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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.


A few notes before volunteering or donating items...

  • The health and safety of volunteers, staff, and clients is the number one priority. Please review the Recommendations for Volunteer Engagement in Coronovirus Response prior to participating in any volunteer activity.

  • 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

Professional Clothing Drive

Organization: Penn State Mont Alto Career Services

Location: 1 Campus Dr., Mont Alto

Donation Needs: Clean out those closets for a good cause! Penn State Mont Alto Career Services is seeking current (new within last 3-4 years) donations of professional clothing for the Career Closet. The Career Closet gives students will have the opportunity to peruse, try on, and take items to keep, free of charge. No item will be wasted! Unclaimed items will be donated to Waynesboro New Hope Shelter, Inc.

To Donate: Donations accepted now through September 1. Contact pmgoch@psu.edu for additional information or to make drop-off arrangements.

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

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Location: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: We are in need of books for our Little Lending Library! We have plenty of adult books, but need more board books for little ones and chapter books for kids and teens.

To Donate: Drop-off at the office Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, 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

School Supplies

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Location: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: It's time for Stuff the Bus - our annual school supply drive! We need your help to provide the best tools for learning to local students in all five school districts.

To Donate: Visit our Stuff the Bus page for more information.

Meals for Residents

Organization: Franklin County Housing Authority

Location: 202 Elder Ave., Waynesboro

Donation Needs: Electric meters are being upgraded in the Waynesboro developments, which means four households, two days per week, will not have electric for up to 8 hours between June 1 and August 31. A total of 120 households will be affected. FCHA is seeking groups and individuals who can provide breakfasts or lunches, supplies or leisure activities, to residents who will be affected. (You can sign up to provide enough donations for one or a few days; It isn't expected one group will supply for all 120 residents.)

To Donate: Contact Amanda Keefer, 717-263-4200 ext. 106, akeefer@fcha.net

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


Good Samaritan Garage and Feeding Program Volunteers

Organization: Trinity Episcopal Church

Location: 58 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg

Date/Time: Thursdays 6-9am 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

Summer Meals Distribution

Organization: BOPIC, Inc.

Location: 530 S. Main St., Chambersburg

Project Details: Help serve meals to nourish kids throughout the summer months.

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

To Volunteer: 717-263-2100, bopic@bopicinc.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: Karen Keefer, 717-264-6169, karen.keefer@use.salvationarmy.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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