Ways to Volunteer

Interested in volunteering with Board of Child Care?

There are many ways to get involved as a member of our Volunteer Corps!

Birthday Club

Volunteer to write birthday cards to BCC youth in our residential programs to help them celebrate their special day!

Board Service

Interested in serving as a member of our Board of Directors? Board members to shape child welfare outcomes through our work and programs by bringing a myriad of lived experience and professional expertise to the table. Click here to see our current Board of Directors listing!

Christmas Store

Each year at Christmas, the Christmas Store is set up for the children served by the Board of Child Care. The store stocks new merchandise so each child has an opportunity to select Christmas gifts for the important people in their life. Even though the children may not live with their parents and siblings during the holiday, giving them Christmas gifts is very important to them. Volunteers are needed to support in the creation of the catalog of items, soliciting donations, and the sorting/wrapping of items for pick-up.

Golf Tournament

Our annual Jim Young Memorial Golf Tournament is held annually in September in Carlisle, PA. Proceeds to benefit Board of Child Care’s programs in Mechanicsburg, PA.

Group Service Activity

Looking for a service activity for your company, group, or congregation? We would love to welcome you to any of our campuses to coordinate a service activity in support of the youth and families we serve. Please e-mail Phillip Foster, Volunteer Engagement Manager, pfoster@boardofchildcare.org if you are interested in a group service activity!

Holidays & Celebrations

From assembling Easter Baskets to wrapping Christmas gifts to donating candy for Valentine’s Day celebrations, there is no shortage of opportunities to engage in making holidays and celebrations meaningful for BCC youth and families.

Incentive Store

BCC uses Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) in its Strawbridge School and across its residential locations. Items include, but are not limited to, hygiene and personal care items, electronics, apparel, sports and games, arts and crafts, etc. Click here for more information!


Do you have lived experience to share with youth and families in our programs? Or wish to share industry expertise with students in our educational programs or recent alumni? We would love to hear from you!

School Needs

Collect items and support fundraising initiatives for school supplies, field trips, tutoring, vocational training, and so much more!

Speaker’s Bureau

Join our Speaker’s Bureau to become an ambassador on behalf of Board of Child Care for community events, church services, and more! Speaker’s Bureau members will be trained to speak on behalf of BCC for the purpose of volunteering, recruitment, and fundraising.

Social Media Ambassador

Do you love social media? Are you plugged in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or all of the above? Great! We need you to help grow our following. Give of your time with likes, shares, and comments!

Trips and Recreation

Who doesn’t love to “get away” during the summer months? BCC’s youth do, too, and volunteers are needed to help bring in monetary donations to offset transportation and admission costs. In the past BCC youth have been able to take trips to places like Sky Zone, Ironbird & Frederick Keys baseball games, Cascade Lake, Mt. Pleasant Ice Rink.

Welcome Bags

Assist with the collection of items and assembly of Welcome Bags for youth in our residential programs. Click here for more information about this program!