Community Service OpportunitiesUPCOMING OPPORTUNITIESOn this page you can find service opportunities that are available in the Centre County community.These may not be school-sponsored events or activities.
CURRENT SCHEDULED OPPORTUNITIESCheck out this online resource from Volunteer Centre County to help link you to a wide variety of opportunities throughout the county.
DELTA IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE!
CLARE SNETSINGER MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE
DATE: Thursday, April 11th (A day as of 2/28/24)
TIME: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Delta Gym
Student donors, age 16+, who meet eligibility guidelines. Check HERE for details to see if you are eligible!
Eligible parents, family members, and friends to register to donate blood!
Volunteers to help set-up/tear-down, sign-in donors at the registration table, oversee the snack area, and assist Red Cross staff as needed.
Students cannot miss class to donate blood or volunteer.
HOW TO HELP:
Earth Day @ Black Moshannon State ParkDATE: Saturday, April 20thTIME: Hours TBDLOCATION: Black Moshannon State ParkDETAILS: Help is needed for various Earth Day activities.NEXT STEPS: If you are interested or just want more information, you can email Michelle McCloskey, the Environmental Education Specialist at Black Mo, at firstname.lastname@example.org.AAUW Book Sale and Move-inDATE: Thursday May 9 (move-in), May 11-May 14 (sale)TIME: May 9 - 4:30pm - 9:30pm, May11-May 14 various timesLOCATION: Snider Ag ArenaDETAILS: Volunteers are needed to load boxes books into trucks(move-in), unload trucks (move-in), and to be cashiers (sale).Generally, we have a Delta group of volunteers helping to unload trucks of books on Move-in day (May 9) at the Ag Arena.For more details and to register to volunteer here: Volunteer at AAUW Book Sale and Move-inA Soldier's HandsA Soldier's Hands is a local organization that sends personalized care packages to military personnel. More information about this non-profit can be found HERE. They are looking for students to write cards and letters to accompany the packages. This DOCUMENT details what to include in a letter and what to do with completed letters.Opportunities with Foxdale VillageIf you are interested in volunteering at this local retirement community, interacting and participating in activities with residents or otherwise helping out around the facilities, contact Brook Rorar, the Life Enrichment Supervisor, at email@example.com or call (814) 272-2247.Opportunities with The Villages at Penn StateIf you are interested in volunteering at this local retirement community, interacting and participating in activities with residents or otherwise helping out around the facilities, contact Jana Henderson, the Atrium Activities Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will need to get or show proof of a recent TB test. There will always be nurses around as well as support from Jana while you are there!Opportunities with Discovery SpaceCheck out these volunteer opportunities with Discovery Space:
Sign up to donate blood at redcrossblood.org! Enter "Delta" in the "Find a Blood Drive" box, choose our event on April 11th, and sign up for a time slot that works for you!
It is recommended you download the Red Cross APP so you can schedule and manage appointments with ease, get reminders, and complete the day-of Rapid Pass registration.
Sign up to volunteer on the day of the event and to bring food! SIGN UP WITH DEB OR IN THE CAFETERIA MARCH 18th - 22nd!
Help out with the Centre County 4-H Robotics Team!DATES: Sundays (4-5:30 pm), Mondays (5-6:30 pm) and every other Tuesday (5-6:30 pm) beginning September 10LOCATION: Discovery SpaceDETAILS: Volunteers don't need any previous experience with robotics and can commit to attending as many or as few meetings as they like. They are looking for folks who are interested in robotics (engineering, coding), Lego, and/or working with younger kids.NEXT STEPS: Interested students can visit https://www.
- CEEL After School Program: We are looking for high school or college students to help with our after school outreach program! This program runs Mondays-Thursdays from 3:15-5pm at 2 local elementary schools and is for kids ages 5-10. This is a great opportunity for volunteers looking to gain firsthand experience in classroom management and leading activities.
- Weekly Programs: We will have a variety of programs on Wednesday-Saturday mornings for kids ranging from 1-7 years old. Volunteers that would like to assist with these programs can contact me to sign up for shifts from 10am-12pm on those days. Visit the website Visit our website for more information on our weekly programs!
cc4hrobotics.org/joinand complete the volunteer form to learn more.Faith Center Pet PantryDATES: Wednesdays, 8 - 10:30 AM or (since you are likely in school!) alternative times can be arrangedLOCATION: St. Andrews Episcopal ChurchDETAILS: This pet food and supply pantry is looking for some help when it is open on Wednesday mornings, or otherwise helping to bag up food and supplies for pets in need at a different time.NEXT STEPS: Interested students can email BJ Clitherow at BJ_Clitherow@comcast.com.OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:Advisory Council and PTSO MeetingsNOTE: Meetings are generally held the first Wednesday of the month, but not always, so please check!Advisory Council: Wednesday, March 13th (due to Spring Break) from 5 to 7 PMPTSO: Wednesday, March 13th (due to Spring Break) from 7 to 8 PMCheck out this DOCUMENT with different agencies, organizations, and contact information you might consider for service.State College Bicycle Ambassador ProgramThe Borough of State College is recruiting enthusiastic cyclists for the launch of its Bicycle Ambassador Program.
Bicycle Ambassadors are bike-loving community members that volunteer their time to support the local cycling comVolunteer with the YMCAGo HERE for more information about how you can get involved at the YMCA, with either one-time events or to serve as a longer-term volunteer.State College Bicycle Ambassador ProgramThe Borough of State College is recruiting enthusiastic cyclists for the launch of its Bicycle Ambassador Program.
Bicycle Ambassadors are bike-loving community members that volunteer their time to support the local cycling community by assisting Borough staff with community outreach events, engaging and networking with cyclists, educating the public, and making recommendations for infrastructure improvements.For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please check out this website: https://statecollegepa.
civilspace.io/enVolunteer at Harmony of State CollegeVolunteers are needed at Harmony of State College, a local retirement home. They are looking for folks to host bingo, painting classes, or just to come and chat with the residents. They are also looking for students to help paint a mural in their memory care unit. If any of these opportunities are of interest to you, please email Jennifer Pressler at JPressler@harmonyatstatecollege.com.Volunteer at Discovery SpaceVolunteers are needed at Discovery Space, and this could be a really fun opportunity if you enjoy science or working with kids! They are generally looking for a 2-4 hour commitment each week, but have some other new opportunities highlighted below. Go HERE for details about how to volunteer at Discovery Space or email their volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
Volunteer with Taproot Kitchen!Taproot Kitchen is always looking for volunteers to help out with their gardens and other projects. If you are interested in volunteering with them, please send an email to please contact Sharon Schafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lou Johnson (email@example.com). Taproot Kitchen "is a culinary venture whose main ingredients are people and produce: adults with autism and intellectual disabilities and fresh food gleaned from local farms. We see value and worth in both, engaging and employing people with ID in the culinary arts and gleaning unharvested food. With these unique ingredients, our team creates artisan dishes that highlight the flavors of the season."And another opportunity...There are several organizations that distribute letters to individuals that may otherwise not receive correspondence.Please make arrangements with Nick or Deb if you are interested in taking part in one of these (or other) service-based letter writing campaigns and would like it to count towards your service credit.Letters to Military Personel:
Letters to Children:
https://www.cardzforkidz.org/create-cards (making your own cards)
Letters to Senior Citizens: