Current Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
Northern Dauphin County Van Driver
In Northern Dauphin County, transportation is a huge concern for many residents. Our Northern Dauphin County Van program is standing by to help people who have no other transportation to get to non-emergency medical appointments, to and from work, and to access healthy food. We have the van ready, but we need one thing – volunteer drivers.
If you have a valid license and good driving record, you can join our team! Volunteer as few or as many hours as your schedule permits, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM. Any time you give will enable people to visit their doctors, earn a living, and feed their families.
If you would like to apply, please select the van picture below. This linked application is the only application needed for the Northern Dauphin County Van Driver. It is not necessary to fill out the general volunteer application at the very bottom of this page.
Please send completed applications to Tri County Community Action, Attention NDTS Coordinator, 1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104. Applications may also be e-mailed to email@example.com
If you have questions, please reach out to Michelle at 717-905-2011 or Erika at 717-232-9757 x117.
Homework help is needed at our Harrisburg location as well as some of our Supportive Services Sites in Dauphin County. Helpers are needed to assist youth with homework in subjects such as Math, English, Science, and Social Studies.
Senior Food Delivery
We are in need of volunteers to help deliver food boxes to seniors. If you are physically able and willing to lift, then we can use you. Please contact Erika at 717-232-9757 x 107 to learn more.
Poverty Simulations are thought-provoking and lead to powerful conversations. They help us all realize that it takes a community to end poverty.
Poverty simulations can be presented to various groups with 45 or more people. We have presented simulations for civic organizations, businesses, community groups, college student groups, faith-based organizations, school faculty, and community organizations, among others. Volunteers are needed to help with the following parts of the poverty simulation:
- Set up
- Tear Down
- Sign in
- Portraying one of our services.
- Our simulations portray people interacting with housing agencies, financial institutions, schools and infrastructure providers. Volunteer actors will be briefed on their role prior to the event with instructions on how to effectively act out their part.
Poverty simulations are a four-hour time commitment. These are perfect volunteer events to advocate for our neighbors experiencing poverty. Volunteers will receive hours of credit as well as a letter of acknowledgment/reference for their participation.
We need help seeing places where we are successful, and where we can improve. We need people who can:
Conduct and compile client satisfaction surveys.
Dig deep into community indicators of poverty and financial growth and analyze the results.
Research how much vacancy and abandonment of buildings costs the city in terms of lost taxes from tax delinquency, diminished property values, code enforcement, public works cleanup, etc.
Analyze the costs of implementing and ongoing maintenance of reseeding vacant lots with low-maintenance alternatives and installing fencing, compared to the maintenance and cleanup costs of a traditional lot. Also investigate other potential reseeding benefits such as crime reduction, adjacent property improvements, and increased property values.
People are our purpose, and we want to share their stories!
Client Storytelling: interviewing program participants to help us better tell their story, their struggles, and celebrate their successes.
Human Services Study: Spend time in each of our programs, learning how and why relationships are important to achieve lasting success. This is a great volunteer position for someone wanting to work in the direct social services field.
Help to develop and prepare standard operating procedures for agency functions. This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone going into social services administration, or who has social services administration experience. This opportunity will allow you to learn about the behind-the-scenes work that makes our programs possible.