The value of volunteers in supporting our Community Impact in Education, Health and Financial Stability is immeasurable. Whether as part of a group or on your own, volunteering makes a real difference.

Browse the list of volunteer opportunities below or complete a Volunteer Project Request to add your organization’s volunteer opportunity.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

Summer Camp Counselors Needed for Kids with Special Needs!

Be a counselor (age 18 and up) or assistant counselor (ages 13 to 17) for one to six weeks (one week minimum) at The Barn at Spring Brook Farm’s Camp Geronimo! Work one-to-one with a camper/child with disabilities (ages 6 to 12), have fun working with mini farm animals, and make a difference while earning volunteer hours! Camp Geronimo runs Monday through Friday 8am to 2pm. Counselor training will be provided.

As a bit of background, The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is a small non-profit located on a 17 acre farm in West Chester, PA. Our organization offers programs for children with special needs and their families. With a strong focus on animal-assisted activities and connecting with the world through nature-based experiences, we strive to enrich the developmental skills and lives of children with disabilities and create a caring, supportive community for kids and their families.

The true stars of the show here at The Barn are the fabulous horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, bunnies, a hilarious pig, and a sweetheart of a cat! These animals, the property, and the kindness of so many volunteers truly helps to allow our kids to become even more magnificent versions of themselves.

We are a tiny organization with a BIG heart. In order to accomplish our day- to -day operations, The Barn at Spring Brook Farm depends on a strong base of volunteers to help serve our children and families. Be a part of something meaningful and volunteer today!

For more information, please contact Kelsey Fraim at 610-793-1037 or
Heatherwood Community

We need Volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Playing Bingo, UNO, and leading varies games and card games. Playing instruments, singing, playing the piano, leading Bible studies and lectures. You can share a craft or help with planned activities. These are several ways you can volunteer and share your kindness with the residents at Heatherwood

For more information, please contact Beth Weida at 610-273-9300 or
2023 Chester County Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Project

The 2023 Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Project began in February 2023 and will continue through summer. Volunteers are especially needed from May through the end of July. 

Volunteer opportunities are available for attorneys, paralegals, law students and community members. Multiple opportunities are available, and you do NOT need to volunteer for all months of the project. 

Learn more about the project and its impact on our webpage:

To learn more or to volunteer for the Mobile Home Tax Reassessment Project or in another area of the law, please contact Brian Doyle, Staff Attorney and Chester County Pro Bono Coordinator, at 484-416-4259 x5210 or


For more information, please contact Brian Doyle at 484-416-4259 X5210 or
North Star of Chester County

North Star of Chester County needs volunteers to help us with our first annual Running Home 5k with Zukin Realty. The Running Home 5k/1-Mile Walk will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in West Chester. The race begins at 9:30am at Church & Market Streets. We need volunteers at every intersection on the course, to guide runners and direct the route.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Lohr at 6106965675 or
Meals on Wheels of Chester Cty

Looking for volunteer drivers Monday – Friday at lunchtime only to pick up prepared meals and deliver to clients living in either the Coatesville or Honey Brook areas. May volunteer once per month, twice per month or more often. You tell us what days and how often. A delivery takes about one and a half hours. Coatesville meals are picked up at Harrison House in Coatesville. Honey Brook meals are picked up at Tel Hai Retirement Community. Call 610-430-8500 or go to and submit a form. Thank you!

For more information, please contact Donna Little at 610-430-8500 or
Family Service of Chester County

Project ONE- Volunteer Drivers Needed

We believe that all people living with HIV/AIDS have the right to accessible medical care and support services. Project ONE is a program for HIV-positive individuals in Chester County who need assistance in obtaining medical care, counseling, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, food and housing. ‍We are asking for volunteers who can help with transportation to and from medical and related appointments. All appointments are within Chester County or the near surrounding areas. There is no minimum rides or time required. Any little bit helps. Any and all interest can contact Keith Burress, Project One Program Director at or Erin Coldiron, Human Resources, at

Thank you!

For more information, please contact Erin Coldiron at 6106964900 or
Friends Home in Kennett

1. evening visits-game playing, crafts
2. gardening
3. weekend/days for specific activities
4. Art teacher

For more information, please contact Christine McDonald at 610-444-2577 extension 202 or CMCDONALD@FHKENNETT.ORG
HC Opportunity Center/ Handi-Crafters

HC Opportunity Center is seeking Corporate Volunteer Days and one time volunteers.
Volunteers provide crucial support to our participants, and our programs, as we seek to integrate our mission to the fullest. Through the generous gift of time, talents, and personal interests, our volunteers supplement the work of our Skill Development Work Center participants and our staff members. As a volunteer, you will help us as we offer special services that are so important to the overall skill development and empowerment of our extraordinary work force and HCOC’s supported employment mission. Join our team today – come once or come often. We guarantee your volunteer time at HCOC will be great! Volunteers needed for help in our Skill Development Work Center, special events, and more. Contact Jennifer at 610.384-6990 x 205 or for information and more specific needs and details. Volunteers should be 18 years of age or older. Corporate workdays are encouraged and appreciated! 9:30-2:30 Monday – Friday, buildings are fully accessible. Please call ahead to schedule. The HC Opportunity Center provides people with various disabilities vocational job training, socialization, and the opportunity for competitive employment.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Kriesel at 610.384.6990 x 205 or
Chester County OIC Adult Tutoring Program

Immediate need for Volunteer Tutors! The OIC Adult Tutoring Program partners with the Chester County Library in Exton where our office is located. We provide free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners who would like help learning English, Reading, Writing, Math and test prep.

  • Training is provided online through the PA Department of Education
  • Meet with your student 3 hours per week, usually done in two 90-minute sessions
  • No teaching experience or knowledge of another language necessary
  • Meet at the library or any other public location that is convenient
  • The program and the Chester County Library offer extensive resources for tutors and students

For more information, please contact Debbie Rikess at or call 610-344-4013.


For more information, please contact Debbie Rikess at 610-344-4013 or
Volunteer English Program

Become an English Tutor in your own Community (in-person or online)

Change someone’s life and see how it changes yours!
VEP trains and supports volunteers to offer personalized English tutoring to immigrants in Chester County. We strive to offer a high level of service and support to tutors and students. Key features of our program include:

*in-depth training sessions led by our expert staff
*tutors and students meet at mutually convenient times (two 90 minutes sessions each week)
*meetings are held at a mutually convenient location (local library, cafe, etc.) or using an online platform (Zoom, etc.)
*textbooks and resources are provided, and VEP professional staff provide ongoing support
*opportunities for professional development and connection with other tutors offered throughout the year

Prior teaching experience or knowledge of other languages is not required. Life experience, time, and compassion for helping others is a plus! We currently have a Wait List of students hoping to be matched with a tutor.

For more information, please contact Terri Potrako at 610-918-8222 or
American Red Cross

Service to the Armed Forces – Coatesville Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service

Did you know that the American Red Cross supports veterans? One of the ways we do this is by contributing to the quality of life provided by the VA Health Care System though volunteer opportunities provided at the local VA Healthcare facility.

In this role you will support veterans by performing desired roles such as: Greeter, patient escort, refreshment cart support, lab runner, clinical administrative volunteer, recreation therapy assistant, information desk, patient visitor and many more to consider.

This role is flexible with scheduled commitment

For more information, please contact Lynn Cohen at 619-216-9785 or
This is not an official nonprofit organization. Just someone wanting to help out

This project is a 3 part (program) project. But you can make it into a 2 or 1 part project. For each program the number of volunteers needed will vary depending on the number of children you have.

The first program is: The Preschool Tutor
For this project, you would need volunteers to help with the preschool-ages children. Depending on the number of preschool-aged children, the volunteers would either work one on one with a child or in a small group. The volunteers who help tutor the younger kids in subjects such as writing, reading, etc. The volunteers need to be at least 14 years old. They should be kind, patient, understanding, and a good role model. They should love kids and working with them.

The second program is: The Daycare Volunteers
For this program, you would need experienced volunteers who are interested in working with infants. The volunteers would need to be at least 15 or 16 years old and love working with infants up to 2 years old. This program would be a place for parents to drop off their kids when they have work and no one to watch them.

The third program is: Parents Night Out
This program would also need experienced volunteers who are interested in working with children any age. The volunteers would need to be at lease 15 or 16 years old. They should be kind, patient, understanding, and a good role model. This program would occur once or twice every month. The parents would drop off their child for a few hours. And once their ready, they’ll be able to pickup their kid. This will the parents a chance to go out with friends or stay in studying, but nevertheless it’s time to themselves.

For more information, please contact Grace Skeete at 2675242853 or
Compeer Chester County

Friendship Volunteers!

Compeer volunteering is about making a new friend as well as being a friend. Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity? Then “compeering” with us may be the right fit for you.

All that’s requested is that you spend 4 hours/month with an adult you’re matched with who could benefit from encouragement and positive activities. Participants in the Compeer program are dealing with mental health challenges and have been referred to our program by a professional.

You and your friend can decide the times you meet or talk. You can choose what to do together, such as having coffee, taking a walk, shopping, or enjoying a conversation.

Volunteers receive training and can choose their friend. Pairs are matched up based on mutual interests, location, and other factors. Staff facilitate an introductory meeting and provide ongoing support. Occasional social events give you a chance to get together with other matched Compeer friends.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. We welcome adults of all ages, including those 55+, to volunteer.

For more information and an application, visit or call 610-436-4445.

For more information, please contact Donna Kueny at 610-436-4445 or
Mighty Writers

Volunteer Roles

Writing Mentors (virtual, hybrid, or in-person)
Time commitment: 60-90 minutes once per week
Work one-on-one with a Mighty Writer aged 7-17 for a minimum of six months. Mentor and mentee work together to decide upon and achieve goals related to the youth’s academic, social and extracurricular ambitions.

Distribution Volunteers (in-person)
Time commitment: one 1-4 hour shift per week for 3 months
Lend your compassion and muscle to support our daily food and diaper distribution. Distribution volunteers assist with meeting and unloading deliveries, setting up a welcoming environment, engaging with community members, enforcing rules and providing upkeep.

Street Team Ambassadors (in-person)
Time commitment: one event per month
Meet our Mighty team and Bookmobiles at community fairs, high school games and/or school events. Serve as a brand ambassador, advertising MW programming, providing event support and distributing fliers, information, books and more.

Writing Assistants (in-person)
Time commitment: one 1-4 hour shift per week
Be a one-on-one homework tutor or teaching assistant. Volunteers may also assist during snack time, outdoor play and activities. In the summer, assistants work daytime hours during camp.

Learn more here:

For more information, please contact Angela Gomez at 6093007323 or
The Garage Youth Center-Kennett Square

Volunteers are the critical piece that allows our students to pursue their potential. Your unique experiences, talents + personality unlock our students in ways no one else can. It is only with the involvement of volunteers that our students receive the individual mentoring that changes their lives or the academic support that makes success in school a possibility. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our community and impact youth!

For more information, please contact Antony da Cunha at 3025133011 or
Heatherwood Retirement Community

We are looking for volunteers to help with activities in a variety of ways and are flexible on days and times for those activities. There are many volunteer opportunities for individuals here, including but not limited to playing instruments, leading games (Uno, Bingo, etc.), leading informational programs, leading devotions, leading sing-a-longs, and leading crafts.

For more information, please contact Maureen Stackhouse at l7178750957 or
Surrey Services

Surrey inspires and enables all of us, as we age, to live with independence and dignity, and as engaged members of the community.


We offer numerous ways to help with the various programs we offer. We currently need help with:
-Cafe Servers: (M-F, 11:30-1:30pm)
– Greeter/ receptionist: ( W & F, two hour shifts)
– Dishwasher (Mondays)
-Volunteer Drivers: ( hours vary)
-Grocery shoppers: ( shifts vary)
-Friendly phone calls ( shifts vary)

For more information, please contact Diane Kochinsky at 484-321-6102 or
The Clinic

We provide free quality healthcare to the uninsured in an atmosphere that fosters dignity and respect for our patients. Since our doors opened 20 years ago, we have provided over 150,000 patient visits. We are a non urgent family care office that has many on site specialists. We have a wealth of open volunteer needs…physicians, nurses, behavioral health, clerical, bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese in various roles, helping with patient financials, fundraising or assisting with fundraisers, and exterior maintenance of our office. We are open Monday through Friday 9-4pm with Monday evening hours until 6pm. All volunteers are required to be Covid19 vaccinated.

More information is found on our website: and applications under “volunteer”

For more information, please contact Wendy Wellener at 610-935-1134 ext. 33 or

Every Thursday from 4-7pm, volunteers work together to plant, weed and harvest vegetables from our Growing Together Community Garden.
*Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information, please contact Melissa Pacella at 6107159952 or
Volunteer-Assisted Ride Program

What is Volunteer Assisted Ride?
VAR is a volunteer driver program that connects CVIM drivers with patients who need rides to medical appointments at Community Volunteers in Medicine. This includes patients who would otherwise miss out on important visits to community medical centers and testing at area hospitals.

Who would I be transporting?
Patients with minimal resources who do not have access to safe and reliable transportation, but still need to get to important medical visits within Chester County.

Do I have to drive all the time?
No! Every ride is worth its weight in gold. Once you are oriented and set up to select rides on the online system, it’s up to you how many times a month you choose to volunteer. Your hours will be tracked automatically. We are available to answer questions or address concerns!

Check out the flyer to learn more.

For more information, please contact Marie Frey at 610-836-5990 x106 or
American Red Cross

Duty Officer aka Dispatcher (Virtual Opportunity)

So you want to provide support for your neighbors who have been affected by a home fire or other event but responding on-scene isn’t your cup of tea?

The Duty Officer is the Ring Master of our disaster response efforts, acting as the coordinator for each aspect of a response. They are the direct point of contact for all response requests that come to our Region and the first voice those looking for our help speak with, be they our partners from one of the hundreds of fire departments within our region or the client displaced as a result of a disaster event. The Duty Officer also works to put together a team of responders to travel to the event scene and deliver the Mission of the Red Cross, addressing the unmet needs of those affected.

In addition, the Duty Officer serves as a communications lifeline for the responders, supporting them as they deliver our mission. The Duty Officer is also the documenter and historian for each response, tracking our response effort through detailed yet concise notes. And they can do it all from the comfort of their own couch.

For more information, please contact Lynn Cohen at 610-216-9785 or
Meals on Wheels of Chester County

Pick up meals at 11:15 at Harrison House and deliver to clients living in and around Coatesville, PA. Any day of week. Once or twice a month or weekly. Takes one and a half hours. Use own car.

For more information, please contact Donna Little at 610-430-8500 or