September 6th, 2017
Maya Angelou once said As long as youre breathing, its never too late to do some good. If youre a senior and you still have the itch to contribute your time and energy to a good cause, dont let your age stop you. There are plenty of fun ways you can volunteer on the local or regional level, and thereby contribute your skills and talents in ways that will be greatly appreciated.
Nonprofits are an ideal place to start. Among some of the best options are:
*National Parks – history buffs and naturalists welcome, but a sense of adventure is all thats really needed.
*Food Pantries – for those with organizational, copy editing, data entry, or even cooking skills.
*Local Libraries – perfect for book lovers, with needs ranging from shelving to event help.
*Art Museums – the artistically-inclined can help with tours, family programs & childrens activities.
*Political Campaigns – the politically-passionate can definitely feel like theyre making a difference here.
*Habitat for Humanity – construction skills needed, or you can pick up some new building skills.
There are plentiful opportunities for Lancaster County residents to stay local when they volunteer. Organizations ranging from Boy Scouts of America and Brethren Village to President James Buchanans Wheatland and Water Street Ministries welcome volunteers of multiple ages and skill sets. For a complete list of Lancaster PA Volunteer Opportunities, visit https://lancasterpa.com/volunteer/.