December 08, 2015

Community Volunteer Opportunities

See below for a listing of service/volunteer opportunities in the Franklin County area. Opportunities are separated by commitment type (one-time versus ongoing).



One-Time Service Commitment


Ongoing Service Commitment

ALLY - Circles of Franklin County

Service Overview: Support Circles of Franklin County is a local project of 12+ community partners that empowers families and engages community members to help families move out of poverty into a healthy new futures. Become an ALLY. Join a support team of someone working to overcome their poverty situation. Provide encouragement, ideas, connections and more. An ALLY spends about 4 to 5 hours a month, partnered with other allies, to form a Support Circle. Once a month the group meets for a Circles Meeting. Allies then give another 2 or 3 hours each month to build a friendship. Watch a brief video on the ALLY role.  

Contact: Jon Raber ( 717-263-5060 x320


Disaster Action Team Member - American Red Cross

Service Overview: seeking compassionate individuals to assist the Red Cross in fulfilling our mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters. Disaster Action Team Members respond to local disasters, providing emergency needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

Contact: For more information contact the Volunteer Director at (717) 298-0263 or For additional information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross, visit the Red Cross website.


Sewing - SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

Service Overview: seeking experienced sewers to sew memory bears or pillows for bereaved hospice families. A memory bear or pillow is made using a favorite item of a client's loved one (such as a shirt, robe, apron, or blanket). These special bears and pillows help provide comfort at a difficult time of loss and help preserve the memory of a love one.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator (717) 217-3520 or or visit website.


Teach Life Skills - Franklin County Homeless Shelter

Service Overview: two Tuesdays a month (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm), a team hosts a session to help shelter residents deal more effectively with roadblocks in their lives. Team members need not be experts or teachers. They do need to be willing to engage and share with 8 to 10 residents about topics such as Credit Counseling, Nutrition, Anger Management, Co-dependency, Job Interviewing, Effective Parenting, Stress Management. 

Contact: Suzanne Geaney ( 717-334-7634 x166



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