Safe Berks

255 Chestnut St. | Reading

Groups of no more than six volunteers are needed to cook dinner for Safe House residents Monday through Thursday evenings. Dinner is served at 6pm; volunteers usually arrive around 4pm. Volunteers should plan to cook for 40 people, including children.

CONTACT | Mindy McIntosh, Director of Development at Safe Berks
mindym@safeberks.org | 610.373.1206

Bethany Children's Home

1863 Bethany Rd. | Womelsdorf

On-campus clean-up in spring and fall; sorting and wrapping gifts during the Christmas season; parking and snack bar assistants for Summer Concert Series are needed.

CONTACT | Carolyn Shultz Spano, Director of Development
cspano@bethanyhome.org | 610.589.6828

Bethany Children's Home

City of Reading

Various City Locations | Reading

Join the City of Reading's 25th annual Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, from 8am-1pm. Friends, family, co-workers and neighbors are all welcome to volunteer on this day of community commitment. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT | Steve Harrity, Director of Development
steven.harrity@readingpa.gov | 610.655.6017

Animal Rescue League of Berks County

58 Kennel Rd. | Birdsboro

Have a kiddo that likes kitties? Stop in during regular hours and sign him or her up to be a Book Buddy and read to the cats. The cats get attention; the kids get reading time. It’s a win-win. Open to those in grades 1-8. For more info visit berksarl.org/programs/book-buddies

CONTACT | 610.373.8830

Animal Rescue

Miller-Keystone BloodCenter

Various Locations

Help distribute snacks and drinks with a smile, while monitoring donors and making sure they are doing well after giving blood. Opportunities are available in the Blood Center and at Community Blood Drives. You choose when, where and how often you would like to volunteer.

CONTACT | 800.223.6667

Miller-Keystone BloodCenter

Humane Society of Berks County

Santander Performing Arts Center | Reading

Art for Arf's Sake Art Auction volunteers are needed to assist with check in/check out, live auction, silent auction, raffle ticket sales, bartending, and much more at the event on Saturday, April 27, 4-10pm.

CONTACT | Kristi Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator
krodriguez@humanepa.org | 610.921.2348, ext. 250

Humane Society of Berks


Bethany's Children's Home

1863 Bethany Rd. | Womelsdorf

Helpers are needed for Wednesday night youth events in June, July & August (serving food, decorating, hosting games, interacting with youth). Also needed in September are Over The Edge Fundraising event volunteers (a variety of roles will be available).

CONTACT | Carolyn Shultz Spano, Director of Development
cspano@bethanyhome.org | 610.589.6828

Bethany Children's Home Over the edge

Down on the Farm Adult Daycare & Respite


Looking for artists, musicians, fitness instructors, yoga instructors and more to share their talents and insights with individuals living with mental illness or dual diagnoses. Many residents do not have the means to go to live shows and classes, so staff is looking to bring the fun to them! Artists of all ages welcome. Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

CONTACT | 610.385.6175

Down on the Farm Adult Daycare

The Wellness Center for Pets & Their People, Inc.

Zion Blue Mountain UCC | Bernville

Volunteers are needed to help with packaging toiletries, re-bagging pet food, and distribution of pantry materials the third Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm.

CONTACT | Carolyn Shultz Spano, Director of Development
facebook.com/WCPPHF | 717.675.4136

Pets and Their People

Friend, Inc. Community Services

658D Noble St. | Kutztown

Help teach financial management to those that receive financial/emergency assistance. Classes are 5 weeks long and go over a variety of topics that include making a budget. Friend needs mentors to work individually with each client to help them make a budget, create goals, and figure out ways to make their income stretch.

CONTACT | Sandra L. Wise, Executive Director
swise@friendinc.org | 610.683.9012

Friend, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Inc.

ReStore: 5370 Allentown Pike | Temple

Work as little as three hours a month or as much as several times a week. The ReStore is open Wed-Sat, 9am to 6pm, and Sun, Noon to 6pm. Why not get a workout in while giving back? Ride along with truck drivers to pick up donations or stay in-house to help with loading and unloading customers' and donors' vehicles. It’s a great way to burn calories and stay in shape! Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. Customer service and pleasant, professional demeanor are essential for interacting with Habitat donors of goods.

CONTACT | 610.921.1315

Habitat for Humanity

Reading Company Technical & Historical Society

500 S. 3rd St. | Hamburg

Docents volunteer at least one weekend day per month; welcome visitors, staff Museum store, lead tours of rail yard, operate Munchkin Railroad, assist in interpreting Museum exhibits.

CONTACT | 610.562.5513

Reading Company


Girls on the Run Berks County

201 Washington St., Ste. 502 | Reading

Girls on the Run Berks volunteer coaches are the heart and soul of our organization. They are women and men who take great pride in role modeling caring, connectedness, and inner strength. Coaches are from all backgrounds and communities, all ages and professions, and often, are not runners! They reflect the girls and communities we serve and can be parents/guardians, teachers, support staff, administrators or community members. Anyone who shares a common belief in the inherent strength, bravery, and limitless potential of all girls is encouraged to get involved!

CONTACT | Sandra Krafczek
info@gotrberks.org | 484.332.6132

Girls on the Run

Family Promise of Berks County, Inc.

325 N. 5th St. | Reading

Are you good at reading, writing, math or science? Want to make a difference in a child's life? Consider giving an hour of your time to a child or teen each week. Your time, compassion and knowledge can help them with homework, studying and the tools needed for a successful learning experience.

CONTACT | Elise Chesson, Executive Director
echesson@familypromiseofberks.org | 610.373.3323, ext. 24

Reading Company

Humane Society of Berks County

1801 N. 11th Street | Reading

Helpers are needed for dog walking/animal enrichment, kennel and cat cage cleaning, community outreach/events, and front desk/customer service. Individuals interested in joining the volunteer team should visit humanepa.org and complete a volunteer application.

CONTACT | Kristi Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator
krodriguez@humanepa.org | 610.921.2348, ext. 250

Humane Society

Berks Encore

40 N. 9th St. | Reading

Volunteers are needed to assist with grocery shopping for Berks homebound residents ages 50 years and older at local Redner’s Warehouse Market locations. Meals on Wheels delivery drivers are also needed.

CONTACT | applaudinglife@berksencore.org | 610.374.3195

Berks Encore

Body Zone Sports and Wellness Complex

3103 Paper Mill Rd. | Wyomissing

Assist participants in the Rock Steady Boxing program, an international, non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness program for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Volunteers will aid participants by helping them get stronger and feel better, supporting all aspects of classes from set-up and breakdown to providing exercise assistance and more.

CONTACT | Jason Kelly, Assistant Director of Wellness and Aquatics
jkelly@bodyzonesports.com | 610.376.2100

Body Zone Sports

Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Blue Mountain Camp | Hamburg

A perfect opportunity for school youth ages 15 and up to gain community service hours for school. Teens can help at the Blue Mountain Camp, which runs approximately eight weeks during the summer. Volunteers play a leadership role to Olivet children ages 6-14 with everything from arts & crafts to canoeing, hiking and swimming.

CONTACT | Abigail Goldberg, Volunteer Coordinator
Abigail.goldberg@olivetbgc.org | 610.373.1314

Berks Encore