Take Action in the Community

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mentor a child through homework, games and friendship through the SMART program.
TimeMon, Tues, Wed  or Thurs: 2:45-4:30pm 
Contact: Dayna Seeger (seegda01), Sam Lee (leesa01) or Alyssa Waaramaa (warral01)

Battlefield Community Gardens
Assist with weeding, planting and harvesting at this Civil War era vegetable garden! Check out more at http://gettysburgbattlefieldcommunitygardens.wordpress.com/
Time: Various
Contact Erin Brennan (brener01)

Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College
Repackage donated food into nutritious meals and deliver them to members of the community.
Time: Various
Contact: Sign up at www.gettysburg.edu/campuskitchen

Casa de la Cultura Adult ESL Classes
Assist adults in conversation, activities and worksheets to 
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8pm at SCCAP, 153 N. Stratton St.
Contact: Lizzie Cooper (coopel02)

 

Casa de la Cultura Sunday Swimming
Join Latino children in grades K-6 swimming 
Time: Six Sundays 3-4:30pm at Gettysburg College Swimming Pool
Contact: Tiara Riggins (riggti01)

D.C. Outfitters
Visit people in DC who face homelessness and offer clothing and conversation.
Time: Fridays 3:00-10:00pm (once a month)
Contact: Marli Horwitz (horwma01)

Food, Land, People
Facilitate an after-school hands-on learning curriculum about the relationship between food, land and people.
Time: various
Contact: Steph Adamczak (adamst03)

 

Head Start
Support ongoing initiatives like Intergenerational Project, Dental Days and Fatherhood Initiative to assist low-income families in achieving self-sufficiency and academic success. 
Time: Various
Contact: Erin O'Connor (oconer01)

Lincoln Elementary El Centro
Tutor a child. Help with homework, play games, exchange English and Spanish skills.
Time: Mon, Tu, Wed or Thurs: 3:20-4:30pm
Contact: Jessica Lopez (lopeje01) or Conor Brooks (brooco01)

Literacy Council
Work one-on-one with adult for English Literacy or English as a Second Language. 
Time: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Tiara Riggins (riggti01)

Migrant Education High School Program
Through the LIU#12: Migrant Education Program, tutor migrant high school students on campus.
Time: Mon/Wed: 3:30-4:30pm
Contact: Jerome Clarke (clarje05)

Migrant Education 7th & 8th Grade Program
Through the LIU#12: Migrant Education Program, tutor migrant 7th and 8th graders.
Time: Mon/Wed: 3:15-4:30pm
Contact: Katie Patterson - fall (pattka03), Sara Scott - spring (scotsa01)

Office for Aging
Assist the age 60+ residents of Adams County to maintain their independence through yoga, friendship and bi-weekly dinners.
Time: Fit your schedule as well as alternate Fridays 5-6pm
Contact: Eric Harris (harrer04)

Painted Turtle Farm
Assist community gardeners with garden upkeep, planting and harvesting. 

Time: Wednesdays 5-7pm and alternate Sunday afternoons
Contact: Hannah-Rain Heimberger (heimjo01) sign up at www.gettysburg.edu/ptf

 

Project Gettysburg/León
Become active with Students for Nicaragua. Promote activities of PGL, advocate for fair trade in Nicaragua.
Time: Various
Contact: Jennifer Johnson (johnma09)

South Central Community Action Programs: Homeless Shelter
Mentor children living at the homeless shelter aged 5 to 18
Time: Sundays 1:30-3:30pm
Contact: Zaza Brown (browza01)


South Central Community Action Programs: Circles Initiative
Provide friendship and care to 15 children ages 6-15 during the Circles weekly meeting, which aims to move families out of poverty.
Time: Wednesdays 6-8pm (dinner is included)
Contact: Zaza Brown (browza01)

 

South Central Community Action Programs: Work Ready
Assist adults in studying for the GED, job searching and life skills.
Time: Fit to your schedule, 9am-3pm
Contact: Zaza Brown (browza01)