Volunteer

There may be other ways for you to contribute your time. Safe Harbour is always looking for people with special expertise and skills that could improve the life skills of our residents. Help in ways not presently being provided is welcomed.

Volunteers are always welcome at Safe Harbour and there are many ways you can lend a helping hand to residents and staff. Volunteers are needed to assist residents, provide transportation, help with work projects and other activities. To volunteer or for more information, simply submit your information by clicking the button below, call the Safe Harbour office, or if you’re close by, stop in.

As required by Pennsylvania law, all volunteers who have direct or indirect contact with children are required to have criminal and child abuse background clearances. These clearances include Pennsylvania State Police, Childline or Pennsylvania child abuse, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Clearances completed by an employer or another organizations are acceptable to meet this requirement. Below are links to websites where volunteers may begin the process of getting clearances.

PLEASE NOTE that the Pennsylvania clearance checks are free of charge for those seeking to volunteer. If you have any questions about the clearances please contact Safe Harbour at 717-249-2200. We would be happy to assist you in completing these clearances.

PLEASE NOTE that for FBI criminal clearance, completion of the application is the first step. Additional requirements include fingerprinting. All necessary conditions are included on the website below.

volunteer opportunities

Childcare Supervision

Volunteers are needed to supervise activities and play with children in our community room or our playroom while parents attend educational classes, or are performing chores throughout our facility. You should have a flexible evening schedule, as sometimes our childcare needs arise quickly.

Resident Mentor

Volunteers are needed to establish a relationship of support with a single resident or family for an extended period of time. Many work with parents and children together to give guidance and support.

Provide Transportation

Volunteers provide transportation for clients to appointments or other activities on an “as-needed” basis. Potential destinations may include doctor or dentist offices, grocery stores, shopping centers, and local assistance offices. Locations include the immediate Carlisle area, Harrisburg, Lebanon, and other places in southcentral Pennsylvania.

Sort and Store Donations

Volunteers sometimes are assist with sorting and storing donated items, such as clothing or linens, toiletries, and non-perishable food items. When need, volunteers would be asked to come in weekdays of your choice between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Manage Toys and Playroom

Once or twice monthly, volunteers may be needed to reorganize the playroom, disposing of broken or inappropriate toys and cleaning toys and shelves when necessary. (Excellent group project)

Work Projects

Volunteers are needed for special projects such as painting, carpentry, moving furniture, cleaning rooms and halls, and projects requiring office or computer skills.

Serve on Committees

Volunteers are needed to offer specific skills to various components of Safe Harbour. Our list of committees include Finance, Events & Community Relations, Client Services, Property, Resource Development, Human Resources, Board Development, and Ad Hoc Visioning.

There may be other ways for you to contribute your time. Safe Harbour is always looking for people with special expertise and skills that could improve the life skills of our residents. Help in ways not presently being provided is welcomed.