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.Put your dedication, knowledge, and passion to work for the continued success of our diverse and dynamic community. Here, you’ll find the info and resources for leadership volunteerism opportunities right here in Lancaster County.

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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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Penn Square Music Festival
Mission Statement: To educate and encourage young artists in their developing careers and to bring professional opera and musical theatre to the Lancaster community and regionally.
Mission Statement: To educate and encourage young artists in their developing careers and to bring professional opera and musical theatre to the Lancaster community and regionally.
Our Vision: Educate emerging operatic artists and expand the Lancaster Arts Community.
Penn Square Music is the umbrella organization to Penn Square Music Festival, Penn Square Music Conservatory and OperaLancaster. Penn Square Music Festival is a platform for young, talented, professional singers at the beginning of their career. These singers sing primarily opera and musical theatre. Our goal is to give singers the opportunity to perform roles, cover roles and make connections that are so vital to their careers. Penn Square Music Conservatory offers lessons to students of all ages and abilities, from beginning to advanced. We offer lessons in voice, piano, guitar, ukulele, brass, woodwinds, strings and music technology. OperaLancaster is an organization that has been around since the 1950s and was absorbed into Penn Square Music. We are the surviving entity. Local singers who are not pursuing a career in music are given the opportunity to sing in concerts around the area.
Contact Name: Scott Drackley
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Especially in need of a treasurer.
Submitted 9/23/21
Hempfield Foundation
Mission Statement: The Hempfield Foundation is dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education across the Hempfield School District by providing independent financial support for innovative projects and scholarships.
Mission Statement: The Hempfield Foundation is dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education across the Hempfield School District by providing independent financial support for innovative projects and scholarships.
The Hempfield Foundation, founded in 1993, is a registered and independent non-profit organization that supports the educational mission of the Hempfield School District. The Foundation awards grants to Hempfield faculty for initiatives that enhance the academic experiences of Hempfield students. These grants allow teachers to try creative, research-based ideas that they may not otherwise be able to do. The annual scholarships given by the Foundation help graduating seniors succeed in their transition to college or other postsecondary educational opportunities.
Contact Name: Kate Mullen
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: Seeking Board members with experience in the areas of fundraising, marketing, social media, sales and/or corporate lending. Connection to the Hempfield School District is desired, but not required.
Submitted 7/27/21
Rafiki Africa
Mission Statement: To bring awareness and opportunities for engagement that will uplift children, youths and families in Kenya and Lancaster County.
Mission Statement: To bring awareness and opportunities for engagement that will uplift children, youths and families in Kenya and Lancaster County.
Our Vision: We envision children and families living in Optimum health and solving their own community problems.
Rafiki works in Western Kenya providing training, education and support needed by children, youths and families to be able to overcome the cycle of poverty. Rafiki also provides opportunities in Lancaster county for local community to engage with the African stories and culture. And last, for the Africans in the diaspora to access local resources that can help them grow and resettle in Lancaster county.
Contact Name: Dorothy Dulo
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: We are looking for individuals who have interest in African/African communities, missions. Experience and background in leadership, legal, business, and non-profit management would a great addition but not mandatory.
Submitted 7/1/21
Lancaster Pride
Mission Statement: A celebration of the progress that the local LGBTQ+ community has made toward achieving visibility, acceptance and equality within Lancaster County As an organization, Lancaster Pride is committed to producing a vibrant festival that honors these achievements. We want to educate, collaborate, and build partnerships with our allies, associations, and other organizations that directly support the LGBTQ+ population."
Mission Statement: A celebration of the progress that the local LGBTQ+ community has made toward achieving visibility, acceptance and equality within Lancaster County As an organization, Lancaster Pride is committed to producing a vibrant festival that honors these achievements. We want to educate, collaborate, and build partnerships with our allies, associations, and other organizations that directly support the LGBTQ+ population."
Seeking three board positions - Director Vendor Relations - Volunteer Recruitment
Contact Name: Alex Otthofer
Number of Board Positions: 1
Submitted 7/1/21
Lancaster Chamber Young Professional Network Advisory Group
Mission Statement: Mission Statement: YPN (Young Professionals Network) is network of events, programs and platforms of connection and education for young professionals (YPs) who do work in or work for a Lancaster County business. Created as a program of the Lancaster Chamber to attract and retain young professionals, YPN has grown to enhance the professional experience of young talent across Lancaster County. With opportunities to network and enrich career development, YPN also exists to inspire young professionals to take an active role in shaping the future of Lancaster County.
Mission Statement: Mission Statement: YPN (Young Professionals Network) is network of events, programs and platforms of connection and education for young professionals (YPs) who do work in or work for a Lancaster County business. Created as a program of the Lancaster Chamber to attract and retain young professionals, YPN has grown to enhance the professional experience of young talent across Lancaster County. With opportunities to network and enrich career development, YPN also exists to inspire young professionals to take an active role in shaping the future of Lancaster County.
Contact Name: Ashley Glensor
Number of Board Positions: 1
Expertise: Young professionals with diverse networks, backgrounds, and experiences. Also anyone passionate about professional development and peer-to-peer leadership.
Submitted 6/22/21
Disability Empowerment Center
Mission Statement: The Disability Empowerment Center is dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to make choices through education, collaboration and advocacy.
Mission Statement: The Disability Empowerment Center is dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to make choices through education, collaboration and advocacy.
The Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) was founded in 2005, after having been an outreach office for the Center for Independent Living Opportunities in York since 2002. In 2005, DEC became the Center for Independent Living for Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. The Disability Empowerment Center promotes independent living, self-determination, equal opportunity, access, and justice for people with diverse disabilities. We pride ourselves on being ardent advocates, committed to the Independent Living philosophy and advancing the Movement. Ever since the early 1980’s, the Centers for Independent Living or “CIL’s” are where people with disabilities get help and services and DEC is dedicated to helping ensure complete and unconditional integration with and for them in all aspects of life in each and every community .
Contact Name: Daniel Stroup
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: Accounting/fiscal management, Activism/Advocacy, Fundraising/Resource Development, Grant Writing, Legal, Marketing, Program Development, Public Relations/Media
Submitted 6/22/21