At Dickinson we are fortunate to work with many community partners in on-going sustained relationships that benefit the community partner and also student volunteers. In conjunction with the President's Office, a monthly gathering of college and community leaders gather.
The community partners below have worked with students in the past and are eager to answer questions, share information, and work with volunteers. Please contact them directly for more information.
Before choosing where to volunteer, check out "Volunteering. What to know before you go" that comes with insight from our community partners.
United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County
145 S Hanover St Carlisle, PA 17013
Lucy Zander, Executive Director
Cumberland County Historical Society
21 N Pitt St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Matthew S. March, Assistant Education Curator
Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
19 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Carrie Breschi, Executive Director
44 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Crystal Kearns, Board President
REACH Dance Group
61 North West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Carlisle Area Family Life Center
155 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 1701
Maternity, newborn layettes, infant clothing to 2T available, as well as diapers & related infant supplies.
Lori Peters, Executive Director; firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlisle Area Family YMCA
331 South West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Promotes personal growth, enhances family values, and provides community service through programs that are available to all. Many child, youth and family programs are offered.
Justin Rose, Senior Program Director
301 G St., Carlisle, PA 17013
YWCA support groups include: ADD Support Group, Rape Crisis Services, various recreation programs & summer camp programs.
Hannah Weisberg, Youth Program Manager
Please see the Nearby Faith Communities for area communities of faith that serve those within the Carlisle area.
Carlisle Area Employment Skills Center
Training Center 29 S. Hanover St., Carlisle 17013
Programs include: Adult Basic Education/GED, Adult Literacy, ESL/Civics, Job-Readiness and Employability Skills Training, Support Services for the Homeless and Life Management Skills Workshops. A Family Literacy program is run by the Tri-County.
EMERGENCY SERVICES/SHELTER & HOUSING
American Red Cross of Central Pennsylvania
1804 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102; holds events in and around Carlisle
Emergency service for disasters, veteran aid, and community education.
45 South West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Provides emergency shelter for adults at local churches on a rotating basis for adults and a hotel/motel program for families with children. Please refer to cares.carlislegrace.org for more information.
Shari Bellish, Executive Director
102 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Emergency and bridge housing for females and families with children
Scott Shewell, Community Relations
24 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Emergency shelter for men, My Brother's Table daily dinner, clothing and personal care items distributed, thrift shop with limited hours
Trinette Ream, [position]; email
5 N. Orange St. #4, Carlisle, PA 17013
Emergency service for disasters, veteran aid, and community education
Meagan Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties
71 Ashland Ave, Carlisle, PA 17013
Partnership for Better Health
274 Wilson Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Provides funding for area health and wellness programs based upon the sale of the former Carlisle Hospital.
Becca Raley, Executive Director
Sadler Health Center
100 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Offers dental, medical, mental health, tobacco cessation & health education services.
Elaine Herstek, Executive Director
Elm Street Community Development
53 W South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
114 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Weekday Hours: 8:00 am. to 5:00 pm. - Provides assistance to persons seeking an affordable home buyer's loan. Free credit & debt counseling is available.
Habitat for Humanity
39 Heisers Lane, Carlisle, PA 17015
Jerry Nichols, Director; email@example.com
Debbi Giewont, LeTort Elementary School Teachers; firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brother/Sister of the Capitol Region
1500 N Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17102
Shannon Moyer, Area Director
Carlisle Area Parks and Recreation Department
415 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Kristen Zeigler, Community Programs