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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

Formal/Prom Gowns

Organization: Sweet Grace Ministries

Project Details: We are in need of gently used long formal/prom gowns for our March sale. This supports our organization and blesses the commuity all in one.

To Donate: Bring to our office, 77 Horst Ave, Chambersburg, PA Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm.

SHaRe (Supporting Healthcare & Restaurants)

Organization: Community Uniting

Project Details: Let's pull together as a community to recognize our healthcare workers at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital for their tremendous efforts while supporting local resaurants during these trying times. You can help by donating to cover meals from local restaurants that will be sent to departments at the hospital.

To Donate: View the flyer for a list of participating restaurants, meal cost, and their phone numbers.

Early Childhood Education Tools

Organization: Franklin County CareerTech

Donation Needs: CareerTech is starting an Early Childhood Education program and needs materials to help teach high school students about the professional care of children. Items needed include: Toy trucks, trains, books, baby dolls with clothes, Duplo blocks, wooden blocks, diaper genie, and a used convertible car seat (expired is fine – will be used for education purposes only). All items need to be clean and unbroken to ensure safety.

To Donate: Contact Mrs. Katie Wilmot, 717-263-9033 ext. 267, katie.wilmot@franklinctc.com

Winter Food Drive 

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Dates: January 17-31

Donation Needs: Monetary (learn how your dollar goes further), non-perishable and non-expired food, personal care items, and books for all ages. Donations will benefit over a dozen pantries in Franklin and Fulton counties. Download our "What to Donate (wish list)" flyer for further details.

To Donate: Drop off at UWFC office Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm by January 31.

Location: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

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, 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 Personal Care Items

Organization: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: 58 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Always in need of non-perishable food items, clothing, shoes, 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, 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, all sizes.

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 and paper towels.

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

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, beckys@winservices.org

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: 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


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, and men/women's underwear sizes S-2XL.

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

Volunteer Needs


Messages of Hope to Health Care


Organization: WellSpan Health

Project Details: Take a moment to send a message to health care teams using Send a Message of Hope. You can even get your kid to draw a nice picture to be hung in our hospitals! A great project for church groups, scout troops, classrooms, etc. Let’s flood our local health care halls with positive messages!

To Participate: Visit this link: Send a Message of Hope

Volunteer Tax Preperation Aides

Organization: AARP

Date: all tax season

Project Details: The AARP tax aide program (which helps senior citizens and low-income residents complete and file taxes) is staffed by volunteers who are certified tax preparers. Counselors take a week-long tax prep course, becoming familiar with software used to prepare the returns. Facilitators take a half day class on procedures and ethics. Then they have to pass an IRS test in order to be certified before they can actually go to work preparing taxes.

To Volunteer: Call 717-263-5479 for information

Winter Food Drive 

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Dates: February 3, 4 & 7

Project Details: Volunteers needed to help deliver food donations to various food pantries across Franklin and Fulton counties.

To Volunteer: Contact Amy Weibley at 717-262-0015 ext. 203 or aweibley@uwfcpa.org

Meal Deliveries

Organization: Tuscarora Senior Center

Location: Mercersburg

Project Details: The Tuscarora Senior Center is looking for drivers to deliver meals weekly to seniors at home. 

To Volunteer: Contact Payton House, Volunteer Coordinator, at 717-261-0631 or the Franklin Co. Area Agency on Aging at 717-263-2153

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

Local Disaster Responders

Organization: American Red Cross

Location: Chambersburg and surrounding

Days/Times: Varies

Project Details: Currently seeking to fill high-priority volunteer positions for Franklin County, including Local Disaster Responders, Shelter Service Associates, and Disaster Health Services Associates. Learn more by viewing this flyer.

To Volunteer: Contact Ann Borysowski at ann.borysowski@redcross.org or visit volunteerconnection.redcross.org

Good Samaritan Garage and Feeding Program Volunteers

Organization: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: 58 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Date/Time: Thursdays 6:45-9am and 9-11am, and Tuesdays 1-4pm

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

Meal Delivery

Organization: Waynesboro Senior Center

Location: Waynesboro

Project Details: The Waynesboro Senior Center is looking for an indefinite volunteer to help with delivering meals to consumers in the Waynesboro Areas.

To Volunteer: Contact Payton Mummert, 717-762-2758, pmmummert@franklincountypa.gov

Calling on Sewers/Quilters!

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Project Details: We're looking for a quilter or sewing/quilting club to take on a volunteer project! We have a collection of old United Way T-shirts we'd like made into a T-shirt quilt. If you're interested in possibly taking on this project please reach out!

To Volunteer: Contact Amy Weibley, 717-262-0015 ext. 203, aweibley@uwfcpa.org

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.salvatonarmy.org

Meal Delivery

Organization: Greencastle Senior Center

Location: Greencastle

When: Mornings

Project Details: Looking for volunteers to deliver meals to older adults in the Greencastle area, as well as volunteers to help in the senior center. The home delivered meal program is planning to expand in May. Home delivered meals get picked up and delivered in the mornings.

To Volunteer, Contact: Elizabeth Jones, 717-597-2020, eajones@franklincountypa.gov 

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, ajwilt@iu12.org, 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, deniseesser@wchs-pa.org

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 www.redcross.org/volunteer There are other opportunities to volunteer, as well. 

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

To Volunteer: www.redcross.org/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,  jrwells55@yahoo.com

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, info@shipout.org, 717-360-4510

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