We Need You
If you're looking for a way to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families, volunteering with Board of Child Care can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience.
By supporting children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, or other challenges, you can help them to heal, grow, and thrive in a safe and supportive environment.
You can make a real difference in the lives of children by volunteering.
Your involvement helps to provide youth in our programs with the stability, guidance, and care they need to succeed.
Many of the youth in our care have experienced significant trauma or abuse and may struggle with emotional or behavioral challenges as a result. By giving your time and talents, you help Board of Child Care provide a stable and supportive environment and break the cycle of trauma to build brighter futures.
When you join as a member of our Volunteer Corps, you'll be joining a community of individuals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Ways to Volunteer
There are many ways to get involved as a member of our Volunteer Corps.
Volunteer to write birthday cards to BCC youth in our residential programs to help them celebrate their special day.
Interested in serving as a member of our Board of Directors? Board members shape child welfare outcomes through our work and programs by bringing a myriad of lived experience and professional expertise to the table. Click here to view our current Board of Directors.
Each year at Christmas, the Christmas Store is set up for the children served by the Board of Child Care. The store stocks new merchandise so each child has an opportunity to select Christmas gifts for the important people in their life. Even though the children may not live with their parents and siblings during the holiday, giving them Christmas gifts is very important to them. Volunteers are needed to create the catalog of items, solicit donations, and sort/wrap items for pick-up.
Our Jim Young Memorial Golf Tournament is held annually in September in Carlisle, PA. Proceeds benefit Board of Child Care’s programs in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Looking for a service activity for your company, group, or congregation? We would love to welcome you to any of our campuses to coordinate a service activity in support of the youth and families we serve. Please email Phillip Foster, Volunteer Engagement Manager (email@example.com) if you are interested in a group service activity.
From assembling Easter Baskets to wrapping Christmas gifts to donating candy for Valentine’s Day celebrations, there is no shortage of opportunities to engage in making holidays and celebrations meaningful for BCC youth and families.
BCC uses Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) in its Strawbridge School and across its residential locations. Items include, but are not limited to, hygiene and personal care items, electronics, apparel, sports and games, arts and crafts, etc. Click here for more information.
Do you have lived experience to share with youth and families in our programs? Maybe you wish to share industry expertise with students in our educational programs or our recent alumni? We would love to hear from you.
Collect items and support fundraising initiatives for school supplies, field trips, tutoring, vocational training, and so much more.
Join our Speaker’s Bureau to become an ambassador on behalf of Board of Child Care for community events, church services, and more. Speaker’s Bureau members will be trained to speak on behalf of BCC for the purpose of volunteering, recruitment, and fundraising.
Who doesn’t love to “get away” during the summer months? BCC’s youth do, too, and volunteers are needed to help bring in monetary donations to offset transportation and admission costs. In the past BCC youth have been able to take trips to places like Sky Zone, Ironbird & Frederick Keys baseball games, Cascade Lake, and Mt. Pleasant Ice Rink.
Assist with the collection of items and the assembly of Welcome Bags for youth in our residential programs. Click here for more information.