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Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Background Clearances

Many of our volunteer experiences will have a high probability of working and having contact with children. In the state of Pennsylvania, all volunteers must have the following clearances:

 Criminal Background Check (Act 34)

Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)

FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting (Act 114)

Make an appointment with one of our Volunteer Central staff members or stop by during walk-in hours to uncover opportunities and find a great volunteer placement. Use Get Connected, a United Way searchable database of nonprofit organizations and volunteer opportunities throughout Millersville and Lancaster. The United Way of Lancaster provides a list of ongoing volunteer opportunities in the Lancaster/Millersville area (CLICK HERE).

Volunteer Opportunities

We also have several organizations that are currently looking for volunteers. For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Central Graduate Assistant, Ronnie Mitchell at ronald.mitchell@millersville.edu or call 717-871-7636.

Attollo- Chidlren Deserve a Chance Foundation

16 W. King St.

Lancster, PA 17603



"Our mission is to support success-oriented youth from primarily under-represented communities in their pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement."

Bethany Christian Services

1681 Crown Ave. Suite 201

Lancaster, PA 17601



"Since 1944, Bethany Christian Services has been reaching out to children who are alone or vulnerable. As a worldwide and community leader in adoption and family services, we know that a child's best chance to thrive is as part of a safe, loving, forever family."

Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster

116 S Water St.

Lancster, PA 17603


"The Mission of Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to become productive, caring, responsible adults. We provide an environment where members can achieve:"

  • Positive Self-Identity
  • A Healthy Lifestyle
  • A Strong Character
  • Educational Success
  • Social Competency

Faith Tabernacle

665 S Ann St.

Lancaster, PA 17602


"The mission of Faith Tabernacle Transformation and Development Corporation is to help our communities children to learn effectively, aid our returning and recovering men and women in redeeming their futures from pasts of homelessness and incarceration, and to provide food for persons in need. We believe in assisting youth to achieve high goals and aspire to service their community and generation.  Our motto at FTTD is "Changing one life at a time" so we focus on education, food for those in need, mentoring and youth encouragement. As you browse through our website we hope you enjoy it and that you join us in our mission."

We need volunteers for Homework Help on Monday evenings from 5-7 pm, starting January 23, 2017.

Millersville Area Meals on Wheels

121 North George St.

Millersville , PA 17551

Call between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. weekdays at 872-2415.

The Meals-on-Wheels organization prepares and delivers meals to senior citizens and others in need in Millersville, Bausman, Pequea , Washington Boro, Conestoga, Creswell, Georgetown Hills, Holtwood, Marticville, Mt.Nebo, Quaker Hills, West Ridge and Bean Hill Road Areas. They are very much in need of people who can give a few hours a week on a regular basis as cooks, packers, drivers/visitors and substitutes.