About the Ware Institue

The Ware Institute for Civic Engagement provides high-quality, transformative experiential learning opportunities that empower students to make a positive impact within their local and global communities. 

Through reciprocal partnerships with a variety of non-profit organizations, the Ware Institute creates internship and volunteer opportunities for students to learn more about their communities and what it means to be a thoughtful citizen. 

 

Engaging Students

Internships

Learning and working in the community is mutually beneficial.   F&M Works in Lancaster and PSSI (Public Service Summer Internship) are paid internships that match students' career interests with community partner organization needs. 

Internships

Honduras Alternative Spring Break

"One day, I was given the job of fitting adults with reading glasses. Watching person after person smile the instant they put on the glasses because they could finally see was an unforgettable feeling.... Taryn Webb '11   

Hondruas Alternative Spring Break

Volunteer Opportunities

Are the words “How can I help?” part of your everyday vocabulary?  The Ware Institute can help you find an opportunity in the community that will be fullfilling and meaningful. 

Volunteer Opportunites

Impacting the Community

Story 11/17/2014

2015 Honduras Alternative Spring Break

"One day, I was given the job of fitting adults with reading glasses. Watching person after person smile the instant they put on the glasses because they could finally see was an unforgettable...

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Story 11/17/2014

V.I.T.A. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Seeing the smiles on the faces of clients when you find them  a tax break was surprisingly rewarding.

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Story 11/17/2014

Volunteer Opportunities

Are the words “How can I help?” part of your everyday vocabulary?  The Ware Institute can help you find volunteer opportunities in the community.

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The Pulse

Story 11/17/2014

Campus Gift Drive

The annual F&M campus holiday gift drive has been a tradition since 1987.  You can be part of this wonderful tradition and will make someone's holiday  a bit brighter this year!! 

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Story 11/17/2014

2015 Honduras Alternative Spring Break

"One day, I was given the job of fitting adults with reading glasses. Watching person after person smile the instant they put on the glasses because they could finally see was an unforgettable...

Read More
Story 11/17/2014

V.I.T.A. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Seeing the smiles on the faces of clients when you find them  a tax break was surprisingly rewarding.

Read More