Make a Difference in Your Community
Berks Encore’s volunteers are truly unsung heroes, and we appreciate each one of them and every single hour they contribute. During 2021, more than 822 volunteers completed 50,000 hours of service. 130 new volunteers joined our strong and extremely dedicated volunteers to reach the Berks County aging population.
Our volunteers provide a variety of services including packing and delivering meals, volunteering at the centers or during special events, preparing our monthly newsletter, and providing counseling for Medicare. Without a doubt, they are an essential part in bringing aging services to Berks County’s residents.
Become a Hero to Someone in Need
Volunteering is easy. You can do it for as little or as much as you would like. Local businesses can also get involved by encouraging employee representatives to volunteer on a reoccurring basis for an hour or two during the work week. Volunteering at Berks Encore is a terrific way for students to fulfill community service requirements.
Volunteer Opportunities at Berks Encore
Volunteer Application & Consent
If you are serious about helping your community, please take a few moments to fill out our easy to use volunteers application and consent forms. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 610.374.3195 ext. 225
PLEASE NOTE: ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO YOUR APPLICATION BEING PROCESSED.
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Meals on Wheels Frequently Asked Questions
Make a difference in your community!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application below and submit online. For additional questions or information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-374-3195 ext. 225
Those who choose to volunteer with Berks Encore can truly change lives!
About the Volunteer Application & Screening Process
At Berks Encore, your giving is vital to the success of our mission. In addition to direct giving, you can support us through planned giving.
Berks Encore has partnered with Everence to provide charitable services to help you explore a variety of planned giving options. Through gift planning, you can provide future support for Berks Encore, while also giving you and your loved one’s financial flexibility, potential tax benefits and even income for life.
For more information, contact us online or by phone at 610.374.3195, ext. 228.
You may also contact Everence at 717-653-6662
Through a bequest plan, you can designate Berks Encore as the beneficiary of assets by will, trust or other instrument.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A gift annuity is a great way to help Berks Encore while also securing your future, with guaranteed payments for life.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
A charitable remainder trust is an ideal way to turn your assets (like real estate and securities) into a charitable gift without losing much of your capital gains to taxes – and support Berks Encore at the same time.
IRAs & Tax-Deferred Accounts
If you have a tax-deferred account, such as a traditional IRA (individual retirement account), you can donate it to charity upon your death and help your estate avoid paying substantial taxes that may be due.
Farmers can donate commodities like grain or livestock instead of cash to Berks Encore, while also reducing taxes.
Gifts of Stock
You can turn your investments into cash without losing a large portion of your capital gains to taxes by donating all or a portion of your stock to Berks Encore.
Gifts of Real Estate
Giving a charitable gift of real estate is an option for owners of farmland, commercial or residential rental property, or vacant investment land.
Life insurance is a practical and affordable way to donate more than you may have thought possible.
Join the Berks Encore team for a rewarding career helping seniors in our community age with confidence. Current employment opportunities are listed on this page. As positions become available, you will find them here.