Get Involved

We’d love to have you as a part of the ECHOS community. Check out the various ways to get involved below and help us create a stable, thriving community.

Volunteer

Computer Lab/Mentor

Basic computer skills needed to assist with the community computer lab

Transportation team

Provide transport to local doctor’s office, pharmacy, or grocery store

Moving Help

Assist clients with moving into new homes

Emergency Winter Shelter

(December – April)

Volunteer at shelter:

  • Evening Greeter – help check guests in, serve dinner and get guests settled for night (6 – 9 pm)
  • Overnight – spend the night at the shelter, alternating sleep and monitoring with another volunteer (9 pm – 6:30 am)
  • Morning Clean-Up – help prepare breakfast and get guests ready for the day (6:30 – 8:30 am)

To volunteer at the shelter, volunteers must submit a criminal background check and child abuse clearances.

Call 717-361-0740 or email office@echoslancaster.org for more information.

Cleaning/organizing at CPOW and Bridge House 90 apartments

Weekly general clean/monthly deep clean

Deep clean and inventory supplies before the shelter opens

Volunteer Application

Donate

Kits to Assemble

Great opportunity for a kids’ club or family       

To Go Bags: bottle of water, protein (nuts, shelf stable cheese, tuna packet, beef jerky), fruit cup with spoon, 2-3 packages snacks (PB crackers, granola bar, pretzels), and napkin.

Blessing bags: bag of treats with a gift certificate for gas or groceries

Emergency Shelter Supplies

It takes a lot of supplies to run the emergency shelter, for a complete wish list click here.

We have an Amazon wish list here.

Meals

Calling all cooks

Help is needed for the Emergency Winter Shelter (December – March)

Sign up to bring a Hot & Ready Meal for a shelter night.  Email volunteer@echoslancaster.org to sign up and for more information.

“ECHOS is a much needed and valuable resource for our community. They provide not only assistance with homelessness or risk of being homeless, but also clothing, furniture, and transitional placement. With ECHOS leading the way, we can provide for our community members and families in need.”

Joyce HardmanDirector Elizabethtown Area Senior Center