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Whether you’re a recent LL graduate, a nonprofit seeking committee or board volunteers or a member of the community interested in broadening your leadership horizons, the Opportunities section of our site connects nonprofit opportunities with leadership and volunteer candidates. Here, you’ll find the information and resources to better connect to the needs and opportunities that exist in our County.

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Lancaster International Piano Festival (LIPF)
Mission Statement: LIPF is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2011, led by renowned pianist Xun Pan, and dedicated to gathering world class piano and chamber music students from 30 countries for 10 days each summer in Lancaster. These talented student musicians, all of whom audition in order to participate, are given the opportunity to study with faculty and world renowned guest artists during their stay. Performances by guest artists and students are held at the Barshinger Center at Franklin and Marshall College throughout the Festival and are available to the public. In addition, numerous performances are presented in downtown Lancaster and 100+ concerts are held throughout the community. LIPF is a forward looking organization which currently operates entirely on a volunteer basis.
Mission Statement: LIPF is a 501 (c) 3 founded in 2011, led by renowned pianist Xun Pan, and dedicated to gathering world class piano and chamber music students from 30 countries for 10 days each summer in Lancaster. These talented student musicians, all of whom audition in order to participate, are given the opportunity to study with faculty and world renowned guest artists during their stay. Performances by guest artists and students are held at the Barshinger Center at Franklin and Marshall College throughout the Festival and are available to the public. In addition, numerous performances are presented in downtown Lancaster and 100+ concerts are held throughout the community. LIPF is a forward looking organization which currently operates entirely on a volunteer basis.
Contact Name: Rhonda Chatzkel
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: We are looking for classical musical lovers who have a strong interest in piano/instrumental performance and education, knowledge of the Lancaster community, and experience and skills in fundraising, marketing, or accounting/finance. Board candidates should be willing and able to be ambassadors of LIPF to the community and should have the time and interest to contribute their skills to the organization.
Submitted 3/20/24
Lancaster Downtowners
Mission Statement: To engage older adults in meaningful opportunities that build a multi-dimensional support network to stay informed, involved, and independent in their community.
Mission Statement: To engage older adults in meaningful opportunities that build a multi-dimensional support network to stay informed, involved, and independent in their community.
Our Vision: A vibrant, multigenerational, interdependent community
Incorporated in 2008, the Lancaster Downtowners serve over 250 members who are committed to a thriving retirement in Lancaster city. Lancaster Downtowners is one of nearly 300 organizations nationwide known as villages; villages are membership-driven, grassroots communities and are a one-stop shop for people in that community to age well in their homes. We offer social and educational events, in-home support through volunteers, connections to resources, and partnerships with service providers to support our members’ independent lifestyles. The Lancaster Downtowners is largely volunteer-run, and supported by several part-time staff. The organization is currently working on a variety of projects to increase reach and long-term sustainability.
Contact Name: Melissa Ressler
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Commitment to an age-friendly community
Submitted 3/20/24
Revolution Lancaster
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to empower women who have been affected by homelessness or facing barriers to employment.
Mission Statement: Our Mission is to empower women who have been affected by homelessness or facing barriers to employment.
Our Vision: Our Vision is to grow; helping women transition into a healthier place of living, alleviating the cycle of poverty, and breaking the bias of people who have suffered from lack of resources.
Our Values... Love Well: See beyond circumstance and offer relationships and work that build dignity and hope Connect Deeply: Build bridges by being a part of others' restorative journey Quality Craftsmanship: Craft beautiful jewelry that reflects the inherent worth women possess Show up: Give the gift of presence through consistent relationships and open hands Patient Endurance: Life is a journey, and we are a meaningful stop on the way Stronger Together: We build strength by believing the best in others and standing together
Contact Name: Maria Tomassetti
Number of Board Positions: 1
Expertise: Seeking a Board Chair The Board Chair at Revolution plays a pivotal role in steering the organization toward its mission and fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented environment. Role and Responsibilities include: 1. Responsible for overseeing all board operations and activities. 2. Prepares agendas for each meeting. 3. Leads the development of board committees. 4. Welcomes new board members and assigns a "board buddy" for onboarding. 5. Supports committee chairs in adhering to charters. 6. Identifies board needs for growth. 7. Supports the Director of Revolution in maintaining smooth organization, workshops, and markets. 8. Represents Revolution in an official capacity, serving as a face of the organization. 9. Assists in filling leadership roles on the board. 10. Delegates responsibilities to other board members based on their expertise and capacity. 11. Addresses conflicts or issues as they arise for the organization, collaborating with the Director and fellow board members. 12. Plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and productive board culture. 13. Ensures that board decisions align with the organization's mission and goals. 14. Works closely with the Director to set strategic priorities and long-term objectives for Revolution.
Submitted 3/20/24
GiGi’s Playhouse Lancaster
Mission Statement: To increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Mission Statement: To increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
Our Vision: To see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools, and communities.
GiGi's Playhouse is the only worldwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers; changing lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, their families & communities. In helping individuals with Down syndrome achieve their best of all, we also advance our larger vision of global acceptance for people of all abilities. GiGi's was established 20 years ago and has 60+ locations. GiGi’s Playhouse in Lancaster, PA opened on January 11, 2020, thanks to a great community of families, friends, educators, therapists and community members who worked together to make the dream a reality. We believe that by opening GiGi's Playhouse, we now have an even greater opportunity to impact more families in Lancaster and the surrounding counties. GiGi's Playhouse Lancaster is unique because we are able to provide a physical location for participants of all ages and their families to participate in educational and therapeutic-based programming. Programs are always free to families, as cost will not be a barrier to achievement or acceptance. Programs are typically about one hour and held on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. Programs are specific to certain age groups. They are usually based on a theme and facilitate learning for participants through fine and gross motor activities, play, books, games, art, music, sign language, sensory activities and more. After just celebrating our 4 year anniversary, we are preparing to move into a new space in Spring of 2024. We are excited about this opportunity and growth! *We are currently seeking a Vice President for our Board of Directors
Contact Name: Katy Charles
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Board Leadership, Fundraising, Events, Community Outreach, Volunteer Recruitment
Submitted 2/13/24
Find Toby PA
Find Toby in PA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on reuniting lost pets with their families. We reunite. We do not rescue. Founded in 2012, we have grown to over 108,000 followers. Since 2016, we have helped to reunite 25,000+ pets in Central PA & Northern MD. We are a 100% volunteer organization with volunteers managing our Facebook page 365 days a year and volunteers in the field working to set traps and food stations to capture lost pets.
Contact Name: Kelly Schlieder
Number of Board Positions: 1
Expertise: Volunteer: Social Media Content Editor/Manager for Nonprofit About the job Job Description This is a virtual volunteer position. The Social Media Manager is in charge of managing strategy and other social media volunteers for all social media outlets for Find Toby in PA. The Social Media Manager assures Find Toby in PA is marketed in a positive way and helps to expand awareness. Volunteers who are granted access to post or create content in an official capacity must undergo supervision and, where required, training in appropriate conduct specific to each platform, sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct and follow our volunteer policies. This role is not responsible for our day-to-day Facebook posting of lost pets or to manage those volunteers. Principal Responsibilities ● Creates and manages social media strategy and annual content calendar ● Assure that posts, stories and reels are being made to promote ○ Follower awareness and engagement ○ Reunion success stories ○ Lost pet education ○ Fundraisers ○ Key holidays ○ Organization activities ● Measure success of posts, fundraisers, awareness campaigns, etc ● Suggest additional social media outlets to expand our message ● Manage budget responsibly ● Provide monthly written report to board on budget, strategy and anything else requested ● Assist in recruiting and managing additional social media volunteers Qualifications ● Excellent communication, editing and proofreading skills ● Articulate and organized ● Strategic mindset ● Competent with social media programs, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ● Experience with Facebook Ads Manager, Ad Center, Meta Business Suite, Professional Dashboard preferred (we are willing to provide some training) ● Competent with Canva or a platform that enables creation of images and posts ● Competent with creation of videos/reels ● Works well with minimal supervision ● Familiarity with animal reunion/rescue helpful but not required Commitment ● Estimated 8-10 hours per month, flexible to your schedule ● Provide your own computer and internet access ● Primary communication via Facebook Desired Skills and Experience This position requires the following skills: Advertising, Brand Development & Messaging, Copywriting/Editing, Video Creation/Editing, Graphic Design/Print, Interactive/Social Media/SEO, Social Media / Blogging _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Volunteer: Website Manager for Nonprofit About the job Find Toby in PA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization focused on reuniting lost pets with their families. We reunite. We do not rescue. Founded in 2012, we have grown to over 108,000 followers. Since 2016, we have helped to reunite 25,000+ pets in Central PA & Northern MD. We are a 100% volunteer organization with volunteers managing our Facebook page 365 days a year and volunteers in the field working to set traps and food stations to capture lost pets. Job Description This is a virtual volunteer position. The Website Manager is in charge of managing the website for Find Toby in PA. The Website Manager assures Find Toby in PA is marketed in a positive way and helps to expand awareness. Volunteers who are granted access to post or create content in an official capacity must undergo supervision and, where required, training in appropriate conduct specific to each platform, sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct and follow our volunteer policies. Principal Responsibilities ● Maintain and manage findtobyinpa.org and all associated webpages ● Increase visibility and impact of Find Toby in PA with our web presence and SEO ● Develop web pages and designs that are appealing and functional ● Perform regular quality checks to ensure website is functioning properly ● Measure success of website, pages, posts, etc ● Make edits to website as directed by Find Toby in PA leadership ● Make sure all Find Toby in PA materials have consistent and positive messaging and branding ● Partner with social media manager to support campaigns ● Maintain subscriptions with hosting site and other relevant third parties ● Manage budget responsibly ● Provide monthly written report to board on budget, strategy and anything else requested Qualifications ● Training on Wix preferred (prior web management experience required) ● Excellent communication, editing and proofreading skills ● Articulate and organized ● Strategic mindset ● Competent with Canva or a platform that enables creation of images and posts ● Works well with minimal supervision ● Familiarity with animal reunion/rescue helpful but not required Commitment ● Estimated 8-10 hours per month, flexible to your schedule ● Provide your own computer and internet access ● Primary communication via Facebook Desired Skills and Experience This position requires the following skills: Website Development, Copywriting / Copy Editing, Graphic Design, SEO
Submitted 9/26/23
Spartan Education Foundation
Mission Statement: Eastern Lancaster County School District Spartan Foundation for Education seeks to enhance the global educational opportunities of our students to help them better compete in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven world.
Mission Statement: Eastern Lancaster County School District Spartan Foundation for Education seeks to enhance the global educational opportunities of our students to help them better compete in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven world.
Contact Name: Dina Maio
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: A focus/interest on teaching global competency skills to k-12 students and some connection to a company that does international business.
Submitted 9/5/23