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.

Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center

Website: greystonemanortrc.org/

Mission Statement: To enhance the lives of individuals with special needs through equine-assisted activities.

Contact Name: Jennifer Rummel

Phone Number: 717-844-3941

Email Address: executive.director.gmtrc@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Dates and Times: Wednesday nights on a monthly basis, half by phone

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 11/14/19


Job Opening: Advoz, a mediation and restorative justice agency whose mission is to transform conflict and build community through face-to-face dialogue programs, is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position is integral to fulfill the mission of Advoz through effective leadership, networking, fundraising, and communication.

A job description with detailed responsibilities is available by visiting the Advoz website at https://advoz.org/jobs/.

Interested individuals may submit resumes through November 25, 2019 to advozjobsearch@gmail.com.

Submitted 11/5/19

The Common Wheel

Job Opening: The Common wheel is committed to transforming the community through the power of bikes! We are currently looking for an Executive Director to join our passionate team of community inspired individuals.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing and overseeing the services provided by The Common Wheel and the day to day functions of the organization. This essential position works directly with the Board of Directors to achieve its mission through strategic planning and management. The Executive Director coordinates fundraising efforts to fuel the mission of The Common Wheel while connecting with the community.
Applicants must possess excellent organizational skills and be good at working with a diverse group of volunteers, members, and program participants. While the prospective candidate will not necessarily need bicycle mechanical skills, knowledge and love of bicycles is a plus, as is experience in youth program development and STEM skills / workforce development.

A full job description can be viewed at https://thecommonwheel.com/

Resumes will be accepted until 11/15/2019 and can be emailed to Laura@thecommonwheel.com

Submitted 10/31/19

Hempfield Area Recreation Commission


MIission Statement: Engaging people through services that develop healthy lifestyles, enhance well-being, and create connection to benefit the Hempfield community.

Contact Name: Jeffrey A. Book

Phone Number: 717-898-3102, ext 136

Email Address: jbook@hempfieldrec.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: HR management, law, health & human services, fundraising

Dates and Times: Fourth Wednesday 5:30 pm (ex Nov & Dec moved up a week due to holidays)

Board term: One position: 1 year term (Jan-Dec);One position 3 year term. Term limits:6 consecutive years

Submitted 10/21/19

2020 Census- Temporary Workers Needed


In the spring of 2020, the Census Bureau will launch the largest 2020 Census field operation, known as Nonresponse Follow-up, Census Takers will knock on doors to follow up with households who have not responded to the census questionnaire.
Applicants can qualify for both field and office positions. The office positions, which are more limited, will be located in area census offices. The role of these offices is to recruit, select, hire, train, manage, and pay all office and field staff who work within the designated boundaries of the geographic territory assigned to the office.

Applying for one of these jobs is simple. Just visit 2020census/jobs or call 855-JOB-2020 and select option 3 for more information. Pay rates for field and clerical jobs can be found at 2020census.gov/jobs/pay-and-locations.

Contact Name: Juan F. Valencia

Phone Number: 717-954-3821

Email Address: juan.f.valencia@2020census.gov

Submitted 10/11/19

GOAL Project


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

Contact Name: Paige Harker

Phone Number: 717-824-3310

Email Address: paigeharker@goalproject.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Treasurer

Dates and Times: 3rd Thursdays every other month

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 10/8/19

American Red Cross

Seeking individuals for Central PA Board Committee Openings-

Lancaster Committee- Serves as an ambassador for Red Cross in Lancaster, raises awareness and develops key relationships with members of the city and community organizations, opens doors for donor development, and opens doors for volunteer recruitment. Meeting time: 4th Monday of each month, 2 available openings

Philanthropy Committee- Reviews chapter fund-raising plans, cultivates and stewards potential donors of influence and affluence, establishes subcommitees on donor segments, supports special events, and serves as ambassadors of American Red Cross mission within the community. Meeting time: 1st Wednesday of each month at 8am, 3 available openings

Biomed Commitee- Creates sponsor recruitment and engagement to address patient needs and lead efforts for blood donations, assist with blood drives, assists in the education of blood donation to board and community members, promotes and facilitates blood donor engagement, and supports relationships with hospital customers. Meeting time:1st Friday of every month at 730AM in Hershey, PA, 3 available openings

Contact Name: Laura Hughes, Executive Director

Phone Number: 7174090696

Email Address: Laura.hughes2@redcross.org

Submitted 10/7/19

Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania


Mission Statement: To promote self-determination and control in housing for individuals with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Contact Name: Rod Alcidonis, Esq.

Phone Number: 610-873-9595 Ext 100

Email Address: ralcidonis@sdhp.org

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: Fundraising, Advocacy, HR.

Dates and Times: Varies on a quarterly basis.

Board term: 3 to 6 years.

Submitted 9/24/19

A Frame of Mind

Website: www.aframeofmindart.com

Mission Statement: A Frame of Mind is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing remedial and supportive visual art programming to individuals, especially children and teens, who suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.

Our mission is simple:
-Advocate for all of us who suffer from a mental health disorder.
-Educate our community the importance of positive mental health.
-Create a safe space built on the foundation of acceptance, trust, and support.

Contact Name: Lyndsay Rose

Phone Number: 717-917-2865

Email Address: lroseaframeofmind@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Finance

Dates and Times: TBA

Board term: 1 year

Submitted 9/10/19

Lancaster Downtowners


Mission: To encourage independent living and enhance the quality of life for seniors living in Lancaster by providing members with access to services and social networks

Contact Name: Susan Leinberger

Phone Number: 7176829724

Email Address: sswlhome@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: Fundraising, grants, marketing, health care, non profit systems

Dates and Times: 5:30 pm 2nd Monday

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 9/4/19

Revolution Lancaster


Mission Statement: Revolution Lancaster, a 3 year old nonprofit social enterprise providing supportive community and transitional employment to women experiencing homelessness or having barriers.

Contact Name: Charissa Gift

Phone Number: 717-490-2695

Email Address: cgift77@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Leadership, social minded, business minded, development experience, board experience

Dates and Times: 10/21/19 at 7pm, 1/18/20 9am-12pm

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 9/3/19

YWCA Development Committee

YWCA Lancaster is seeking volunteers for the development committee who have a passion for our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. All interested individuals are encouraged to reach out to the committee chair, LuAnn. Specific skills being sought are those related to event planning and fundraising as well as those who identify as community connectors or influencers.

Contact Name: LuAnn Aument

Email Address: aument.luann@comcast.net

Submitted 8/19/19

North Museum of Nature and Science

Website: www.northmuseum.org

Mission Statement: To enable knowledge of nature and science by inspiring individuals, engaging communities, and connecting organizations.

Board Openings:
Contact Name: Kate Wilson
Phone Number: 717-358-4116
Email Address: kwilson@northmuseum.org
Number of Board Positions: 2
Expertise: fundraising, legal, other
Dates and Times: Tuesday evenings; 10 a year
Board term: 2
Board term: 1 year

The Cosmic Bash! Committee Members:
Contact Name: Jane Windlebleck
Phone Number: 717-358-7188
Email Address: jwindlebleck@northmuseum.org
Number of Positions: 5
Expertise: fundraising, auction procurement
Dates and Times: Once a month
Term: 1 year

Submitted August 8, 2019

Faith Friendships Ministries Inc.

Website: faithfriendship.org

Mission Statement: The mission of Faith Friendship Ministries is to demonstrate Christian love by providing supportive care, and residential services, primarily to those with mental health issues and limited resources, affirming and empowering each person as part of our family.

Contact Name: Gwendolyn F. Didden

Phone Number: 717-285-5596

Email Address: gdidden@faithfriendship.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: HR, Special events, Fundraising,

Dates and Times: Last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Board term: 2- 3 year terms

Submitted 7/29/19

Clare House, Inc.


Mission Statement: Clare House serves homeless women and children in a caring environment, through life skills training and support, leading to self-sufficiency.

Contact Name: Samantha Kurtz

Phone Number: 717-333-3955

Email Address: skurtz@clarehouselancaster.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Dates and Times: Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 6/20/19

Penn State Extension Lancaster County


Mission Statement: Penn State Extension is a modern educational organization dedicated to delivering science-based information to people, businesses, and communities. We provide access to face-to-face and online education to our customers "when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it" to help them address problems and take advantage of opportunities for improvement and innovation. Partnering with and funded by federal, state, and county governments, we have a long tradition of bringing unbiased support and education to the citizens of Pennsylvania. We make a difference locally through focused engagement, and more widely to customers connecting in the digital landscape.We have an office in every county in Pennsylvania. By becoming a member of a county council, you help give a stronger voice to extension at the local, public level. Council members are kept up to date on organizational priorities, activities, issues, and budget strategies.

Contact Name: Stephanie Shirk

Phone Number: 717-201-6753

Email Address: sks143@psu.edu

Number of Board Positions: 3

Dates and Times: 3rd Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November at 12pm

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 6/14/19

Lititz Public Library


Mission Statement: The mission of the Lititz Public Library is to provide materials, services and programs for educational, recreational and cultural enrichment to residents of Lititz Borough, Warwick Township and Elizabeth Township.

Contact Name: Kristin Wenger

Phone Number: 717-471-2532

Email Address: kwenger@outlook.com

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Connections in Lititz, Finance, Fundraising, Operations

Dates and Times: First Monday of every month at 7pm at the Library

Board term: Each term is 3 years and a Board member can serve up to 2 consecutive terms

Submitted 6/10/19

Imani Edu-Tainers African Dance Company


Mission Statement: The term edu-tain describes the organization's mission:To receive and provide training, education and cultural enrichment in African traditions, with an emphasis on family participation.

Contact Name: Sonya Mann-McFarlane

Phone Number: 7178080203

Email Address: smmcfarlane@verizon.net

Number of Board Positions: 1

Expertise: Finance

Dates and Times: Quarterly - Fridays at 5PM - next meeting August 9th

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 6/10/19

Humane Pennsylvania


Mission Statement: Humane Pennsylvania is completely unique. We are the region's largest partnership of animal welfare organizations, combining the efforts and resources of open access and adoption guarantee animal shelters, adoption centers, non-profit veterinary hospitals and clinics, equine rescue, emergency animal service organizations, animal welfare management services, an animal focused charitable foundation, and even a free public dog park.

Contact Name: Lindsay High

Phone Number: (610) 750-6100 x232

Email Address: lhigh@humanepa.org

Number of Board Positions: 1

Expertise: Lancaster County residents

Dates and Times: Board meets bi-monthly, alternating between Berks and Lancaster County

Submitted 6/10/19

Susquehanna Stage Company


Mission Statement: We seek to create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge, inspire and serve the community and to be a community gathering place for active exchange about culture and the power of creativity. Our aim is to engage audiences of diverse ages, cultures and economic backgrounds through educational, inter-cultural and outreach programs.

Contact Name: Steve Sturgis

Phone Number: 717-823-1843

Email Address: ssturgis@susquehannastageco.com

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Finance or web software

Dates and Times: Monthly board meetings- Sunday evenings at 5:30PM

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 6/10/19

2 Seconds Or Less, Inc.

Website: 2secondsorless.org

Mission Statement: 2 Seconds Or Less (2SOL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in the heart of Lancaster City, Pennsylvania. 2SOL has a twofold mission. The first is to break cycles of poverty through the creation of educational gardens at schools in Zimbabwe. The second is to give local students opportunities for global engagement that unifies and builds bridges between cultures, as well as grows their capacity for empathetic and intentional leadership through Vision Trips abroad.

Contact Name: Christie Heimbach

Phone Number: 570.279.0470

Email Address: christie@2secondsorless.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: Fundraising, Education (secondary and higher ed), or PR

Dates and Times: Every other month on the second Tuesday (starting at 6:30 or 7pm)

Board term: 2 years on with the ability to renew once

Submitted 5/20/19

Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

Website: https://www.alz.org/pa

Mission Statement: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Contact Name: Clay Jacobs

Phone Number: 570-822-9915

Email Address: cjacobs@alz.org

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Various

Dates and Times: Quarterly - 3 to 4 hours

Board term: 2 years for a max of 6

Submitted 5/16/19

Disability Empowerment Center

Website: www.decpa.org

Mission Statement: Organization provides 5 core services to help people with disabilities live independently. In addition, offers ASL Interpreter Service, Deaf Case Management, and Service Coordination for people with waivers.

Contact Name: Lucille Meissner

Phone Number: 7178982723

Email Address: lucy0441@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 1

Expertise: Fundraising

Dates and Times: First Wednesday at 3:15

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 5/15/19

Creative Works of Lancaster

Website: www.creativelancaster.org

Mission Statement: Creative Works of Lancaster explores unexpected theatrical frontiers while nurturing and promoting opportunities for creative expression and collaboration.

Contact Name: Lydia Brubaker

Phone Number: 7178087568

Email Address: lydia@creativelancaster.org

Number of Board Positions: 4

Expertise: finance/accounting, fundraising, networking, strategic planning

Dates and Times: Second Tuesday of each month 7-9pm

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 5/13/19

Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC)


Mission Statement: The Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), a nonprofit organization founded on the belief of equal access to justice, works to protect immigrants' rights to freedom and opportunity in the United States and saves the lives of the most vulnerable immigrants. PIRC provides free, effective legal representation, legal counsel, education, and advocacy to help immigrants obtain or protect their legal status.

Contact Name: Courtney Lewis

Phone Number: 717-779-1083

Email Address: clewis@pirclaw.org

Number of Board Positions: 2

Expertise: finance, marketing, governance

Dates and Times: 3rd Monday of each month from 5pm - 7pm

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 5/8/19

Lane Of Love Ministry


Mission Statement: Strengthening Marriages While Serving Others In Need

Contact Name: Sandra Hooks President/CEO

Phone Number: 717-413-3673

Email Address: laneofloveministry@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Fundraising/ marketing

Dates and Times: Upcoming meeting 5/25/19 @ 12pm

Board term: 3 terms

Submitted 5/7/19

Coalition for Smart Growth


Mission Statement: Our Mission: To engage the community and influence decision-makers to implement smart growth principles.

Our Vision: A prosperous, vibrant community that achieves balanced growth and protects its unique heritage.

The Coalition for Smart Growth provides Education and Advocacy, specific to matters of Smart Growth and Growth Management in Lancaster County. We do so by balancing the varied viewpoints of our Stakeholders, including agriculture, the building and development industry, affordable housing, urban centers, municipalities, and various cultural and resource preservation interests.

To build bridges between disparate viewpoints, the Coalition for Smart Growth seeks to use its unique and pioneering voice in order to: work proactively, instead of reactively; seek common ground with regard to the balance between mixed-use, higher-density development and the preservation of agriculture and natural areas; and, promote livable, walkable communities.

Contact Name: Joshua Druce

Phone Number: 717-575-9248

Email Address: jrdruce@gmail.com

Number of Board Positions: 5

Expertise: Looking for committee members with experience in environmental/regulatory issues or social justice issues, marketing and graphic design

Submitted 5/6/19

Lancaster Public Library Special Events Committee

Website: https://lancasterpubliclibrary.org/

Special Events Commitee: Made up of community volunteers and lead by LPL Director of Development, Lori Dietrich. 90% of primary focus is the Signature Benefit which takes place in December each year and is a book title themed event. The event is held at the library on Duke Street and raises awareness and funds for the Lancaster Public Library. Signature Benefit duties include silent auction donations, sponsorship solicitation, work with vendors, securing themed details, helping with event set-up and taking one volunteer shift during the actual event.Other events include trivia night, special fundraisers, Extraordinary Give. Committee members are also asked to volunteer at other library special events as needed and when available

Contact Name: Lori Dietrich

Phone Number: 7173942651 ext. 119

Email Address: ldietrich@lancasterpubliclibrary.org

Dates and Times: Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 4:30 PM in the Windolph Room of the Lancaster Public Library on Duke Street. Meetings average roughly 1.5 hours, but typically finish up by 5:45 PM. The committee does not typically meet in June or December.

Submitted 4/30/19

Arch Street Center


Mission Statement: Arch Street Center's continuing mission is to support the recovery of adults living with serious mental illness. Arch Street Center provides a safe, judgment-free environment where members can feel safe expressing themselves, make and foster friendships and discuss their daily challenges, hopes and dreams. The members themselves become their own social support network, often filling a painful void left by family connections previously lost. Members at risk for social withdrawal, discrimination, employment limitations, homelessness and financial instability can find solace, encouragement, friendship, moral and material support through the connections they make at Arch Street Center.

Contact Name: Susan Lilly

Phone Number: 717-392-8536

Email Address: susan@archstreetcenter.org

Number of Board Positions: 3

Expertise: Property Management, Accounting, Mental Health Provider

Dates and Times: 3rd Monday of every month at 4:45pm

Board term: 3 years

Submitted 4/24/19

Sertoma of Lancaster PA


Mission Statement: Service to Mankind

Contact Name: Gary Price

Phone Number: 717-951-3818


Number of Board Positions: 1

Expertise: Fundraising

Dates and Times: 1st Tuesday of every month

Board term: 2 years

Submitted 4/12/19

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