YOU Can Volunteer!

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, meaningful and safe. We can assist you with forms and clearances that may be required before volunteering at a community agency or school.

How Can I Volunteer? 

How Can I  Volunteer in the Community?

The Ware Institute can help you find an opportunity in the community that will be fullfilling, meaningful and safe. We can assist you with forms and clearances that may be required before volunteering at a community agency or school.

Volunteering can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Complete the Student Volunteer Application.    
  2. Meet with a Ware Institute Intern.   One of our interns will contact you to set up a meeting to discuss your volunteer interests, determine if you need clearances and answer any questions you may have regarding the opportunity you are considering. 
  3. Attend a volunteer orientation meeting.  You represent F&M in the community. At the orientation meeting, you'll learn tips about how to be a considerate, appreciated and safe community volunteer.  An intern can tell you when the next orientation meeting will be held. 
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  • F&M SLAM
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  • 15 VITA Gordon Heller '16
  • 14 PIT Building Lancaster
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  • 15 F&M Works C Bruno Red Cross
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  • Squash ACES
Clearances for Volunteers

Many organizations require volunteers to have a PA Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check and FBI Fingerprint check completed before you can volunteer.  For more information and links to these forms please visit the Ware Institute Forms & FAQs page.

 

Ware Institute Interns Help You to Volunteer in the Community

How Ware Interns Help You  to Volunteer in the Community

Ware Interns can assist you to find volunteer opportunities.  Whether it's a one-time opportunity, such as as the YMCA's Race Against Racisim, or the United Way's Day of Caring, or if you wish to volunteer on a more regularly scheduled basis with Squash ACES, F&M SLAM, or tutoring at a local elementary school, our interns can assist with the process.  You may need clearances, transportation or just more information about the organization or event;   Ware Interns are here to help you have a safe, great experience!

 

2015 Spring Ware Interns

Thank you Spring interns for your dedication, creativity and hard work! ​

  • Gordon Heller '16 - VITA  (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Intern)  

Interested in applying to become a Ware Institute Intern?  Please complete the form below. 

Questions about becoming a Ware Intern?

Contact Julie Rhoads, Assistant Director, The Ware Institute 

Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

For more information about the events on this calendar contact the individual organization's website or the Ware Institute.  

NOTE: Many organizations and/or events may require you to have clearances or have other requirements fulfilled prior to you volunteering.  Ware Interns can assist with helping you obtain clearances and will help you connect to the community organization or agency contact person where you wish to volunteer. 

Volunteer Experiences

Story 4/6/2015

Emily Hirsch '17, Squash A.C.E.S. Volunteer

"Squash ACES is a wonderful program that allows F&M students to interact with students in the surrounding community; it is a means to get involved and make a meaningful difference" 

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Story 2/9/2015

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 4/6/2015

Emily Hirsch '17, Squash A.C.E.S. Volunteer

"Squash ACES is a wonderful program that allows F&M students to interact with students in the surrounding community; it is a means to get involved and make a meaningful difference" 

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Story 2/26/2015

Mark Rooney '17, F&M Works Intern

“One thing I’ve really enjoyed from my internship experience is being able to become invested in the Lancaster community.  Lancaster is a beautiful, thriving community with a lot to offer, and being...

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