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

Safe Harbor of Chester County

Join Us in Making a Difference!
We’re looking for dedicated volunteers to support our adult homeless shelter in West Chester, PA. By volunteering with us, you’ll have the opportunity to provide essential assistance and support to those in need.
Volunteer Roles Include:
Serving/ preparing meals
Assisting w/ shelter maintenance and operations
Providing companionship and support
Organizing collection drives
Facilitating recreational activities
Every contribution, big or small, helps create a brighter future for individuals experiencing homelessness. Sign up today to become a part of something truly meaningful. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Visit https://safeharborofcc.volunteerhub.com/vv2/ to learn more and join our volunteer community!

For more information, please contact Chaleena Boggs at 2675923315 or chaleena@safeharborofcc.org
THE POINT

Our Summer Program at THE POINT is back and it’s better than ever before! It operates Monday through Thursday, beginning on June 17th and wrapping up on August 8th. We cater to students in 2nd through 5th grade from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (lunch is provided) and students in 6th through 12th grade from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (dinner is provided).

Throughout the entire year, we offer a diverse range of exciting classes such as art, cooking, skateboarding, boxing, hands-on training, and more. Our tutoring program comprises both reading and math fact fluency components.

We organize Girls’ and Boys’ Nights once a month from October to April, which are highly popular events with expected turnouts of over 100 students. Volunteers play a crucial role in making these events successful.

Additionally, we are always seeking groups to provide and serve meals to our students once a month.

There are numerous ways to get involved at THE POINT!

If you want to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved, please feel free to contact Erin Bowman at 610-857-3393 X102 or erin@parkesburgpoint.com

Thank you for supporting and serving THE POINT!

For more information, please contact Erin Bowman at 610-857-3393 x102 or erin@parkesburgpoint.com
The Barn at Spring Brook Farm

Be a counselor (age 18 and up) or assistant counselor (ages 14 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 from 9am to 2pm. We ask counselors to be at The Barn from 8am to 2:30pm. Counselor training will be provided.

Camp Dates:
Week 1- June 17 – June 21
Week 2- June 24 – June 28
Week 3- July 8 – July 12
Week 4- July 15 – July 19
Week 5- July 29 – Aug 2
Week 6- Aug 5 -Aug 9

For more information, please contact Nikki Woods at volunteer@springbrook-farm.org
Good Works, Inc.

Good Works is a faith-based nonprofit located in Coatesville that transforms lives by repairing homes for low-income families in central and northern Chester County while sharing the hope found in Jesus Christ. We have year-round Saturday volunteer workday opportunities available. We are in need of general volunteers (no skills required), ambassadors, work crew leaders, and skilled repair techs. Please reach out to our volunteer coordinator to gain more insight into how you can take part in this exciting life-changing mission. Without our work, many of those we serve would lose their homes. By donating your time on one Saturday a month, you can change a person’s life and we guarantee your life will be changed as well.

For more information, please contact Jo-Ella Santori at 610-383-9247 or volunteer@goodworksinc.org
Brandywine Valley SPCA

Are you passionate about animals? Would you like to help make an impact on their lives?

Join the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) by becoming a volunteer!

Each year, the BVSPCA helps thousands of animals find their forever homes, locate their families if they’re lost, and seek vital medical care for any injuries or health conditions. Our volunteers play a large role in the helping to improve the animals’ wellbeing and happiness while they’re in our care. The following are just a few of the opportunities we have available for our volunteers: walking dogs, handling cats, assisting with pre- and post-surgery at our Animal Health Center, and helping to engage the community with our animals and mission.

The BVSPCA welcomes volunteers starting at age 13! We also have a junior volunteer program for those 8-12 years old to come volunteer with a parent or guardian! Excited to get started? Please fill out our volunteer application with basic information and pick your orientation date: https://bvspca.org/get-involved/volunteer

For more information, please contact Jimmeaha Mack at 4843020021 or jmack@bvspca.org
LCH Health and Community Services

LCH is working alongside TMACC to create a solution for the transportation disparities in our community. We are completing a survey that would change the SCCOT bus route in our area, ultimately affecting the route in all three of our locations. Many of our patients have expressed concerns with not having the adequate transportation needs to receive basic health care and with this change we hope they can utilize more services they may not be aware of. LCH is also in need of volunteers interested in enrolling our patients in our patient portal. They will set base in each of our locations and enroll patients as they arrive for their medical appointments. In order for patients to be enrolled in our portal they require a valid email address; volunteers may need to assist patients in creating an email if one is not available.
We are in need of bilingual volunteers as many of our patients speak Spanish.

For more information, please contact Monica Mata-Lopez at 4848685051 or mmatalopez@lchservices.org
Maternal and Child Health Consortium

MCHC is in need of 1-2 volunteers to help stuff envelopes 3x a year for our events and annual campaigns (typically March, August, and November). They will need to provide clearances in advance. They can go to ccmchc.org/volunteer to reach out if interested or email mchc@ccmchc.org.

For more information, please contact Sarahi Gutierrez at 610-344-5370 or sgutierrez@ccmchc.org
Meals on Wheels of Chester County

Looking for volunteer drivers Monday – Friday at lunchtime only to pick up prepared meals and deliver to clients living all over Chester County, especially the Coatesville and Honey Brook areas. You tell us what days and how often! A delivery takes about 1.5 hours. Call 610-430-8500 or go to https://mowcc.org/sign-up-to-deliver-meals and submit a form. Thank you!

 

For more information, please contact Donna Little at 610-430-8500 or meals@mowcc.org
American Red Cross – Delaware Valley Chapter

Disaster Action Team Specialist

In this role, you help comfort and support people in your community who are forced from their homes due to fires, storms, floods and other emergencies, so they don’t have to face their loss alone. You will help them with immediate needs such as shelter, food, clothing. You respond on scene in teams of two. This opportunity requires 4 on-call shifts per month, each six hours, at your convenience. You schedule when you are available, and when you get the call, need to be able to respond within an hour. You are the hope, help and light at one of the worst times of someone’s life. For more information contact lynn.cohen@redcross.org. Or start your application today at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday

For more information, please contact Lynn Cohen at 610-216-9785 or lynn.cohen@redcross.org
Westside Community Center

Looking for someone who would be willing to transport students using our van from WCASD middle schools to our After School Program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15. Background checks and copies of drivers licenses are required.

For more information, please contact Emily Johnson at 445-456-0038 or emily@thewestsidecc.org
Westside Community Center

Looking for volunteers to cook/bring dinner for the students in our After School Program!

The Westside Community exists to empower youth and families academically, socially, and spiritually, inspiring them to take on leadership roles in their communities. One of the ways we do that is through our After School Program. We serve an average of 20 students daily at our After School Program for middle schoolers and high schoolers. In addition to helping them with homework we also provide daily dinners.

For more information please contact our Program Director, Emily, at emily@thewestsidecc.org or at 445-456-0038.

For more information, please contact Emily Johnson at 445-456-0038` or emily@thewestsidecc.org
Life Transforming Ministries

Since 2004, Life Transforming Ministries has offered a partnership drive Free Tax Preparation Program to the community called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). This program benefits hardworking households who likely qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit with volunteer sites in communities throughout the county.

An hour of volunteering produces an average of $1,000 in refunds back into the community. No prior tax experience is necessary as we train for all positions. If taxes are not your thing, we can always use greeters and Spanish interpreters. This is a perfect short-term community outreach opportunity that runs from February through April 15th. You can always find a shift that fits your schedule as we offer 3-5 hour shifts during the day, evenings, and weekends. Each year thousands of households are served by our VITA volunteers and millions in refunds are returned to the taxpayers. We hope you’ll consider joining us in 2025.

We are currently taking applications for the 2025 tax season. If interested, please visit our website at www.ChesterCountyFreeTaxes.org and sign up today! We would love to have you join our team!

For more information, please contact Donna Laird at 610-380-9099 or DLaird@QuietRevolution.org
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 eweida@centurypa.com
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 kburress@familyservice.us or Erin Coldiron, Human Resources, at ecoldiron@familyservice.us.

Thank you!

For more information, please contact Erin Coldiron at 6106964900 or ecoldiron@familyservice.us
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 Jennifer.Kriesel@handi-crafters.org 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 jennifer.kriesel@handi-crafters.org
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 drikess@cc-oic.org or call 610-344-4013. Ccoic.org

 

For more information, please contact Debbie Rikess at 610-344-4013 or drikess@cc-oic.org
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 volunteer.english@volunteerenglish.org
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 www.compeerchesco.org or call 610-436-4445.

For more information, please contact Donna Kueny at 610-436-4445 or compeerchesco@mhphope.org
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
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.

Home

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 dkochinsky@surreyservices.org
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 volunteerdirector@theclinicpa.org at 610-935-1134 ext. 33
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
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