18 South strives to bring hope to teens through authentic relationships built on the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Youth Center is located at 17 N. Main St., Red Lion, PA.

Serving Opportunity – Prepare a meal for 40 teens and deliver to 18 South between 5:30-6 pm. Don’t want to cook? Purchase pizza, subs, etc. A great group or family opportunity.

(NOTE: Alternate arrangements can be made for delivery if the 5:30-6:00 pm time doesn’t work for you.)
The York County Food Bank fights food insecurity by collecting food from various sources and redistributing it to partner agencies: non-profits, shelters, churches, senior centers, schools, community centers.

 Opportunities to serve include packing/sorting, walk-through distribution at the Food Bank pantry (Harvest of Blessing), and drive-through distribution on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Living Word parking lot.

Serving days and times vary; see sign up below.


Box Building

Box Packing

Sr Box Packing

Four times a year, on the 5th Monday of the month, we provide a hot lunch to York city residents at Our Daily Bread, 331 S. George Street in York.

Serving Opportunity: Living Word provides 5 servers to Our Daily Bread on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm (in addition to our regular quarterly serving dates). Open to ages 12+.
  • FREEZE chili in 13 x 9 foil pan (purchase your own or pick one up at the reception desk inside Door #7), cover with aluminum foil, and place in plastic grocery bag.
  • Chili may be dropped off the week prior to the serving date any time the church is open.
  • Learn more by emailing Sandy Briggs or calling 717.968.3815.
The Moving Ministry reaches out to Living Word individuals and families as well as those in the community who are unable to move themselves independently. Moves are limited to York County.

The ministry serves those who are in financial crisis due to illness, loss of job, divorce, etc. or who are physically unable to move themselves and have limited financial resources.

Staffed entirely by volunteers, we load and move already-packed boxes and furniture (except pianos) via a truck we provide.

Prior to approving a moving request, representatives of the ministry will conduct a site visit to be sure we are able to accommodate the move.

Car Care

Car Care is for people in  York who are in financial need to help maintain their car. Qualified volunteers provide an oil change, fluids check, tire pressure check, and car wash at no cost.

NEXT CAR CARE EVENT:  Sat., Sept. 24
8:30 am - noon
at York VW, 3475 E. Market St., York 17402

TO REGISTER for service, you MUST provide the following information:
  • Vehicle year, make, and model
  • Number of cylinders (4, 6, or 8) and number of liters (e.g.,  2.4 or 3.2 L)
  • 8th digit of VIN (found on registration card)
To register: Call Lisa Long  717.755.0089        x 122

TO VOLUNTEER (click button below):
Note: Must be at least 18 years old to volunteer.
Build ramps, paint, install flooring, perform indoor/outdoor maintenance and more for low-income older adults, the disabled, and single parent homeowners. Projects based on the number of volunteers and skill level.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED to make arrangements for the project-secure materials and prepare job site. If you can serve and the registration form isn’t available, please contact Glenda.

Thursday,  August 18
Opportunity for ages 14+, under age 14 welcome to serve with a parent.
VOLUNTEER CAFE : Check back for next date
Scheduled one Saturday per month, the cafe is open from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (you decide your ending time). The Volunteer Cafe features a “menu” of projects (sm, med, lg) at the Servants ministry center. The length of time you serve is based on the size of the project you choose. Servants is located at 100 Redco Ave, Suite C-O, Red Lion, PA.
First Fruits Farm is a non-profit Christian ministry in Freeland, MD where volunteers help harvest vegetables for the food insecure in MD and PA. All produce harvested is given to food banks/pantries, churches, schools, etc. for distribution – the York County Food Bank receives produce from First Fruits Farm. A great opportunity for a family or friends to serve together.

20431 Middletown Road, Freeland, MD 21053