Leadership Opportunities

As alumni of Leadership Lancaster, you know the importance of staying involved in our community.

Looking for Leadership Lancaster alum to serve as Board members for your organization? Complete and submit the request form to have your openings listed on the website, posted on social media, and be sent in the monthly Leadership Link.

If you are looking for short term volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Center at the United Way of Lancaster County.

Horizons-Lancaster Country Day School


Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School is a public/private partnership offering a summer program that addresses the achievement and opportunity gaps of high-need children in the city of Lancaster. The heart of Horizons is an exemplary academic program that supports a cohort of students in reading, writing, math, and science, paired with swimming lessons, field trips, sports, and enrichment activities in music and the arts. The same students return each summer through eighth grade and receive support and special Saturday programming all year long.

Contact Name: Meg Reed

Email Address: reedm@lancastercountryday.org

Dates and Times: Our board meets September-May, the second Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 at Lancaster Country Day School.

Submitted 11/14/17

Junior Achievement

Website: http://www.jascpa.org

Mission Statement: Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Contact Name: Joanne Badger

Email Address: joanne@jascpa.org

Number of Volunteer Positions: 5

Volunteer opportunity: Seeking involved local community members to teach the students about careers, wise use of money, and business. The JA programs consist of 5 classroom sessions lasting 30-45 minutes each. Each session includes interactive activities and/or games. Classroom teachers will always be in the room to provide support and discipline. Sessions are outlined in an easy to follow guide. JA provides all volunteers with training and a kit containing all materials needed for the program.

Dates and Times: Days and times of each session are scheduled by you directly with the teacher to suit your availability.

Submitted 11/9/17

The Cottage

Mission Statement: Provide support that fosters healing for middle class women in crisis and their dependent children. Our vision is summarized by three (3) initial key goals:
(1) provide secure, short-term, low-cost housing for middle-class women in crisis and their dependent children
(2) promote and enable independent living through mentoring and financial counseling and
(3) encourage and foster education for all residents, adults and children.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Diane Duell

Phone Number: 717-872-4834

Email Address: dduell204@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: Grant writing, finance, marketing, social media, and fundraising

Dates and Times: To Be Determined by the Board

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 10/24/17

GOAL Project

Website: http://goalproject.org

Mission Statement: To educate, train, and empower community leadership in addressing the challenges of addiction and recovery.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Omar Henriquez

Phone Number: 717-799-6984

Email Address: ohenriquez@goalproject.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: fundraising, treasurer, grantsmanship, non-profit human relations

Dates and Times: 2nd Tuesday at 8:30pm

Board term: 1 year

Millersville Meals On Wheels

website: https://mamow.org/

Mission: We deliver nourishing, low cost meals to persons in the Penn Manor School District who are temporarily or permanently ill or handicapped, the elderly living alone or homebound, or those who are convalescing; thus enabling our clients to stay in their own homes as long as possible.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Diane Duell

Phone Number: 717-872-4834

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: marketing, social media,

Dates and Times: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7pm-9pm

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 10/18/17

Lancaster County Truancy Task Force

Mission Statement: Uniting to increase attendance by sharing resources.

Would like to add: Advocacy and community awareness

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Melvin Frye

Phone Number: 717-459-9003

Email Address: melvin_frye@hempfieldsd.org

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: legal, financial, medical and mental health systems, social media and advocacy

Board term: 1 year

Submitted 10/16/17

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Central Pennsylvania St. Jude Walk/Run

Website: https://www.stjude.org/about-st-jude.html

Mission Statement: The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Rachel Abendroth

Phone Number: 412-535-6118

Email Address: rachel.abendroth@stjude.org

Number of Board Positions: 10

Expertise: Fundraising, Professional Networking, Communications

Dates and Times: Monthly February - September, typically 6:30pm-7:30pm

Board term: No Limit

Submitted 10/11/17

New Choices


Mission Statement: New Choices Career Development program is a life-changing opportunity for women in transition to achieve economic self-sufficiency through personal development, career guidance and job training

Contact Name: Greg Orth

Phone Number: 7174593445

Email Address: greg.orth@sandler.com

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Time, talent, treasure

Dates and Times: meet 4 times a year

Board term: 3 years with ability for reappointment

Submitted 8/25/17

Handz on Hope


Mission Statement: Handz On Hope's three-fold mission and purpose is to mainstream and model sustainable practices; provide affordable community education open to all; and empower both adults and youth to develop lifetime skills.

Contact Name: Schirlyn Kamara

Phone Number: 717.224.8469

Email Address: schirlynsfineart@yahoo.com

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Provide proper financial oversight

Dates and Times: third Wednesday of the month 6pm

Board term: 2 years

Posted 8/2/17

Bench Mark Program

Website: www.benchmarkprogram.org/

Mission Statement: Creating unique spaces where at-risk young women and men build connections with mentors, increase strength, and overcome academic and career-related challenges.

Contact Will Kiefer at or Sara Johns at sara.johns@momshouselancaster.org if interested in learning more.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Will Kiefer

Phone Number: 717-339-9766

Email Address: willkiefer@benchmarkprogram.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: fundraising, finance, marketing, physical fitness, education, government

Dates and Times: Monthly Lunches held on Fridays

Board term: 3 yrs

Submitted 05/23/17

Lancaster Creative Reuse

Mission Statement: Through the low-cost thrift store, Open Craft Table, and educational programs throughout the community, LCR inspires creativity, increases access to the arts through affordability and encourages reuse.

Phone Number: 484-201-1253
Email Address: amanda.godley@bakertily.com
Number of Board Positions available: 1 or 2
Dates and times of meetings: The Last Tuesday of each month
Board terms: renewed member ship each year with five year term max

submitted May, 18 2017

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra


Phone Number: 717-291-6440
Email: pmcfarling@lancastersymphony.org
Number of Board Positions: 6
Expertise: Fundraising, friendraising, nonprofit organizations, music
Dates/Times: Third Wednesdays of the month at 4 pm
Board Term: 2 years; up to three consecutive terms

submitted May, 10 2017

Tempo Clubhouse


Mission Statement: The mission of the Tempo Clubhouse Advisory Board is to support and enhance the growth of the Tempo Clubhouse, a rehabilitation program designed to provide people recovering from mental illness with opportunities to learn skills, such as vocational and social, through the clubhouse work-ordered day, so that members gain self-worth, purpose, and confidence.

Contact Name: Sarah Hurst

Phone Number: 717-537-8768

Email Address: hursts@csgonline.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: A desire to support and advocate for people experiencing mental health disabilities

Dates and Times: Quarterly, evenings

Board term: 2-3 years

Submitted 4/6/17

Clare House

Love data? Got a knack for organization?
A Junior League of Lancaster past project needs your help!!
Clare House, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children, is in need of data entry help!! Hours would be flexible anytime between 9 am and 5pm. We are looking for only 1 to 2 helpers to preserve data integrity and get as much consistency as possible. We anticipate the project will take between 15 and 25 hours. Please reach out to Eva Dombrowski, Executive Director, if you love data entry and can devote 15 to 20 hours to this project!! eva@clarehouselancaster.org

Submitted 2/15/17


Serving friends and neighbors who are vision impaired in South Central Pennsylvania, VisionCorps is always in need of committed volunteers to assist our broad base of clients, in activities such as:

Driving: Transporting clients to support groups, doctor appointments and various engagements
Friendly Visiting: Assisting clients in-home with reading mail, labeling, and organization.
Clerical: Completing office work in Lancaster offices.
Youth Services Programming: Participating in Youth Service programs, throughout the year.

Schedules are flexible with a commitment of 2-to-5 hours per month. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 717-291-5951 ext. 4120 or 1-866-876-6550 or visit the website.

Submitted 2/15/17

Special Olympics Lancaster County


Mission Statement: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Lynn Lopez

Phone Number: 717-271-2423

Email Address: traininglancastercounty@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 1

Expertise: willingness to recruit and maintain volunteer base

Dates and Times: 3rd Monday of each month, 7 PM to 8:15 PM

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 2/6/17

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum


Mission Statement: The Landis Valley Associates works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission to operate the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum. The Museum promotes an interest in the Pennsylvania German culture through the acquisition and conservation of artifacts, through educational programming, and through a variety of events.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Amanda Hall

Phone Number: 717-664-6207

Email Address: ahall@pleasantviewrc.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: None required, but experience with marketing, human resources, fundraising, retail management, or historic sites a plus

Dates and Times: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M., Committee Meetings as scheduled

Board term: two - 3 year terms

Submitted on 01/14/17



If you're committed to nonprofits and passionate about the work of the HandzOn!, we encourage you to apply to be a member of our Board of Directors.
We are particularly seeking people with experience in fundraising and business development. We are also recruiting attorneys and an accountant (CPA preferred).
What can you expect?
Board members are required to attend monthly board meetings 10am on the 3rd Wednesday morning unless there is a need to change, act as ambassadors at select fashion show events, work on at least one committee and make a personal financial contribution commensurate with ability to give. Board members typically invest about three hours of work a month. A Board member's term is three years, with a two-term limit. Service on the Board of Directors is without remuneration.
Ideal candidates will have most of the following qualifications:
 Completed Leadership Lancaster or professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector
 Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, responsibility and conscientiousness
 A love of art and art-making and an interest in environmental concerns
 A passion for uplifting impoverished communities, whilst generating a positive environmental impact.
 An appreciation of the importance up-recycling and entrepreneurship to its community
 A commitment to and understanding of the Handz On Hope! local community, preferably based on experience
 Experience in fundraising and willingness to leverage that for the Characteristics that increase the board's diversity

Interested? Please send an email outlining your experience and interest to Schirlyn Kamara, schirlynsfineart@yahoo.com

Submitted October 2016

Strasburg-Heisler Library


Mission Statement: Our mission is to safeguard intellectual freedom and to provide high-quality services and resources to our customers so they may achieve their life-long learning goals and develop our community to its fullest potential.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Kristin Fernitz

Phone Number: 7176878969

Email Address: kfernitz@strasburglibrary.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Advocacy and creativity

Dates and Times: 7176878969

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 11/9/16



Mission Statement: To provide those supports necessary to enable people with developmental needs to live as independently and fully as they desire within the community.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Karen Fitzgerald, Chief Advancement Officer

Phone Number: 7175796509

Email Address: kfitzgerald@ourexcentia.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: educator, fundraising, realty, business, marketing,

Dates and Times: we hold 6 meetings a year - every other month beginning September - July. Always on the last Thursday of the month, except for November - held on the Thursday before Thanksgiving

Board term: 3 years, with re-up option

Submitted 11/04/16

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation


Mission Statement: LOHF improves public health and well-being in Lancaster County by focusing on two intersecting goals: strengthening the capacity of the health care professional community, and improving children's behavioral health services.

Through grants and scholarships, we advance mental wellness of children and youth in Lancaster County by facilitating access, education and coordination of resources.

Our vision is that all children and youth in Lancaster County experience mental well-being.

Areas of Expertise Needed:

1. Parent of a child with a behavioral/mental health diagnosis 2. Fundraising and Development 3. Corporate executive in banking and/or business sector 4. Finance or investment 5. Physician, preferably a DO, in primary care and/or pediatrics 6. Mental health provider such as therapist, counselor, psychologist, or social worker 7. School administrator

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Anna Kennedy

Phone Number: 7173978722

Email Address: akennedy@lohfoundation.org

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: Please note that most volunteers interested in joining our Board are encouraged to first join a Committee. We are recruiting Committee volunteers during 2017-2018 for possible Board service beginning in 2019.

Dates and Times: 7173978722

Board term: 2 consecutive 3 year terms

Updated 10/14/16

Children Deserve a Chance Foundation


Mission Statement: Our mission is to support success-oriented youth from primarily under-represented communities in their pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Kyle Beltle

Phone Number: 717-682-9919

Email Address: kyle@kylebeltle.com

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: CPA; Legal; HR

Dates and Times: 6pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month

Board term: 5 years

Submitted 10/02/2016

Lancaster County Art Association

Website: www.lcaaonline.org

Mission Statement: The LCAA's mission is:

To serve as a gathering place for visual artists.
To provide visual artists with opportunities to improve their skills.
To give visual artists a place to exhibit their works for viewing by the public.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Bradley Richard Gebhart

Phone Number: 7179194481

Email Address: Bradleygebhart@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: finance, publicity, leadership, interest in the arts

Dates and Times: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 9/26/16

Mental Health America of Lancaster County


Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote optimal mental health through access, awareness, advocacy, and education in order to improve quality of life for those with mental illnesses. We are all about creating a just, humane, and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve full potential free from stigma, discrimination, and prejudice.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Scooter Haase

Phone Number: 7173977461

Email Address: shaase@mhalancaster.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Financial Expertise

Dates and Times: Third Thurday of each month from 4:00-5:30. No meetings in December, February, and August.

Board term: Terms are three years, members are eligible for up to three terms.

Updated 9/15/16

Sudan Rebirth Ministry


Mission Statement: We provide educational scholarships to South Sudanese students K through graduate studies.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Anne Griswold

Phone Number: 7178230757

Email Address: momeocran@hotmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: IT/computer, fundraising/finance

Dates and Times: Four times per year: Jan, April, July and Oct. the third Monday of the month from 6 to 7:30 pm

Board term: three years

Updated 9/15/16

Community Action Program's Atlas Inititative

Community Action Program of Lancaster County champions the achievement of long-term self sufficiency for individuals and families through services and advocacy targeting the elimination of poverty. Specifically The Atlas Initiative uses person-centered planning and circles of support to help motivated, low-income individuals and families achieve their goals. The Atlas Initiative helps participants ("Leaders") identify the resources they have and the goals they want to establish, learn how to get involved in their communities, and build beneficial relationships with others.
Currently, Atlas is recruiting for Allies at both our Columbia and Lancaster sites. Allies are volunteer community members who form supportive friendships with Leaders. Allies are typically from a higher income level and have a willingness to help and learn. Small groups of Allies work with each Leader and family to provide support, while also being open to learning and receiving support from their group's relationships. Allies may help with specific needs like tutoring, job searching, or budgeting, but the primary focus of an Ally is to build relationships with families in the community who are struggling, but working hard, to get out of poverty.

Allies are asked to commit a minimum of 5 hours a month to volunteering with Atlas for at least 18 months. Allies attend at least two Atlas meetings per month and check in with the Leader/ family at least once a month (outside of Atlas meetings). Please contact Stephanie Seifrit, Atlas Coordinator sseifrit@caplanc.org or 717-333-4616 if you are interested.

updated 8/11/16

Peyton Walker Foundation


Mission Statement: Increasing awareness and survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest incidents through education, screenings and training.

The Peyton Walker Foundation has been established to provide routine Heart Screenings at no cost for students and student athletes as a means of early detection for heart-related issues. We are partnering with local healthcare professionals and screening host sites to provide these screenings. We screened close to 400 students from Central Pennsylvania in 2015. Approximately 6 students were diagnosed with significant heart issues, and an additional 30 students were referrred for additional testing and/or follow-up care. Check out our Events and Screenings page for details for future screening clinics.

The Foundation also provides scholarships to students who are enrolled in healthcare-related studies at accredited universities. Three King's College Physician Assistant students were recently awarded scholarships from the Foundation.

Contact Name: Linda Schneider

Phone Number: 717.697.5511

Email Address: linda@peytonwalker.org

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: Fundraising

Dates and Times: Quarterly

Board term: 2 yrs

Posted 5/16/16

Landis Valley Associates


Mission Statement: The Landis Valley Associates works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission to operate the Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum. The Museum promotes an interest in the Pennsylvania German culture through the acquisition and conservation of artifacts, through educational programming, and through a variety of events.
Contact Name: Amanda Hall
Phone Number: 717-664-6207
Email Address: ahall@pleasantviewrc.org
Number of Board Positions: 3
Expertise: None required, but experience with marketing, human resources, fundraising, endowments, or historic sites a plus.
Dates and Times: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M.

Updated 3/23/16

The Arc of Lancaster County


Mission Statement: Empowering people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to lead full, satisfying, independent lives of their choice.

Registered 501c3: Yes

Contact Name: Maureen Westcott

Phone Number: 7173945251

Email Address: mwestcott@thearcoflancasterco.org

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: media, fundraising

Dates and Times: 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 pm

Board term: Two 3 year terms

Posted 2/22/16

The HACC Foundation Board

The HACC Foundation Board is seeking members to serve on the Board to represent HACC's campuses in Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

Here are the top reasons you should apply to serve on the HACC Foundation Board:

  • You will get to raise funds for the College, direct the business and financial affairs and serve as a member of the policy-making body of the HACC Foundation.
  • You will get to work and network with corporate and community leaders who are committed to raising funds for and awareness of HACC and its students, programs and facilities.
  • You will be part of a group of caring and dedicated individuals with a common goal – to provide a better means of education for the communities we serve.
  • Your volunteer work for the HACC Foundation would directly support teaching and learning at HACC.
  • Your volunteer work for the HACC Foundation would directly touch the lives of tens of thousands of people and supports students with scholarship money.
  • Your volunteer work for the HACC Foundation would support teaching at HACC with funding for necessities like equipment and classroom.
  • You would be part of an organization that, in fiscal year 2014-15, contributed close to $1.8 million to the College in scholarships, special programs and facilities and provided financial assistance to more than 1,500 students.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for membership on the HACC Foundation Board. Applications are accepted any time and should be submitted using an online application.
To see why others enjoy serving on the HACC Foundation Board, please watch this video and view these photographs.

Posted 2/10/16

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