Building a vintage dollhouse, folding newsletters, installing artificial playground turf and cleaning out a storage facility – these are just a few of the activities that volunteers accomplished in the last year at Community Action ( Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties. From serving a meal at the Gathering Place each night to mentoring young children in Head Start classrooms, volunteers have an impact in every corner of Community Action.

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 21 – 27), Community Action wants to thank all of the volunteers who have given of their time in the last year. In the past 12 months, over 700 volunteers served nearly 11,500 hours with Community Action programs. This incredible dedication to community service plays a major part in how the agency is able to provide over 100,000 needed services each year.

“We’re grateful for the commitment and care that our volunteers show for our programs and participants,” said Sam Bates, Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator. “It’s a testament to this community that we always know we can find people to help us out. Thank you, volunteers!”

Community Action’s programs and services address the causes and conditions of poverty in four impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being, and hunger relief and healthy food access. Learn more about Community Action volunteering and complete a volunteer application at