Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers Wanted!

In 2018, volunteers provided 21, 567 hours of service in all program areas. Volunteers are the heart of our organizations and a vital part of our ability to provide food security, housing stability, supportive services and education to the families we serve within and beyond the Greater Pottstown area.

When you choose to volunteer with PCRC you will:

          • Gain a better understanding of the community’s critical needs in relation to poverty, food security, and housing stability.
          • Directly see the impact you are having on local people in need and the community as a whole.
          • Affect change as an individual and as a greater part of a team.

For more information or if you are interested in volunteering, please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@pottstowncluster.org.

Volunteer Opportunities


Delivery Drivers Needed in a Digital Effort to Improve Food Pantry Access

Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that allows you be a part of a hunger-fighting solution? We are in need of volunteer delivery drivers to deliver food to homes in a digital effort to improve food pantry access.

Visiting a food pantry can be a challenge. The limited hours, the stigma, the difficulty of finding transportation, and some people’s physical disabilities all can make visiting a daunting experience.

To improve food pantry service, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities has joined MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN), Advanced Living Communities (parent company of Schwenckfeld Manor, a Lansdale housing site), and the HealthSpark Foundation to connect people to food pantries via the computer. This new hunger-fighting solution mimics online grocery ordering and provides people with the option to order pantry food from a website.

Can you help? We are looking for:

  • Delivery drivers who can be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Ability to report to PCRC at 9:30 am
  • Make 2-6 food deliveries to homes in the area
  • Must have reliable vehicle (using own vehicle)
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs (loading and unloading vehicles)


Food Service Program Volunteers

Opportunities are available in the Food Services Program Monday through Friday between 8:30 am–4:30 pm. 

What you can do:

  • Drivers pick up food donations between 8:30 am–10:30 am
  • Warehouse volunteers unload donations and stocks shelves between 8:30 am–10:30 am (Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds)
  • Food is then distributed to families between 10:30 am–1:00 pm
  • Food is then sorted and scanned between 8:30 am–10:30 am and 1:00 pm–3:00 pm


Outreach Center Volunteers

Opportunities are available at the Outreach Center Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

What you can do:

  • Host/Hostess for Pantry — escort clients while shopping in the Food Pantry
  • Client Intake — enter client information on our database (must have strong computer skills)
  • Administrator/Receptionist — data entry, general administrative duties, answer phones, assist clients


Community Meals Volunteers

Opportunities are available at various participating churches. If you are interested in volunteering for community meals, please contact the site churches directly. For a list of participating churches please visit Community Meals.

What you can do:

  • Prepare community meals
  • Serve meals
  • Cleanup after meals


Large Groups, Special Projects, and Days of Service:

If your company or large group would like to schedule a day of service, or special project, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.


Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older and have a current child abuse, FBI and criminal clearance in order to volunteer.
  • Volunteers will complete a brief volunteer interview to match them with the appropriate opportunity.
  • Volunteers will complete a brief orientation/training to prepare them for assigned tasks.  

For more information about volunteering please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss volunteer opportunities.

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