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We understand first-hand the essence of rallying community support and the positive, life-changing impact we have on the world around us. That's why VFW members volunteer more than 4.7 million hours to community service projects annually, with volunteerism benefiting morale, education, the environment, health sciences and civic projects.
The VFW also takes the lead on fostering patriotism, honor and remembrance across the nation through the VFW's "Buddy" Poppy program and other initiatives.
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 If you have some free time, and would like to volunteer we have a list of local organizations that are always looking for volunteers to help. 
If you decide to volunteer at one of these organizations or another organization of your choice please fill out the following form and turn it into the Commander or another post officer.
Click here for a copy of the form.
Military Share Food Program
Organization: Franklin County Veterans Affairs
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursday once a month
Details: Military share gives free food to veterans twice a month. Help on distribution day and sorting donated food along with other help as needed.
To Volunteer: Contact Julie Beam at

Volunteer income tax assistance program for volunteers
Organization-United Way of Franklin County
Dates: Tax Season (February 2024-April 2024)
Details: United Way of Franklin County is seeking volunteer income tax assistance program volunteers who are interested in sharing their skills, talent and knowledge. As a volunteer, you will help prepare taxes for our neighbors in Franklin County.
To Volunteer: Contact Kelly at
Volunteers for Local Food Pantry
Organization: SCCAP Franklin Pantry
Dates: Available volunteer shifts: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm also Tuesdays from 9am-12pm
Project details: The SCCAP Franklin pantry is looking for long term volunteers to help with food pantry operations. Volunteers help with deliveries, truck unloading, stocking, and sorting. Must be able to lift 45lbs or more.
To Volunteer contact:
Inventory and Donation Distribution
Organization: Little Daisy's Closet 
Location:1613 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg Pa, 17201
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm
Project Details: Volunteers will assist with receiving physical donations, sorting through items, restocking items, checking in guests, assisting guests as needed. Other duties as necessary. 
To volunteer please email or call 717-414-2646.
Volunteer Readers
Organization: United Way of Franklin County
Dates: Ongoing
Details: United Way of Franklin County is seeking community volunteers to help with ongoing opportunities to read to kids through early learning and youth programs. Get involved and volunteer to read with us.
To Volunteer: Contact Kelly at 
Volunteer Scanners
Organization: Old Jail-The Franklin County Historical Society
Location: 175 E. King Steet, Chambersburg Pa 17201
Details: The Franklin County Historical Society (The Old Jail) is seeking volunteers to scan newspapers. Shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4pm, or Friday 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm.
To Volunteer: More information can be found by calling 717-264-1667
Facility Maintenance Volunteer
Organization: Children's Aid Society
Location: Frances Leiter Center, 539 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg Pa 17201
Details: Facility maintenance volunteers needed for up to 8 hrs a month Scheduled shifts are flexible. Volunteer responsibilities include minor upkeep of the facility and grounds such as weeding, mulching, repairing damaged locks and door knobs, other maintenance and cleaning tasks as requested.
To volunteer: Contact Amanda Zeager at
Home Delivered Meal Volunteer
Organization: Franklin County Area of the Aging
Location: Mont Alto, Waynesboro, Greencastle, & Mercersburg, but other locations may be added as needs change.
When: Meals get picked up around 10am and delivered in the mornings.
Project Details: The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to help with delivering meals to consumers in these areas.
To Volunteer: Call 717-263-2153 or visit your local Franklin County Senior Activity Center.
Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store
Organization: The Salvation Army
Location: 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg 
Project Details: Volunteers are always needed to serve in the soup kitchen as well as the thrift store.
To volunteer: contact Brittany McCue 717-264-6169 or email