Volunteer Opportunities Directory

Abbott's Mill Nature Center (Delaware Nature Society)
15411 Abbott's Pond Rd, Milford, DE 19963
www.delawarenaturesociety.org/get-involved/volunteer
Abbott's Mill Nature Center offers beautiful trails through woodlands, meadows, a picnic area, idea garden, working gristmill, and more. Volunteer positions include garden caretaker, nest watcher, habitat helper, horseshoe crab spawning survey, handyperson, and more.
Alzheimer’s Association - Delaware Valley Chapter
Newport, DE
www.alz.org/delval
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Volunteer opportunities include: special event volunteers, Walk to End Alzheimer's event volunteers, advocate roles, community educators, tech support for programs, community volunteer leaders, community representatives, support group facilitators, chapter promotores, support group mentors, and more.
American Cancer Society
PO Box 669, New Castle, DE 19720
www.cancer.org/about-us/local/delaware
The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help members of the community manage cancer treatment and recovery. Volunteer opportunities include: transportation volunteer drivers, legislative ambassadors, and more.
American Red Cross of Delmarva
100 W 10th St, Suite 401, Wilmington, DE 19801
www.redcross.org/local/dc-va-md-de/about-us/locations/delmarva
This mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Volunteers constitute 90 percent of the American Red Cross' total workforce. Volunteer opportunities are present throughout different programs, including: disaster relief and disaster education; health and safety services; service to the armed forces; community services; and blood services.
American Veterans Thrift Store - Lewes (Tenley Court)
34396 Tenley Ct, Lewes, DE 19958
americanveteransthriftstore.org/become-a-volunteer
American Veterans Thrift Store assists the Home of the Brave Foundation (HOB). HOB is a transitional housing program for honorably discharged, homeless U.S. Veterans. Volunteer opportunities include cashiers, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, and organizing and displaying products in the store.
American Veterans Thrift Store - Rehoboth Beach (Route 24)
35224 Hudson Way, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
americanveteransthriftstore.org/become-a-volunteer
American Veterans Thrift Store assists the Home of the Brave Foundation (HOB). HOB is a transitional housing program for honorably discharged, homeless U.S. Veterans. Volunteer opportunities include cashiers, sorting donations, pricing merchandise, and organizing and displaying products in the store.
Autism Delaware
17517 Nassau Commons Blvd, Unit 1, Lewes, DE 19958
www.autismdelaware.org
Autism Delaware helps people and families affected by Autism. Volunteer opportunities include: office tasks, committee members, event staff, advocate roles, and more.
Auxiliary of Stockley Center
Georgetown, DE
dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/ddds/volservices.html
The Stockley Center is a care facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Auxiliary of Stockley Center furthers the interests of Stockley Center and DDDS through public education, public relations, and conducts activities beneficial to people receiving services from DDDS.
Back Bay Strummers
Lewes, DE
www.facebook.com/BackBayStrummers
The Back Bay Strummers are a non-profit musical group consisting of guitar, mandolin, ukulele, accordion, bass, and banjo. The group plays at engagements and asks for donations in lieu of playing. Since 1996 they have donated over $8,000 to local and national charities. If you are a musician who is interested in joining the Back Bay Strummers, you can volunteer to join the group.
Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus
100 Wellness Way, Milford, DE 19963
www.bayhealth.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities
Bayhealth is a not-for-profit healthcare system with locations in Kent and Sussex County. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the healthcare system.
Beebe Healthcare
Lewes, DE
www.beebehealthcare.org/patients-visitors/volunteer
Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit medical system with locations throughout Sussex County. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the medical system, Beebe Auxiliary, and Beebe Medical Foundation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
Georgetown, DE
www.bbbsde.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Mentoring volunteer opportunities can occur in different formats to best suit both parties. Examples include community-based programs, school-based programs, workplace partners, LGBTQ outreach, sports buddies, Bigs in Blue, and more.
Blood Bank of Delmarva
100 Hygeia Dr, Newark, DE 19713
www.delmarvablood.org/get-involved/volunteer
Blood Bank of Delmarva provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Volunteers help BBD recruit, educate, and assist blood donors. Examples of volunteer opportunities include monitoring donors post-donation, greeting donors, administrative office tasks, facilities maintenance tasks, BBD ambassador roles at community events, fundraising assistance, and more.
Brandywine Valley SPCA
22918 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, DE 19947
bvspca.org/get-involved/volunteer
The Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. Examples of volunteer opportunities include administration volunteers, adoption counselors, dog and cat program volunteers, dog and cats on tour volunteers, photography program volunteers, animal health center volunteers, treat baking, toy making, and more.
Bridgeville Historical Society
102 William St, Bridgeville, DE 19933
www.bridgevillehistoricalsocietyde.org/support
The Bridgeville Historical Society collects, preserves, and shares the history of Bridgeville, Delaware, and the northwest quadrant of Sussex County, Delaware, in order to educate present and future generations. Volunteer opportunities include hosting museum openings, helping with the collection, and more.
CAMP Rehoboth
37 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
www.camprehoboth.com/volunteers
CAMP Rehoboth is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to creating a positive environment inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Rehoboth Beach and its related communities. Volunteer opportunities include social media volunteers, CAMPcierges, Handmade Market volunteers, Rainbow Thumb Club volunteers, event planning volunteers, and more.
Cancer Support Community Delaware
18947 John J Williams Hwy, Ste 312, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
cancersupportdelaware.org/contribute/volunteer
Cancer Support Community Delaware strives to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Examples of volunteer duties are general office tasks, program and event volunteers, outreach volunteers, and garden and building maintenance volunteers.
Cape Henlopen Food Basket
37510 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
capehenlopenfoodbasket.org/about-2
The Cape Henlopen Food Basket provides food to Delaware individuals and families in need. CHFB is an all volunteer organization. Volunteers pick up food, stock shelves, meet and serve clients, train new volunteers, and do anything else required.
Cape Henlopen School District - Connecting Generations
www.capehenlopenschools.com/Page/3823
Cape Henlopen School District is a public school district serving the Cape Region in eastern Sussex County. A volunteer opportunity is to participate in Cape's district-wide mentorship program. The program focuses on the social and emotional well-being of the students by providing a relatable role model to meet with a student weekly.
Cape Henlopen Senior Center
11 Christian St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
www.capehenlopenseniorcenter.org
Cape Henlopen Senior Center provides a wide range of professional, active and socially-engaging activities. Services provided include transportation, notary services, medicare counseling, trips, exercise classes, game times, and more. Volunteer opportunities include front desk help, kitchen help, and more.
Casa San Francisco
127 Broad St, Milton, DE 19971
www.ccwilm.org/casa-san-francisco
Casa San Francisco provides a wide range of services aimed at helping low-income residents of Sussex County. Services include emergency shelter, food cooperative services, and emergency food pantry services. Volunteer opportunities include organizing donation drives, clerical support, client mentors, food program support volunteers, food pantry volunteers, and more.
Center for the Inland Bays
39375 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
www.inlandbays.org/get-involved/volunteer
Delaware Center for the Inland Bays promotes the wise use and enhancement of the Inland Bays watershed by conducting public outreach and education, developing and implementing restoration projects, encouraging scientific inquiry, sponsoring needed research, and establishing a long-term process for the protection and preservation of the watershed. Volunteer opportunities include Jones Farm Ecological Preserve Volunteer group members, James Farm Docent Program Volunteers, committee members, and citizen science survey volunteers.
CHEER
Multiple locations throughout Sussex County: Georgetown, Greenwood, Long Neck, Ocean View, Milton, and Lewes.
www.cheerde.com/volunteer
CHEER offers a full range of services for mature adults that ensures there are safe, dependable choices to remain in their home and maintain a good quality of life. CHEER relies on volunteers to carry out its mission. Volunteer opportunities include homebound meal delivery, mobile mini-mart volunteers, medical transportation volunteers, phone friends, visiting friends, activity center volunteers, community center volunteers, and more.
Children & Families First
401 S Bedford St, Georgetown, DE 19947
www.cffde.org/volunteer
Children & Families First engages more than 20,000 children, youth, and families each year in programs, services, and supports proven to prevent, intervene, and heal the immediate and lasting impacts of toxic stress and trauma. Volunteer opportunities include working with small groups, community outreach, event volunteers, and administrative or office duties.
Children's Beach House
1800 Bay Ave, Lewes, DE 19958
www.cbhinc.org/volunteer
Children's Beach House is a non-profit organization helping children, families, and communities throughout Delaware. Programs include operating a year-round Preschool as well as a Youth Development Program or children with special needs. Volunteer opportunities include program volunteers, camp volunteers, event volunteers, administrative volunteers, and facilities volunteers.
Citizen's Climate Lobby - Lower Delaware
82 Sussex St, Rehoboth Beach, DE
www.citizensclimatelobby.org
Stopping climate change is the focus of this international organization with 3 local chapters in DE, New Castle, Kent and Sussex chapters. We educate the public and public officials on the dangers of sea level rise, storms, droughts, wildfires and other health and environmental factors. Volunteers will write letters to elected officials, sponsor public forums and promote electric cars, solar and wind technologies at meet and greet opportunities. We encourage schools and other public buildings to install solar panels and invite your thoughts on how we can spread the word.
Clothing Our Kids
26582 John J Williams Hwy, Suite 2, Millsboro, DE 19966
www.clothingourkids.org/volunteer
Clothing Our Kids is a volunteer organization that provides clothing, shoes, and coats to at-risk elementary school children throughout Sussex County at no charge. Volunteer opportunities include serving on committees, assisting at the volunteer center, delivering fulfilled requests to schools, or purchasing a clothing package to sponsor a child.
Coastal Concerts
Lewes, DE 19958
www.coastalconcerts.org/volunteer
Coastal Concerts is a non-profit organization that presents live concerts, outreach, and educational activities by renowned musicians. Volunteer opportunities include roles in event management, finances, fundraising, marketing, outreach, and more.
Code Purple Sussex County
various locations throughout Sussex County
codepurplesussexcounty.com/volunteers
Code Purple Shelters provide emergency shelter to aid the homeless on cold winter nights. Code Purple is open from December 1 to March 15. Volunteer opportunities include the following roles at the shelters: overnight shifts, intake duties, morning relief and cleanup, laundry coordinator, donation coordinator, and volunteer site coordinator.
Community Resource Center
37510 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
www.rehobothcommunitycenter.org/volunteer
The Community Resource Center assists low income individuals and families in times of need. Services provided include: food, emergency assistance, community outreach, baby pantry, job center, and a day center for the homeless. Volunteer opportunities include client intake, creating resumes and teaching computer skills, assisting with the food rescue program, assisting with the baby pantry, fundraising, and special event planning.
ContactLifeline
Wilmington, DE 19809
www.contactlifeline.org/volunteer
The 24/7 Crisis Helpline for Delaware receives calls regarding many levels of crisis, from asking for information and referrals, to discussing daily struggles, to processing suicidal thoughts. No crisis is too small! Services are provided at no cost to the caller. In addition, ContactLifeline also offers Sexual Assault Counselling Services in the form of individual, family, or group therapy sessions. Therapy is provided at no cost to the participant.Volunteer opportunities are available after completion of an intensive training program. Examples of volunteer roles include in-person support for sexual assault victims and Helpline volunteers.
Court Appointed Special Advocate of DE
6 W Market St, Suite 1, Georgetown, DE 19947
courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate/casa
Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASAs serve as a voice for Delaware’s abused and neglected children. Goals of the program include providing independent factual information to the Family Court; providing advocacy for abused, neglected, and dependent children who are the subject of Family Court proceedings; to insure representation of the child's best interest at all judicial proceedings; and to monitor cases involving abused, neglected, and dependent children.The role of a CASA volunteer is to: gather information and reviews records in relation to the child and family; interview the child and other parties in the case; submit written reports of his or her findings to the CASA Coordinator and Child Attorney; advocate for the child he or she represents in Family Court proceedings and in the community; and monitor the case until permanency is achieved for the child he or she represents.
Delaware Botanic Gardens
30220 Piney Neck Rd, Dagsboro, DE 19939
www.delawaregardens.org/volunteer-to-help
The Delaware Botanic Gardens is a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware, created for the benefit and enjoyment of all. Volunteer opportunities include: gardening activities, fundraising, membership development, public relations, visitor administration, educational outreach, volunteer coordination, programs, grant writing, web support, and more.
Delaware Head Huggers
Felton, DE 19943
delawareheadhuggers.org/guidelines
Delaware Head Huggers is the local chapter of a group of crafters throughout the United States, Canada, and England that crochet and sew chemo caps. New, homemade hats are donated and sent to treatment centers and individuals throughout the country. Volunteers make new, homemade hats and drop them at donation drop-off centers.
Delaware HIV Consortium
16 S Dupont Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
www.delawarehiv.org/about-us/volunteer
The Delaware HIV Consortium is a statewide non-profit organization established to facilitate collaboration among its community partners and to ensure that quality, non-duplicative HIV treatment and prevention services are available throughout Delaware. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, help with special events, office work, and more.
Delaware Hospice of Sussex County and Delaware Hospice Center
100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963
www.delawarehospice.org/volunteer
Delaware Hospice provides medical, emotional and spiritual support for individuals and families who are coping with a serious illness.Services include comfort care, palliative care, non medical support and resources, children's programs, grief support for adults and children coping with transitions, Hospice Center services, and more. Volunteer opportunities include: companion, vigil volunteer, kids' grief support, office administration, community educator, fundraising, special event volunteer, bereavement volunteer, veteran to veteran volunteer, and more.
Delaware Humane Association - Rehoboth Beach adoption center
18675 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
delawarehumane.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer
The DHA's Rehoboth Beach adoption center allows individuals and families to adopt a cat or dog. DHA values matching the right people with the right animals, offering a friendly and welcoming environment, empowering others to care for animals, and being kind, caring, and compassionate.Volunteer opportunities include adoption center assistants, community outreach volunteers, transport volunteers, animal caretaker and socializer volunteers, and more.
Delaware Nature Society
Hockessin, DE
www.delawarenaturesociety.org/get-involved/volunteer
Delaware Nature Society’s mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve the environment through education, conservation, and advocacy. Volunteer positions include clean water campaign volunteers, event photographers, ghost writers, bloggers, trail maintenance, and more.
Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol
Delaware
dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/fraudpatrol.html
The Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol Program provides public information to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to carefully read their Medicare summary notices and ask questions if they do not think the information is correct. Volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries get the information they need when they suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of the Medicare program.
Delaware State Parks
various locations throughout Delaware
destateparks.com/InsightGiving
The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains 17 state parks and related preserves and greenways throughout Delaware. The division is responsible for providing recreational opportunities and educational programs for the public. Volunteer opportunities include special event volunteers, nature center volunteers, historical site volunteers, park project and maintenance volunteers, trail maintenance volunteers, and environmental stewardship volunteers.
Delaware Veterans Home
100 Delaware Veterans Blvd, Milford, DE 19963
vethome.delaware.gov/how-can-you-help
The Delaware Veterans Home provides outstanding long-term care services to Delaware veterans that uphold dignity and respect while sustaining and improving their quality of life. Volunteer opportunities include assisting residents with the following activities: creative arts, visiting, reading, entertainment/music, special events volunteer, gardening, and clerical support.
Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore
61 Corporate Cir, New Castle, DE 19720
www.easterseals.com/de/get-involved/volunteer
Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation to job training for people with disabilities, Eastersales offers a variety of services. Volunteer opportunities include: virtual programming assistant, administrative volunteers, community outreach assistant, translators, event volunteers, fundraising, and more.
Food Bank of Delaware
1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE 19963
www.fbd.org/get-involved/volunteer
The Food Bank of Delaware inspires hope in our communities by providing food to nourish Delawareans, while collaborating on long-term solutions to hunger and poverty. Volunteer opportunities include: packing bags and boxes, sorting food donations, assisting in the food pantry, helping at a mobile food pantry, and more.
Fort Miles Historical Association
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE 19958
fortmilesha.org/volunteer-opportunities
Fort Miles was constructed during World War II as a vital coastal defense installation to deter potential German attacks on key US infrastructure and port cities, such as Philadelphia and Wilmington. The Fort Miles Museum, located underground in Battery 519, features exhibits relating to coastal defense operations as well as portraying daily life for the over 2,000 soldiers and civilians stationed at Fort Miles during World War II. The Fort Miles Historical Association and Delaware State Parks have worked in partnership to operate and expand the Museum and surrounding Historical Area. Volunteer opportunities include tour docents, bunker busters, gift shop staffing, art room staffing, research, writing, and more.
God's Way Thrift Store - Milford
1 N Maple Ave, Milford, DE 19963
godswaydelaware.org/help-us-volunteer
God's Way Ministries runs thrift stores which focus on several major outreaches that help individuals and families in the community. Volunteers can work in the thrift shops and process, clean, and prepare items for sale.
God's Way Thrift Store - Rehoboth
19871 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
godswaydelaware.org/help-us-volunteer
God's Way Ministries runs thrift stores which focus on several major outreaches that help individuals and families in the community. Volunteers can work in the thrift shops and process, clean, and prepare items for sale.
Habitat for Humanity - Sussex County
various locations throughout Sussex County
www.sussexcountyhabitat.org/volunteer
Habitat for Humanity preserves homeownership and neighborhoods by building and repairing homes in partnership with people in need of decent, affordable housing in Sussex County. Volunteer Opportunities include construction volunteers, group build volunteers, committee members, refreshment volunteers for build sites, administrative volunteers, fundraising, and public relations.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
18501 Stamper Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
www.sussexcountyhabitat.org/restore/restore-volunteer
Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit retail center that accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, home décor, appliances, and building materials from the public. All products are sold at discounted prices. The ReStore is our solution for turning these donations, from generous and environmentally concerned individuals and businesses, into money to build homes for families. Volunteer opportunities include interacting with customers, sorting merchandise, preparing items for sale, loading and unloading items from donation vehicles, administrative tasks, cleaning, and more.
Immanuel Shelter
immanuelshelter.org/ways-to-help/volunteer
Immanuel advocates for collaborative community solutions for homelessness and offers shelter, food, clothing, basic human necessities, and friendly companionship. The shelter is a cold weather shelter. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, event organizing, food preparation, meal serving, shelter cleaning, grant writing, picking up supplies, and more.
iTN Southern Delaware
Milton, DE 19968
www.itnsoutherndelaware.org/volunteer-to-drive
ITNSouthernDelaware provides a community-based, community supported, economically viable, consumer-oriented, quality transportation service for seniors and visually impaired adults. Volunteer driver opportunities are available. Volunteers will drive ITN members where they need to go within the service area. Examples of destinations include medical appointments, shopping, or to visit friends.
JFS Delaware
20684 John J Williams Hwy, Suite 4, Lewes, DE 19958
www.jfsdelaware.org/get-involved/volunteer
JFS Delaware's mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services. Volunteer opportunities include refugee support and older adult support. Refugee support roles include apartment set-up for refugees, translation needs, English language support, transportation, and mentorship roles. Older adult support roles include assistance with household tasks, door-to-door transportation, and companionship.
Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
www.historiclewes.org/support/volunteer
The Lewes Historical Society promotes and advocates the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Lewes region, through museum exhibits, educational programs, historical research, and publications. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with: education and tours, programming, grounds and gardens, archives and collections, events, building attendants, and more.
Lewes Senior Center
32083 Janice Rd, Lewes, DE 19958
www.lewesseniorcenter.org/volunteer
Lewes Senior Activity Center strives to be the premier Senior Center in Sussex County by developing state-of-the-art programs that not only meet the needs of its members, but also make a difference in the Lewes and surrounding communities. Volunteer opportunities include: volunteer drivers, kitchen help, bingo help, landscaping, building maintenance, and special event help.
Library - Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE 19958
lewes.lib.de.us/about/volunteering
The Lewes Public Library anticipates the needs of the community and adapts, creates and supports classes and programs for all ages that encourage a love of reading, exploration and discovery. The Library provides access for a wide variety of educational, informational and recreational materials to all members of the community through traditional resources and emerging technologies. Volunteer opportunities include help with circulation, operations, board activities, and fundraising.
Library - Milford Public Library
115 S Front St, Milford, DE 19963
milford.lib.de.us/volunteer
The Milford Public Library supports the community with a variety of innovative resources in a safe and inclusive environment. The library encourages lifelong learning and imagination to enrich our quality of life. The MPL strives to inspire all ages to read, to learn, and to enter the world of discovery. Volunteer opportunities include shelving books, calling patrons, cleaning library materials, providing computer assistance, helping with library programs and activities, delivering library materials, and more.
Literacy Delaware
Frankford, DE 19445
literacydelaware.org/tutors
Literacy Delaware advances literacy through training, tutoring, English language acquisition and advocacy for all Delawareans. Volunteer tutors help learners improve basic reading, writing, English language skills, and more.
Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute (MERR)
801 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE 19958
www.merrinstitute.org/volunteer
The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. is a non-profit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles. It is MERR's commitment to contribute to the preservation of these species through research and rescue efforts, and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of these species and their habitat through education and enhanced public awareness. Volunteers assist with a range of duties, including: data reporting, educational programs, membership correspondence, and rescue / response efforts.
Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth
32409 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
www.mealsonwheels-lr.org/contact-1
Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth provides nutritionally-balanced, home-delivered meals to homebound elderly and disabled citizens to reduce institutionalization. Volunteer opportunities include meal delivery operations, fundraising, and administrative support.
Milton Community Food Pantry
13275 Reynolds Rd, Milton, DE 19968
www.miltonpantry.org/volunteer
The Milton Community Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization that provides food supplementation for approximately 285 people per week. Volunteer opportunities include collecting and distributing food, taking inventory, scheduling volunteers, stocking shelves, filling bags and boxes, fundraising, soliciting contributions, and transporting donations.
Milton Historical Society
210 Union St, Milton, DE 19968
www.historicmilton.org/get-involved/volunteer.html
The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. Volunteer opportunities include: greeters, docents, curb appeal team members, fundraising team members, event set up, archives and exhibit assistants, walking tour guides, and more.
Milton Theatre
110 Union St, Milton, DE 19968
www.miltontheatre.com
The Milton Theatre proudly stands as a hub of artistic culture, not just to the town of Milton, but to the Delmarva Peninsula. With more than 400 events annually there is something for everyone: live music, comedy, theatre musicals, children's programs, films, tribute acts, and more. Volunteers serve as ushers, tidy up before and after shows, and help with special events.
Nanticoke Senior Center
1001 W Locust St, Seaford, DE 19973
www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com/center.asp?type=Volunteer
Nanticoke Senior Center serves the seniors of Seaford and surrounding communities. It is a place for members to meet and participate in leisure and educational activities that address their health, happiness, and independence. The center relies upon volunteers to help maintain the facility and programs offered. Volunteer opportunities include homebound meal driver, grocery pick up driver, newsletter folder, bingo caller, front desk helper, lunch servers, homebound meal packers, special event helpers, and more.
Nanticoke Watershed Alliance
Seaford, DE
nanticokeriver.org/creekwatcher
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance fosters partnerships and progress in conserving the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Nanticoke River watershed through dialogue, collaborative outreach, and education. The volunteer opportunity is for Nanticoke Creekwatchers, a team of community scientists. Creekwatchers help monitor the health of the Nanticoke River using monitoring equipment.
New Life Thrift Shop
34686 Jiffy Way, Lewes, DE 19958
newlifeofdelaware.org/help-us-out
The New Life Thrift Shop is a major source of funding for the Lewes Rehoboth Association of Churches, a charitable organization that gives back to the community. Volunteer opportunities include: helping unload donations, sorting donations, loading purchases, cashiers, stocking the store, and more.
Overfalls Foundation
219 Pilottown Rd, Lewes, DE 19958
www.overfalls.org/Volunteer.html
The Overfalls Foundation preserves, teaches and honors the United States lightship service and the maritime history of our community through the preservation and display of the Lightship Overfalls (LV-118) and its collection of associated maritime artifacts.Volunteer opportunities include: hands-on help with continued restoration and maintenance of the ship; development activities; social activities; tour guides; store crew; communications outreach; special projects; education programs; and more.
Pathways to Success, Inc.
31 The Circle, Suite A & B, Georgetown, DE 19947
www.pathways-2-success.org/volunteer
Pathways to Success' mission is to prepare youth, adults, and their families for successful lives. They utilize innovative and creative approaches in mentoring and education to help at-risk youth to develop to be healthy, productive, contributing and responsible citizens. Volunteer opportunities include: event preparation, serving as a mentor or tutor to a student, providing a cultural or professional experience for students, and more.
PAWS for People
Newark, DE 19714
www.pawsforpeople.org/get-involved
Paws for People provides healing pet therapy to our community through visits from our trained volunteers and their gentle, affectionate pets. Volunteer opportunities include volunteering with your pet to be a therapy team or volunteering without your pet as an office volunteer, event helper, or more.
Read Aloud Delaware
108 N Bedford St, Georgetown, DE 19947
www.readalouddelaware.org/volunteer
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer readers introduce children from 1 to 5 years old to the world of literacy and to spark the desire to become readers. The Read Aloud Delaware experience sets children on the road to literacy success from a young age. Volunteer Readers read aloud one-one-one with a child to build literacy skills. In addition, volunteers are needed for parent empowerment sessions, office duties, special events, and other projects.
Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Ln, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
www.rehobothartleague.org/support/opportunities
The Rehoboth Art League sponsors art exhibitions, education and other programs that inspire all community members to embrace the lifelong value of art. Volunteer support sustains Rehoboth Art League activities, and enables our treasured community events to come to fruition. Volunteer opportunities include: program and camp volunteers, event volunteers, administrative volunteers, facilities and grounds volunteers, planning committee volunteers, homestead docents, and more.
Seaford HIstorical Society
www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com/give-a-gift/volunteer
The Seaford Historical Society owns and operates the Governor Ross Plantation and the Seaford Museum. Exhibits highlight local area history from prehistory to the present day and rotating exhibits feature exciting new stories. Volunteer opportunities include: museum docents, building and grounds, education, fundraising, exhibits, special events, and membership.
Sonshine Equestrian Center
31688 Yeshua Ln, Millsboro, DE 19966
sonshineequine.org/volunteer-page
Sonshine Equine helps facilitate the healing of body, mind and soul though professionally designed and structured equine activities. Volunteer opportunities include: horse leaders, horse side walkers, horse camp helpers, horse care volunteers, handyman tasks, grounds help, outreach, and supply donation.
South Coastal Village Volunteers
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
villagevolunteer.org
South Coastal Village Volunteers isi a nonprofit organization that shares our time and skills so that our older neighbors in Sussex County, Delaware, can continue to live independently. Volunteer opportunities include: transportation program volunteer driver, in-home support, friendly visits, friendly calls, home maintenance, technology, administrative tasks, outreach efforts, fundraising, and more.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding
17170 Harbeson Rd, Milton, DE 19968
www.sdtrhr.com/about/volunteers.html
SDTR improves the physical and emotional well-being of children and adults living with disabilities through equine assisted therapy in a supportive environment for riders and families. Volunteer opportunities include: horse leaders, horse side walkers, farm maintenance, fundraising, special events, community outreach, grant writing, administrative tasks, and more.
The ARK Educational Resource Center
208 E Front St, Laurel, DE 19956
arkeducation.org
The ARK Educational Resource Center offers one-on-one tutoring, monthly parent information sessions, and teen group meetings. These services prepare disadvantaged youth for life success. Volunteer opportunities include: special event volunteers, office volunteers, group facilitator, parent liaison, fundraising, grant writer, and more.
The Harry K Foundation
313 S Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
harrykfoundation.org
The Harry K. Foundation is determined to end childhood hunger in The First State one child at a time. No child should know the pain of hunger. The Foundation raises money and donates 100% of those proceeds to help alleviate the problem of food insecurity in its local community. Volunteer opportunities include obtaining sponsorships and auction items, special event preparation, and food pantry work.
TidalHealth
801 Middleford Rd, Seaford, DE 19973
www.tidalhealthcareers.org/pages/tidal-health-volunteers
TidalHealth is a healthcare system with locations across the Delmarva Peninsula. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the healthcare system.
Village Volunteers
16686 Kings Hwy, Suite B, Lewes, DE 19958
villagevolunteer.org
Village Volunteers isi a nonprofit organization that shares our time and skills so that our older neighbors in Sussex County, Delaware, can continue to live independently. Volunteer opportunities include: transportation program volunteer driver, in-home support, friendly visits, friendly calls, home maintenance, technology, administrative tasks, outreach efforts, fundraising, and more.