F&M Service Saturdays

F&M Service Saturdays

F&M Service Saturdays are monthly opportunities for students to participate in community service activities alongside fellow F&M students while learning about community needs, issues and interests that impact Lancaster City and/or Lancaster County.  The monthly service theme varies as does the nonprofit community partner and the type of service work in which the students engage. 

PLEASE NOTE: Some opportunities require training prior to participating in order to take part in the activity. 


For more information about the Service Saturday (or other days) volunteer opportunities,  please contact the Ware Institute or Teri Mueller, Assistant Director, the Ware Institute.



Central PA Food Bank 

Volunteer at the Central PA Food Bank!

Date:  Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time:   8:00 am-1:00 pm
(Includes travel time to and from Harrisburg)
Register Here:  January 25-31, 2018

The Central PA Food Bank serves 27 counties (including Lancaster) and the work of volunteers helps the food bank immensely! Volunteer with other F&M students at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg! 

Student Volunteers will be assisting with various tasks in the food bank like organizing donations, cleaning, packing meal boxes and more. 

Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 


Neighbor to Neighbor Forum 

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time:  10:30am-2pm --OR-- 12:30-4:30pm                                                       (Volunteers will indicate their shift preference when registering.)

Registration Deadline:  EVENT IS FULL! Thank You!

Register Now: Neighbor to Neighbor Registration

Join with other F&M Students to help at the Neighbor to Neighbor forum hosted by Lancaster's Coalition to Combat Poverty.

Volunteers will help with facilitators with event logistics and will have the opportunity to sit in on conversations about Neighborhood Leadership, Community Building, Local Government, Neighborhood Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, and Economic Development.

Transportation to and from the event is provided. 

Millport Conservancy


Millport Conservancy Trail Maintenance
Saturday, November 11
Time:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:  Millport Conservancy, Lititz, PA

Join with other F&M students to help with an environment focused Service Saturday event.  Dress appropriately for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get dirty.

Volunteers will help with activities like:

  • Invasive species removal
  • Trail maintenance

Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 

Register Here:  Millport Service Saturday Registration
Registration Deadline:                                                                                           Tuesday, November 7 or when spaces are filled.

Lancaster's Haunted Library 

Date:  FRIDAY, October 27
Time:  4:45-9:15 pm
Location:  Lancaster Public Library, 125 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA

Service Saturday on a FRIDAY!  
Join other F&M Students and volunteer to help at the Lancaster Public Library's Fifth Annual Haunted Library event!

Volunteers will help with family-friendly activities like:

  • Spooky story time
  • Children making creepy crafts
  • Seat viewers for scary movies
  • Organize children for the costume contests
  • Guide people to the trick-or-treat trail, and more!

Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 
Register Here:  EVENT IS FULL
Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, October 17 at midnight or when event is full.


St. Jude 5K 

St. Jude 5K Run
Date:  Saturday, September 23 
Time:  6 am - 12:30 pm*
Location:  City Island Park, Harrisburg*

All spots filled and reservations are now CLOSED

No prior experience, training, special clearances, or fees are required to participate in this Service Saturday.

Volunteers Will:

  • Support runners and walkers on the course
  • Monitor the Kids Zone,
  • Help with set up and clean up! 

Transportation is provided and all volunteers get a t-shirt for assisting with the event.

*Start and end time include the driving time to and from the event.

Lancaster Letterpress Fair

Lancaster Letterpress Fair
Date:  Saturday,  September 16, 2017
Time:  10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*
Location:  300 block of North Queen Street

All spots filled and reservations are now CLOSED

Volunteers Will:

  • Work in various booths during the fair
  • Assist with the tube roll competition

*Start and end time include walking time to and from the event*