You want to do your part. You’re ready to give back. You like being helpful and want to make a difference in the lives of people here in our community. Hmmm…Sounds like you’d be a good volunteer!

There are many ways to get involved at Bell . Tell us what you  like to do, what inspires you, what you’re good at, and we’ll help you find a way to plug in.

Some options include (but are certainly not limited to): coordinating a collection of goods, painting a room, organizing, teaching a craft or life skill, assisting with mailings, weeding & planting, handling donations, giving haircuts,tutoring children,  or putting together a fundraiser.  Internships are also available for students to gain experience, hone skills and build a portfolio.

Ready? Step one is is to fill out a Volunteer Info Form.   Have questions or want more information, contact Outreach Coordinator Janel Fox at 717-848-5767, ext. 515.

All Bell volunteers must be capable of interacting with community members, agency staff, and service users in a pleasant and professional manner. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is essential.


Contributing Writers

Meet the people of Bell and help us tell their stories.  We’re looking for volunteers with a passion for listening to people’s life stories, and the ability to shape what is heard into written word.  All ages (9 and up) welcome to apply.  Essays, poems, songs, Q+A.; your style.

Special Event Volunteers – Summer 2019

The fourth annual Bell’s Big Bed Race event is scheduled for August 2019, and we need volunteers for all aspects to raise funds and awareness of  the agency and its mission.

Duties may include attending planning sessions, preparing materials, making phone calls, assisting with mailings, event set-up, the event itself,  and tear down. Creativity, flexibility, and an ability to interact with community members, agency staff and service users in a pleasant and professional manner, and present a positive image of Bell.  Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is essential.

Hours will vary between 8 and 15 hours per week depending on need.


Administrative Rock Star for the Community Engagement Team

If you know your way around a computer, don’t mind picking up the phone to make some calls, have great attention to detail, and enough self motivation to work independently on-site or off-site, APPLY NOW FOR THIS SUMMER 2019 POSITION.

Your work will include data entry, some basic online research, and making direct calls to established Bell supporters to clarify information. Initial training will be held at our main Bell office in downtown York. Once you (and we) are comfortable, this is a job that can be done from home as your schedule allows. (Phone calls would be made from the Bell office.)

Anticipated weekly commitment of five to 10 hours.

Some volunteer opportunties with Bell require background checks and/or clearances to assure the safety of children and individuals with disabilities with whom we work. You will be made aware prior to accepting a position if that is a requirement for your role. These are FREE checks which you complete online. To speed up the sign on process, you are welcome to bring your clearances with you to your interview.

Background Check         ChildLine Clearances