Volunteer

You want to do your part. You’re ready to give back. You like being helpful and want to make a difference in the lives of people here in our community. Hmmm…Sounds like you’d be a good volunteer!

There are many ways to get involved at Bell . Tell us what you  like to do, what inspires you, what you’re good at, and we’ll help you find a way to plug in.

Some options include (but are certainly not limited to): coordinating a collection of goods, painting a room, organizing, teaching a craft or life skill, assisting with mailings, weeding & planting, handling donations, giving haircuts,tutoring children,  or putting together a fundraiser.  Internships are also available for students to gain experience, hone skills and build a portfolio.


Ready? Step one is is to fill out a Volunteer Info Form.   Have questions or want more information, contact Outreach Coordinator Janel Fox at 717-848-5767, ext. 515.

All Bell volunteers must be capable of interacting with community members, agency staff, and service users in a pleasant and professional manner. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is essential.


CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Administrative Internship                                            

This is a hands-on opportunity for a highly organized individual to collect and compile information for both a print and digital directory of the residential properties of Bell Socialization Services.

The intern will work most closely with the Community Engagement office, as well as the mental health, intellectual disability, and shelter services teams.  Requirements include reliable transportation to travel to locations to be photographed, and access to a camera or phone with capacity to take high-resolution photographs.   Flexible schedule.

Special Event Volunteer – Summer 2019

The Special Event Volunteer  will assist the Community Engagement department with the planning, implementation and follow up aspects of the agency’s fourth annual Bell’s Big Bed Race event scheduled for August, 2019.

The highly organized, outgoing intern must have good written and oral communication skills, an ability to stay on task and meet deadlines, and a capacity to interact pleasantly with community members, vendors, agency staff and service users. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is essential.

Hours will vary between 8 and 15 hours per week depending on need.

Special Event Volunteers – Summer/Fall 2019         

The fourth annual Bell’s Big Bed Race event is scheduled for August 2019, and we need volunteers for all aspects to raise funds and awareness of  the agency and its mission.

Duties may include attending planning sessions, preparing materials, making phone calls, assisting with mailings, event set-up, the event itself,  and tear down.

Creativity, flexibility, and an ability to interact with community members, agency staff and service users in a pleasant and professional manner, and present a positive image of Bell.  Must be sensitive to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual and/or economic disability.

Media Archivist

Working closely with the Community Engagement office, the Media Archivist will sort through historical and current media items (newspaper articles, etc.)  related to the agency, then organize items in both print and digital format to be maintained for educational and reference purposes.

This opportunity requires a highly organized individual with patience and a sense of detective-like adventure.

An ability to plan work and stay on task is crucial. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is essential.

Flexible schedule. About 8 hours/week.


Some volunteer opportunties with Bell require background checks and/or clearances to assure the safety of children and individuals with disabilities with whom we work. You will be made aware prior to accepting a position if that is a requirement for your role. These are FREE checks which you complete online. To speed up the sign on process, you are welcome to bring your clearances with you to your interview.

Background Check         ChildLine Clearances