Volunteering with Blessings of Hope

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Volunteer in 3 Easy Steps



New volunteers must complete an application form before volunteering. You can do this online (preferred) or on paper when you arrive. (Note: One application per household.)



Click the button below and follow the instructions to schedule a volunteer shift. If you don't have internet access, call 717-824-1227 ext 1001. Individual or group scheduling options available.


Check In

Arrive 10-15 minutes before your shift is scheduled to start. Check in at the front desk, clock in, get your nametag, and a coordinator will direct you to your designated tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lancaster, PA

Stock shelves, open boxes, and sort items at our Ministry Selection Center.

Leola, PA

Sort and package food for efficient distribution.

East Petersburg, PA

Help with food dehydration, freezing, and sorting food.

Elizabethtown, PA

Stay tuned for opportunities coming soon.

Other Opportunities

Cleaning, Compost Processing, Children’s Activities Supervisor, Fundraiser Events,
Photography, Truck Drivers, Truck Washing, Forklift Operators, Maintenance

for a complete list of shift locations, time slots, addresses, and requirements go to the volunteer portal

What You Need to Know About Being a Volunteer

Preparing for Your Shift

  1. Wear closed toe shoes. 
  2. Secure loose hanging hair. 
  3. Cover any open wounds. 
  4. If you are not feeling well, we kindly ask you to serve another time. 
  5. Call us or cancel online if you are unable to make it to your shift. 
  6. Read through all policies and procedures before your first shift. 
  7. Carpool when possible due to limited parking. 
  8. Please be on time for your shift and serve with joy and excellence.


Play Our Volunteer Tutorial Video

Play Our Volunteer Tutorial Video

Age Requirements

Volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 

Minimum age requirements vary by shift. All infants are subject to these rules. Click here to download a complete list of age requirements.

All shifts are approx 2 1/2 to 3 hrs. 

Scheduling & registration required.

Family-Friendly Shift Policy

We have Family Friendly Shifts several times a week where all ages are welcome. *All children age 5 and older must be added to the schedule if they are coming to a Family Friendly shift. 

Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s behavior and safety while volunteering. 

Monday 8:30 AM (Leola only)
Friday 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM (Leola only)

Food Blessings Policy

After your volunteer shift you will receive a voucher for one visit to select food at our Ministry Selection Center. The voucher may be used anytime we’re open within the specified expiration date. If you do not need the voucher, we encourage you to give it to someone in need. There is a minimal handling fee per pound that is expected to be paid on each visit. These products may not be sold or bartered for any reason.

We appreciate and rely on our volunteers and their efforts to serve our mission. Together we can bring hope to the hungry and impact communities to change the world!

Thank you for your time and service!

“Without our dedicated volunteers and generous donors, it would be hard to maximize the blessings that God pours out.”

David Lapp, CEO

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