The Elizabethtown College Center for Civic and Community Engagement organizes several service trips during the academic year, as well as over breaks.
Project Homeless Connect
Do you have a willingness to engage with the undeserved? Participate by helping with Project Homeless Connect in Harrisburg. Volunteers will be paired with a person from the community that is homeless or at risk, and will help them as they walk around the building and experience different resources and services. Training is provided and required prior to the event. Lunch and a T-shirt will also be provided. Sign up in Nicarry 237 or 238 or email email@example.com for more information.
Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
Time: 9 am- 4 pm (It is optional to do a 9-4 shift, 9-12 shift, or 12-4 shift)
Urban Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster City)
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster City to experience life as a homeless individual lives. Spend the weekend living in a shelter, using public transportation, and helping with special service projects within the shelter. Face the challenges of sharing a communal living space in a shelter and living from meal to meal.
Dates: Fall 2016
Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster County)
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a service trip to The Factory in Paradise, Pennsylvania to explore the topic of rural poverty. Students will be introduced to the various hardships a person living in poverty experiences on a daily basis. The participants will be serving dinner, engaging and playing games with the families in attendance, listening to speakers from community organizations, and touring the local area.
Dates: April 15-16, 2015
Registration Required: First come, first serve basis
Give Kids The World- Spring Break February 27- March 5, 2015
Elizabethtown students will volunteer with Give Kids the World, an organization that provides vacation opportunities for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The group will fly to Florida where they will share a house. Each day, the group will travel to the Give Kids the World resort, where they may work in food service, painting nails, greeting families, delivering pizza, along with a variety of other needs. One day during the week, participants will have a week off dedicated to an activity of interest to the group. Check out more information at www.gktw.org or stop by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement.
Cost: $265 plus the cost of the flight
To Apply: Pick up an application outside of Nicarry 238.
Lend A Hand Fall Break Trip- October 2-6, 2015
Elizabethtown College students work with volunteers from the Lend A Hand organization to repair homes in New Jersey that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Students do not need prior experience, they just need to be willing to learn and the members from Lend A Hand teach them what they need to know. Stop by the Center for Community and Civic Engagement to learn more.
General Service Trip Forms
Please go to the Forms and Resources page to find the forms needed for Service Trips.