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.  

Please contact ​or call 717-358-4594 to find a time that works.

2. 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 

3​.  ​Volunteer Clearances - 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 visit the volunteer clearances pages 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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