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

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: https://mightywriters.org/volunteer/

For more information, please contact Angela Gomez at 6093007323 or agomez@mightywriters.org
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 tony.dacunha@garageyouthcenter.org
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 mstackhouse@centurypa.com
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: www.theclinicpa.org and applications under “volunteer”

For more information, please contact Wendy Wellener at 610-935-1134 ext. 33 or wwellener@theclinicpa.org
Life Transforming Ministries VITA

Life Transforming Ministries offers Chester County residents the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program which provides free tax services to those earning $70,000 or less. We have multiple sites throughout Chester County and various 3-5 hours shifts to choose from. Sites are open through the weekday, evenings and on Saturday to suite everyone’s schedule. We train for all positions; tax-law and non-tax law, and no experience is needed for any of our positions. We have positions for those who like to take pictures, greet our customers, help set up and tear down at the beginning and end of shifts, and of course, those who would enjoy learning how to prepare taxes. For a complete list of opportunities and additional information visit our website at www.ChesterCountyFreeTaxes.org.

For more information, please contact Donna Laird at 610-380-9099 or DLaird@QuietRevolution.org
SILO

Looking for volunteers to help set up (2-5pm), serve (5-7pm) and clean up (7-9pm) for monthly free community meal on Saturday, September 17th.
*Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information, please contact Melissa Pacella at 610-715-9952 or melissa@oxfordsilo.com
SILO

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 melissa@oxfordsilo.com
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 mfrey@cvim.org
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 raichel.barzilay@springbrook-farm.org
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 lynn.cohen@redcross.org
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 meals@mowcc.org
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 mstackhouse@centurypa.com
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 lynn.cohen@redcross.org
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 lynn.cohen@redcross.org
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 dlaird@quietrevolution.org
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 ndiego-flores@lchps.org
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 alex@youthmp.org
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 volunteer@goodworksinc.org
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 mstravous@cc-oic.org