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Service Trips

The Elizabethtown College Center for Civic and Community Engagement organizes several service trips during the academic year, as well as over breaks.

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

Times: TBA

Cost: $15

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 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.

Cost: $50


General Service Trip Forms

Please go to the Forms and Resources page to find the forms needed for Service Trips.


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