Lifepath Ministries - Get Involved

Get Involved

Thank you so much for wanting to help your neighbors in need! Community support is vital to LifePath Christian Ministries, and there are many ways you can jump right in and serve:

We are blessed by our volunteers, and frankly, we couldn’t get the work done without them. With around 5,000 volunteers logging more than 30,000 hours a year, they’re indispensable!

CEOs, teachers, homemakers, retired persons, and teenagers all have a place at LifePath. So do groups — churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, and more.

Here are just a few activities where volunteers are always needed:

  • supply and/or prepare a meal at our women & children’s shelter
  • join our outreach team and help with various activities
  • commit to praying for LifePath and our guests
  • sponsor a “game night” or “craft night” at the women & children’s shelter
  • collect old cell phones and inkjet cartridges to recycle
  • organize a paper drive (paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, etc.)
  • organize a personal care products drive (toothbrushes, soap, razors, etc.)
  • use your talents to bake, cook, crochet, sew, paint, fix a leak, and more
  • research and write grants
  • mentor or teach a class for our guests

Volunteer Opportunities  (Take a look through our Volunteer Opportunities Guidebook to get a feel for where you might fit best as a volunteer at LifePath!)

Long-term opportunities require an application; seasonal or one-time projects do not. (The documents below are in pdf format, which requires Adobe Reader.)

Volunteer Application(for long-term positions)

Volunteer Special Events Form (complete this form if you are volunteering once for a specific event)

Volunteer Photo Release Form (We respect your privacy. Photo releases are not necessary for anyone who has completed a Special Event, or Volunteer Application form, as they cover this same agreement.)

Volunteer FBI Clearance Form (A copy of Background Clearances must be provided by any individual(s) wishing to work with children under the age of eighteen. Pennsylvania clearances are valid for 60 months (5 years). An FBI Clearance must be obtained for any individual who has resided in Pennsylvania for less than ten years, pursuant to ACT 153 of 2014.

If you have any questions about volunteering with us, please contact John Ellis at 717.845.7662 x1103 or jellis@lifepathyork.org.

If you’ve never toured LifePath Christian Ministries, or if you’re trying to figure out where you might volunteer, a tour is a great place to start. Among other things, you’ll discover:

  • that we have 14 buildings!
  • that there’s a 3rd floor to the York Economy Store
  • that we have 45 bathrooms (stocked entirely on donations)
  • that we store enough food to serve over 185,000 meals per year!

A tour of the facilities is a perfect way to see how we help people in need.

To arrange a tour, please contact John Ellis at 717.845.7662 x1103 or jellis@lifepathyork.org.

Prayer is vital to LifePath Christian Ministries. We are blessed by your prayers for LifePath and the lives we touch. A suggested list of prayer needs:

  • men, women, and children struggling with physical, emotional, and spiritual pain
  • men, women, and children who are victims of abuse
  • men, women, and children who turn to LifePath for help
  • our guests who truly desire change, and for their hearts to be open to the gospel
  • our staff for wisdom, patience, kindness, and encouragement
  • our funding needs to always be met, so we can meet the needs of others
  • praise God for the lives being transformed at LifePath
  • praise God for staff and volunteers who are ministering daily to people in need
  • praise God for donors who keep our doors open

Do you have a prayer request?
As you give to LifePath through your prayers and/or donations, we want to give back to you by praying for you. Please submit your prayer requests below, and we will pray for you. Your request and personal information will be kept strictly confidential. See form below.

First Name

Prayer Request (required)

LifePath Christian Ministries would be honored to join your congregation, class, or group to speak about our work and how we are helping the community together.

To arrange such a visit, please contact Scharmen Konieczka at skonieczka@lifepathyork.org.

LifePath holds various events and fundraisers throughout the year. Whether you help serve a meal, distribute blankets, attend an outreach event, or any of a number of other opportunities, you’ll be helping people in need.

Watch the News & Events page to see when and where you can join us!