A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available through the Northeast Neighborhood Association.
Food Pantry Volunteers
• Pantry Assistants: Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Must be able to lift and navigate stairs.
• Bread pick-ups: Tuesday evenings at the East York Panera or Wednesday mornings at the White Street Weis. Moderate lifting required.
• Drivers: Individuals with trucks or large automobiles needed a few times per month to haul food and large household items. Weekday and weekend times available. Ability to lift optional, since other volunteers can assist with lifting.
• Food Deliveries: Day and time varies. Assistants needed to load and unload bulk groceries and large household items. In addition, volunteers assist with shut-in deliveries on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Clothing Room Attendants
Assist families on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. to sort clothing donations and stock clothing area. Requires ability to climb stairs. Some moderate lifting required. Other times available by mutual agreement.
Food and Clothing Donations
Good used clothing donations as well as non-perishable food items, diapers, and household items are always welcome. Items may be dropped off on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Wednesdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m at the rear of 216 Chestnut St. Phone 717-845-5641 to make other arrangements or if you have large household items to donate.
Board and Committee Members
The board welcomes inquiries and visits from people who are enthusiastic about making a difference in the community. Specific skills that would enhance the board and its committees include fundraising, grant writing, website maintenance, marketing, event planning, and accounting. Also welcome would be a neighborhood resident interested in coordinating community meetings and then reporting concerns to the board. The board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m at York City Campus of Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 350 Chestnut St. York. Board meetings are open to anyone. However, agenda items need to be communicated in advance by using the contact form.
Individuals of all ages needed to help maintain the flower beds on Broad Street as well as the raised beds at Chrystal’s Place.