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Volunteers needed to provide food and friendship
Volunteers are needed to deliver food boxes to residents at affordable living complexes in Lancaster city and county, along with cheer and good will! Each month, volunteers are needed on the second Monday at some sites, and on the third Wednesday at different sites. Activities include: meeting the Central PA Food Bank truck at Marietta Senior Apartments (MSA) on the second Monday at 8:00 am, sort and distribute food boxes to residents of MSA, and ensure necessary paperwork is completed. When done, a few boxes need to be taken from MSA to another apartment complex off Columbia Avenue. On the third Wednesday, volunteers are needed at a site in Lancaster city. Boxes are delivered to residents there, then several boxes need to be transported to 3 other locations in the county. Volunteer’s vehicle should have room for at least 11 boxes sized 15 x 11 x 11 inches. Volunteers should be able to safely lift 3o pounds. Training will be provided by Tabor Community Services and the Central PA Food Bank. This is a fun way to meet people and bring joy to their day!
Child Care/Youth Group Projects (Beth Shalom)
On Monday and Wednesday evenings twice a month from 5:30-7pm our participants attend life skills classes. We are looking for groups to plan an activity and a snack for the children on Beth Shalom. This is a great opportunity for Jr. and high school youth groups.
Basic Maintenance (Beth Shalom)
Beth Shalom is looking for a volunteer to do basic maintenance and up keep on our building (5 apartment) located in Lancaster City. Includes, yard work/grass cutting, changing light bulbs, moving and sorting donated items, organizing storage rooms, painting, minor repairs, cleaning units when turn over occurs. Ideally, the volunteer would be available 2-4 hours per week during business hours year round.
Daily Tasks (TLC)
Transitional Living Center depends upon volunteers daily, from maintenance to running the front desk.
Teach a Humanities Class (TLC)
TLC would like to provide humanities classes to their adult and child participants. This could be painting, singing, crocheting--you name it! Volunteers for this position can also choose whether they would like to teach a class of adults, children, or families. Have an idea?
We are looking for people who would like to make a 1-2 year commitment to mentor a client. Being a mentor would help provide a healthy relationship and a support system for clients at TLC. Mentors work with a team of 3-5 mentors, mentor coordinator, and the TLC program director.
Teach a Christian Ed class (Beth Shalom: women only)
These classes serve as Christian life skills for Beth Shalom. With the goal of educating our clients on how to apply the Fruits of the spirit as set forth in Galatians 5:22. Classes are held on the 3rd Wed. of each month from 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity for individuals or adult small groups.
Transportation for appointments (Beth Shalom, TLC)
From time to time we are in need of transportation volunteers. Must have a valid Driver's License and car insurance. This is a great opportunity for someone with a flexible day-time schedule.
Child Care (TLC)
Child care is frequently needed at TLC, especially over the summer. Planning activities for the children at TLC is quite helpful, as it gives parents the opportunity to run errands or take a class.
Mentoring (Beth Shalom)
We are looking for people who would like to make a 1-2 year commitment to mentor a client at Beth Shalom "House of Peace", supportive housing for women who just left prison and are experiencing homelessness. Being a mentor would help provide a healthy relationship and a support system for clients as they transition from prison and homelessness to permanent housing and responsible living.