Faye Rush 

The Auxiliary Outreach Program is about the VFW Auxiliary being in service with other organizations for the benefit of the community. It is a donation of time, not in-kind or monetary donations. Volunteer work can be performed by one member, a group of members or an Auxiliary to improve and show appreciation for the community in which we live and our pride as member of the Auxiliary. Outreach can benefit children, senior citizens, and those with special needs as well as animals, the environment, and public spaces. 
Please remember to always wear something designating you as an Auxiliary member, clothing, or a name tag. Take Pictures and submit them to your Historian. Fill out an outreach form and bring it with you to the monthly meeting.
Want to learn more about Auxiliary outreach? The following links will help.
Outreach Guide
If you volunteer or help any organization please print and fill out this form, turn it in at our monthly meeting or drop it off at the post, you can put them in the Auxiliary mail box. Always fill out the form even if you are unsure if it qualifies, our chair person will determine if it qualifies or not.

Below is a list of local organizations that are always looking for help. If you volunteer please be sure to wear something that designates you as an auxiliary volunteer, and be sure to have someone take pictures of you in action and submit them to the historian. 
Military Share Food Program
Organization: Franklin County Veterans Affairs
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursday once a month
Details: Military share gives free food to veterans twice a month. Help on distribution day and sorting donated food along with other help as needed.
To Volunteer: Contact Julie Beam at

Volunteer income tax assistance program for volunteers
Organization-United Way of Franklin County
Dates: Tax Season (February 2024-April 2024)
Details: United Way of Franklin County is seeking volunteer income tax assistance program volunteers who are interested in sharing their skills, talent and knowledge. As a volunteer, you will help prepare taxes for our neighbors in Franklin County.
To Volunteer: Contact Kelly at
Volunteers for Local Food Pantry
Organization: SCCAP Franklin Pantry
Dates: Available volunteer shifts: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm also Tuesdays from 9am-12pm
Project details: The SCCAP Franklin pantry is looking for long term volunteers to help with food pantry operations. Volunteers help with deliveries, truck unloading, stocking, and sorting. Must be able to lift 45lbs or more.
To Volunteer contact:
Inventory and Donation Distribution
Organization: Little Daisy's Closet 
Location:1613 Orchard Drive, Chambersburg Pa, 17201
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm
Project Details: Volunteers will assist with receiving physical donations, sorting through items, restocking items, checking in guests, assisting guests as needed. Other duties as necessary. 
To volunteer please email or call 717-414-2646.
Volunteer Readers
Organization: United Way of Franklin County
Dates: Ongoing
Details: United Way of Franklin County is seeking community volunteers to help with ongoing opportunities to read to kids through early learning and youth programs. Get involved and volunteer to read with us.
To Volunteer: Contact Kelly at 
Volunteer Scanners
Organization: Old Jail-The Franklin County Historical Society
Location: 175 E. King Street, Chambersburg Pa 17201
Details: The Franklin County Historical Society (The Old Jail) is seeking volunteers to scan newspapers. Shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm-4pm, or Friday 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm.
To Volunteer: More information can be found by calling 717-264-1667
Facility Maintenance Volunteer
Organization: Children's Aid Society
Location: Frances Leiter Center, 539 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg Pa 17201
Details: Facility maintenance volunteers needed for up to 8 hrs a month Scheduled shifts are flexible. Volunteer responsibilities include minor upkeep of the facility and grounds such as weeding, mulching, repairing damaged locks and door knobs, other maintenance and cleaning tasks as requested.
To volunteer: Contact Amanda Zeager at
Home Delivered Meal Volunteer
Organization: Franklin County Area of the Aging
Location: Mont Alto, Waynesboro, Greencastle, & Mercersburg, but other locations may be added as needs change.
When: Meals get picked up around 10am and delivered in the mornings.
Project Details: The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to help with delivering meals to consumers in these areas.
To Volunteer: Call 717-263-2153 or visit your local Franklin County Senior Activity Center.
Soup Kitchen and Thrift Store
Organization: The Salvation Army
Location: 159 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg 
Project Details: Volunteers are always needed to serve in the soup kitchen as well as the thrift store.
To volunteer: contact Brittany McCue 717-264-6169 or email brittany.mccue@use.salvationarm