Volunteering with Friends & Neighbors (F&N) can be both rewarding and challenging. Some of our volunteer opportunities include assembling survival bags, participating in mobile outreach events, and preparing “thank you” notes for regular donors.

Depending on the circumstances, it may also be possible to participate in “boots on the ground” street outreach activities. However, volunteering in this way is not for everyone.

Our volunteer application is provided below.

However, before submitting the application, please consider the following: Information related to service recipients, staff members, other volunteers, and F&N programs must be kept confidential. Also, as a volunteer, you may be exposed to persons:

  • Who have a prior felony or other misdemeanor charges and may have been incarcerated.
  • Who may have communicable diseases.
  • Who have varying degrees of mental, emotional, or physical health issues.
  • Who are currently dealing with addiction issues.
  • Who may not have the opportunity to perform daily or weekly hygiene habits.

Thank you for considering F&N when choosing how to donate your time and talents!

Volunteer Application

Are you over 18 years of age?
Reason for applying:
Below is a list of the current volunteer positions. Please choose the position(s) in which you are interested:
Select the days/times that you are available:
The following clearances are required to volunteer with Friends & Neighbors:
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Records Check
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal History Background Check


List three people you know who are not relatives or employers (present or past) who know you well enough to comment on your personal qualities. If you have previously volunteered, please include the name, address, and phone number of your volunteer supervisor.
Name, Address, Phone, Email
An interview will be scheduled following the reference check.

Emergency Contact

In case of an emergency, please notify:
The applicant hereby authorizes Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania, Inc. to investigate all information contained in this application. It is understood that any false information contained herein may be considered sufficient cause for dismissal. Further, this application does not serve as a contract.

By providing a telephone number and submitting the form you are consenting to be contacted by SMS text message. Message & data rates may apply. Reply STOP to opt out of further messaging.


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