/Collection of volunteer opportunities for students

Collection of volunteer opportunities for students

By Maddie Hobbs

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for students at Manheim Township to serve their communities, provided that one knows where to look. This article is a list of different organizations and clubs, inside and outside of MTHS, that showcases some of these opportunities for students during the 2019-20 school year.

In-school Clubs:

Students Against Starvation – SAS works to end hunger through student-oriented volunteer activities. Students participate in a 30-hour fast, work in a soup kitchen, and collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Mrs. Hoffaman or Mrs. Daveler.

Lions’ Leo Club – This club is affiliated with the Manheim Township Lions Club and is open to students willing to do community service activities outside of school. For more information, contact Mr. Kantz in Room 030.

A banner displaying achievements of Township’s Leo club within the state Lions Club. Photo by Maddie Hobbs.

Interact Club –  Interact is a service-oriented club that provides students with the opportunity to volunteer with a variety of groups in many settings. The club volunteers at shelters and charities, as well as helps out with some activities at school. For more information, contact Mr. K. Kantz in Room 031.

Cyber Seniors – Cyber Seniors is a program run in partnership with Brethren Village that provides senior citizens lessons on modern technology. Students travel to Brethren Village to give one-on-one guidance to the residents on topics like setting up an email account or using an iPad. The next session of Cyber Seniors will take place in February of the 2019-20 school year.

Students standing with residents on the last day of the Fall Cyber Seniors Session. Photo courtesy of the MTWP Twitter page.

Out-of-School Volunteer Opportunities:

Hands-On-House – HOH is a museum for children dedicated to helping them learn through fun experiences. The museum runs summer camps and other special events throughout the year. For more information, click this link.

The Hands-on House children’s museum in Lancaster. Photo courtesy of the Hands-on House Instagram.

Manheim Township Public Library – The MT Public Library hosts a variety of events throughout the year for all age groups. To apply, click this link.

Water Street Mission – WSM works with people experiencing homelessness and provides services for those in need. To participate in volunteer activities with WSM, all minors must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their shift. For more information, click this link.