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
717-243-4805 

ARTS

Cumberland County Historical Society 
21 N Pitt St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Matthew S. March, Assistant Education Curator
717-249-7610

Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
19 N Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Carrie Breschi, Executive Director
717-249-6973

Carlisle Theatre
44 W High St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Crystal Kearns, Board President
717-240-0970

REACH Dance Group 
61 North West Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Jason Reed
917-208-1787

CHILD CARE/PARENTING

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; carlisleaflc@embarqmail.com
717-243-6544

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
717-243-2525

YWCA Carlisle

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
717-243-3818

CHURCHES/FAITH COMMUNITIES

Please see the Nearby Faith Communities for area communities of faith that serve those within the Carlisle area.

EDUCATION/EMPLOYMENT

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.

Margie Weitzel, Director of ESOL Program
Joe Kloza, Director of Nurses Aid Program
Shelly Brown, Program Manager
717-243-6040 

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.
Nikki Otto
717-243-5211

Carlisle C.A.R.E.S.
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
717-249-1009

Safe Harbour 
102 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Emergency and bridge housing for females and families with children
Scott Shewell, Community Relations
717-249-2200

Salvation Army
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
717-249-1411

FOOD BANKS

Project S.H.A.R.E.
5 N. Orange St. #4, Carlisle, PA 17013
Emergency service for disasters, veteran aid, and community education
Meagan Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
717-249-7773

HEALTH/MEDICAL

The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties
71 Ashland Ave, Carlisle, PA 17013 
Pam Shenk
717-249-2611

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
717-960-9009

Sadler Health Center
100 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013
Offers dental, medical, mental health, tobacco cessation & health education services.
Elaine Herstek, Executive Director
717-241-6673

HOUSING/Development

Elm Street Community Development 
53 W South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
717-245-2648

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.
717-249-1315

Habitat for Humanity
39 Heisers Lane, Carlisle, PA 17015

Jerry Nichols, Director; ed-cvhfh@embarqmail.com
717-258-1830

MENTORING/TUTORING

America Reads 

Debbi Giewont, LeTort Elementary School Teachers; americareads@dickinson.edu 

Big Brother/Sister of the Capitol Region
1500 N Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17102
Shannon Moyer, Area Director
717-236-0199

Carlisle Area School District

Jeffery Bell, Principal, Bellaire ElementarySchool
Kim Truckenmiller, Principal, Mooreland Elementary School

OUTDOORS

Carlisle Area Parks and Recreation Department 
415 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Kristen Zeigler, Community Programs
717-243-3318

YOUTH

Rotaract
151 West Pomfret Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Noontime Rotary Club of Carlisle, Rob Barr
Morning Rotary Club of Carlisle, Shirley King