Our Most Current Volunteer Needs by Location:

Last Updated: June 9, 2022


Dillsburg Center

Front desk: Openings for summer months coverage as needed.  Data entry volunteers needed as well.

Dover Center

Pantry: No needs at this time
Front Desk: Monday afternoon front desk and Thursday morning front desk
Youth Program:  Volunteer clearances are required. PA State Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse, and FBI Fingerprinting.
Help is needed Monday and Tuesday from 4 pm – 6 pm.
Enola Center front

Enola Center

Enola is currently looking for volunteers willing to train on Tuesdays and Thursdays to open the center on other weekdays.

Pantry volunteers: Help is needed M – F. Willing to train on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Pantry desk volunteers: Help is needed Mon, Wed, & Fri. Willing to train on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Front desk receptionists: Help is needed Mon, Wed, Fri. Willing to train on Tuesday and Thursdays.

Data Entry: Help is needed M-F with flexible shift times.

Hanover Center

**Urgent need -Front desk Admin: scheduling on the calendar, paperwork for guests, answering phone calls, opening/closing the lobby, greeting guests, light filing, making copies, sending faxes, general light office duties,informing others about our resources, and area referrals.

Pantry Stockers: Check-in guests for appointments and assist guests with directions to other services.  Occasionally helps stock items in their surrounding area. Help is needed on Tuesday – Friday 12:00 pm -4:00 pm.

Pantry desk help: signing guests up for food appointments, answering phones, multi-task, schedule appointments. Help is needed Friday morning 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Youth Program: PA State Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse History, and FBI Fingerprinting are required.

Help needed in our youth program Monday Night 3:30 – 6:30 pm at our Hanover Center.

Mechanicsburg Center

Food pantry/ Front Desk: Responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling, and directing guests to the appropriate staff member.

Caseworkers: Tuesday evenings from 6:15-8:30

Appointment desk/USDA desk: Volunteers needed


Littlestown Center

Littlestown is looking for volunteers for all positions.


Front Desk Receptionist : Help needed Thursday evening’s from 4pm-7pm as well as Friday’s from 8:45am – 12:00pm

Front Desk position welcomes our guests and manages our lobby area.  This is a wonderful position for those who are good communicators and multi-task well.

Pantry Roles: Help needed Thursday evenings from 4pm-7pm and again on Friday’s from 8:45am-12:00pm.

USDA Desk Volunteers ensure compliance with federal USDA requirements for food distribution.  This role is ideal for detail-oriented people who can ensure New Hope is complying with all federal requirements.

Appointment Desk Volunteers manage the appointment book by scheduling appointments for pantry guests.  This role is great for people-oriented individuals who are also good communicators and multi-taskers.

Pantry Volunteers assist guests with shopping and ensure that pantry shelves are well stocked with a variety of food choices.  This is a great position for volunteers who are people-oriented.  This requires the ability to stand for long periods of time and to be able to lift food pantry items (carts are provided for transporting heavier items).

Warehouse Volunteers are mostly behind the scenes, managing the warehouse, receiving donations and resources before being weighed into the pantry.

New Oxford Center

Immediate help is needed for our new location!

Pantry/TEFAP Desk: Monday – Friday, 4 afternoon shifts open.  12:30am-4:00pm

A pantry desk assists guests with our front office. It is a wonderful position, orientating each guest to best serve them in our large warehouse. Our pantry desk volunteers: welcome guests, help record signatures for data entry, inform guests of any new helpful programs, oversee our lunch cafe as well as other duties as needed. ie. pray with guests.

Pantry Helpers: Tuesday afternoons, Thursday mornings, & Friday Afternoons

Our pantry volunteer responsibilities are more people-oriented. They welcome all guests into the pantry and also receive our food donations. Pantry volunteers assist guests with their shop in a most friendly manner and also help bring a loaded shopping cart up our parking lot ramp. The pantry volunteer also restocks shelves and helps maintain a clean pantry area.

Warehouse: Monday – Friday 4 shifts to fill 8:30am-12:30pm or 12-4pm

Warehouse volunteers help manage the warehouse, receive donations and resources prior to being weighed in the panty.

Truck delivery/pick up: Monday  9 am-11 or 12-2 pm

Our volunteer will drive to a local store OR Hanover warehouse to pick up pre-arranged weekly donations. Our volunteer may use a NHM vehicle or their personal vehicle. This position asks for strength to lift and load food when picking up and then again when arriving at the center.

West Shore Center

Front Desk: These volunteers answer the phone, schedule casework appointments, and collect proper paperwork for casework appointments.  Need volunteers for Thursday evening and other times to fill in as needed.
Pantry Desk: These volunteers answer the phone and help guests set up their next food appointments.  A basic computer knowledge and typing skills can be helpful.  Need volunteers for Thursday or Friday, morning or afternoon.
Food Pantry: These volunteers sort donations and stock shelves in the pantry.  Volunteers needed for Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
Warehouse: These volunteers process and weigh in donations.  Volunteers are needed Thursday mornings as well as most afternoons.

Mobile Food Pantry

Ambassador’s Bible Chapel- One Wednesday per month from 3-5pm

Fairview Bethel Church of God- New Cumberland – One Thursday per month from 3-5pm

Administration Office

Occasional help is needed with various mailing projects (folding, stuffing envelopes, etc)

Misc. office duties

Admin office is located at the Dillsburg Center

99 W. Church Street

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