VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES August 2010
Please remember this information changes as work progresses. Call for updates.
Habitat for Humanity – go to www.habitat.org click on Volunteer Locally. That will take you to a page entitled “Connect with Habitat in your community.” Learn about volunteer opportunities in the area that you wish to serve by filling in the requested information. Affiliate name is not required.
Habitat for Humanity – Williamsport, PA
Todd J. Fox
Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity
540 Lycoming St., Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone (570) 322-2515 / Fax (570) 322-1683
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Habitat for Humanity ReStore (go online to locate the ReStore nearest you)
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
31 Oak Avenue
Chalfont, PA 18914
Laura McClellan, Volunteer Coordinator
(This is not rebuilding, but volunteering in Habitat’s retail outlet store)
Good Works, Inc.
P.O. Box 1441
Coatesville, PA 19320
544 East Lincoln Hwy.
Coatesville, PA 19320
Good Works is a Christian nonprofit organization which exists to improve the living conditions for low-income families in Chester County, PA. Good Works transforms substandard houses into warmer, safer, and drier homes; and despair into hope. Services are offered to homeowners at no cost and volunteers do most of the repairs. The goal is to see the inhabitants of these homes rise above their level of poverty and experience a richness through being cared for and knowing that their circumstances matter to their community. Good Works believes that everyone benefits when people from different races, cultures, and backgrounds join together in a common purpose.
Group Workcamps (youth and adults)
Who Can Participate? Junior/Senior High Trips: Participants must be at least 12 yrs. old or entering the 7th grade in the fall.
Preteen Trips: Participants must be 10 to 12 yrs. old, or entering the 5th grade in the fall. Adults (age 21 and above) are a critical part of the mission experience. Adults provide safety, relationships, spiritual guidance, and discipline. Please bring a minimum of one adult for every five youth.
The Group Workcamps Foundation exists as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide dynamic short-term mission trips that help children, youth, and adults connect to Jesus while serving people in Christ's name. Group Workcamps trips are ecumenical, focusing on the core Christian beliefs that bring the Christian church together.
YouthWorks (youth and adults)
Who Can Participate? Junior High Trips: Participants are youth entering seventh grade through graduated ninth graders.
2011 Age Requirement: Open to students entering 7th grade in fall 2011 through students who will complete 9th grade in spring 2011.
Junior/Senior High Trips: Participants are youth entering seventh grade through graduated seniors.
2011 Age Requirement: Open to students entering 7th grade in fall 2011 through seniors who will graduate in spring 2011.
Senior High Trips: Participants are youth entering ninth grade through graduated seniors.
2011 Age Requirement: Open to students entering 9th grade in fall 2011 through seniors who will graduate in spring 2011.
Multi-Generational Family Mission Trips are designed to provide meaningful opportunities for groups of all ages.
Appalachia Service Project (youth and adults)
4523 Bristol Highway
Johnson City, TN 37601
Who Can Participate? Youth, College and Adult Volunteers
West Virginia and Western Maryland
Community Lutheran Partners, Inc.
P.O. Box 3054
Wheeling, WV 26003
A variety of volunteer experiences is available. Go to www.clp-online.org for more information.
Rebuilding Together – go to www.rebuildingtogether.org click on Find an Affiliate to find a chapter in the area you wish to volunteer.
Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
P.O. Box 42752
Philadelphia, PA 19101-2752
Carrie Rathmann, Executive Director
Jennifer Wootten, Administrator and Program Coordinator
Teams work Saturdays over a series of weekends. As a nonprofit, Rebuilding Together relies on charitable gifts and grants to pay for materials, and asks teams to sponsor a house through a minimum contribution of $3,000, with limited flexibility on this amount.
The Mission: To prevent homelessness by partnering with the community to rehabilitate the homes of elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence.
Konnarock Retreat House
6402 White Top Road
Troutdale, Virginia 24378
The following sites are from the Evangelical Lutheran Coalition for Mission in Appalachia (ELCMA). The Evangelical Lutheran Coalition for Mission in Appalachia is a nonprofit entity.
Appalachian Mission Opportunities – go to www.wvappalachianmissionopportunities.org. Work sites from across the thirteen Appalachian states are included, listing their work sites by state.
Worksite: Connellsville Area Community Ministries, PUMP Program
Work Done: painting, minor repair, small construction such as ramps
Cost: $100 per person per week
Worksite: Young People Who Care
Work Done: painting, minor repair, yard work, moving families
Cost: $200 per person per week
Worksite: Garrett County Habitat for Humanity
Work Done: New construction only Cost: $135 per person per week
Worksite: Appalachian South Folklife Center
Work Done: minor repair, major repair Cost: $175 per person per week
Worksite: Big Creek People in Action
Work Done: minor repair, major repair, food bank, school supplies
Cost: up to $385 per person per week
Worksite: Heart and Hand House Inc
Work Done: general repairs, roofing, major repairs, small construction, new construction, summer garden market Cost: $200 per person per week
Worksite: Scotts Run Settlement House
Work Done: painting, weatherization, major repair, food pantry