We are blessed to have many dedicated volunteers. Professionals, teachers, homemakers, retired persons and teenagers have a place at the Mission. Churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations and individuals provide willing hands to reach out and touch the lives of those in need.

Please Note: Changes in Pennsylvania's Child Protection Laws - Due to changes in the child protection laws in the state of Pennsylvania, York Rescue Mission now requires all volunteers who work with children and youth (even in a one time capacity) to submit the three background checks. Please click on the Application Process link to the right for more information & for the Clearance Process Instructions link.

Ladies are welcome to join our Ladies Auxiliary to explore additional volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer or take a tour of the Mission, please contact Kathy (717) 812-1692.

In the year 2014, more than 4,523 volunteers have logged in 30,449 hours!!


The following is a list of just a few of the activities in which volunteers are constantly needed:

  • Mentor men and women in our recovery programs.
  • Supply and/or prepare a meal at our Women & Children's Emergency Shelter.
  • Join our Outreach team and help with our various activities throughout the year.
  • Pray for the clients, programs and staff, by becoming a prayer partner. Prayer calendars are available.
  • Sponsor a Friday "game nite" or "craft nite" at the Women & Children's Shelter.
  • Collect old cell phones and inkjet cartridges to recycle for the Ladies Auxiliary fundraising project-paying for a diesel truck.
  • Organize a "paper drive" (collecting paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, paper plates and cups).
  • Organize a "personal care products drive" (collecting combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deoderant, soaps, brushes, shampoo, razors, etc.)
  • Use talents to bake, cook, crochet, sew, paint, fix a leak, help with electrical maintenance, research and write grants, mentor or teach.
  • Contact us for more opportunities!

You CAN make a difference today!

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