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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.

Needs

Donation Needs

Personal Care and Household/Cleaning Supplies

Organization: WIN Victim Services

Donation Needs: Full, Queen, and Twin XL size bedding, Pots, pans, and bakeware, TracFones and TracFone minutes, Grocery gift cards, Shampoo, conditioner, face wash, and body wash (gender neutral), Food storage/leftover containers, Cat/dog food and litter, Towels and washcloths, Dishwasher detergent, Laundry detergent.

To Donate: Contact Stephanie Lehman at 717-264-3056 or stephaniel@winservices.org.

Community Garden Supplies

Organization: Solomon’s United Church of Christ

Location: New Franklin

Donation Needs: Donation Mulch, organic fertilizer, coolers, ice packs, produce containers/baskets, trellises, rain barrels, garden tools, garden gloves, storage containers for garden tools, compost bins, and/or other garden related supplies for our community garden and those who use it. Donations of bird baths, houses, feeders, seed, etc. to help us turn our property into a native bird habitat.

To Donate: Contact Rev. Julia Brown, 717-263-3616

Personal Care Items

Organization: My Neighbor's Bounty

Location: Mercersburg 

Donation Needs: Soap, shampoo, conditioners, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products.

To Donate: Contact myneighborsbounty@gmail.com, or 717-493-6078

Care Pack Supplies

Organization: Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance

Donation Needs: Giant Gift Cards in $25 increments, Adult Coloring Books, Adult Crossword Puzzles or Word Finds, Coloring Pencils, Lotion (Aquaphor is most often preferred for our use), Travel Tissues, Chap Stick, Candies (such as mints, mini chocolate bars, and M&Ms)

To Donate: Contact Samantha at 717-263-7191 or cvbca@comcast.net.

 

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

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, boys suits, dress shoes, home goods, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, and all sizes and genders of clothing are appreciated. We will also accept women's shoes, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, pocketbooks, lunch bags, backpacks, socks, kids new or gently used toys, sheets, blankets, household items, and food.

To Donate: Donations are accepted behind our location at:1613 Orchard Drive Chambersburg, PA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM – 4 PM and on Saturdays from 9 AM – Noon.

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

Learning Supplies

Organization: Franklin County Literacy Council

Location: 101 E. King St., Chambersburg

Donation Needs: Supplies such as notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, erasers, note cards, dry erase markers and erasers, paper towels, tall kitchen trash bags, Clorox wipes, etc.

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

Maternity Clothes

Organization: Pregnancy Ministries Inc.

Location: Chambersburg

Donation Details: Items needed include Similac Sensitive Formula, baby wipes, nursing pads, rattles/teethers, baby comb and brush sets, and baby nail clippers.

To Donate: Please call ahead to schedule donation times.

Contact: Deb MacAskill at 717-267-3738  ext. 106 or email debmacaskill@pregnancyministries.org

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

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

United We Read Volunteers

Organization: United Way of Franklin County

Dates: Once a week for 8 weeks during the summer 

Details: Volunteer to read to a group of students during summer camp programs to help bridge the summer reading gap and get kids excited about reading. You will not only read, but engage with elementary and middle school aged students through discussions and activities related to the reading (and their lives).

To Volunteer: Contact Kelly at kfrazer@uwfcpa.org or complete our volunteer application here

Fiddlin' in the Field Event Volunteers

Organization: Leah's Legacy

Date: Thursday, June 27

Details: Leah's Legacy is seeking volunteers to help with directing vehicles to the parking area, directing individuals to the check-in table, and directing individuals through the memorial garden at intermission.

To Volunteer: Contact Michael Straley at 717-552-8885 or mlstraley81@gmail.com

House of Grace Volunteers

Organization: The House of Grace

Project Details: The House of Grace is looking for a volunteer Cook, Craft Teacher, Bible Study Teacher, Sewing Teacher Assistant, Knitting and Crocheting Teacher Assistant, and Admin Assistant.

Dates:

Cook: first Thursday of each month, last Thursday of each month, and/or any time there is a fifth Wednesday/Thursday in a month
Craft teacher: any time there is a fifth Wednesday in a month
Bible study teacher: any time there is a fifth Wednesday in a month
Sewing teacher assistant and knitting and crocheting teacher assistant: variable times each month; to help sew washable bed pads, hot pads, individual Kleenex pack cloth holders, etc. to sell at events
Admin assistant: 1-2 days per week; to help with clerical needs and possibly network with community members to increase awareness of The House of Grace

To Volunteer: Interested? Contact director@thehouseofgracepa.org

Home Delivered Meal Volunteer

Organization: Franklin County Area Agency on Aging

When: Volunteers pick up meals to be delivered between 10-10:30am Monday through Friday, with the exception of major holidays and special events. 

Project Details: The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to seniors who are not able to prepare a meal themselves or unable to attend a senior center for lunch, so that they are provided with a nutritious and filling meal. A set volunteer schedule is preferred, but can be discussed with senior center coordinators directly. Most volunteer opportunities are usually 1-3 days per week, for about 1.5-2 hours, but more days can be agreed upon.  

To Volunteer: For more information or to apply, click here.

Inventory and Donation Distribution

Organization: Little Daisy's Closet

Location: 1613 Orchard Drive Chambersburg, PA 17201

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to 4 pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm

Project Details: Volunteers will assist with receiving physical donations, sorting through items, restocking items, checking in guests, assisting guests where needed. Other duties as necessary. 

To Volunteer: Please email LDCloset@comcast.net or call 717-414-2646.

Hospice Volunteer

Organization: Grane Hospice

Location: Franklin County

Dates: Flexible

Project Details: As a volunteer, you will become a member of a team whose purpose is to make the patient’s end of life as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. There are many ways to volunteer: sharing music, holding a hand, pet therapy, reading aloud, or simply taking the time to listen. Flexible training and schedules based on your availability and preference.

To Volunteer: Please contact Jennifer Kitzmiller at jennifer.kitzmiller@granehospice.com or 717-763-4001.

Clothing and Food Bank Volunteers

Organization: Waynesboro Community and Human Services

Location: 123 Walnut St., Waynesboro

Project Details: Waynesboro Community and Human Services is always looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in the community to help volunteer in the clothing bank and food bank.

To Volunteer: To learn more visit wchs-pa.org or call 717-762-6941.

Thrift Shop Volunteer

Organization: Waynesboro New Hope Shelter's Thrift Shop

Location: Waynesboro

Project Details: New Hope Thrift Shop is always in need of volunteers. You can schedule your own hours, a few hours a week, or a few days a week. Volunteers will sort donations, stock items, keep the store clean and well-organized, prepare items for sale, and various other jobs that are needed periodically. We need volunteers that are reliable and ready to serve our customers in a friendly, godly, and helpful manner.

To Volunteer: Please email lfleagle@pa.net or call 717-762-3019.

Volunteer Scanners

Organization: Old Jail - The Franklin County Historical Society

Location: 175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Details: The Franklin County Historical Society (The Old Jail) is seeking volunteers to scan newspapers. Shifts are Tuesday 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm, Thursday 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, or Friday 2pm-4pm. This can be done while sitting down. 

To Volunteer: More information can be found by calling 717-264-1667.

Facility Maintenance Volunteers

Organization: Children's Aid Society 

Location: Frances Leiter Center, 539 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Details: Facility Maintenance Volunteers needed for up to 8 hours per month - Scheduled shifts are flexible!

Volunteer responsibilities include minor upkeep of facility and grounds such as weeding, mulching, repairing damaged locks and door knobs, other maintenance and cleaning tasks as requested.

To Volunteer: Contact Amanda Zeager at azeager@cassd.org or complete the volunteer interest form here.

Book Sale Volunteers

Organization: Friends of Legal Services

Location: MobileWorks, 2116 Lincoln Way East

Details: The Friends of Legal Services are seeking volunteers to help with their annual book sale fundraiser. Volunteer opportunities include: Sorting/pricing books, Packing book boxes/moving boxes of books, Picking up books from collection sites, Working at the Book Sale (especially on set-up day and clean-up day), and more!

To Volunteer: For more information, please call 717-496-3364, email legalservicesbooksale@gmail.com, or visit www.fcls.net/volunteer.

 

Old Jail Volunteers

Organization: The Franklin County Historical Society

Location: 175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Details: The Franklin County Historical Society (The Old Jail) is seeking volunteer tour guides or tour monitors. Shifts are 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm and volunteers can schedule as little as one shift a month up to a set shift each week.

To Volunteer: More information can be found at franklinhistorical.org or by calling 717-264-1667.

 

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: 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”.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

To Volunteer, Contact: Karen Keefer, karen.keefer@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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