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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to our work!

Connect with us and see how your passions and talents can impact people facing homelessness, poverty and incarceration.

Below are a list of typical volunteer opportunities. If you find one or more areas of interest, please complete and submit the form on this page, or contact Nick Mucci, Director of Development at or (717) 230-9550 for more information.

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Description of Volunteer Opportunities

  • Adopt A Room at Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven (SHSH)

    Help paint, furnish and prepare a room at Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven, to provide a home for a formerly homeless man.

  • Social Groups at SHSH

    Bring a group to provide a social activity to the formerly homeless men who are residents at Susquehanna Harbor Safe Haven.

  • Compassion Action Network

    Work with other volunteers and grassroots groups to support people living on the streets of Harrisburg.

  • Organize your family, church, school, civic group or work place to gather items for Welcome Home kits for homeless individuals and families attaining an apartment.

  • Rally your family, church, school, civic group or work place to gather trial size toiletries to make shower kits for people currently living on the street.

  • Tangible Items Management

    Helping to organize and manage our inventory of items used to create welcome home kits and shower kits and other tangible items.

  • HELP Ministries

    Provide office support or make follow-up calls to past program clients to encourage them and track their progress.

  • Winter Overnight Shelter For Men

    Volunteer for evening hospitality at this overnight sleeping space for men during the cold winter months.

  • Winter Overnight Shelter for Women and Non-Binary Persons

    Volunteer for evening hospitality at the only winter walk-in shelter for women in Harrisburg, which also provides space for others whose gender identity does not fit with other area shelter.

  • Prison Action Ministries

    Support men and women in Dauphin County Prison as well as citizens returning to the community through mentoring, worship services or community events.

  • Project A.S.K.

    Support youth in West Shore School District by doing a drive for needed items, or helping to organize and manage items collected.

  • Facilities/Maintenance

    Help us keep our buildings active in ministry through your own tangible help, or connecting with contractors and volunteer group that can help.

  • Work Groups

    Bring a group from your church, civic group or workplace for a day of service, including projects such as mailings, cleaning or landscaping.

  • Race & Unity Action Coalition

    Join with church members from east and west shore congregations who are working to break down barriers created by racism and prejudice in our community.

  • Mailing/Office Projects

    Help with mailing projects or other office projects to support our bustling programs for those facing homelessness, poverty or incarceration.

  • Special Event Planning/Fundraising:

    Help promote our United In Love banquet, prison ministry concert, walk, golf tournament or Joy To The Burg Christmas album/concert through planning, promotion, auction item recruitment, and sponsor solicitation.

  • Administration/IT

    Support our ministry behind the scenes by assisting with administrative programs, data entry, or other technical support.

  • Social Media/Web/Photography/Public Relations

    Help us tell our story by creating written or photographic content that can be shared in our e-news, social media and website, or help with other public relations efforts.

  • Riverboat Service/Ecumenical Events

    Support our summer Sunday morning worship services on the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat by leading worship, preaching, or serving as a greeter, or assisting with other ecumenical events.

  • Board/Governance

    Lend your expertise by serving on a committee in areas such as finance, programming, fundraising, or personnel to strengthen our organizational leadership.