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.



Crop Hunger Walk 
Crop Walk 2018
Service Saturday on a SUNDAY - CROP Hunger Walk
Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 12-4:30 pm

Join with your peers to help out with this year's Lancaster CROP Walk. CROP Walk events help raise funds for and awareness of hunger both locally and around the globe. Volunteers will be assisting with various tasks including but not limited to registration, updating social media, and providing course support.  

Registration Link: Opens Wednesday, October 10

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15 at 8:00 am


Contact Teri Mueller

Pet Pantry's Howls & Meows Bingo Bash 
Pet Pantry
Service Saturday on a SUNDAY - Pet Pantry's  Howls & Meows Bingo Bash
Date: Sunday, November 4
Time: TBD

Like dogs, cats, and/or other furry friends? Then sign up to help out at the 3rd Annual Howls and Meows Bingo Bash on November 4! Volunteers will be assisting in a variety of areas such as raffle ticket sales, food stations, and set up/tear down and it's sure to be a lot of fun. Proceeds from the event benefit the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County.  

Registration Link: Opens Monday, October 22

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 29 at 8:00 am


Contact Teri Mueller

Tree Planting with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay 

Alliance for the Bay
Tree Planting with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Make the most of the fall season by volunteering to help our environment! Students will be planting trees in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Lancaster County Conservancy. Transportation and lunch will be provided for all participants!

Registration Link: Opens Monday, November 5

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 9 at 2:00 pm


Contact Teri Mueller

Habitat for Humanity  Rock the Block!

  • Rock the Block Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block!
Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Description: Sign up to be a part of Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block! Volunteers will be assisting with a community-wide Fall Fest event that will be occurring concurrently to a number of home repair projects. Responsibilities include running various kids activities like face painting and pumpkin bowling as well as helping with food tables. Lunch will be provided for all participants!

Registration Link: Opens Monday, October 1

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 5 at 8:00 am


Contact Teri Mueller

African Festival at        Binns Park

  • African Festival
African Festival in Binns Park
Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 10:30am-3:00pm

Volunteer at Lancaster's 10th Annual African Festival at Binns Park! Participants will be helping set-up for the festival and assisting with different aspects of the event as needed. We will be meeting as a group on campus and then walking down to the event together.

Registration Link:  Opens Wednesday, September 12

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 17 at 8:00 am.


Contact Teri Mueller

St. Jude 5K 

  • St Jude 5 K run, Harrisburg
St. Jude's Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 7:00am-1:00pm (includes transportation time)

Join with other F&M students to volunteer at St. Jude's Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer! This 5K event will occur in Harrisburg and volunteers will assist with course support (signs, cheering, directions, etc.) as well as helping with tear down after the conclusion of the event. Transportation, snacks, and lunch will be provided for all participants!

This event is full!  Please consider the next Service Saturday.


Contact Teri Mueller