Disabilities

Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area 

Enola

The Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area will promote opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens.

Capital Area Theraputic Riding Association

Grantville

Volunteers assist with therapeutic riding lessons; feed and care for our therapy animals; provide grounds and garden care; plan events and fundraisers; serve on our board; assist with administrative work, and more. All are welcome.  Volunteers 13 and over who have a parent’s or guardian’s permission may volunteer.  Volunteers under 13 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. All volunteers must submit a CATRA application and liability waiver. Groups are welcome to volunteer.

Central PA Down Syndrome Awareness Group

Carlisle

Central PA Down Syndrome Awareness Group is committed to the success of individuals with Down syndrome.  By promoting acceptance and awareness in our community we can empower individuals with Down syndrome to meet and exceed their dreams.

Our volunteers are a vital piece to our future accomplishment.  You do not need to donate a lot of time to make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  CPADSAG needs volunteers to do everything from making phone calls to planning events.

Youth volunteers (under 18) need parent permission (via email) and a signed waiver prior to participation at all events. This waiver includes verbiage of acceptance of photos to be published on social media and our website.

Little League Challenger Basesball/Softball

Camp Hill

Make a difference in the lives of children in your community by volunteering in your local Challenger Division. Many volunteer opportunities exist including volunteering as a buddy for a Challenger player, offering support in new player recruitment, offering administrative support, offering fundraising support and much more! 

Penn State Health Peer Social Skills Group

Hershey

Volunteer are needed for a social skills group that we run here at Penn State Health. The group serves adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, and helps them to develop their skills in a variety of situations (i.e. basic conversation, conflict resolution, friendship development).

One of the most crucial elements to the program is the involvement of peer volunteers (13-18 years old) who are willing to volunteer their time on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7pm. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to gain volunteer experience, have an interest in psychology or simply need to earn hours towards their graduation requirements. Schedule

Special Olympics

Central PA

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Pennsylvania represented through 55 local programs.  We could not exist without the dedication of thousands of Pennsylvania citizens.  The time, energy and enthusiasm of volunteers fuel our movement and make our athletes’ dreams a reality. There is a place for everyone in our organization. Youth volunteer applications require a parent/guardian signature.

The ARC of Cumberland and Perry

Enola

The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties needs dedicated volunteers with a passion for supporting others and working with adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Volunteering with CPARC to support their cause provides a fun, hands-on experience while building skills, relationships within the local community. All volunteers will be trained by experienced volunteers and staff prior to starting. 

United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA

Camp Hilll

There are opportunities to work directly with children and adults with disabilities, as well as behind the scenes. If you have a giving heart and some time to spare (as little as one day a year, or as often as you like), we would love for you to consider joining our corps of volunteers. 

Volunteers are needed for: SibShop, Family Fun Fair and Holiday Gift Wrapping. Summer Internships are available. Sign ups are available through the Volunteer Info button.

Youth making a difference in their community, one person at a time. 

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