of Lebanon County's Waiting List continues to
grow and Compeer is looking for
adult volunteers to be a friend and provide social
support to a neighbor on the road to recovery from
a mental illness -- People lake Jason, a Civil War
buff and ice hockey fan from Palmyra who has
minimal contact with people outside of his family
circle. Or, someone like Sarah, a Lebanon area
woman who enjoys houseplants, crafts, and walking.
As a Compeer volunteer, you can positively impact
the life of a person in recovery from a mental
illness by offering the simple gift of friendship.
This volunteer opportunity does not take
away any time from your work or family. All
it takes is sharing a few hours a month doing the
things you like to do already -- sports, music, a
hobby, sharing a pot of coffee, fishing, or a walk
in the park -- you decide. You'll select your
new friend based on similar age, interested,
background and locality. Compeer volunteers
receive preliminary training from Compeer staff as
well as ongoing support and supervision throughout
their Compeer relationship. No clinical experience
required. Call Compeer of Lebanon County at
272-8317 or visit www.compeer-lebanon.org
for more information. Alternative training
times are also available for the convenience of our
Christian Church Home
We are looking for a volunteer who has a
friendly cat that would enjoy visiting our
residents. Visits can be weekly or biweekly, and
days and times of visits are flexible.
Volunteers are needed tovisit with Nursing
residents for 1 hour a week. Days and times can be
Scrapbooking volunteer needed to assist activity
department in making a scrapbook. Short term
volunteer opportunity. We will work with your
Call Susanna Varner, (717) 867-4636
Literacy Council of
Tutor Training Workshop.
Be among the first to receive your 15-hours of
Tutor Training in the newly-remodeled IU 13
Building. Call the Literacy Council of
Lancaster-Lebanon at 274-3461 to register for the
November training sessions. They will be held on
the following Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9
November 11,13, 18, 20, and 25th.
$15 will cover the cost of the training manual
Call Cathy Roth, (717) 274-3461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers needed to visit the residents, help on
excursions, and make craft items at home that can
be sold at craft fairs. Clubs or Organizations are
also invited to sponsor birthday parties or holiday
parties, and provide music, entertainment, or Bingo
at the Center.
Call Becky Duke, (717) 274-0493 or email email@example.com
Front Desk Greeters Needed -
Volunteers who enjoy people to help greet
visitors. Responsibilities include providing
good customer services, handing out visitor name
tags, and directions to various locations
throughout the building; helping with key sign-outs
and miscellaneous clerical responsibilities.
Times needed: Tuesday/Friday 8 am - 12 noon;
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-1pm. Call
Evie Zook Volunteer Coordinator 270-2485
Organizations to provide parties for groups of
patients (Bingo, Birthday Parties, Game
Also friendly visitors needed to visit with
patients who do not have family or friends living
in the area. Call Karen Moyer, (610) 670-4164 or
Health Association: MHA is in
need of active board members to serve as volunteers
dealing with education advocacy and fundraising
participation to support issues of mental health
and mental illness in the community. Also
need volunteers for specific fund raising events.
(10-20 hours) Contact Janet Frick,
Laurel Girl Scout Council -
- Needed: Leaders, Assistant Leaders
needed for all age level troops. Leaders
plan and carry out activities with troop.
Time commitment: 9-10 months per
year, 3-4 hours per week. Training
provided for all Girl Scout positions.
- Short term positions also available, such as
event committee for various programs,
consultants who share skills/mentoring
girls. Call for more details.
Gwen Ward, 717-273-2151
Children's Center -
Volunteer opportunities include (but are not
limited to) rocking babies, reading stories,
playing games. Volunteers are always welcome.
Must be 16 or older.
Call Jamie Yordy, Interim Director.
Child Care Program - Volunteers
needed for reading stories 8:30 - 11am or
2:30-5:30p.m. Monday through Friday. Any
time during these hours.
- Also, Baby cuddling 6am-6pm at Annville
site. Volunteers would need a recent
physical (within 3 months), TB test
Call Donna Wennerholt 717-274-2831.
Dutch Council, Boy Scouts of America
- The boy scouts have several opportunities for
volunteers. From the Troop, Pack or Crew
level up to District Committee. At the unit
level, there are opportunities to work with youth
and administrate in the unit. At District
level, adults set up events like camporees and
scouting for food, plus much more. Call or
write for more information on how you can help the
Boy Scouts. Chris McKinnell
717-394-4063; PA Dutch Council, Boy Scouts,
630 Janet Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601
Volunteer opportunities exist in many areas,
from the kitchen to the Emergency Room. If you
would like to join our team, please call.
Call Cindy Smith, 717-270-7685 or email
Community Library - Volunteers
needed for cleaning books, washing windows,
painting, filing, shelving, children's programs and
crafts in summer, circulation desk, and
Call Alice Light, 717-273-7624 or email
Assault Resource & Counseling Center
- Volunteer Sexual Assault Counselor: 40
hours training (provided by SARCC).
Duties: counsel hotline callers 5pm - 8 am, one
or two nights per month.
- SARCC Auxiliary: 2 hours
orientation. Duties: sit with agency
displays at health fairs, help with
fundraisers. Call Joan Weaver,
- Certified DVI Volunteers Needed: Take
Hot Line calls in P.M. at their homes.
- To become a certified volunteer, there is a
40 hour training, held two times a year, Spring
- Other opportunities for non-certified
volunteers include work around the shelter,
Call 717-273-7154 or fax 717-279-7932
- Volunteers are needed at any time between
10am and 8pm Monday - Saturday. Different
opportunities are available: painting nails,
helping with BINGO, playing games, doing crafts
or reading and visiting with our
- A volunteer is also needed Saturdays to
assist with BINGO and other
Call Milissa Furman, Activity Director,
Brothers-Big Sisters of Lebanon
- Volunteer Opportunity: Mentors needed,
age 16 and above, to form loving relationships
with children between the ages of 7 and
16. No special skills needed!
Involves approximately 1-2 hours three or four
times per month. Hours are at the
discretion of the volunteer.
Call Julie Baum, Special Projects Coordinator,
717-272-4443 email: BBBS@nbn.net
Valley Brethren Home:
- Volunteers needed for: Water Pitchers - fill
with fresh water and ice - pick up and deliver
back to residents' rooms. This volunteer
position requires one hour of your time.
Need someone every other Sunday morning at
9:00a.m.; Tuesdays at 3p.m.
- Also need people for feeding at mealtimes.
(training provided). Time commitment for
transport and feeding assistance would be 1 1/2
hour either at 11:30am or 4:30pm. If just
feeding assistance only (45 minutes) noon and
Call Donna Fernsler, 717-838-5406
Volunteers for Youth
Contact person for above: Brian Weidler, Program
Director -- 273-2691 ext. 115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YMCA Youth Center
Minimum age: 16
YMCA Teen Dances
(until January 8, 2002, then
every other Saturday evening)
Minimum age: 14
Varies- call for Information
Retirement Village -
- Escorts are needed for Sunday mornings, to
assist with taking residents to and from Sunday
School Service by pushing them in wheelchairs or
walking with them, 9:15 - 11:15a.m.
- Volunteers are needed to escort residents to
the Beauty Shop at our Stone Ridge Campus,
Wednesday and Thursday mornings form 8:30 a.m.
to approx. 11:30 a.m.
Call Lori Meckley 717-866-6541 or email
Volunteer Ombudsmen needed to
promote and advocate for high quality care for
nursing and personal care home residents. Ombudsmen
provide information about resident rights and
assist in exercising those rights. Training is
provided. For more information contact Melissa
Meiskey 717-273-9262 or email email@example.com
County Area Agency on
Volunteers are needed to deliver
Meals on Wheels to elderly who are unable to
prepare their own meals. Volunteers deliver
meals between 11a.m. and 12 noon and may deliver
one day a week, one day a month or as a substitute
as needed. Must have own vehicle, a valid
driver's license and a warm smile! Training
is provided! Call Michelle Kopecky
County Area Agency on
Volunteers are needed for the
APPRISE program. APPRISE is a health
insurance counseling program for older
Pennsylvanians. Volunteers assist clients
with insurance paperwork. APPRISE clients are
scheduled by appointment Mondays from 12 noon until
4:00p.m. and Wednesdays from 9am to noon at the
Lebanon Senior Center, 710 Maple St. Training
is provided. Call Michelle Kopecky
County Area Agency on
Hospice: Volunteers needed to
provide emotional support by empathetic listening
to patients and their caregivers. Light household
chores and running errands are among other
opportunities to serve. Weekly contact is
preferred. Call Marie Eva Harter 717-270-7672
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Haven Nursing Home: Volunteers are
needed to transport residents in wheelchairs to
crafts and physical therapy. Days and times are
Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30
am. Contact Diane Kline 717-274-0421
- Helping Our People in Emergencies:
Volunteers needed as case
interviewers on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Training will be provided. Call
717-272-4400 for more information.
Volunteers, needed for ongoing or one-time events,
visiting with nursing home residents, caring for
gardens, delivering library books, or helping with
the therapeutic activity staff. Opportunities are
endless. - - - Individuals (at least age 14) or
groups (of all ages) are welcome.
For more information on volunteering or to
register for the training session(s), call Kathleen
Hetrick at 273-2647, ext. 8295.
Drivers needed. Approx. 4 hours about One day
per month - Reimbursed expenses for trip to
Wilkes-Barre area. Contact Dawn Vitez,
273-2671 or email email@example.com
Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties seeks
The Arc of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties is an
agency that provides advocacy, referrals, and other
services to people with mental retardation. The
Lebanon County office is looking for people
interested in assisting with an Independent
The goal of the statewide Independent Monitoring
Project is to assess quality of life for people
with mental retardation in our communities.
Monitors visit people with mental retardation in
their homes to complete a questionnaire that
addresses areas such as health and safety,
recreation and community involvement. Each visit,
for which monitors receive a stipend and mileage
reimbursement, takes approximately one hour to
complete. The monitors are trained in sue of the
questionnaire and other paperwork, confidentiality
and current trends in the field of mental
Monitors can be people with developmental
disabilities, interested citizens, and parents or
family members of people with mental
This project can have a great impact on the
lives of people with mental retardation. People
interested in volunteering for this project or for
more information may contact Ingrid Magill, Lebanon
County Project Director at 717-270-5307
Affairs Medical Center:
Qualified drivers needed to provide transportation
for veterans with appointments at VA.
Opportunities available anytime, Mondays through
Fridays, daytime hours. Van provided through the
DAV transportation program. Lunch may be
provided. Contact Kathy Trostle, 717-228-6030
or Bill Smith 717-272-6621 x4596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
of All Animals:
Foster homes needed for cats and kittens requested
by this Animal Rescue Group. For these and other
opportunites call or visit the website at http://www.friendsofallanimals.org.
Contact Gloria Pushnik at 717-272-6466.