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Volunteer at RMHC of the Philadelphia Region

You’ll be surprised by how meaningful a few hours a week can be

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Volunteer Guest Chefs from Berkshire-Hathaway with food they cooked
Van driver waving

There are many ways you can help at RMHC Philly! If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you! Please click on the Volunteer Application button and complete the online form. For questions on how to get started as an RMHC Philly Volunteer, contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators at 215.387.8406.

If you are a current RMHC of the Philadelphia Region volunteer, thank you for volunteering your time with us! Click on the login button to schedule a shift or to sign-up for an event.

We have onsite opportunities perfect for all kinds of interests! Long-term volunteer opportunities include:

  1. Skilled Building Maintenance Volunteers in construction or HVAC or plumbing episodically or ongoing opportunities.
  2. Culinary/Food Service Volunteers comfortable in mass food production environment
  3. Volunteer Van Drivers between 21 and 70 years of age that are good, safe drivers to transport families from the Chestnut Street House to CHOP in our 14 passenger vehicle (Shifts are 8am to 1pm, 1pm to 6pm, and 6pm to 9pm)
  4. Front Desk Volunteers with excellent customer service skills to welcome guests and visitors, answer phone, conduct wellness checks, coordinate van runs and support House operations.

Candidates interested in a long-term volunteer position should apply by clicking here or on the Volunteer Application button to the right of this page.

Short-term project we are currently recruiting volunteers for include:

  1. Served with Love Breakfast Crews – 4 volunteers per shift who contribute $500 toward the cost of breakfast ingredients and help prepare breakfast for the families staying at the House.
  2. Holiday Season Helpers to prep and organize storage space, receive, sort, and store donations we are scheduled to receive November 28 through December 31, and help keep communal spaces clean and organized.

Volunteers for short term projects should sign up by contacting Lori-Anne Miller at lori-anne@rmhcphilly.org.

Please note: For the health and safety of the medically vulnerable families we serve, all onsite volunteers must be age 16 years or older (18 years or older for regular long-term volunteers), wear facemasks, and should show proof of their vaccination, along with a form of government-issued photo ID at check-in.

There Are Many Other Ways You Can Help!

  • Help our Hospitality Team
    Hospitality Volunteers keep our grab-and-go food service area stocked with snacks, meals, and supplies families can access quickly. Hospitality volunteers must commit to a minimum of two shifts per month for 12 consecutive months. Contact our Volunteer Coordinators to learn more.
  • Sponsor A Meal
    Provide a pizza party, catered meal, or holiday-themed meal to our families. Donations of $500+ cover the full cost of a meal for all of our families. Contact our Volunteer Coordinators to learn more.
  • Participate in an Event
    Our calendar is full of events like Read for the House, golf outings, and more. Check our events calendar for regular updates as new events are planned.
  • Assemble Kits
    To make our families’ time at the House a little easier, you can assemble toiletry, dress-up, activity, or spa kits off-site, which you can ship or deliver to the House. Click here for more details. 
  • Organize a Wish List Drive
    Your family, friends, coworkers, or other groups can make a big difference by collecting items to help our families. Please view our Wish List to see what we need. It helps our team if you ship the items to the House. Appointments for delivery must be scheduled in advance with our Wish List Coordinator.

Some companies will match employee or retiree volunteer hours with a financial contribution. Search below to see what matching gift options are available through your employer.