YOU Can Volunteer!

Are the words “How can I help?” part of your everyday vocabulary?  

Whether you are interested in volunteering every so often or on a regular basis, we will do our best to connect you with the perfect opportunity to volunteer and put your time and talents to work in the community!

Volunteering 1, 2, 3! 

Volunteering can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.  Your next step is to meet with one of the members of the Ware Institute's team​.  

During your personalized Ware Institute appointment, we'll discuss:

  • ​Y​our ​I​nterests
  • ​Y​our ​A​vailability
  • ​Y​our ​A​ccess to ​T​ransportation 
  • ​Y​our volunteering goals 

​2.  ​Can't find a time that will work with your schedule?  Please let ​us know by ​sending an email ​to ware@fandm.edu ​or calling 717-358-4164 and we'll ​come up with some other options!

3​.  ​Many nonprofit organizations in the state of Pennsylvania require volunteers to complete clearances* - especially those with ​​direct contact with children who are legally mandated to do ​so ​by the state of Pennsylvania.  If clearances are required before beginning your volunteer experience, please click here to review the required next steps.  Once you have received your clearance results, please hold onto them because they've got you covered for five years.  

*If you have lived outside of the state of Pennsylvania and are required to pay for and complete the FBI Criminal History Check (including fingerprinting), F&M students can bring their receipts and a copy or .pdf  of the results to Sandi Smoker at the Ware Institute for Civic Engagement and we'll reimburse you for 100% of the fee!

 

Volunteer Experiences

Story 11/14/2016

Service Saturdays

Eleven students volunteered a Saturday morning at Brethern Village Retirement community to work with seniors. 

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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.