Families, church groups, businesses, and other local groups can make a big difference- and have fun- by volunteering as a group. Follow these simple steps to get started, and check out the group opportunities listed below.

  1. Read our Confidentiality Policy.
  2. Each person in the group must create/have an account.
  3. A group leader should contact Kristina Depew at or (717) 257-4442 ext. 229. Our volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you soon after receiving your email/call.

Please note: Additional clearances may be required. While we want to get you involved as quickly as possible, it may take several weeks to complete this process.

Possible group opportunities:

  • Serve a meal- groups of 5 or less, available daily
    • Women’s Shelter: Lunch volunteers serve 10:00-1:00; Dinner volunteers serve 3:00-5:30
    • Men’s Shelter: Lunch volunteers serve 11:15-12:15 weekdays, 11:45-12:45 Saturdays; Dinner volunteers serve 5:15-6:15 daily
  • Special Projects (such as yard work, painting, cleaning, etc)

If your group is interested in hosting a drive on our behalf, please view our needs list and select any items that work best for you!

Important information about group projects:

  • Most of our group projects are suitable for up to 10 people, but occasionally we are able to work with larger groups on a case-by-case basis.
  • Group scheduling: any special group volunteer projects require time to plan with the appropriate departments. Please submit requests at least 30-60 days prior to the date of service.