American Red Cross
When you volunteer with the American Red Cross, you’re supporting one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world and making a positive impact on your peers and in your community. You can also maximize your talent, learn new skills, improve your resume, and meet new people – all while making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Volunteers under the age of 18 must provide parental consent. Get involved by creating or joining your school's Red Cross Club. Info
Central PA Food Bank
As a non-profit organization, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank relies on volunteers to fulfill our vision that no one should be hungry. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated. YOU help make a difference and touch so many lives in your very own community when volunteering at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
Cumberland County Library System
Cumberland County Locations
The Cumberland County Library System welcomes skilled volunteers. Volunteers can help with many things. Some volunteer jobs include:
Helping with special events or projects
Taking books to nursing homes or shut-ins
Cleaning and mending materials
Opening boxes of new materials
Putting jackets, labels and stickers on new materials
Visit your local branch's website for specific branch volunteer details by clicking on the Volunteer Info link.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Harrisburg
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area depends very heavily on volunteer engagement. We operate with a very small staff and our work could not be completed without the generous donation of time by our volunteers. The ReStore is no different: we rely on our volunteers for everything from collecting donations, testing, cleaning, and merchandising product, and loading customer purchases. Must be 16.
Midwest Food Bank
We have many opportunities for students to help with our mission. From labeling cans, making boxes, doing paperwork, etc., we will find something for them to do! If a kiddo is under the age of 14, we would like if a parent would be available to chaperone. We’ve had children as young as 5 years old help with labeling cans and loved it!
Midwest is a faith based organization and it our mission to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and provide disaster relief, all without discrimination. With a staff of 3, we rely heavily on volunteers to help with our mission (we operate on a 1% operating budget)
PA Historical and Museum Commission- PA Archeology Dept. at State Museum
Volunteer positions are available with the State Museum of Pennsylvania's Archaeology Lab, located in the Keystone Building in downtown Harrisburg. Any individual over the age of 16 is welcome to volunteer. Background checks may be required and volunteer paperwork needs to be completed.
Our volunteers help with donated collections, slide scanning, secretarial duties, and general curatorial support. Collections may include artifacts from both historic and Native American sites in Pennsylvania, help out with special events throughout the year, including The PA Farm Show, The Annual Workshops in Archaeology, and Kipona to name a few and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing excavations at Fort Hunter.
Here at Project SHARE, volunteer opportunities are endless. We look forward to partnering with you for the betterment of our community. Whether you are serving community members directly through Distribution or picking produce during Gleaning every job helps Project SHARE complete its mission. Additional youth volunteer opportunities are available during the summer season.
Youth volunteers under the age of 15 years old require a parent to be present.
Suits to Careers
Formerly known as Dress for Success and Tied to Success, Suits to Careers needs volunteers to support their mission. Students interested in gaining experience through community involvement or wanting to give back through volunteering: your involvement with this organization and the communities supported in South Central Pennsylvania is invaluable. Each task, no matter how big or small, is an way to experience something new and learn the joy of selflessness.
United Way of the Capital Region
Statistics show the youth volunteers of today will be the adult volunteers of tomorrow. The Volunteer Center has a wide range of programs geared towards introducing youth to volunteerism. We work with individual students and youth service groups.