Volunteering at CAP
Following is a summary of the volunteer opportunities available through the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County. Please note that most in-person CAP volunteer activities require three background clearances (Child Abuse, Criminal and FBI). If you do not have the clearances, CAP will provide forms and related information about the application process.
To volunteer at CAP, please fill out the application and email it to marketing@CAPLanc.org
Due to COVID-19, our volunteer program is currently suspended. However, please fill out the form below to be contacted regarding your interest once we ensure we are able to provide a safe volunteer experience. Volunteers interested in volunteering with Domestic Violence Services (DVS) must complete a 45 hour virtual training prior to volunteering. For more information, email Angela Keen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crispus Attucks Community Center
- Food Bank Volunteers
The Crispus Attucks Community Center need volunteers for the Food Bank every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Volunteers would be helping unload the truck, organize the food, and help with distribution of the food.
Domestic Violence Services
- Hotline Assistance – Provide support, safety planning and referrals to those reaching out for help and information via the 24-hour hotline and text line
- Reception/Front Desk – Assist the Emergency Shelter front desk by greeting visitors, answering Hotline calls and assisting residents
- Court Accompaniment –provide in-person support and information to victims/survivors attending Protection From Abuse hearings
- Empowerment Counseling –use a peer support, empowerment focused model to help victims/survivors establish short- and long-term goals and safety planning
- Community Education & Health Fairs – Provide education activities in local schools, community and faith-based organizations to teach the importance of healthy relationships
- Public Speakers Bureau – Present at public forums to educate the community on victims’ needs and increase access to services for victims
- Children’s Program, Activities, and Child Care –provide in-person support with children living at the safe house using an evidence-based, trauma informed group curriculum
- Fundraising, including the Annual Gala Committee
The next Volunteer Training Opportunity start Tuesday, May 26, 2020!
All volunteers must participate in a 45-hour domestic violence training program (offered in spring and fall) prior to volunteering with the program.
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact the Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator at 717-299-9677 ext. 3105 or email.
- Read to children in the classroom
- Provide support during field trips
- Create learning materials for classrooms
- Share special talents with Head Start centers (e.g. musical performance, puppet show, cooking/nutrition activities, health and fitness)
- Participate in projects related to center improvements/enhancements
- Garden clean up and weeding in Nature’s Classroom
- Host an Early Head Start supply drive (diapers, formula, books, even clothing items!) or a backpack drive for Head Start Pre-K students
- Visit the center to play games with members
- Donate yummy baked goods or fresh flowers to brighten up the center
- Share your talent with a performance or presentation
Poverty Simulator Volunteer
Poverty Simulations are a series of role-playing scenarios that give participants the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty and its impact on society as a whole. Participants adopt a new persona and family profile for the purpose of the exercise.
We’re always looking for volunteers who would be interested in helping! The volunteer will hold a unique role within the simulator.