The Elizabethtown College Center for Civic and Community Engagement organizes several service trips during the academic year, as well as over breaks.
Lend A Hand- Fall Break October 3-7, 2014
In past years, Lend A Hand has traveled to Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas, but this year we are working closer to home in Tom's River, New Jersey. All trips have focused on helping individuals rebuild their homes after natural disasters. While on the trips, student learn the necessary skills for rebuilding from the adult volunteers from Lend A Hand. As long as students are willing to learn, they are welcome on the trip and do not need to have previous construction skills!
Cost: $100, partial scholarships available, please apply at the CCCE Office.
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: November 21-22, 2014
Rural Poverty Experience and Service Trip (Lancaster County)
The Center for Community and Civic Engagement is sponsoring a service trip to Gap Family Center in Gap, 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 2015
Give Kids The World- Spring Break February 28- March 6, 2015
Visit the Give Kids The World website to learn more about the organization. Please check back for more details about the trip in the Fall. Up to date information will be provided in Campus Connections.
Cost: TBD- Students will fly to Florida as a group and stay in lodging close to the park.
Thistle Farms- Spring Break
Visit the Thistle Farms website to learn more about the work of the organization. Please check back for more details about the trip in the Fall. Up to date information will be provided in Campus Connections.