Share your knowledge and experience with youths to help them remain on the right track, while also determining career choices for themselves.

While we welcome any volunteer, those who can provide vocation-specific, bilingual, and academic assistance are especially suited to our work with at-risk youths. Among helpful topics are ...

  • Contracting
  • Barbering
  • Landscaping
  • Culinary activities
  • Spanish language-related programming or assistance
  • Literacy assistance
  • Art therapy
  • Health field for health/sexual education topics
  • Education (teachers who can provide assistance in the arts, music, fitness, or any curriculum area)
  • Auto mechanics/car restoration
  • Horticulture

Throughout the year, Diakon Youth Services offers open volunteer days at both the Diakon Wilderness Center and at sites in the City of Lancaster. These opportunities are especially appropriate for individuals and businesses interested in giving back to the community and that share a passion for our mission of nurturing change and growth in the lives of young people, their families, and the community. Volunteers work alongside our students on a variety of needed facility and grounds maintenance and related projects.

For additional information on volunteer days or on how you can help, please call the Diakon Wilderness Center at (717) 960-6700 or email us at wildernesscenter@diakon.org. Thank you!