Looking for a fun, easy way to get involved in the community? If so, volunteer to participate in the annual “Into the Streets” event, hosted by Millersville University’s Volunteer Central on March 31. Into the Streets is a national initiative designed to introduce more students to thoughtful community service-learning and to provide a learning experience that will challenge them to volunteer on a regular basis.

Partnering with hundreds of nonprofit organizations throughout Lancaster County, Into the Streets gives students, faculty and staff at Millersville University an opportunity to give back, connecting the University community with the downtown community. Volunteers will be working with Mom’s House of Lancaster, the Clare House, United Zion Retirement Community, Threshold Foundation of Lancaster and Trinity House Apartments, to name a few. Community service projects will include an Easter egg hunt, gardening, cleaning, office work and a recycle collection drive.

“Giving back provides opportunities for both the students and the community. It helps the students become a part of Lancaster and provides them with experiences that enhance their resume. It also provides the community with a connection to Millersville University,” said Javita Thompson, graduate assistant for Volunteer Central.

Both individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Volunteers will be meeting on campus on March 31 at 8 a.m. and then traveling to various places throughout Lancaster City with provided transportation.

Those interested should email their contact information including full name and phone number to volunteer.central@millersville.edu. Registration is open until March 26.

For more information, contact Thompson at volunteer.central@millersville.edu.

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