Location: 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552
Jodi Runge, Bereavement Coordinator
Community Service Activities: Volunteers will assist at a one-day camp designed to support grieving children who have experienced a death of a loved one. The goal of the camp is to help children understand the death experience, learn about grief, and have fun. Volunteers will assist and participate with children in athletic events, grief workshops, meaningful crafts, aquatics, and remembrance and sharing.
Children’s Aid Society
Location: 400 W. Market St., York, PA 17401
Michele McWatters, Parent Support Group Coordinator
Phone: 717-845-5771 ext. 105
Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare while their parents attend weekly support groups. Afternoon and evening assistance is needed.
Interested individuals should complete and submit the volunteer application found online.
Cross Keys Village—The Brethren Home Community
Location: 2990 Carlisle Pike, P. O. Box 128, New Oxford, PA 17350
Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist as one or more of the following positions—friendly visitor, leader for men’s discussion group, hair care escort, rehab escort, fine art greeter, assisted living shopping, activity aide, bingo helper, stamp group volunteer, and Visually Impaired Program (VIP) buddy.
Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application found on the website listed above. In addition, they should provide Cross Keys Village with two references who are not relatives. Once the application has been submitted and reviewed, an interview will occur followed by a general orientation and a tour of the facilities.
Location: 100 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17401
Ann Davis, Executive Director
Community Service Activities: Interested individuals have the opportunity to possibily perform in the theatre shows as well as teach other aspiring actors/actoresses. Summer camps and acting classes are also available for individuals to volunteer at.
Location: 3995 E. Market Street, York, PA 17402
Community Service Activities: There are various opportunities available for interested individuals; however, in order to volunteer direct services, individuals should volunteer in positions such as Child Care Aides. In this position, volunteers will provide childcare while parents are taking one of the free parenting classes offered by Family-Child Resources.
Volunteers are needed in the evening, Monday through Thursday. Training is provided for individuals.
Location: 500 N. George St., Hanover, PA 17331
Lisa Behrens, Chief Executive Officer
Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to assist with coaching, child care, academic tutoring, and reading books.
Interested individuals should submit the online volunteer application found on the website listed above.
H. O. P. E. (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support)
Location: 150 E. Main Street, 2nd floor, New Freedom, PA 17349
Community Service Activities: Volunteers will provide transportation or assist with various needs of patients and their families dealing with cancer in the York County area. In doing so, volunteers will attend or host special events, deliver home-cooked meals, transport patients to appointments, and/or share experiences as well as time with a newly diagnosed patient.
Interested individuals should fill out the online volunteer application found on the website listed above.
Location: 325 South Belmont St., York, PA 17405
Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist in various settings, such as in the hospital and hospice. An opportunity available for volunteers is becoming a White Rose Hospice Patient Support Volunteer. In this position, volunteers help patients and their families cope with the struggles of a life-limiting illness. For specific and up-to-date opportunities, contact the Memorial Hospital directly.
New Hope Ministries
Location: 211 South Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019
Joanne Fortney, Volunteer Coordinator
Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed in assisting with the children and youth programs, providing one-on-one tutoring for a child, and sharing a talent/skill, such as craft lesson or cooking class, with the children and youth.
Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application found online.
York County Children’s Advocacy Center
Location: South Queen Street, York, PA
Cheri Crounse, Administrative Assistant
Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist in a variety of ways, such as becoming an Interview Assistant Volunteer. Volunteers in this position greet families and assist with supervision of children in the Family Waiting Room, if necessary, while their parents and/or caregiver meet with the investigative teams.
Interested volunteers will receive training and must submit child abuse clearances.
York County Parks
- Various locations throughout York County
- Administrative Office: 400 Mundis Race Rd., York, PA 17406
Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and events in the parks throughout York County. For direct service volunteer opportunities, volunteers can serve as a reader for Fox Storytime, specifically reading stories to preschool children on field trips to Nixon Park. In addition, volunteers can assist as a Volunteer Naturalist, who helps lead groups of students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, on hikes, water studies, or assists public programs and events. Training for these positions is provided.
Location: 10 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17401
Mindy Christian, Project Director
Community Service Activities: YorkArts has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available, ranging from preparing for exhibitions, helping out with special events, teaching art classes, and assisting the Artist-Educators with community outreach programs.
Interested individuals should either contact Mindy Lombardo directly or fill out the volunteer application found on the website listed above.
Location: 320 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403
Melissa Horn, Volunteer Coordinator
Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist in a variety of special events that occur throughout the year, including Lady White Rose Run (April), Race Against Racism (April), Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (May), Ladies’ Sprint Triathlon (June), and York Halloween Parade (October). Volunteers can also assist in a variety of community programs, such as Early Learning Centers, Girls on the Run, Quantum Opportunities Program, Community Renaissance, and Temple Guard Drill Team.
Depending on the specific area of volunteering, individuals may need to submit criminal background clearances.