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 Ware Sudent 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 at the agency you wish to volunteer at 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.  If the volunteer orientation sessions are not listed on this web page, please contact the Ware Institute for that information. 
Ware Institute Volunteer & Information Session Dates
  • October 7 & 20
  • November 4 & 7

Sessions are held at 4:30 pm in Steinman College Center Armstrong room. Please email us if you wish to attend.

Questions?

Contact Grace Jeong '15, Alumni Fellow for Programs and Outreach if you have questions about volunteering or becoming a Ware Institute Intern.

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Clearances for Volunteers

Many organizations require volunteers to have a PA Child Abuse History Certification, PA Access to Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal History (fingerprint) check completed before you can volunteer.  For more information and links to these forms please visit the Ware Institute Clearance Forms for Volunteers web page.

Become a Valued Community Volunteer

How the Ware Institute Can Help You to Volunteer in the Community

Ware Institute interns can assist you to find volunteer opportunities in our community that iterest you.  Whether it's a one-time opportunity, such as as helping to staff  the YMCA's Race Against Racisim, or the United Way's Day of Caring, or if you wish to volunteer on a more regular basis, such as two afternoons a week tutoring middle and high school students with Squash ACES, or F&M SLAM Ware interns can help you connect with community partners. 

Many agencies require clearances, particularly when working with children. Ware interns  can help you with that process.  Maybe you will need transportation  to  the volunteer location, or maybe you just more information about the organization or event you are interested in;  Ware interns are here to help you have a safe, great experience!

 

2015 Fall Ware Interns

Currently in the hiring process.

 

Questions?

Contact Grace Jeong '15, Alumni Fellow for Programs and Outreach if you have questions about volunteering or becoming a Ware Institute Intern.

Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

For more information about the events on this calendar contact the individual organization's website or the Ware Institute.  If  you are interested in volunteering and haven't  completed the Student Volunteer Application please complete it now.

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. 

Make It Count!

Make It Count - Report Your Volunteer Hours!

If you are a student or F&M professional staff member and volunteer in our community, please click on the Make It Count! link to the left to report your hours of service. Please complete this form whenever you volunteer. These hours will be used to submit data for the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

 

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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