Monthly Chew and Chat

Come join us for a tour and talk, a chew and chat, a brunch and munch! This is an opportunity for any community members interested in volunteering at Clare House to come and meet our staff, view our houses, and hear about all of the exciting volunteer opportunities we offer. Clare House is your house-- come see how you can be a part of our mission!


Adopt a Room

Clare House is currently able to house 8 families in our two houses on Chestnut Street, and these rooms see a lot of traffic. When one is vacant, you or your team could volunteer to come to the house for an afternoon and give some well deserved T.L.C. (Tender love and cleaning!) back to a house that gives so much to women and children in our community!

And not just bedrooms need TLC: We can always use extra help around the rest of the house too. We have two kitchens, several stairways, and lots of need for some helping hands!

A variety of things may need to be addressed including but not limited to:

Tender Love and Cleaning includes

  • Deep Cleaning
  • Routine Maintenance
  • New coats of paint
  • Provision of matching decor/linens

Donation Processing / Organization

Clare House is so grateful for the generosity of our community members who continue to donate to our women on a regular basis. We have such a consistent in-flow of donations that we are always in need of helping hands to sort, categorize, and organize all of the items. Get a team together, or come as you are, any help is greatly appreciated!

Stop and Smell the Roses

Clare House has a spacious back yard area that is in serious need of some spring sprucing up! We are hoping this area can be a relaxing place for our families to bond, our children to play, and our worries to drift away.

It has been a long winter, and our grounds could use some fresh seeds! Donations of seeds, flowers, pots, outdoor furniture and time will help transform our grassplot into a garden!

What our garden & yard could use

  • Gardening
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Litter Collection
  • Lawn Maintenance (sharpening mower blades, prepping weed whacker, edging, etc.)
  • Provision/construction of outdoor furniture or playground equipment?

Clare House Kids Club

On weeknights while our women are receiving Life Skills classes we need homework helpers, arts and crafts initiators, activity planners, game players, readers, and helping hands for all of the other wonderful things child care entails. Get some friends together, or come as you are!

Helper requirements [More info]

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113) [English PDF] [Spanish PDF]
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164) [PDF]
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks [More info]