Lancaster Volunteer Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: At this time we are without a Volunteer Coordinator and are receiving a higher-than usual number of requests regarding volunteering. This means that our response time to volunteers is slower than usual. We greatly value your desire to engage with refugees and will work as quickly as possible to connect you to your area of interest.


We need the help of enthusiastic volunteers who want to learn more about refugee resettlement through hands-on training and direct contact with families from around the world. CWS is seeking caring individuals to act as transportation assistants, English tutors, Welcome Kit coordinators, job skills mentors and more! At this time, volunteers who are able to commit to higher hours of service will have their application process prioritized.

See our Volunteer Job Descriptions for more opportunities and start the process today.

Fill out a Volunteer Application and mail or email it to or Church World Service, c/o volunteer coordinator, 308 East King Street, Lancaster PA 17602

Moving Volunteers

Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Each new volunteer is required to attend one group orientation session.  These sessions (2 hours in length) are held monthly at the CWS offices during regular business hours.

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