Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
Phone: 610-436-0042
Fax: 610-436-2874
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in York County

Camp Mend-A-Heart

Location: 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, PA 17552

Contact information:

Jodi Runge, Bereavement Coordinator

Phone: 717-391-2413

Email: pathways@hospicecommunity.org

Website:  http://www.hospiceandcommunitycare.org/_additional-pages/camp-chimaqua.html

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist at a one-day camp designed to support grieving children who have experienced a death of a loved one.  The goal of the camp is to help children understand the death experience, learn about grief, and have fun.  Volunteers will assist and participate with children in athletic events, grief workshops, meaningful crafts, aquatics, and remembrance and sharing.

Children’s Aid Society

Location: 400 W. Market St., York, PA 17401

Contact information:

Michele McWatters, Parent Support Group Coordinator

Phone: 717-845-5771 ext. 105

Email: michele@castlc.org

Website:  http://www.cassd.org/

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are needed to assist with childcare while their parents attend weekly support groups.  Afternoon and evening assistance is needed.

Interested individuals should complete and submit the volunteer application found online. 

Cross Keys Village—The Brethren Home Community

Location:   2990 Carlisle Pike, P. O. Box 128, New Oxford, PA 17350

Contact information:

Corinne Peterson

Phone: 717-642-5227

Email: c.peterson@crosskeysvillage.org

Website:  http://www.crosskeysvillage.org/volunteer-auxiliary

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers can assist as one or more of the following positions—friendly visitor, leader for men’s discussion group, hair care escort, rehab escort, fine art greeter, assisted living shopping, activity aide, bingo helper, stamp group volunteer, and Visually Impaired Program (VIP) buddy.

Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application found on the website listed above.  In addition, they should provide Cross Keys Village with two references who are not relatives.  Once the application has been submitted and reviewed, an interview will occur followed by a general orientation and a tour of the facilities.

Dreamwrights Theatre

Location: 100 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17401

Contact information:

Ann Davis, Executive Director

Phone: 717-848-8623

Website:  http://www.dreamwrights.org/

Community Service Activities: Interested individuals have the opportunity to possibily perform in the theatre shows as well as teach other aspiring actors/actoresses.  Summer camps and acting classes are also available for individuals to volunteer at.

Family-Child Resources

Location:  3995 E. Market Street, York, PA 17402

Contact information:

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717-757-1227

Website: f-cr.com

Community Service Activities:  There are various opportunities available for interested individuals; however, in order to volunteer direct services, individuals should volunteer in positions such as Child Care Aides.  In this position, volunteers will provide childcare while parents are taking one of the free parenting classes offered by Family-Child Resources.  

Volunteers are needed in the evening, Monday through Thursday.  Training is provided for individuals.


Hanover YMCA

Location: 500 N. George St., Hanover, PA 17331

Contact information:

Lisa Behrens, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 717-632-8211

Email: lbehrens@hanoverymca.org

Website: http://www.hanoverymca.org/about-us/volunteer/

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are needed to assist with coaching, child care, academic tutoring, and reading books.

Interested individuals should submit the online volunteer application found on the website listed above.

H. O. P. E. (Help for Oncology Problems & Emotional Support)

Location:  150 E. Main Street, 2nd floor, New Freedom, PA 17349

Contact information:

Barbara Titanish

Phone:  717-227-2824

Email: barb@HopeForCancerFamilies.org

Website:  hopelifeline.com

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will provide transportation or assist with various needs of patients and their families dealing with cancer in the York County area.  In doing so, volunteers will attend or host special events, deliver home-cooked meals, transport patients to appointments, and/or share experiences as well as time with a newly diagnosed patient.

Interested individuals should fill out the online volunteer application found on the website listed above.  

Memorial Hospital

Location: 325 South Belmont St., York, PA 17405

Contact information:

Phone: 717-849-5492

Website:  mhyork.org

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers can assist in various settings, such as in the hospital and hospice.  An opportunity available for volunteers is becoming a White Rose Hospice Patient Support Volunteer.  In this position, volunteers help patients and their families cope with the struggles of a life-limiting illness.  For specific and up-to-date opportunities, contact the Memorial Hospital directly.

New Hope Ministries

Location: 211 South Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019

Contact information:

Joanne Fortney, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717-432-2087

Fax: 717-502-1642

Email: cym@nhm-pa.net

Website: nhm-pa.org

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers are needed in assisting with the children and youth programs, providing one-on-one tutoring for a child, and sharing a talent/skill, such as craft lesson or cooking class, with the children and youth. 

Interested individuals should complete the volunteer application found online.  

York County Children’s Advocacy Center

Location:  South Queen Street, York, PA

Contact information:

Cheri Crounse, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 717-718-4253

Email: ccrounse@yorkcac.org

Website: http://www.yorkcac.org/default.aspx?pageid=volunteer

Community Service Activities: Volunteers can assist in a variety of ways, such as becoming an Interview Assistant Volunteer.  Volunteers in this position greet families and assist with supervision of children in the Family Waiting Room, if necessary, while their parents and/or caregiver meet with the investigative teams. 

Interested volunteers will receive training and must submit child abuse clearances.

York County Parks

Location: 

  • Various locations throughout York County
  • Administrative Office:  400 Mundis Race Rd., York, PA 17406

Contact information:

Phone: 717-840-7440

Fax: 717-840-7403

Email:  parks@york-county.org

Website:yorkcountyparks.org

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities and events in the parks throughout York County.  For direct service volunteer opportunities, volunteers can serve as a reader for Fox Storytime, specifically reading stories to preschool children on field trips to Nixon Park.  In addition, volunteers can assist as a Volunteer Naturalist, who helps lead groups of students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, on hikes, water studies, or assists public programs and events.  Training for these positions is provided.  

YorkArts

Location: 10 N. Beaver St., York, PA 17401

Contact information:

Mindy Christian, Project Director

Phone: 717-848-3200

Email: mindychristian@yorkarts.org

Website:http://www.yorkarts.org/volunteer/

Community Service Activities:  YorkArts has a multitude of volunteer opportunities available, ranging from preparing for exhibitions, helping out with special events, teaching art classes, and assisting the Artist-Educators with community outreach programs.

Interested individuals should either contact Mindy Lombardo directly or fill out the volunteer application found on the website listed above.

YWCA York

Location:  320 E. Market Street, York, PA 17403

Contact information:

Melissa Horn, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 717-434-1747

Email: mhorb@ywcayork.org

Website: ywcayork.org

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers can assist in a variety of special events that occur throughout the year, including Lady White Rose Run (April), Race Against Racism (April), Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (May), Ladies’ Sprint Triathlon (June), and York Halloween Parade (October).  Volunteers can also assist in a variety of community programs, such as Early Learning Centers, Girls on the Run, Quantum Opportunities Program, Community Renaissance, and Temple Guard Drill Team.  

Depending on the specific area of volunteering, individuals may need to submit criminal background clearances.