Explore Through Local Service

 Looking for an opportunity to make a difference for a whole day or just a few hours with transportation and all of the details already included?  Sample one or more of the following volunteer opportunities until you find your niche.

Registration is required and links to registration forms are sent by email and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Jen Nell at 717-358-4594  for more information about these local service opportunities. 

Service Saturdays 

  • day of caring

Volunteer to work alongside other F&M students while also learning about different needs, issues and interests that matter to the local community.  Service projects, off-campus destinations and time commitment will vary. 

Though most events are held on Saturdays, some may also be on Sundays or Friday evenings depending on the community partner. 

Registration is required

GenConnect 

Make someone’s day by volunteering to spend a Friday afternoon visiting with residents at Brethren Village Retirement Community while playing games and/or working on craft projects.  Volunteer once or join us every month from 1:00– 4:00 pm.

Registration is required.

  • F&M student Kristen Pempek works with residents at Landis Homes Community on art projects. She created an art therapy curriculum via her work there through a program called F&M Works which allows students to serve at various community non-profit organizations throughout the semester. The F&M Works Program is part of the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement at F&M.
  • F&M student Kristen Pempek works with residents at Landis Homes Community on art projects. She created an art therapy curriculum via her work there through a program called F&M Works which allows students to serve at various community non-profit organizations throughout the semester. The F&M Works Program is part of the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement at F&M.

F&M Community Service

Care about your Lancaster neighbors and want to contribute to local efforts?  Join F&M faculty, staff, and students to plant trees, serve at local food banks, maintain trails, and do other tasks that make a difference. 

Registration is required.

  • Lancaster conservancy

Explore Service Saturdays from Fall 2021

SEPTEMBER

  • Day of Caring
  • day of caring

United Way Day of Caring

Saturday, September 11, 2021

8:30-12:00 pm 

F&M students volunteered at Buchanan Park--right in our backyard as a part of the United Way's Day of Caring! Participants helped to paint the dog park bridge and mulch the children's playground. Volunteers enjoyed the beautiful weather and interacting with community members--a great way to kick off the school year!

 

 

 SEPTEMBER

  • Ware Institute

Wittel Farms!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

8:30-12:30 pm

Volunteers harvested 200 pounds of potatoes and 300 pounds of peppers. Students worked alongside St. Peters Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg to harvest fresh vegetables to share with the Lancaster Community!

 

  • tree planting

Tree Planting with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Part of True Blue Weekend!
Friday, October 15, 2021

1:00-4:00 pm
Participants traveled to Mount Joy, PA to help plant trees with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Volunteers planted 275 trees!

SEPTEMBER

  • Lancaster Conservancy

Clean Up at Kelly's Run 

with F&M Faculty & Staff!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Volunteers assisted with the upkeep of the nature preserve and helped the Lancaster Conservancy with tasks such as trail maintenance, cleaning up the site, and more. Transportation was provided for all participants.