About the Ware Institute

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 internships and volunteer opportunities for students to learn more about their communities and what it means to be a thoughtful citizen. 


Impacting the Community

APPLY NOW for an Americorps VISTA Position in Lancaster!

The F&M PACC VISTA will be placed at Reynolds Middle School in support of a unique, collaborative approach to address the needs of the Lancaster refugee community

Graduates APPLY NOW for an Americorps VISTA Position in Lancaster!
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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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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

2015 Honduras Alternative Spring Break Trip

"I, along with twelve other F&M students, had an AMAZING time teaching more than 300 kids learn how to brush their teeth! What made this more fun and exciting was that I was able to carry out the lesson without necessarily having speak Spanish fluently in order to communicate with the students.  The work that I did that morning helped me realize...

Honduras 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 fulfilling and meaningful.   

Volunteer Opportunites

The Pulse

Story 4/8/2015

Kevin Gallagher '18 PIT Planning Intern

PIT was a great introduction into my college life. The friends I have made through this program are the ones that have stuck with me throughout the rest of college.  

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Genna Spears '15 Public Service Summer Internship

What's a PSSI Internship Like?  Genna Spears '15, was a 2014 PSSI at the Literacy Council in Lancaster. She taught English as a Second Language (ESL) or "survival English" to several refugee women...

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Story 3/25/2015

2015 Honduras Alternative Spring Break

"I, along with two other F&M students, had an AMAZING time teaching more than 300 kids learn how to brush their teeth! What made this more fun and exciting was that I was able to carry out the lesson...

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Story 3/31/2015

Ryan Von Kleeck '15, An Unmet Need for Medicine in Central...

"It was amazing how much trust the Hondurans had in us and the gratefulness they expressed for what we were doing."

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Scott Onigman, '15, F&M Works Intern

Scott Onigman ‘15 Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, Research & Assessment Intern “My internship made it possible for me to apply what I have learned in the classroom in a...

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