Volunteer Opportunities for Students
Extra-curricular community service is something you do in addition to your academic coursework. You may complete community service through a student organization, fraternity or sorority, or club. You may enjoy helping others and want to volunteer in the local community on your own. Community service can also be a great way to get experience related to a career field you are exploring or to learn more about something totally different. We have many ongoing programs for you to consider including After School Corps, McCaskey Tornado Career Corps, Next Steps AmeriCorps, or our Alternative Spring Break Program.
Make an appointment with one of our staff members or stop by during walk-in hours to uncover opportunities and find a great volunteer placement; some of which are right in our backyard! Use Get Connected, a United Way searchable database of nonprofit organizations and volunteer opportunities throughout Millersville and Lancaster. We also post volunteer opportunities in CareerConnection and on
Background Clearances Required
Many of our volunteer experiences have a high probability of working and having contact with children. In the state of Pennsylvania, all volunteers must have the following clearances:
Criminal Background Check (Act 34)
Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting (Act 114)
We have partnerships with community organizations that are currently looking for volunteers. For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact 717-871-7655.