Dauphin County Prison
The Dauphin County Prison currently has several active programs run by volunteer groups and organizations. These opportunities range from religious organizations to reading and writing classes to special agency sessions. Volunteers are encouraged to work with these existing groups when deciding to work at the prison. Competitive internship positions are also available to college and university volunteer students.
Area Agency on Aging
With the widest variety of volunteers in the county, the Area Agency on Aging has a multitude of volunteering opportunities. These include programs such as Meals on Wheels, Ombudsman, Sunshine Line, Friendly Visitor and several more. Aging welcomes volunteers who are interested in aiding the elderly of the community.
Penn State's Cooperative Extension provides meaningful opportunities for public involvement in the community. Through programs such as 4-H and the Master Gardeners, individuals can take part in educational and creative activities.
The Dauphin County recycling and waste management programs provide the area with much needed recycling and waste cleanup services. Volunteers are able to engage in cleanup and yearly events that brings these services to the community.
Parks and Recreation
The parks of Dauphin County have a variety of recreational programs and activities available to the public. Community volunteers assist with almost all of the activities and maintenance at the County park facilities. The large variety of opportunities includes educational groups, park maintenance and care, staffing and a lot more.
Children and Youth
Children and Youth has several hundred volunteers that take meaningful action aiding the younger persons of Dauphin County. Volunteers interact with youth in a variety of different programs.
Victim Witness Program
The Volunteer Program has created a list of volunteers to assist Spanish speaking crime victims who don't speak English in the Dauphin County. Also, the volunteers participate in various community events in order to raise awareness and expand services to Latino crime victims and their families.