Serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties in Central Pennsylvania.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

To sign up for a Volunteer Opportunity listed below, contact the Volunteer Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 717.732.0700.

Animal Lovers

An East Shore animal-assisted, therapeutic farm needs volunteers to help with a wide variety of activities and chores including animal care, therapeutic riding support, horse grooming, small animal care, and grounds and site maintenance. All work takes place outside or in facility barns. Opportunities are available 7 days a week with schedules varying depending upon season. No experience required. Monthly orientation programs offered.

Bingo Volunteer

A West Shore agency needs volunteers to help with bingo. The volunteer will call out the bingo numbers and award prizes once someone calls “bingo.” All supplies and prizes and provided by the agency. Interested volunteers should be friendly and enjoy interacting with patients.

Blood Ambassadors

An area agency needs volunteers to assist at blood drives throughout the area. Duties involve checking in donors and providing comfort and support. Training and orientation are provided.

Breakfast Program

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to help serve breakfast to 75-100 clients every week day from 6:30-10 a.m. If the volunteer is not able to help with clean-up, the shift would end at 8 a.m. when meal service is done. Duties would include: cooking, serving, taking attendance, cleaning and visiting with program participants. Parking is available.

Disaster Volunteers

An area agency needs volunteers to provide food, shelter, essential relief supplies and hope to individuals displaced by fires, floods and storms. Complete training and ongoing support is provided and volunteer hours are flexible.


An East Shore agency needs volunteers on the first Wednesday of each month to drive blind and/or visually impaired individuals to support groups in the Harrisburg area. This opportunity requires 3-4 hours of time. Interested volunteers should be friendly, outgoing and have reliable transportation. Mileage reimbursement is available if needed.

Food Pantry

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to help food pantry clients. Duties include: greeting clients, helping them shop, assisting them out the building and bringing carts back inside. The opportunity is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 12:15-4:15 p.m. Parking is available.

Food Pantry Coordinator

An East Shore agency needs a volunteer to organize a food pantry, conduct inventory and seek nonperishable food donations to replenish then pantry when stock is low. This opportunity requires 2-4 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Scheduling is very flexible and can be done at the volunteer’s convenience and discretion.

Information & Referral Volunteers

An area agency needs volunteers to answer phones and provide information to callers. The phones are staffed 24/7 with flexible scheduling during daytime, evening and weekend hours.  Volunteers also have the option of answering calls at home after a probation period. Interested volunteers must be willing to complete a 40 hour training to learn about available resources and develop active listening skills

Meal Delivery

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to deliver Kosher meals to homebound seniors in the Harrisburg area. This opportunity is 1-2 hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers must have an insured personal vehicle and good driving records. Clearances also required.


Meal Packaging

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to pack food for Kosher Meals on Wheels. This opportunity is 2-3 hours every other week (or to substitute as needed) on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers will work with an experienced volunteer until comfortable with the process.

Nature Center Volunteer

An East Shore nature center needs a front desk volunteer to greet visitors, answer phones and help with a small gift shop. This opportunity is available Tuesday and/or Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on weekends. You can choose one day or both. Free parking is available.

Office Help

An East Shore agency needs clerical help including answering phones, filing, light correspondence and more. Flexible hours are available between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Because volunteers will be working in a shelter and have access to client information, clearances will be required.

Office Support

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to assist with a variety of office duties including paperwork, filing, mailings and data entry. Periodically this volunteer may be asked to run an errand. This opportunity is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Radio Reading

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to record themselves reading publications, to be aired on a radio station for listeners who are blind. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and will be subject to a reading audition. The opportunity is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours. On the job training will be provided.


An East Shore agency needs a volunteer to greet customers and answer phones at the reception desk. This opportunity is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m – 5 p.m. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with the public and have good telephone etiquette and customer service skills. Clearances are required.

Social Media Volunteer

An East Shore agency needs a volunteer (or team) to assist with social media campaigns. This includes the agency’s website, Facebook and Twitter. This will require 2-5 hours per week year-round. Volunteers will be asked to provide clearances.


A West Shore agency needs volunteers to wrap and pack donated diapers in preparation for pick-up by agency partners. This opportunity is available during week and on Saturdays. No experience necessary.


An area agency needs tutors and classroom aids. This opportunity is extremely flexible and offers both East and West Shore locations as well as daytime and evening hours. Interested volunteers should be friendly, patient and enjoy working with adult learners, many of whom are ESL students. Training and ongoing support are provided.

Volunteer Tax Preparers

Make a big impact on your community. Help provide free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income working families through the Money in Your Pocket program. No previous experience is necessary. For more information visit our Money in Your Pocket web page.

Weekend Volunteer Opportunity

An East Shore agency needs volunteers to cover four-hour weekend shifts at a medical facility. Volunteer duties include answering the phone, keeping common areas straightened, stocking supplies and interacting with families of sick children. Interested volunteers must be compassionate and have good people and listening skills. Training is required and provided by the agency.


A volunteer is needed for an East Shore agency to assist with grant writing, press releases and informational articles. This opportunity has flexible hours ranging from 2-4 hours per week. Interested volunteers should have demonstrated writing skills and good interpersonal skills. Clearances are required.

Youth Mentors

An East Shore agency seeks compassionate, committed volunteers to share their time and skills with youth that are part of a transitional housing program. Volunteers are asked to commit 1-2 Monday nights a month for 2-3 hours. Volunteers must present or obtain clearances.

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