Pennsylvania VOAD members respond to disasters in Pennsylvania. Contact us to volunteer with a trusted Pennsylvania VOAD member.

Volunteers and Volunteer Work Groups are needed for rebuild and recovery!!!

Volunteers are needed for responses in Berks, York, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Delaware counties.  There are Construction Project Managers on site to guide and support as needed. Materials and tools are available. Come for a day or stay for a week!  Housing/food is available in some locations, if needed. To volunteer or to get more information, contact:

York County – Glenn Beard, [email protected], ☎️717-471-1067

Southeast PA Counties – Denise Shelton at [email protected], ☎️484-441-6637.

Berks County — Sharon Sgriccia at [email protected], ☎️484-482-5272.  Volunteers are particularly needed for these work days:  July 11, 25, and 27.  See  the information on the July Berks Flyer.


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Seeing images of disaster may compel you to head to the impacted area. Don?t underestimate the complexity of working in a disaster area. Until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support, volunteers should not enter.

  • Be sure to contact us before coming to the disaster area.
  • Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified.
  • Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.

Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster – especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.