interviews and beginning their career. Any unclaimed items by students will be donated to New Hope Shelter.

To Donate: Contact Patty Gochenauer to coordinate pick-up or drop-off of donations: 717-749-6104, pmgoch@psu.edu

Horse Treats

Organization: Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center

Location: 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg

Project Details: The Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center is just about out of horse treats. Students give the treats to the horses after their riding lessons.

To Donate: Drop off at the Therapeutic Riding Center at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202

New or Gently Used Shoes

Organization: Franklin County Housing Authority

Locations: Chambersburg and Waynesboro

Project Details: Franklin County Housing Authority is hosting a Shoe Drive through September 17 to support Homeless Matters. Donate your unwanted used, new, and gently worn shoes!

To Donate: Drop off donations at Franklin County Housing Authority Offices Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

Chambersburg: 436 West Washington Street

Waynesboro: 202 Elder Avenue

Shelf Stable, Non-perishable Food

Organization: Franklin County Blessing Boxes

Project Details: Blessing Boxes provide food and toiletries in boxes placed in neighborhoods that can be accessed 24/7. "Give what you can, take what you need, and above all be blessed."

To Donate: Drop off non-expired, non-perishable food to United Way's Blessing Box along W. Washington St. in Chambersburg (building address is 182 S. 2nd St.) or to any of the other Blessing Box locations: map

Cat Food and Clinic Supplies

Organization: The Nobody's Cat Foundation

Project Details: Nobody's Cats always needs donations of dry and canned cat food, any brand, for community cat colony caretakers in the county. These donations can be picked up by a local volunteer, who will distribute the food to local caretakers in Franklin County. In addition, the organization's dedicated spay/neuter clinic in Camp Hill, which serves community cats from the county, can always use donations of paper towels, cotton swabs, 70% rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, and gallons of distilled water.

To Donate: Call Christine Arnold at 717-763-1770 to arrange pick-up of your donations.

Cleaning/Office Supplies, Vehicle

Organization: The Conococheague Institute

Project Details: Donations of cleaning supplies, office supplies and other constant operating needs are always welcome. Our greatest donation need as a site, is a Skid loader or UTV with hauling capabilities!

To Donate: Contact info@cimlg.org

Children's Clothes, Home Goods, & More

Organization: Little Daisy's Closet

Project Details: Donations of children's clothes, prom-type gowns, boys suits, dress shoes, home goods, and diapers are appreciated. We will also accept women's shoes, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, pocketbooks, lunch bags, backpacks, socks, toys, sheets, blankets, household items, and food.

To Donate: Drop your donation at the garage door at 924 Blanchard Ave., Chambersburg. Questions? Contact LDCloset@comcast.net

Dependable Vehicle

Organization: Cove Valley Christian Youth Camp

Location: Mercersburg

Donation Needs: In need of a dependable vehicle, to replace a Honda Pilot, that could haul supplies and take promotional trips.

To Donate: Contact Allen Eshleman, 717-328-3055, execdirector@covevalleycamp.com

Cleaning Supplies for Animal Shelter

Organization: Antietam Humane Society

Donation Needs: We are completely out of or low on the following supplies if you are able to contribute anything: bleach, paper towels, toilet paper, cat chow, litter, toys and treats for dogs, laundry detergent, multipurpose cleaning sprays, and trash bags.

To Donate: Contact 717-762-9091 or drop off at their location.

Location: 8513 Lyons Rd., Waynesboro

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Organization: NETwork Ministries

Location: 419 Hollywell Ave., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: We're looking to fill our monthly snack calendar with fun and healthy snacks for kids.  Make something homemade or pick up food from the store - either way is a big help! Can you bring snacks once a month?

To Donate: Contact Ben Raber at 717-264-4640 or networkchambersburg@gmail.com

New or Gently Used Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Teens

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Donation Needs: We are in need of books for our Little Lending Library! We are especially in need of Board Books and Teen/YA Novels.

To Donate: Drop-off at the office Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Location: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Food, Clothing, and Hygiene Items

Organization: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: 58 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Always in need of non-perishable food items, clothing, shoes, and personal care items such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, can openers, and similar items. Financial gifts are always appreciated.

To Donate: Contact Rev. Patricia "Pat" Dickson, 717-264-6351

Gift Cards and Fidgets

Organization: Over the Rainbow Children's Advocacy Center

Location: 1461 S. Main St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Gas gift cards, grocery gift cards, notebooks, and fidget toys for kids.

To Donate: Contact Rebecca Voss, 717-504-8491, bvoss@overtherainbowcac.org

Cleaning Supplies

Organization: Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Location: Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Donation Needs: Any and all kinds of cleaning supplies!

To Donate: Contact Maggie Latton, 717-261-5761 ext. 102, maggie@bgccs.org

Learning Supplies

Organization: Franklin County Literacy Council

Location: 101 E. King St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Learning supplies such as notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, erasers, note cards, etc.

To Donate: Contact Angie Wilt, ajwilt@iu12.org, 717-504-4459 x3504

Maternity Clothes

Organization: Pregnancy Ministries Inc.

Location: Chambersburg

Donation Details: Need donations of spring/summer maternity clothes of all sizes, as well as baby carriers, diaper bags, crib mobiles, new rattles/teething toys, baby food (fruits and vegetables, no meat), and Similac Advanced Formula.

To Donate: Please call ahead to schedule donation times.

Contact: Deb Macaskill, 717-267-3738, csdchbg@gmail.com

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, gas cards, feminine hygiene products, and paper towels.

To Donate: Contact Bernadette Bowman, 717-729-7338, ihateheroin@comcast.net

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, twesley@sccap.org

Towels, Paper Products & More

Organization: Veteran's Multi-Service Center

Location: 1453 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, sandy.thomas@vmcenter.org

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, akeefer@fcha.net, 717-263-4200

Diapers

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Donation Needs: Disposable diapers sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7. Adult pullups sizes Med, Large, and Extra Large.

To Donate: Call 717-762-6941

Personal Care Items

Organization: Franklin Together

Location: 533 S. Main St., Chambersburg

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

To Donate: Contact Leigh Elliott, lelliott@sccap.org, 717-778-7758

Volunteer Needs

Non-Partisan Voter Registration

Organization: Franklin Votes

Dates: September 24, October 1, 9, 15, 20, and 22

Details: Franklin Votes is a non-partisan initiative to increase voter turnout and spread awareness of voter education in Franklin County, PA. We need volunteers to help provide voter registration and other voter information at a variety of events this fall. All informational materials will be provided for volunteers to distribute.

To Volunteer: Complete the Sign up Form

Volunteers are also encouraged to sign up for the virtual Voter Information Volunteer Training Session on September 29 from 12-1pm via Zoom.

Volunteers for Local Food Pantry

Organization: SCCAP Franklin Pantry

Dates: Times vary

Project Details: The SCCAP Franklin Pantry is always looking for volunteers to help with food pantry operations. Volunteers can help in the pantry on Mondays/Thursdays to stock shelves, prepare food boxes, and interact with clients. There are also volunteer drivers needed for various donation pick-ups. 

To Volunteer: Want to learn more? Email info@sccap.org and let us know that you're interested in volunteer opportunities!

Gleaning Stand Volunteer

Organization: The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania

Location: Franklin Co. Gleaning Stand, 533 S. Main St.

Dates: Mondays: 9am-12pm, Wednesdays: 12pm-3pm, and Thursdays: 12pm-7pm (3hrs, your choice)

Details: Produce stand attendants needed! These volunteers would assist with stocking the stand from the cooler, assisting those shopping for these items, answering questions, etc.

To Volunteer: Want to help? Sign up to volunteer at: https://thegleaningproject.org/volunteer

Theatre Volunteer

Organization: Chambersburg Community Theatre

Location: Chambersburg, PA

Details: We are always looking for ushers, backstage and tech crew, and volunteers to serve on our committees! If you think you’d be interested in learning backstage or tech crew duties, we can teach you! If you want to see a show for free - usher! Know how to rock those spreadsheets or balance a budget - sign up to serve on our operations committee!

To Volunteer: Email Volunteer Coordinator Angel Snowberger at info@cctonline.org with subject line “Volunteer”.

JAM IN THE PARK! Volunteer

Organization: Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance

Location: Shippensburg Britton Park, 304 Britton Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257

Dates: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Details: Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance is looking for volunteers for their 4th Annual Jam in the Park event. They are searching for four (4) parking and four (4) gate attendants for the following time slots:

10:30a-12:30p, 12:30p-2:30p, 2:30p-4:30p, 4:30p-6:30p, 6:30p-8:30p.

To Volunteer: Call 717-263-7191 or email cvbca@comcast.net.

Home-Delivered Meal Volunteer

Organization: Franklin County Area Agency on Aging

Location: Mont Alto, Waynesboro, Greencastle, & Mercersburg, but other locations may be added as needs change

When: Meals get picked up around 10am and delivered in the mornings

Project Details: The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to help with delivering meals to consumers in the Mont Alto, Waynesboro, Greencastle, & Mercersburg Areas.

To Volunteer: Contact For more information or to apply, visit https://bit.ly/3RhJElb, call (717) 263-2153, or visit your local Franklin County Senior Activity Center.

Friendly Family Program Volunteer

Organization: Wilson College

Location: Chambersburg

When: At least once per month

Project Details: The Wilson College Friendly Family Program supports international students on campus during their time at Wilson. The Program is designed to connect a member from the community with a new student for one year or semester. Volunteers are asked to reach out and invite the student to do something in the local community with them (or even just inviting them over for a meal in their home) at least once a month. 

To Volunteer, Contact: For more information/details about the program, please see the application form here: https://forms.office.com/r/qNWJC4AbYu or contact Crystal Lantz at crystal.lantz@wilson.edu.

Gleaning Volunteer

Organization: The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania

Location: Franklin County and Adams County

Dates: 2022 Season

Details: Gleaning season is here and The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania is need of volunteers. Volunteer needs include in field gleaners, food movers and more!

To Volunteer: You can go to https://thegleaningproject.org/volunteer to sign up to get notifications about gleans. Please fill out the 2022 Waiver, and when a glean interests you, go ahead and sign up!

Haunted Jail Volunteer

Organization: Franklin County Historical Society

Location: Chambersburg, PA

Dates: October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2022

Details: The Franklin County Historical Society is seeking groups (businesses, sports teams, scouts, families, youth groups, etc.) or individuals to participate in their annual Halloween at the Haunted Jail event. Volunteers are needed to help with set design and decoration, construction, staffing, or scaring the several thousand guests expected at the event.

To Volunteer: Call us at 717-264-1667 or email ophistory@pa.net

Transportation Volunteer

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Dates: 2 - 3 times per week

Project Details: We need a volunteer to drive a Veteran to Frederick from Greencastle for dialysis 2-3x per week.

To Volunteer: Please email Megan Knepper at meganknepper@wchs-pa.org

Youth Aid Panel Volunteer

Organization: Youth Aid Panel

Locations: Chambersburg and Waynesboro

Dates: flexible

Details: The Youth Aid Panel is a diversionary program designed for first-time juvenile offenders. The program aims to increase community awareness of juvenile crime, while also involving the community in being responsible for their youth. Volunteers are trained to work with juveniles and their parents/guardians to build a contract that repairs the harm done to victims and assists the youth in learning skills to be a productive member of the community. The Youth Aid Panel currently operates in the Chambersburg and Waynesboro school districts.

To Volunteer: For more information, visit bit.ly/3KZfjo0 or call Dora Housekeeper at (717) 261-3122 ext. 21217.

Hospice Volunteers

Organization: Franklin Hospice

Location: Franklin County

Dates: flexible

Details: Would you like to use your time and talents to help others in our community? Volunteers are invaluable to patient care at Franklin Hospice, and we are currently accepting volunteer applications! There are many opportunities available such as, administrative support, companionship, music therapy and more.

To Volunteer: If you are interested, please visit franklinhospice.org/volunteer to view volunteering opportunities, training and support information or email fhvolunteer@franklinhospice.org

Volunteer Training

Organization: Women in Need of Franklin/Fulton

Location: Chambersburg, PA

Dates: flexible

Details: Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of domestic abuse survivors? Contact us to learn more about how to volunteer with Women in Need. 

To Volunteer: Contact Shannon at shannond@winservices.org

Fresh Express Food Distribution

Organization: Franklin County Housing Authority

Location: Chambersburg

Dates: the last Tuesday of every month 8am-11am

Details: If you are looking to give back to the community, to complete community service or build partnerships, we have service opportunities for you. One current opportunity is to help with Fresh Express Food Distribution.

To Volunteer: Learn more, view required trainings, and apply at fcha.net/volunteer

Computer/Phone Assistance

Organization: Waynesboro Community & Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Dates: Based on your availability to volunteer during office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9:00 - 3:30, Wednesday 9:00 - 12:00, and Thursday 1:00 - 6:00

Details: Looking for volunteers with basic computer and phone knowledge/skills to assist clients with phone and computer issues.

To Volunteer: Call Megan at 717-762-6941 or fill out the online Contact Form

Conococheague Institute Volunteers

Organization: The Conococheague Institute

Location: Mercersburg

Dates: Ongoing, flexible

Details: New Volunteers are always welcome to join our growing Frontier Family. We have opportunities in the ever popular 18th Century living history field of course, but a thriving ecosystem here that requires those with a appreciation of nature, visitor services roles, library and artifact cataloging duties and many other ways to support the Conococheague Institute.

To Volunteer: Learn more at cimlg.org/about-us/volunteer-opportunities/

Gallery Volunteers

Organization: Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro

Location: 50 W. Main St., Waynesboro

Dates: weekends

Details: GALLERY VOLUNTEERS - Gallery 50 operates with a volunteer staff on the weekends. Friday nights are lively with live music performances; or enjoy a quiet, relaxed pace volunteering on Saturdays or Sundays.

To Volunteer: Complete the volunteer form artsalliancegw.org/about/volunteer/newvolunteer

Park Volunteers

Organization: Renfrew Museum and Park

Location: 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro

Project Details: We’re looking for friendly, community-minded people to help provide great experiences to visitors year-round. Volunteers at Renfrew Museum and Park assist professional staff with a wide variety of tasks including our popular programs and events, artifact collections and exhibits, interpretation, tours, gardening and grounds keeping, guest engagement, outreach, and so much more!

To Volunteer: Contact the Museum at 717-762-4723 or info@renfrewmusuem.org

Inventory and Donation Distribution

Organization: Little Daisy's Closet

Dates: Wednesdays and some evenings

Project Details: Volunteers are always needed and appreciated on Wednesdays and evenings to assist with inventory.

To Volunteer: Please email: LDCloset@comcast.net

Event Volunteers

Organization: Charles Brightbill Environmental Center

Location: Peters Township/Mercersburg

Project Details: We host several events throughout the year on the first Sunday afternoon of each month (February - May) and October - December). Volunteers are needed for quite a few of these to assist with activities, cover the front desk and guest book, and to interact with our visitors. Volunteers with a background in education would also be welcome to assist with visiting groups in the spring. Days and times vary depending on teacher requests.

To Volunteer: Contact Sheila Snider, twepmail@gmail.com, 717-328-2126

After School Volunteers

Organization: NETwork Ministries

Location: 419 Hollywell Ave., Chambersburg

Days/Times: After school programs runs Monday-Friday, prefer volunteers who can serve at least once per week.

Project Details: Help kids with their homework, teach music lessons, give van rides, teach your favorite hobby or skill, or join in on all the after school action! 

To Volunteer: Contact Ben Raber at 717-264-4640 or networkchambersburg@gmail.com

Good Samaritan Garage and Feeding Program

Organization: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: 58 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Date/Time: Thursdays 6:45-9am and 9-11am, and Tuesdays 1-2:30pm

Project Details: Looking for volunteers over age 18 to help with the Good Samaritan Garage and Feeding Program. Duties may include helping guests select items, sorting and stocking items, open and close the area, cooking basic breakfast foods, greeting and serving. Volunteer anywhere from 2-4 hours weekly, or can work on a monthly schedule if that works better.

To Volunteer: Contact Justin Holoviak, 717-264-6351, admin@trinityepiscopalchurch.comcastbiz.net

Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store

Organization: The Salvation Army

Location: 159 Lincoln Way W, Chambersburg

Project Details: Volunteers are always needed to serve in the Soup Kitchen as well as the Thrift Store.

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

To Volunteer, Contact: Brittany McCue, 717-264-6169, Brittany.McCue@use.salvationarmy.org

Volunteer Tutors/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, ajwilt@iu12.org, 717-504-4459 x3504

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