Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
610-436-0042
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in Lancaster County

Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster

The Core Programs and Services offered by The Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster provide an environment where our members can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Location: 116 S. Water St., P.O. Box 104, Lancaster, PA 17608

Contact information:

Erin Elliott, Development Officer

Phone: 717-295-3474, ext 3003

Email: emayfield@bgclanc.org

Website: http://www.bgclanc.org/volunteer.html

Community Service Activities :  Volunteers are asked to assist in one of the following programs--Clubhouse ProgramsRecreational ActivitiesEducational ProgramsLeadership ProgramsEmployment ProgramsScience ProgramsWeekly TournamentsIndividual ServicesThe Arts, and Seasonal Programs.  Specific information about the programming can be found by clicking on the programming as well as through the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster's website listed above.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. The Girls on the Run objective is to reduce the potential display of at-risk activities among its participants. The goal is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, as well as fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.

Contact information:

Carrie Johnson, Executive Director

Phone: :  717-330-7893

Email:  cjohnson@gotrlancaster.org

Website:http://gotrlancaster.org/

Community Service Activity:  Volunteers will assist girls and coaches with training activities.

Head Start - Lancaster County

Head Start provides age appropriate activities in a well-structured environment that helps each child become school ready.

Contact Information: Diane Koon, Director

Phone: 717-299-7301

Fax: 717-299-9341

Email:  dkoon@caplanc.org

Website: http://www.caplanc.org/programs-headstart.php

*For locations, see the table below. 

Community Service Activities: Classroom help such as reading, playing games, having conversation during play, helping with meals.

 

Clay Center

250 Clay School Road

Ephrata, PA 17522

Columbia Area Center

Head Start Building

815 Wright Street

Columbia, PA 17512

Highland Center

99 Highland Avenue

Ephrata, PA 17522

Lititz Center

Lititz United Methodist Church

201 East Market Street

Lititz, PA 17543

Mount Joy Center

Lancaster Co. Career & Technology Center

432 Old Market Street

Mount Joy, PA 17552

New Holland Home-Based Center

Saint Steven Church

249 East Main Street

New Holland, PA 17557

New Holland Home-Based Center

Saint Steven Church

249 East Main Street

New Holland, PA 17557

 

Quarryville Home-Based Center

Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church

611 Robert Fulton Highway

Quarryville, PA 17566

Carol B. Winters Center

CAP/Head Start Building

57 Laurel Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Francine Bunch

CAP of Lancaster County Office

601 S. Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17608


 

Mom's House of Lancaster

Mom's House offers single parents the chance to have their babies and continue their education. A licensed day-care center, Mom's House® gives free, child care to infants and toddlers so parents can return to school.

Location:  415 South Queen St., P.O. Box 787, Lancaster, PA  17608

Contact information: 

Maryanne O'Neill, Program Director

Phone: 717-396-9130 

Email:  mhlanc@verizon.net

Website:  http://momshouselancaster.org/help-us-help-moms/volunteer-to-help

Community Service Activity:  Volunteers are needed for child care assistance.

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County

As a nationally recognized pediatric facility, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center provides family-centered education and therapy programs for infants, children and adolescents with disabilities and developmental delays.

Location: 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact information: 

Marie Johnston, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717-393-0425

Email:  mjohnston@schreiberpediatric.org

Website:  schreiberpediatric.org

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist with preschool programs, recreational programs, and special events.  There are also volunteer opportunities for the summer, such as assisting with Camp Schreiber, Camp Kaleidoscope, Golf Mini-Camp, and Annual Softball Weekend.

Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application that can be found online.  Some volunteer positions require individuals to produce current (within one year of date) background clearances.

Special Olympics

Founded in 1983, Special Olympics of Lancaster County is a year-round sports training and competition program for individuals from ages 6 and up with intellectual disabilities. Lancaster County offers 15 different Olympic-type sports at no cost to the athletes or their families.

Location: P.O. Box 7442, Lancaster, PA 17604-7442

Contact Information:

Phone: 717-299-2930

Email:  info@specialolympicslancastercounty.com

Website:  http://specialolympicslancastercounty.com/get-involved/volunteers/

Lancaster Public Library

Lancaster Public Library consists of the Duke Street (main) library with branches in East-Leola and West-Mountville.

Location: 125 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Contact Information:

Anna Thomas

Phone: (717) 394-2651 ext. 273

Email:  athomas@lancaster.lib.pa.us

Website:  http://www.lancaster.lib.pa.us/support/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/

Community Service Activities : Children and teen programs, computer tutor for adult learners.

Moravian Manor

Moravian Manor is a not-for-profit senior living community offering a person-centered approach to a full continuum of services.

Location: 300 West Lemon Street, Lititz, PA 17543

Contact Information:

Robin Work, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Phone: 717-625-6005

Email:  robinw@moravianmanor.org

Website:  http://www.moravianmanor.org/volunteer.htm

Community Service Activities : Volunteers are needed to transport residents in wheelchairs to and from activities within the facility as well as lending the residents a hand, if needed. The variety of activities range from crafts and cooking to outings, games and musical presentations.

National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.

Location: 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512

Contact Information:

Katie Knaub, Director of Education

Phone: 717-684-8261 ext. 237

Email:  education@nawcc.org

Website:  http://nawcc.org/index.php/volunteer

Community Service Activities : Interact with visitors as you assist in helping them view the exhibits (weekdays or weekends). Aid the museum educator and interact with schoolchildren during museum education programs (varies, mostly during school hours). Training is provided.

President James Buchanan's Wheatland

The historic home of President James Buchanan serves more than 1,000 school children annually.

Location: 230 N. President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact Information:

James Bollinger, Director

Phone: 717-392-4633 ext. 131

Website:  http://www.lancasterhistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=156&Itemid=289

Community Service Activities : A volunteer group tour educator provides child-oriented tours of the President's historic home for kindergarten through 8th grade students. Volunteer group tour educators also facilitate crafts and activities that highlight lessons for the students. Training provided.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania houses one of the most significant collections of historic railroad artifacts in the world.

Location: 300 Gap Rd. (Rt. 741), Strasburg, PA 17572

Contact Information:

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717 687-8628

Email: programs@rrmuseumpa.org

Website:  http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/membership/volopps.shtml

Community Service Activities : Volunteers interested in interpreting the Museum’s Norfolk Southern Cab Simulator are needed. The Cab Simulator gives Museum visitors a first-hand view of engineering a locomotive. Volunteers are asked to assist visitors with this interactive experience and make sure the equipment is treated with respect.

Water Street Ministries

Water Street Ministries has a variety of programs and services which include a pre-K program for children from low income families and a teen program. The teen program is through a camp experience.

Location: 210 S. Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact Information:

Christina Lickmann, Volunteer Coordinator

Email: volunteer@wsm.org

Website:  http://wsm.org/volunteer

Community Service Activities : Volunteers would assist the teachers in the pre-K classrooms doing various tasks and interacting with the children to promote their educational and spiritual goals.