Thank you for your interest in volunteering at HOPE in Lancaster.  We could never accomplish all we do without our volunteers.  Each and every volunteer hour helps HOPE be the best steward of the resources donated and provided to us. One hour of your time provides HOPE with $24.01 in labor savings.  Our annual savings with volunteers like you  equals $360,500!  This savings are dollars that are used to serve more people in the community.

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Client Direct

Answers the phone and provides support to clients and staff by answering client questions and directing clients to the appropriate staff person or program.  Mon-Fri 8:30-11:30


Assists client when they come into HOPE to seek assistance, request information, or drop off information.  Mon-Tue-Wed 8:30-11:30


Meets directly with and discusses with clients to identify the client’s needs and possible resources for assistance.  Mon-Tue-Wed 8:30-11:30

Clerical Support

Supports the program staff by answering the phone; gathers and verifies the information provided by the client when they apply for assistance, assists staff in managing client communication and files.  Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00

Choice Pantry

Assists clients receiving food assistance by bagging their food pantry orders according to their choices and delivers food orders to the client’s car.  Mon-Tue-Wed 8:30-11:30

Senior Pantry Intake

Receives, welcomes, and assists senior clients when they receive their monthly support of food and non-food products by verifying client home information, setting next appointment, and checking wellness of client.  Tue & Thu 8:30-12:15

Senior Pantry Food

Prepares, bags, and delivers the senior client’s choices directly to the client’s car.  Tue & Thu 8:30-12:15

Client - Behind the Scenes
Food Couriers

Supports staff by picking up and delivering to HOPE deli, produce and frozen meat products from retail stores.   Mon-Sun AM Times Vary, usually 1 -2 hours

Stocking & Receiving

Supports the Choice Pantry volunteers and Food Pantry staff by receiving, processing and stocking food donations ensuring quality, expiration dates, and packaging of all donated products perishable and non-perishable.  Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri 1:00-4:00

Senior Pantry Stocking

Supports the Senior Pantry volunteers and Food Pantry staff by assisting in preparing, stocking, and bagging products to be given at the Senior Pantry.   Mon & Wed Times Vary

Agency Support
Admin Support

Supports the Staff by filing, office support, data entry, preparing reports, office projects, and mass mailings. Can also include use of various office support software such as QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Little Green Light, and Charity Tracker.  Based on assignment and your availability, usually include a 2-3-hour commitment either weekly or bi-weekly