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Mentors and Volunteers

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 Services at No Charge (F)  Fee for Services ($)
 Sliding Scale (SS)  Insurance Accepted (I)
 Support Group (G)  Serving Berks County (B)
 Serving Lancaster County (L)  Hotline or Helpline (H)
 Appointment Necessary (A)  Drop-Ins Welcome (D)
 Multi-Lingual Services (M)  

American Red Cross of Susquehanna Valley Youth Volunteers
http://www.sqvalleyredcross.org
Offering volunteer opportunities for young people to help increase their self-esteem and leadership skills. (F)
430 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17604
717-234-3101 ext. 205

Berks Art Council
http://www.berksarts.org/
Their mission is to encourage and promote all of the arts, to develop an appreciation of the arts, and to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Berks County. ($, B)
The Pagoda, P.O. Box 854, Reading, PA 19603
610-655-6374

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Mentoring program fostering positive, measurable growth for at-risk youth including a strengthened sense of self worth, character development and improved relationships and performance in home, school and community. (F, B, L)
303 Windsor St., Centre Park, Reading, PA 19601
http://www.bigsinberks.org
610-373-5544
630 Janet Ave., Suite D-150, Lancaster, PA 17601
http://www.bbbslancaster.org
717-397-7567

Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties
http://www.bridgeofhopelcc.org
For single mothers who want to find safe, permanent housing and gain self-sufficiency. The professional staff encourages ongoing mentoring friendships. (F, G, L, A, M)
822 Marietta Ave., Suite 20, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-394-7707

Chain Reaction Youth Leadership Council
http://www.marchofdimes.com
These youth volunteers help with all March of Dimes activities, raise awareness among their peers and organize a yearly student health conference. (F, B, L, D, M)
519 Reading Ave., West Reading, PA 19611
610-375-4200
1025 Maple Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-397-6131

CLIMB - Reaching New Heights in Youth Volunteerism
http://www.uwberks.org
Youth organization for student volunteers of all ages, with two community service activities planned and organized by students monthly. (F, B)
501 Washington St., Reading, PA 19603
610-685-4571

Destination Graduation
http://www.ywcalancaster.org
Pairing adult female mentors who offer encouragement and support with teens who are pregnant or have one child and are enrolled in Lancaster School District. (F, L, A)
YWCA, 110 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA 17602
717-393-1735

Fresh Air Fund
http://www.freshair.org
Providing an opportunity for local families to reach out to low-income families in New York City by hosting children for a 2-week vacation outside the city. (B, L)
717- 859-1994

Foster Grandparent Program
http://www.berksaging.org
People over 60 years of age can serve as foster grandparents, serving as tutors and mentors in daycares, schools, headstart, afterschool programs, special education programs and shelters. (B, M)
Berks Co. Office of Aging
610-478-6500

Junior Leagues of Reading & Lancaster
Promoting volunteerism, developing women's potential and improving communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
1520 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-374-9811
1130 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603
717-392-2415

Lancaster Foundation for Educational Enrichment
http://www.lfee.org
Established to strengthen community participation in the School District of Lancaster programs and provide support for projects and activities not funded by current tax revenues. (L)
445 N. Reservoir St., Lancaster, PA 17608
717-391-8660

Lancaster United Against Truancy
Concerned citizens working to solve local school truancy problems, referring clients/parents to social service agencies for assistance and providing speakers about truancy prevention. (L)
Buehrle Alternative School
426 East Clay St., Lancaster, PA 17602
717-291-6232

Leadership Berks
Providing an eight month Leadership Education Program that prepares participants for volunteer positions on boards and committees for nonprofit agencies in Berks County. ($, B)
601 Penn St., Suite 101, Reading, PA 19601
610-376-4112

Love I.N.C. of Lancaster Co.
http://www.loveinclancaster.org/
Connecting persons in need with local church volunteers who can help in personal care, friendly visits, transportation, homemaking assistance, home maintenance, budget guidance, tutoring, mentoring. (F, L)
802C Olde Hickory Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601
717-735-7540 Toll-free 866-735-2400

Mentoring & Mentoring and the Arts Programs
Helping students referred through the Juvenile Probation Office better themselves through one-to-one interactions with positive adult role models. (B)
PAL, 325 Walnut St., Reading, PA 19601
610-376-7229

Mentors for Berks Youth
Linking adult role models with Reading School students who face social challenges in a mentor-ing relationship, enabling and preparing them to pursue post-secondary education. (F, B)
400 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
610-374-4779

Neighborhood Services of Lancaster Co.
Seeking adult mentor volunteers willing to work with inner-city, at-risk youth; requires security check, ongoing training and weekly commitments to work with youth. (L, A, M)
134 S. Prince St., P.O. Box 1593, Lanc., PA 17608
717-509-1217

Neighborhood Services of Lancaster
http://www.neighborhoodservices.us/
Provides Central Pennsylvania residents with a broad range of programs including personal financial protection, financial management services, and budget and life skills coaching.
Youth programs include an after school science club and the Lancaster Middle School Debate Program, which builds self confidence, increases literary skills, and increases the graduation rate. (LC, A, $, F)
134 South Prince Street
P.O. Box 1593
Lancaster PA 17608-1593

717-392-2175

PA Association for Volunteerism (PAV)
http://www.pavolunteer.org
Promoting and strengthening volunteerism in PA, providing education, training, networking opportunities and advocacy on volunteer related topics. (F, B, L)
P.O. Box 385, Reading, PA 19607
610-916-2093

SMILE (Students and Mentors in a Learning Environment)
http://www.communitypreventionpartnership.org
Serving Wilson School District students in grades K-4 who need extra assistance or attention after school. (F, A)
2601 Grandview Blvd., West Lawn, PA 19609
610-376-6988

United Service Organization (USO)
http://www.uso.org
Supporting those serving in the Armed Forces overseas and stateside and their families through local information/referral, family emergency assistance, informal education, recreational activities and more. (B)
Berks Co. 610-371-4550

United States Women of Today
http://www.uswt.org
Working together to build a better community through volunteer fundraising and community service, personal development programs, friendship and family activities. Monthly meetings & projects. ($, B, L)
Lititz/Lancaster: 717-625-2463
Muhlenberg Twp./ Reading: 610-929-1283
Womelsdorf: 717-589-2038

Y.E.S. Mentor Program
Matching students from Reading School District with positive adult role models from the community. Mentors meet with their student 1 hr./week. Bi-monthly mentors/mentees group events offered. (F)
631 Washington St., 3rd Fl., PO Box 22, Reading, PA 19603
610-376-6571

Youth Service Action Corps
http://www.redcross.org/pa/berks
Youth volunteers developing service projects to help people in the community, developing skills in teaching, leadership, health, safety and disaster preparedness. Monthly meetings and social events. (F, B)
701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601
610-375-4383

YWCA Youth Sisters Program
Pairing at-risk elementary school girls with volunteer high-school mentors who share activities designed to build self-esteem, aiming to prevent teen pregnancy and school drop out. (F, G, L, A, M)
110 N. Lime St. Lancaster, PA 17602
717-393-1735

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