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

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is a non-profit organization located on a 17-acre farm in West Chester, PA. The Barn serves children ages 2-12 with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities through animal and nature-based services in the Greater Philadelphia Region. The Barn at Spring Brook Farm depends on a strong base of volunteers to help serve our children and families. Many opportunities exist to assist children, care for animals and maintain The Barn and its grounds. From large scale group projects to recurring jobs, our volunteers make The Barn at Spring Brook Farm the incredible place that it is. Regardless of area of expertise, we have a volunteer service opportunity for everyone.

Individual Program: Individuals can work 1:1 with a child with disabilities in our Individual Program, a minimum of one hour a week for a minimum of 6 weeks (March-May and September-November). Volunteers must be over 18 (or 14-17 with an adult guardian). This opportunity is great for anyone interested in or needing experience in the fields of Psychology, Special Education, Social Work, or PT/OT/TR!

Camp Geronimo 2022: We are always looking for exceptional volunteers to participate in our summer day camp, Camp Geronimo. The focus of camp is to provide campers with the opportunity to connect with animals and participate in sensory and physical activities around The Barn. Camp runs 6 weeks over the following weeks: June 27 – July 1; July 18 – July 22; July 25 – July 29; August 1 – August 5; August 8 – August 12. This camp is open to children 6 – 12 years of age, and will host up to 16 children per week.

Other: Group and Team volunteer projects build camaraderie and cooperation among participants as well as get a large scale job done in a short amount of time. There are a number of group activities that contribute greatly to The Barn’s mission including spring cleaning, gardening and administrative support.

Please note, all volunteers are required to provide their criminal background check and child abuse clearances. Additionally, The Barn takes great care to ensure that our volunteers receive the proper training and orientation necessary to excel in the opportunity they choose.

For more information, please contact Raichel Barzilay at 610.793.1037 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
Heatherwood Retirement Community

Our residents would love and benefit greatly from socialization and interaction with the community. There are many volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to playing instruments, assisting with activities, leading games (Uno, Bingo, etc.), leading informational programs, leading devotions, animal therapy, and 1:1 socialization.

For more information, please contact Maureen Stackhouse at 717-875-0957 or
American Red Cross

Hurricanes, Tornados, Wildfires…Oh My! We Need Your Help!
Are you ready to deploy and help people who have lost everything? We need you to help our humanitarian mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies and disasters!

We are seeking shelter workers and healthcare professionals as we continue to support disaster relief efforts connected to the wildfires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes that are happening now, all over the country.

We provide all training and cover your costs if you agree to deploy, that is travel, lodging and food. You must be 18, complete a background check and complete orientation and training, and be willing and available to deploy for 10 – 14 days.

For more information, please contact Lynn Cohen at 610-216-9785 or
American Red Cross

Serve smiles at Chester County Blood Drives! Blood Drive Donor Ambassadors are needed in Chester County at mobile Blood Drives or at the West Chester Blood Donor Center. In this vital role, you will serve as a greeter to blood donors and be responsible for checking them in, making sure they are registered and observing all established safety protocols and CDC guidelines as well as help out at the refreshment area post blood donation. Training required. Shifts are 4 – 6 hours and you are asked to commit to one to two shifts per month. Help thank those who give the gift of life!

For more information, please contact Lynn Cohen at 610-216-9785 or
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Help prepare tax returns for low and moderate income residents Jan. through April. Training provided.

For more information, please contact Donna Laird at 610-380-9099 or
Education Support Assistants – LA Communidad Hispana

Provide support to teachers and students in our GED classes (in Spanish), citizenship classes, and other Education Programs.

For more information, please contact Norma Diego-Flores at 610-708-1016 x247 or
Youth Mentoring Partnership

One-on-one mentoring opportunity with youth grades 6 to 12. One year minimum commitment.

Many nonprofits welcome dedicated individuals to assist with:

  • Collection drives for clients-from gift cards to personal care items to food
  • Clerical work and greeting clients
  • Sorting donations
  • Helping prepare and serve meals to those in need
  • Grounds and building maintenance
  • Visiting and driving
  • Giving workshops and entertaining
For more information, please contact Alex Penman at 484-557-9151 or
Good Works

Volunteer to help repair homes in Coatesville, Phoenixville and West Chester for the elderly, disabled, or single parent families. Corporate workdays available.

For more information, please contact us at 610-383-9247 or
Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center

Immediate Need for Volunteer Tutors! CCOIC’s Adult Tutoring Program needs adults with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to help individuals learn to speak English, earn their high school equivalency diploma or pass a career pathways exam to enter Nursing School. Students are waiting to be matched with a tutor!
No experience necessary – we will train you! Three hour per week volunteer commitment. Tutoring takes place at Chester County Library in Exton.

For more information, please contact Maryann Stravous at 610-280-2618 or