Volunteer Services

Volunteering benefits not only the recipient of the generosity but also those who give of their time and assistance.Volunteer Services strives to connect the York College community with opportunities in the larger York area as well as on campus.

Through many programs throughout the year, Volunteer Services offers a wide range of programs to get involved with as well as a comprehensive listing of local service organizations which students may contact for further opportunities.

Volunteering Activities/Opportunities

Spartan Service Day

On October 26, 2013, York College hosted the first annual Spartan Service Day. Aimed at growing connections throughout York City, more than 200 YCP Spartans, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, spent the afternoon with 13 area organizations with one goal in mind: to give back. After receiving resounding feedback from those involved, Spartan Service Day will be returning bigger and better in 2014. Please consider joining the fun!

World Kindness Week

The purpose of World Kindness Week is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the class schedules, job obligations, and take a few moments to recognize the kindness that is around us. During this week, we ask all our fellow Spartans to do extra special deeds for each other, and encourage student organizations and offices to sponsor a WKW celebration event. Past events have included: free hugs, anonomoyus thank you cards, holding open doors, volunteerisum, free high fives, pledges to say please and thank you, and much more.

The Giving Tree

Each year York College of Pennsylvania sponsors a “Giving Tree” which benefits local youth agencies and provides those in need with a holiday gift.  The Giving Tree is located in the Student Union Lobby and is displayed begining in the first week of November until all donations are received.

Making a Difference Awards

Do you know someone in the YCP community who has gone above and beyond the expectations? Nominate faculty, staff, students and alumni for the Making A Difference Award and let them know they are appreciated for their efforts!

Each honoree will receive a framed certificate that includes the narrative of their nomination. In addition, one student and one staff member will be chosen from the nominations to receive a top recognition.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

This newly initated partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Office of Student Activities and Orientation, and the Division of Academic Services is an exciting opportunity for student to become engaged in the York County community. Interested students will be selected and trained to participate in an afterschool menotorship program at local elementary schools in the area each week. While just one hour per week is committed the benefit that the children and the students receive is worth much more!

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is in search of compassionate volunteers to give their time to a variety of activities throughout the year. Aside from Relay for Life, there are multiple volunteer opportunities for interested individuals to become involved in, including Daffodil Days (March), Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k, and other service options. Help support the fight against cancer by volunteering your time for this worthy cause.

Additional Service Opportunities

The number of opportunites to Volunteer is endless. The Office of Student Activities keep a comprhensive list of local organizations compiled in the office which students may view to find individaul projects. They also distribute new information regarding upcoming service projects as they become available.


For questions or assistance regarding service projects and volunteer opporunities please contact volunteer@ycp.edu.