Volunteer Receptionists

Our clinic is seeking volunteer receptionists for morning clinic Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8:30am–noon and Thursdays 1:30pm-5pm. For more information, please call Evelyn London at (717) 358-2009 or email elondon@wsm.org.


Rescue Mission Food Drive

Food Sorting

No Weekends or Evenings

Water Street is expecting to receive over 120,000 pounds of donated food through the Rescue Mission Food Drive. Volunteers are needed to sort the donated food in the months of November and December. This food will help feed the hungry in Lancaster County during the holidays and into the New Year. If you or a group are able to volunteer please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Nichole Mobley, nmobley@wsm.org or call (717) 358-2040 . She will need to know how many people will volunteer, the day and times you are available, your full name and the best way to contact you.




Mission Program long term volunteers serve on a weekly basis and often have specific qualifications that match the need noted below. They also work directly with our guests in various ways. If you would like to apply for any of the volunteer opportunities noted below, please contact our Mission Volunteer Coordinator, Ashley, at awilliams@wsm.org or call (717)358-2069.


Career Appointment Driver

About: Do you have a good driving record and enjoy helping people get where they need to go? We have a need for career appointment drivers to help our guests get to job interviews! Be a part of lifelong change as our guests pursue new opportunities. Drivers will be able to encourage guests on the way to appointments and be a listening ear to process how the interview went.

Requirements: Valid PA license, must have your own vehicle; No traffic violation within the past 2 years.

Time commitment: 1-2 hrs/wk, exact times vary


Career Tutor

About: Are you interested in guiding our guests as they journey on a path to a renewed lifestyle? We are seeking volunteers to proofread resumes and cover letters, assist with online navigation and job hunting, and online job applications. Consider becoming a career tutor in the Career and Learning Center and see first hand how someone ends homelessness! Our new Career and Learning Center is partnering with CareerLink to offer career seminars for our residents and guests. Outside of the class, guests will be developing their own resume and cover letters. We need career tutors to come alongside our guests as they work on these. In addition, you will help our guests as they job search and apply to open positions. As some of our guests have little to no computer training, you may also be helping them learn to use a computer and the internet. Come encourage lasting change as our residents move from homelessness to hope.

Requirements: Basic computer skills, experience with resume and cover letter writing, tutoring experience preferred but not required.

Time commitment: 1-2 hrs/wk minimum


Access Center Administrative Volunteer

About: Welcome people to our Access Center, the front door of Water Street’s campus. You will provide support to our Access Center team through directing visitors, answering phone calls, and performing important data entry. We are seeking volunteers with a passion for people, energized by helping others, and are able to exhibit a high level of flexibility in his or her role, while able doing a variety of tasks. By assisting in the Access Center you will be helping to make the Mission more effective in serving our guests and helping other volunteers get where they need to be.

Requirements: Warm, friendly attitude, experience working in an office a plus, basic computer skills.

Time commitment: 2 hrs/wk


Children’s Ministry Volunteer (evenings)

About: Do you have a passion for working with kids and thrive in a high-energy environment? We are seeking volunteers for our children’s ministry who will partner with our staff as we seek to love, encourage, and develop the children at Water Street. As a children’s ministry volunteer you will lead short lessons and games for the kids and be a key supporting role to the staff overseeing the children’s ministry.

Requirements: Patience, lots of energy, experience working with kids. A background check is required for this position.

Time commitment: 1.5 hrs/wk in the evenings (6:45-8:15pm)


Community Homeless Outreach Center Volunteer

About: We are in need of volunteers to help in our Community Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC). This position requires the heart of a servant who has the opportunity to truly love on our guests. You will help scan guests into CHOC and assist with distributing toiletries to guests such as shampoo, razors, and soap. You will also be serving our guests through doing their laundry. Our guests are encouraged as they can receive a shower and clean clothes.

Requirements: Ability to work with homeless population

Time commitment: 1-4 hrs/wk, weekdays between 9:00am-5:00pm


Prince Street Campus
210 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Volunteer Coordinator


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