Volunteer 175: Join the YMCA for a Day of Action!

On Saturday, June 8, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine joins Ys around the world in marking our 175th birthday with a day of action. As a volunteer-led organization, we’re marking our birthday by putting our mission of empowering people to strengthen their communities into motion.

From 9 am-12 pm (unless otherwise noted in below) on Saturday, June 8, YMCA staff, members, volunteers, partners and more will give back to Chester County by providing 175 minutes of service. All are invited to join—you do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.

Simply sign up for the service project of our choice that you will be attending to join the celebration!
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Care Package Assembly hosted by the Brandywine YMCA

Join us in assembling care packages for 50 residents at the Youth and Women’s Alliance Shelter.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Brandywine YMCA
  • 295 Hurley Road | Coatesville, PA

Contact Information:

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Summer Program Preparation hosted by the Brandywine YMCA

Join us in prepping the building (spackling, painting, moving furniture, cleaning up and decorating) for our Power Scholars program. Sponsored by the YMCA, Power Scholars is a five-week summer learning program designed to close the achievement gap. This program is attended by more than 150 children each summer at no cost to them or their families. 

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • 139 Modena Road | Coatesville, PA 19320

Contact Information:

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Vegetable Planting hosted by the Brandywine YMCA

We will plant vegetables to donate to neighboring shelters.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Brandywine YMCA
  • 295 Hurley Road | Coatesville, PA 19320

Contact Information:

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Medical Supply Sorting hosted by the Jennersville YMCA

Join us in sorting donated medical supplies and equipment that will be shipped to hospitals in developing countries around the world. Register here.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Project C.U.R.E
  • 8 Federal Rd. | West Grove, PA 19390

Contact Information:

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Registering Race Runners hosted by the Kennett Area YMCA

This opportunity is full and additional volunteers are not needed. Thanks to all who have volunteered!

We will register participants for the Kennett Symphony 5K and pass out water to runners along the course.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8, Time TBD
  • Kennett Symphony 5K
  • Anson B. Nixon Park | 405 N. Walnut Road Kennett Square, PA

Contact Information:

  • Kelly Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator, Kennett Area YMCA

 

Creek Clean Up hosted by the Kennett Area YMCA

We will clean up the creek that runs along the branch. All materials will be provided.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Kennett Area YMCA Camp Site
  • 301 E. South Street | Kennett Square, PA (across from Kennett High)

Contact Information:

  • Kelly Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator, Kennett Area YMCA        

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Children’s Activities hosted by the Kennett Area YMCA

We will read and lead craft projects for the kids in our Child Watch program. Volunteers must be 16 or older.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Kennett Area YMCA
  • 101 Race Street | Kennett Square, PA (across from Kennett High)

Contact Information:

  • Kelly Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator, Kennett Area YMCA        

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Outdoor Pool Family Games hosted by the Kennett Area YMCA

This opportunity is full and additional volunteers are not needed. Thanks to all who have volunteered!

We will run family games. Volunteers must be 15 or older. Please dress to be in the sun and outside playing games, possibly getting wet.

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Kennett Area YMCA Outdoor Pool
  • 636 S. Walnut Street | Kennett Square, PA

Contact Information:

  • Kelly Sharp, Volunteer Coordinator, Kennett Area YMCA        

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Supply Stocking for Habitat for Humanity hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA

We will help to unpack and stock their store. Volunteers must be 15 or older.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Caln ReStore 
  • 1853 E. Lincoln Highway in Caln Shopping Plaza next to the Grocery Outlet

Contact Information:

  • Rick Reigner, Executive Director, Lionville Community YMCA    

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Park Clean-Up with Habitat for Humanity Hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA

We will clean up a park for one of Habitat for Humanity’s housing projects. Volunteers must be 16 or older.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Volunteers to meet on Baxter Street in South Coatesville at the Habitat Construction Site. A Habitat for Humanity Representative will meet volunteers and lead them on a three-minute walk to the park. 

Contact Information:

  • Rick Reigner, Executive Director, Lionville Community YMCA     

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Chester County Food Bank Senior Food Box Decorating Hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA

We will collect food, sort donations of canned tomatoes and pasta and decorate and assemble senior food boxes for the Chester County Food Bank. Volunteers must be 6 years or older. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Volunteer Meeting Information:        

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am        
  • Lionville Community YMCA        
  • 100 Devon Drive | Exton, PA 19341

Contact Information:

  • Rick Reigner, Executive Director, Lionville Community YMCA        

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Canned Tomato and Pasta Product Food Drive Hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA

Join us in collecting and sorting canned tomato and pasta items delivered to the YMCA. Volunteers must be 8 years or older. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Meeting Information:        

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am        
  • Lionville Community YMCA        
  • 100 Devon Drive | Exton, PA 19341

Contact Information:

  • Rick Reigner, Executive Director, Lionville Community YMCA  

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Stuffed Animal and School Supply Collection Hosted by the Lionville Community YMCA

Join us in collecting stuffed animals and school supplies that will benefit the Narenj Tree Foundation. Volunteers must be 8 years or older. Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Meeting Information:        

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am        
  • Lionville Community YMCA        
  • 100 Devon Drive | Exton, PA 19341

Contact Information:

  • Rick Reigner, Executive Director, Lionville Community YMCA

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Reorganize and Clean Rooms Hosted by the Oscar Lasko YMCA

Join us in reorganizing and cleaning resident rooms at the Maternal & Child Health Consortium of Chester County. Limit of 10 volunteers.

Volunteer Meeting Information: UPDATED TIME

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 am
  • Maternal & Child Health Consortium of Chester County
  • 30 West Barnard Street, Suite 1 | West Chester, PA 19382

Contact Information:

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Animal Care Hosted by the Oscar Lasko YMCA

This opportunity is full and additional volunteers are not needed. Thanks to all who have volunteered!

We will socialize the dogs and cats available for adoption, as well as organizing animal areas. Limit of 20 volunteers.

Volunteer Meeting Information: UPDATED TIME

  • Saturday, June 8 at 10 am - 1 pm
  • Brandywine SPCA
  • 1212 Phoenixville Pike | West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

Dance Recital Hosted by the Oscar Lasko YMCA

Volunteers are needed to assist with our dance recital from 1-4 pm. Limit of 5 volunteers

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 1 pm
  • Oscar Lasko YMCA & Childcare Center
  • 1 E. Chestnut Street | West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

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Farm Plot & Vegetable Bed Planting Hosted by the Upper Main Line YMCA

Our farm plot and vegetable raised beds will be prepared and planted for the camp season.  

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Upper Main Line YMCA – Gather in café in the front lobby
  • 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road | Berwyn, PA 19312

Contact Information:

  • Tony Geiger, Environmental Education Director, Upper Main Line YMCA

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Trail Maintenance & Habitat Improvement Hosted by the Upper Main Line YMCA

Trail work is needed in preparation for our summer camp season. Deer fencing needs to be secured around recent tree and shrub plantings.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Upper Main Line YMCA – Gather in café in the front lobby
  • 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road | Berwyn, PA 19312

Contact Information:

  • Tony Geiger, Environmental Education Director, Upper Main Line YMCA

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Senior Nursing Home Outreach Hosted by the Upper Main Line YMCA

Children in our Childcare and Early Learning Center will draw pictures for seniors in local nursing homes and volunteers will write letters of encouragement to send with the artwork.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • Upper Main Line YMCA – Gather in café in the front lobby
  • 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Road | Berwyn, PA 19312

Contact Information:

  • Tony Geiger, Environmental Education Director, Upper Main Line YMCA

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Various Projects Hosted by the West Chester Area YMCA

We will read to the children in our ChildWatch program, paint kindness rocks for our summer camp participants and the community and clean up our camp and outdoor grounds.

Volunteer Meeting Information:

  • Saturday, June 8 at 9 am
  • West Chester Area YMCA
  • 605 Airport Road | West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

  • Terri Edgar, Executive Director, West Chester Area YMCA

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Category: Community Volunteer