Volunteer Opportunities Harrisburg, PA
While the season of giving is soon upon us, there’s no better time than the present to start giving back to your own community. As a friendly neighbor in the capital city area, Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg loves shining a light on local organizations who make Central PA a better place to live.
If you’re looking for ways to get involved, continue reading to discover a few of our favorite volunteer opportunities near Harrisburg, PA!
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Did you realize that 50 major rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay each day? This includes our very own Susquehanna River. To help preserve the health and well-being of this vital fresh water source, CBF is here.
Stretching from New York to Newport News, VA, the Chesapeake watershed is one of the greatest natural resources on the East Coast. It literally nourishes tens-of-millions of people and animals along with millions of hectares of forests and croplands. CBF advocates on behalf of this massive watershed through both education and political action.
How Can I Help?
Multi-state initiatives are going on all the time. Here in Pennsylvania, you can sign up to plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of local waterways or give your time to volunteering for local seminars and campaigns.
Center for Champions
Almost every successful person can look back and find at least one mentor who helped shape their path. The team at CFC aim is to pair children and teens with strong adult role models and friends.
It doesn’t take a lot of time to make a positive impact. Mentors and volunteers can help a child grow in any number of ways. Whether its teaching them new a hobby, helping with schoolwork or simply being available to lend an ear or share a kind word.
How Can I Help?
Center for Champions accepts mentors on a rolling basis. If you’re adult interested in giving their time, complete a simple form through their site. A staff member will quickly be in touch to chat with you about the program.
Those who are short on time but still want to make an impact can commit to a one-time donation, sponsor a match, or give to an entire CFC team.
United Way of Pennsylvania
Committed to in their words, “mobilizing the care power of communities and making a difference in people’s lives,” the United Way is one of the oldest active 501(c)(3) non-profits in Central PA.
Partnering with local schools, government agencies, and local organizations, UWP provides necessary funding and support to help them achieve their community-based missions. Focusing on solution-based approaches to complex issues, they aim to strengthen quality of life, health and, education for those with the greatest need.
How Can I Help?
With 62 local offices across Pennsylvania, it’s easy to find resources and get involved today! The easiest way to help is by pledging an annual or quarterly donation to your local office. UWP also can help you establish a fundraising campaign in your workplace.
It was Albert Einstein who once said, “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” If you agree, take a moment to learn more about these incredible organizations by visiting them in person or following them on social media today!