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Volunteer and Make A Difference

Do you want to make a difference in a real and tangible way? Put your gifts to work in service of the families at BHA!

There are a variety of ways you can volunteer. Peruse the list below, and then use our Volunteer Interest Form to submit your interest, or directly get in touch with the contact person listed for your area of interest.

Volunteer
If there are upcoming workdays or volunteer opportunities they will be listed below. Dates and times of workdays are subject to change. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Dennis Saylor to confirm the work day is continuing as planned.

Learn More About BHA

Current Rehabilitation Projects
Storage Barn and Community Yard: Before and After

Storage Barn and Community Yard: Before and After

Ray Diener House: Before and After

Ray Diener House: Before and After

Preparation of the Hummel House

Preparation of the Hummel House

Preparation of the Hummel House: The Hummel House will house 3-6 residential interns, including training and office space, for a...

212 Hummel Street

212 Hummel Street

Renovation of 212 Hummel Street: We are growing our Transitions Program due to a partnership with Dauphin County Children and...

Volunteer Opportunities at BHA

Adopt An Apartment:  A welcoming and warm home will provide a family with a foundation to build upon. Help clean and decorate an apartment to get it ready for a mom and her children to more in. Your small group, family or civic club can make a tangible difference in a families life. 

Contact Marilyn Bellesfield

Bagwashi Circles: Bagwashi (bah-GWAH-shee) is an African word meaning “those who help one another” and is closely related to the word for “family.” Our Bagwashi volunteers serve as a support system to single moms working to increase their stability. To find out more about how you can get involved, visit our Bagwashi Circles page or contact us.

Contact Marilyn Bellesfield

 

Youth Program: Every Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 our participants have life skill classes, during which we provide programming for the children. Can you or your group provide supervision and nurturing care to the children in the program?

Contact Grace Troyer

 

Property Maintenance: We need help maintaining our properties, including painting, cleaning, minor repairs and landscaping. Join us on a work day or help on another weekday. We need help on an ongoing basis and have some volunteers that help on a regular weekly basis.

Skilled Labor: We often have more complex renovation projects underway, and skilled carpentry or other construction labor can be a great blessing.

Contact Dennis Saylor

 

Work Groups: We occasionally host work groups from churches, youth organizations, local colleges or civic groups. Contact us if your group is looking for a service project. 

Event Planning: Each year we host three special events–a bike tour, a golf tournament, and an annual celebration banquet–to raise awareness about and funds for our work. Would you like to help make one or more of these events a reality by recruiting golfers or bikers, distributing materials, recruiting sponsors or helping at the event?

Mailing Projects: Several times a year we send out mailings to our supporters and each mailing project is a large undertaking. Would you like to help, or would your church group of 6-12 people be willing to complete a mailing for us? If you’re local, we’ll bring everything to your church and work alongside you to complete the mailing. Let us know if this interests you.

Contact Abbey King