Volunteer Fair

Cleve J. Fredricksen Library hosted a Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 13th.  Over 600 community members visited the library to learn about the various volunteer opportunities within our community.  In our atrium, 23 organizations informed and educated those attending about the needs within our area.  The library thanks all the organizations and attendees for making this a true community event.  Below is a list of the participating organizations and links for more information.


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And check out photos of the day HERE!


Participating Organizations:

Altrusa International of South Central PA

Website:  N/A

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Altrusa is an organization dedicated to ‘Building a Better Community’ through service to our communities. Altrusa’s main focus is on literacy however, we do many projects to assist our communities through projects working with the handicapped. Our club sponsors scholarships for graduating HS Seniors.


Bethany Village

Website:  www.bethanyvillage.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Wheel Chair transport (pushing) – Railroad Club – Activities – Fairs – Friendly Visits – Gift Shop – Beauty Shop


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Website: www.capbigs.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Big Brothers Big Sisters is always in need of adult mentors to spend one on one time with a child facing adversity.  Being a Big Brother Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do.  Not to mention one of the most fulfilling.  You have the opportunity to shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve.


Caitlin’s Smiles

Website: www.caitlins-smiles.org  

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Volunteers are needed to make craft kits, sort/categorize books, do office work, hold craft drives, help at fundraisers, sew tote bags, and work in our warehouse.


Camp Hill Lions Club

Website:  http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/camphilllions/

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Need new members.


Central Pennsylvania Literacy Council

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CentralPALiteracyCouncil/

Summary of Volunteer Needs: Adult tutors – help at fundraising events – lawn care – housekeeping – computer repair – data-entry.


Cleve J. Fredricksen Library

Website:  www.fredricksenlibrary.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  The library welcomes the energies and talents of engaged volunteers.  Our needs include, but are not limited to, shelving materials, check in materials, Adopt-a-Shelf, Traveling Tales Tellers, Homework Club, searching shelves for materials and Coffee Corner baristas.


Compassionate Care Hospice

Website: http://cchnet.net/

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Companionship for Terminally Ill Patients – music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, massage and beauticians.


East Pennsboro Branch Library

Website:  www.eastpennsborobranch.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  The library welcomes the energies and talents of engaged volunteers.  Our needs include, but are not limited to, shelving materials, check in materials, searching shelves for materials and dusting.


Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region

Website:  www.familypromisehcr.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Making meals – spending time with families experiencing homelessness – sleeping overnight – driving our van – volunteering at our Day Center and committee/Board work.


Friends of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library

Website:  www.fredricksenlibrary.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  The Friends welcome new members to join in supporting the library through fundraising activities such as book sales and silent auctions.


Friends of the East Pennsboro Library

Website:  www.eastpennsborobranch.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  The Friends welcome new members to join in supporting the library in raising funds and advocating for library needs. 


GFWC Camp Hill Jr Civic Club

Website:  www.gfwccamphill.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  By becoming a member, you can become involved in the many services we provide the community.


Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA

Website:  www.gshpa.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Variety of opportunities – short term, one day, ongoing throughout the Girl Scout year.


Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area

Website:  www.harrisburghabitat.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Harrisburg Habitat uses volunteers on construction sites, home repairs, our ReStore and also occasional at our administrative office.


Homeland Hospice

Website:  www.homelandhospice.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Many volunteer needs for patient support and limited needs for bereavement support and admin support. Homeland Hospice serves all of South Central PA, with opportunities for volunteers to serve in the community in which they live.


Hospice of Central Pennsylvania

Website:  www.hospiceofcentralpa.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Seeking volunteers to join our patient care team, these volunteers offer emotional support and companionship to patients, respite for caregivers or practical help such as running errands. We also have administrative support volunteers to help out in the office. HCP provides extensive training and ongoing support to our volunteers and always works around their schedule.


Kindred Hospice

Website:  N/A

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Office volunteers – patient care volunteers – Vet to Vet volunteers, Pet therapy volunteers, craft makers (sewing, crocheting, knitting, drawing, painting) and singers.


Mission Central

Website:  www.missioncentral.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Need an individual with nutritional background.  Also, groups physically able to stand, lift etc.  (corporate service day groups accepted).


New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America

Website:  www.newbirthoffreedom.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Adult leaders, ages 21 and up, for community based scout groups, merit badges counselors and local district committee work.


PA CareerLink @ Cumberland County

Website:  www.facebook.com/PA-CareerLink-Cumberland-County-1509487349365795

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Answering phones and greeting customers; helping others with basic computer functions; professional mentoring.


The PROGRAM – “It’s About Change”

Website:  www.theprogramhbg.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  We are looking for new Board Members, women to mentor women living in our halfway house (Promise Place), women to assist with our mother & child program, “Saturday Sessions” on Saturdays, people who can do household repairs and yard work, people to help raise money throughout the year (serve on our Resource Development Committee), Organizations to do one-time or reoccurring projects, such as; collection drives for hygiene products, towels, linens -- gifts for residents and children during the holidays -- gift cards for residents transitioning to their own apartments -- bus passes. For more information please contact: board.president1515@gmail.com


Rotary Club of West Shore

Website:  www.rotarywestshore.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Various Rotary Projects both local and international.


RSVP of the Capital Region

Website: http://rsvpcapreg.org/

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  We recruit volunteers for placement with other non-profits.


STAR: Cumberland County Library System

Website:  www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/Homebound_Services

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  We frequently need volunteers to select and deliver library materials to homebound adult residents in their homes or nursing home rooms.


Susquehanna Art Museum

Website:  www.SusquehannaArtMuseum.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Seeking volunteers to serve as receptionists to greet guests and complete gift shop transactions. We are also looking for volunteers to be gallery hosts in the main gallery. Gallery hosts answer questions about the current exhibitions and general museum questions. We are looking for people to fill shifts in the afternoons and weekends.


Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Website:  www.sfmsfolk.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Susquehanna Folk volunteers make it happen! Volunteers are needed to staff events such as concerts, dances, jams and workshops. We also need help with mailings and are always looking for interested people to sit on committees. To learn more e-mail susquehannafolk@gmail.com


Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Website:  www.whitakercenter.org

Summary of Volunteer Needs:  Discoveries are made every day at Whitaker Center. We rely on the enthusiasm talent, intellect and creativity of volunteers to maintain and expand our exceptional programs. If you are interested in discovering what you can do, we invite you to join us as a volunteer. Whether answering questions about an exhibit, greeting school groups, helping guests to their seats in one of theaters or answering phones in the administrative offices, volunteers are involved! We are currently accepting application from volunteers (age 16 and up) to fill a variety of roles. 


For more information, contact Wendy McClure at wmcclure@ccpa.net



Page Updated: 

September 27, 2016

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