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Volunteer at Mary's Shelter

Each week volunteers come to Mary's Shelter to do a variety of volunteer tasks, such as babysitting, organizing, or teaching. There are a variety of ways you can assist. Services are broken down into two categories:

Female Individuals
Female individuals who want to work directly with the young women and babies. Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances are required - after which an orientation and training will be scheduled.
  • Babysitting - day & evening hours
  • House sitting - one or two times a year
  • Special Friends - one year commitment

Male or Female Volunteers
Male or Female volunteers who want to support the organization by assisting the staff with fundraising, household / maintenance issues. Volunteer forms must be completed.
  • Bulk Mailing - 4 to 6 times a year
  • Pantry - clean, sort and organize donations - 4 to 6 times a year
  • Special Events - assisting with planning / preparation of event:
    • Assisting at the event
    • Solicitation calls
  • Building maintenance - painting, lawn care, etc.

Volunteer Form
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Form.

If you are interested in receiving emails about upcoming volunteer opportunities please click the link below:

Host a Volunteer Day of Service
Groups are welcome to volunteer at Mary's Shelter. We have invited businesses, colleges and clubs for the day to help with special projects and much needed upkeep.

Required Clearances
Thank you for your willingness to serve the mothers and babies at Mary's Shelter. Just a reminder for those of you who have not yet secured your clearances - all direct care volunteers need to apply for two clearances:
  1. State Police Criminal Record Check (can be submitted via internet with immediate results) Criminal Record Check
  2. PA Child Abuse History Clearance (form can be printed from the internet or see attachment; submit application along with copy of the results of #1) Child Abuse History Clearance
Each of these clearance requires a small payment.

If you have not yet begun this process, please do so and please bring or send copies of the results to 736 Upland Avenue Reading, PA 19607.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering please e-mail .