Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
Phone: 610-436-0042
Fax: 610-436-2874
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in the Hershey/Lebanon, Pennsylvania area

ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties

The ARC of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties provides services and support to individuals of all ages with mental disabilities.

Location: 2569 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17103

Contact information:

Barb Jumper, Executive Director

Phone: 717-920-2727

Toll Free: 1-877-533-7098

Fax: 717-920-2730

Website: http://www.arcofdc.org

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lebanon County

Location: 746 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042 (The Greater Lebanon Area)

Contact information: The Greater Lebanon Area 

Phone:  717-272-4443

Email: jbaum@capbigs.org

Website: http://capbigs.org/?page_id=144

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will build one-on-one relationship with children in community and/or school settings.

Compeer of Lebanon

Location: 542 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact information: 

Phone: 717-272-8317

Email: compeerlebanon@verizon.net

Website: http://www.compeer-lebanon.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=5

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will become positive role models, help raise self-esteem, increase social and communication skills, and encourage independence for Compeer friends through building a one-on-one friendship relationship.

Developmental and Disability Services of the Lebanon Valley

Location: 1126 Walnut Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact information:

Jessica Penchard, Coordinator of Volunteers

Phone: 717-274-3493

Email: vpdevelopment@ddslebanon.org

Website: http://www.ddslebanon.org/

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist in providing training, education and therapy for persons with disabilities, including both children with developmental delays and adults with disabilities


Lancaster/Lebanon IU-13

Location: 1020 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact information:

Volunteer Services Phone: 717-606-1704

Main Phone: 717-606-1600

Email: contact@iu13.org

Website: http://www.iu13.org/StudentsandParents/Pages/makeadifference.aspx

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist in a classroom or help a student with a project.

Lebanon Community Library

Location:  125 North 7th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046

Contact information:

Karen Stump, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:  717-273-7624

Email: volunteers@lclibs.org

Website: http://www.lclibs.org/lebanon

Community Service Activities:  Various duties and responsibilities are available for volunteers to complete, such as checking books in/out and reshelving books, however to provide direct services, volunteers should specifically note that they wish to assist with children’s programs and/or story time.

Lebanon County Special Olympics

Location:  PO Box 1018, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact information:

Gloria Root, Volunteer Coordinator

717-272-1332, mailbox 1

Email: lebcoso@comcast.net

Website: http://www.lebcoso.org/volunteers.htm

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist individuals with physical activity and special events.  Interested individuals must complete a volunteer form as well as have a physical form filled out by a doctor.

Phoenix Youth Center

Location: 101 W Cherry St, Palmyra, PA 17078 (Palm Lutheran Church)

Contact information:

Chelsea Weibley, Director

Phone: 717-838-0302

Email: cweibley@phoenixyouthcenter.com

Website: http://lclibs.org/palmyra/palmyra-phoenix-youth-center

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will assist students, specifically those in third grade through early teens, with after school homework help and summer tutoring as well as interact with them through recreational activities.

Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Location: 244 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact information:

Dawn Rissmiller, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator/Client Program Assistant

Phone:  717-291-5951

Email: drissmiller@sabvi.com

Website: http://www.sfblind.org/content/volunteer.asp

Community Service Activities:  Volunteers will help restore autonomy and independence to local residents who are blind and vision impaired through assisting individuals with one-on-one reading as well as during craft class and social clubs.

The YMCA of Lebanon County

Location: 201 North 7th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact information:

Mark Hubbard

Phone: 717-273-2691

Email: mhubbard@lebanonymca.org

Website: http://www.lebanonymca.org/

Community Service Activities: Volunteer opportunities included, but not limited to the following--volunteer sports coaches, youth center aides, Kid’s Night Out helpers, Kids Corner helpers, and youth basketball coaches.