The Pennsylvania SPCA Lancaster Center is currently looking for volunteer dog walkers. The shelter is incredibly full and they can use more dog walking volunteers to make sure the pups are getting plenty of walks and playtime.
Dog walking hours are 10 am to 5 pm with the most help being needed during the hours of 11-1pm & 3-5pm. Any time you have to offer is greatly appreciated. Please call (717) 917-6979 for more information.
2022 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps Volunteer Opportunities! ✓ Are you studying education in college or considering a career in education? ✓ Do you enjoy helping kids learn and thrive in STEM classes or related activities? ✓ Do you need volunteer hours for school or to build your resume? IU13 offers challenge, learning, and fun through its summer programs for students. Each camp is set up as an enrichment opportunity that requires teamwork, flexibility, and social interaction on the part of campers. Challenging concepts are explored in fun, interactive ways. This summer, favorite camps are being offered again and new camps are being introduced!
This summer there are two outdoor enrichment camps that need volunteers: Survival in the Wilderness – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, June 28-30, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 4-8 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA Water Everywhere! – 3-Day Camp o Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Campers: Grades 2-5 o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA We are looking for responsible student volunteers, entering Grades 9-12 or college students, who are good role models and will engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you have any questions or want to apply to be a summer camp volunteer, please email email@example.com or call 717-606-1822. NOTE: As required by law, background clearances will be necessary, but costs are minimal for those volunteering. IU13 will be happy to verify your service hours for school or club requirements.
For more details on any of our 2022 camps…
Visit our website: www.iu13.org and search Summer Enrichment Camps.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian organization founded in 1987. Through MobilePack events, FMSC is able to partner with local community organizations to send healthy, safe meals to malnourished children around the world. Thanks to volunteers packing and covering the expense of the meals, each meal costs less than 25 cents to produce. Since 1987, FMSC has distributed more than 2 billion meals in nearly 70 countries.
The 7th Lancaster County FeedMy Starving Children MobilePack will take place Friday-Sunday, March 25-27, 2022, at Willow Street Mennonite Church, 399 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA 17564. 1,250 volunteers will provide 300,000 meals to help alleviate world hunger! To date, our meals have gone to Somalia, Haiti, Belize, Dominican Republic, Malawi and Uganda. Working together over the last 6 years, more than 6,500 volunteers from our community have come together to send more than 1.3 million meals to those most in need around the world!
If you are age 5-205, WE NEED YOU!!!!!
How does it work? 1,250 volunteers work during 2 hour shifts to provide 300,000 meals in 3 days. The volunteers come from churches, businesses, friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else who would like to participate. It is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to volunteer and spend time together for a great cause!
COVID 19 Precautions:Masks are not required but may be worn if desired. Hand-washing stations will be implemented this year. Increased disinfecting practices between shifts per COVID-19 protocols will be in place. All volunteers need to preregister online.
Can anyone do it? For safety and efficiency, required student-to-adult ratios are put in place:
K-2nd grade 1 student to 1 adult
3rd-6th grade 3 students to 1 adult
7th-9th grade 4 students to 1 adult
10th-12th grade 5 students to 1 adult
Sit down jobs are available as needed.
Does it cost to participate? Every individual who signs up for a packing shift is encouraged to make a personal goal of contributing a minimum of $52. At the price of less than 25 cents a meal, this covers the cost of 1 box of packed meals (216 meals) which is the average amount a single volunteer packs in a 2 hour period. Whether a person can contribute 25 cents or $250, we welcome you to participate in the MobilePack event.
Donations may be submitted on-line for our event at: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event.
Or mailed to:
Feed My Starving Children
ATTN: MobilePack #2203-001MI
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Make checks payable to FMSC. Write MobilePack #2203-001MI in the memo line.
Where do I sign up? On-line sign upis taking place now at the following link: fmsc.org
Next click on Volunteer and choose MobilePack Events to find our event. You will need to create an account to sign up for the event on-line.
Packing times will be as follows:
Friday, March 25, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM, 4:30-6:30 PM, 7:30-9:30 PM
Some shift times are more popular than others and fill quickly.
For the second year! Food Collection for the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub: Unfortunately, food insecurity is a local challenge as a well as a global one for many. As a result, in addition to financial donations to cover the cost of the FMSC meals, we are inviting everyone to bring along a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Lanc. Co. Council of Churches Food Hub that is located in Lancaster city. Items requested include:
Peanut butter (1 lb. containers), Canned meats- salmon, chicken or tuna, Rice or brown rice (1 lb. bags), Canned potatoes, Whole grain pasta or Mac & Cheese (12 oz boxes) and Pouch meals (such as Hamburger Helper)
Anyone from Lancaster County may receive food from this location.
Questions? Please email Lora Mangus Wenger, Lanc. Co. FMSC MP Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Willow Street Mennonite Church at 717-464-2422.
Still have questions, check out the following video!
Are you interested in science and education? Are you looking for the opportunity to get involved with an activity over the summer? If so, check out the available volunteer opportunities through the Lancaster Science Factory’s summer camps. The camps are geared towards students in kindergarten through 8th grade, and volunteers are needed in the classrooms to assist the instructors. Volunteering is a great way to obtain volunteer hours and work with younger children, especially for those interested in teaching/education! Camp sessions will include “Junk Drawer Engineering,” “Whatever the Weather,” “Mathemagician Academy,” and so many more! If you are interested, please click here to fill out an application.
Below are some great volunteer opportunities for High School students. They are especially great for students who are interested in working with children in an educational or medical field.
Social skills: Work with Schreiber staff to help children work on skills via fun activities and adventures- Tuesdays, March 20-May 8, 5:45-7:15pm
Respite: Assist with child care at the center so parents can have a night out!- March 23rd, 5:30-8:30pm
Fairy Garden Night: Help Schreiber families during an evening of making fairy gardens- April 11, 6:15-8:00pm
Phonathon: Help us contact past donors to help ask for their generous support. This has become one of the most successful events!- April 15-17, 5:30-8:00pm
Swim Buddies: Preschool swim buddies program provides a partner for each child to participate in a swim lesson once a month during their preschool class! The swim instructor will provide all the directors for the session- Tuesday, April 10 & Friday, April 13, 9:45-10:45am & 1:45-2:45pm.
To sign up for any of these fun volunteer events or with questions, please email Susan Fisher, the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com