YOU Can Volunteer!

Are the words “How can I help?” part of your everyday vocabulary?  

Whether it's a one-time opportunity or you wish to volunteer on a more regular basis,  the Ware Institute interns can help you find a meaninful way to get involved in the community.

Volunteering 1, 2, 3! 

Volunteering can be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Complete the Ware Student Volunteer Application.  
  2. Meet with a Ware Institute Intern  Interns can assist you to find a volunteer opportunity in the Lancaster community!            However, over the summer, no interns are present.   Contact Sandi Smoker  to set up a time to meet or call 717-358-4164.
  3. Complete Volunteer Clearances  Many organizations require volunteers to complete the three clearances (listed below) before you can volunteer, particularly if you work with children.  For more information about how to complete and obtain these forms please visit the Ware Institute's Volunteer Clearances web page or contact a  Ware Institute Intern ( to assist you with completing clearances.
  • PA Child Abuse History Certification

  • Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Criminal History fingerprint check (for students who have not been PA residents for the past 10 years.)
  • F&M SLAM
  • Volunteering
  • Student Volunteer
  • F&M SLAM
  • F&M SLAM
  • kevin gallagher 5
  • 15 VITA Gordon Heller '16
  • 14 PIT Building Lancaster
  • 14 PIT Building Lancaster
  • hondurasl
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  • hondurasa
  • 15 F&M Works C Bruno Red Cross
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  • Squash ACES

F&M SLAM is an after school tutor/mentor volunteer opportunity. F&M student volunteers turor Reynolds Middle Schoolers. Meetings are usually held on campus. Volunteers assist children with homework and there's time for some fun too!


Contact  the Ware Institute or call (717) 358-4164.

16 Fall Ware Interns

2017 Fall Ware Interns

Mama Bodian - '18 - Campus & Community Outreach

Mariam Kipiani '16 - Social Media & Marketing

Fatouma Kone '19 - Social Media & Marketing



Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

For more information about the events on this calendar contact the individual organization's website or the Ware Institute.

Make It Count!

Make It Count - Report Your Volunteer Hours!

If you are a student or F&M professional staff member and volunteer in our community, please click on the Make It Count! link to the left to report your hours of service. Please complete this form whenever you volunteer. These hours will be used to submit data for the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.


Volunteer Experiences

"Squash ACES is a wonderful program that allows F&M students to interact with students in the surrounding community; it is a means to get involved and make a meaningful difference."