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. 

Questions? 

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.

 

 

Earth Day Event with Lancaster Tree Tenders

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  • PIT students do yard work at Landis Valley Museum.
Transportation to and from the event will be provided. Earth Day Event with Lancaster Tree Tenders
Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 8:30 am-12:30 p.m. (Includes travel time)  
Registration Deadline:  April 17

 

Celebrate Earth Day and volunteer with other F&M students by helping out the Lancaster Tree Tenders! Students will be helping prepare garden boxes for planting and doing landscaping work at local schools.  Transportation to and from the event is provided. 

Volunteers will:  
  • prepare garden boxes for planting
  • Help landscaping
  • Other duties

 

Salvation Army Community Meal

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Salvation Army Community Meal
Date:  SUNDAY, March 25, 2018
Time: 2:30-6:30 p.m. (Includes travel time)  
Registration Deadline:  March 21
 
Service Saturday on a SUNDAY

Volunteer with other F&M students at the Salvation Army.  You will help set up the meal space,  prepare and serve food and help clean up.  Transportation to and from the event is provided. 

Volunteers will:  
  • Assist with the community meal preparation
  • Help with room set-up
  • Serve dinner 
  • Other duties

 

 

 

Central PA Food Bank 
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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)

The Central PA Food Bank in Harrisburg serves 27 counties (including Lancaster) and the work of volunteers helps the food bank immensely! 

Volunteers will:
  • Assist with various tasks in the food bank
  • Organize donations 
  • Clean and pack meal boxes. 

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Forum 
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Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time:  10:30am-2pm --OR-- 12:30-4:30pm         

Volunteers will indicate their shift preference when registering. Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 

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
  • have the opportunity to sit in on conversations about Neighborhood Leadership, Community Building, Local Government, Neighborhood Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, and Economic Development.

            

Lancaster's Haunted Library 

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Date:  FRIDAY, October 27, 2017
Time:  4:45-9:15 pm
Location:  Lancaster Public Library, 125 N Duke St.

Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 

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!

 

 

Millport Conservancy

  • Lititz Run at Millport Conservancy
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  • Putting It Together (PIT) program participants at Millport Conservancy in August 2013. Program is titled "Clean Air, Clean Water". Students helped by trimming invasive trees and plants and by putting aerators in an algae filled pond.
  • Studying soil samples at Millport Conservancy
  • Putting It Together (PIT) program participants at Millport Conservancy in August 2013. Program is titled "Clean Air, Clean Water". Students helped by trimming invasive trees and plants and by putting aerators in an algae filled pond.
  • Students at Millport

DUE TO COLD WEATHER, THIS SERVICE SATURDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Trail Maintenance
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
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. 

 

Lancaster Letterpress Fair

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

St. Jude 5K 

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St. Jude 5K Run
Date:  Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time:  6 am - 12:30 pm*
Location:  City Island Park, Harrisburg*

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.