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Volunteering at CAP

Following is a summary of the volunteer opportunities available through the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County. Please note that most in-person CAP volunteer activities require three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI). If you do not have the clearances, CAP will provide forms and related information about the application process.

Volunteer Application 

To volunteer at CAP, please fill out the application and email it to

Click here to download application (.pdf)

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

These opportunities are for anyone who is seeking a one-time volunteer opportunity! Fill out the form below and we’ll add you to our list notifying you of any opportunity that may come up:

  • Thrive to Five – Kitchen Clean Up – 12/18/21 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County’s Thrive to Five Program (formerly Head Start + CAP Child Care) Nutrition Services is looking for volunteers to help clean up and reorganize the large storage room at CAP.
    • Duties include: removing old materials and equipment, moving shelves around, consolidating supplies and creating a working space. Purpose: To consolidate Thrive to Five operation supplies to help ensure the business is able to procure and maintain enough inventory to support the communities in which we serve/


  • Graphic Design
  • Writers/Editors
  • Photographer
  • Videographer

Help the Communications department tell stories through visual mediums such as graphic design, photography, videography or blogging. Volunteers will be able to work at the comfort of their own home or come into the office and help out depending on their schedule.

Crispus Attucks Community Center

  • Food Bank Volunteers

The Crispus Attucks Community Center needs volunteers for the Food Bank every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Volunteers would be helping unload the truck, organize the food, and help with the distribution of the food.

Domestic Violence Services

  • Hotline Assistance – Provide support, safety planning and referrals to those reaching out for help and information via the 24-hour hotline and text line
  • Reception/Front Desk – Assist the Emergency Shelter front desk by greeting visitors, answering Hotline calls and assisting residents
  • Court Accompaniment –provide in-person support and information to victims/survivors attending Protection From Abuse hearings
  • Empowerment Counseling –use a peer support, empowerment focused model to help victims/survivors establish short- and long-term goals and safety planning
  • Community Education & Health Fairs – Provide education activities in local schools, community and faith-based organizations to teach the importance of healthy relationships
  • Public Speakers Bureau – Present at public forums to educate the community on victims’ needs and increase access to services for victims
  • Children’s Program, Activities, and Child Care –provide in-person support with children living at the safe house using an evidence-based, trauma informed group curriculum
  • Tutoring 
  • Fundraising, including the Annual Gala Committee 

All volunteers must participate in a 45-hour domestic violence training program (offered in spring and fall) prior to volunteering with the program.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact the Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator at 717-299-9677 ext. 3105 or email.

Lancaster County Reentry Coalition (LCRC, formerly RMO)

Sorting & Organizing donations and scheduling to deliver winter items to the Adult Probation & Parole Office.

Poverty Simulator Volunteer

Poverty Simulations are a series of role-playing scenarios that give participants the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty and its impact on society as a whole. Participants adopt a new persona and family profile for the purpose of the exercise.

We’re always looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping! The volunteer will hold a unique role within the simulator.

Thrive to Five (formerly known as Head Start + CAP Child Care)

Work with children and teachers in the classroom throughout Lancaster County. Volunteer opportunity includes activities such as reading out loud, helping around the classroom, and so much more depending on need.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us Form
    Select the program(s) that you are interested in volunteering with.