How to Volunteer

Our volunteers are absolutely AMAZING!

Every day, dedicated volunteers give their time to help others in need. Volunteers serve meals, help in our food pantry, and others facilitate education classes or coordinate food drives. We rely on the support of more than 100 volunteers each week to deliver our food and education programs!

Our minimum age requirement has changed!

Volunteers must be age 10 or older to serve at Manna. A parent/guardian is required to serve at all times with volunteers ages 10-12; volunteers age 13 and older may do so without parents/guardians present.

Adults accompanying volunteers under 13 must have all current clearances as required by PA State Child Protective Services Law, and are required to participate in the application and orientation process with children

Already a volunteer? Access your Volgistics online account from the Current Volunteers page!


How to Get Started

All prospective volunteers are invited to attend orientation at our facility prior to serving. Once you’ve attended a session, you will have access to all volunteer shifts through our web-based scheduling system. To get started, complete the following steps:

  • Submit an online Volunteer Application Form;
  • Attend your scheduled Orientation;
  • Submit all required clearances (3 total) mandated by PA Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to: clearances@mannaonmain.org. Manna’s PA Act 153 Volunteer Policy includes links and instructions. Because some clearances may take time to process, we recommend applying for them prior to attending orientation. However, they’re not required to attend orientation.
  • Submit required paperwork for court-ordered community service (if applicable).
  • Looking to serve with a group? Click here for Group Volunteer opportunities!

Community Service Policies

School/Program Service Hours

We will gladly confirm service hours for any volunteer for programs, clubs, school, ABAWD, etc. Volunteers are expected to:

  • Inform the Education & Volunteer Coordinator of all necessary documentation;
  • Fulfill all service hours prior to verification;
  • Maintain a copy of time sheet/hours served;
  • Request verification of completed hours a minimum of 5-7 business days before the deadline.

Court-ordered Community Service Hours

We welcome individuals with court-ordered community service hours (excluding violence/abuse, weapons, sex crimes, or theft).

Please provide the Education & Volunteer Coordinator with official paperwork prior to volunteer service listing charge(s), required hours and deadline, and contact information for reporting hours. Examples:

  • ARD Community Service Program
  • Letterhead signed by court official
  • Docket sheet or Summary Trial Notice
  • Citation, etc.

Please allow more than 30 days before your deadline to begin service; we may not be able to accommodate hours required in less than 30 days.


Orientation Dates

 

As we prepare for our move to North Penn Commons this September, orientation sessions will be on hold until October 2016. Please check back soon for dates at our new location: 606-608 East Main Street, Suite B!

To Register:

  • Each prospective volunteer must submit a Volunteer Application Form to reserve a spot.
  • A confirmation email will be sent when your form is submitted.
  • Space is limited to 25 seats; walk-ins are not permitted.
  • Filled session dates will not appear on the form.
  • Email janae@mannaonmain.org to change your scheduled session.

Thank You Sponsors!

Photo by LNW Photography

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to join us for the Human Chain (of Caring)! We moved roughly 1,200 pieces of food with the help of about 1,000 people. We are so grateful for all of your help and support (and that the rained stayed away!).

Please click here to see images from the event.