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Community Service Agency Terms

If you are interested in volunteering to do some community service, there are several local organizations that would welcome the opportunity to work with you. Whether you decide to work with children, the homeless, substance abusers or the elderly, here are some important terms with which to become familiar. Becoming educated about the volunteer field will allow you to see if it is a good fit for you.

  • Non Profit - Many community service agencies are either publicly funded or non profit organizations. If you work for a non profit, it does not mean that no one gets paid for their work, but it simply means that surplus goes back into the furthering of their community charity programs. Non profit organizations focus on helping and bettering people within a community. Some may be focused on reforming substance abusers, educating others on mental health issues, assisting seniors or providing youth programs.
  • CSA - A community service agency is often referred to as a CSA. If you're working with a CSA, it means that the facility offers tangible assistance to the public.
  • CSP - If you work for a community support program, you may not be working directly with the public. Rather, you will be doing more behind-the-scenes assisting.
  • Human Resources - When referring to something within your organization, human resources describes the office in charge of payroll, hiring, and other basic information. When referring to a project, it may refer to manpower.
  • Community Outreach - Your agency may participate in community outreach, which affords you the opportunity to volunteer to work directly with the public. This can include information dissemination, checking on those with assisted living needs, or running youth groups.
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    Openeye For a New Look
    N/A, Harrisburg, PA 17104
    Contact us in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at (866) 339-2786 and help our community charity promote local businesses and feed children.
    (717) 480-1538
    CHANGE THE GAME mentoring, inc.
    N/A, Washington, DC 20019
    Contact us at (877) 309-5219 in Washington, DC, to work with a nonprofit organization dedicated community enrichment.
    (202) 491-3119
    Reliable Staffing Services Inc.
    1 International Plaza, Suite 550, Phila, PA 19113
    Our staffing agency places hard-working, qualified individuals into your openings. Contact our employment agency by calling (267) 520-0837 in Philadelphia, PA.
    (267) 520-0837
    Community Svc Group
    805 Jefferson Ln, Red Lion, PA 17356
    (717) 246-2784
    Community Services Group-Millersville
    154 Letort Rd, Millersville, PA 17551
    (717) 871-8707
    Community Services Group
    152 Letort Rd, Millersville, PA 17551
    (717) 871-1905
    Northeast Neighborhood Center
    216 Chestnut St, York, PA 17403
    (717) 845-5641
    Community Services Group
    501 S Harlan St, York, PA 17402
    (717) 751-4744
    Community Services
    10 Peyton Rd, York, PA 17403
    (717) 846-4222
    Community Services Group
    2721 Vireo Rd, York, PA 17403
    (717) 741-4527
    Susquehanna Association for The Blind
    244 N Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
    (717) 291-9183
    Spring Grove Area Historical Preservation Society
    50 N East St Ste 4, Spring Grove, PA 17362
    (717) 225-0732
    Spring Grove Area Community Center
    50 N East St Ste 1, Spring Grove, PA 17362
    (717) 225-9733
    Community Services Group
    319 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512
    (717) 684-3082
    Community Service Group
    4123 Robinhood Dr, York, PA 17408
    (717) 792-6853


    Sometimes, it feels good to volunteer and help out people in your community. A community service agency is set up to connect volunteers and donors to those in need. There are a variety of social services provided by these organizations, including assisted living for seniors, youth services, and other public aid. Most people probably don't consider community service to be a high priority, but the volunteers at these organizations serve as a sterling example of human compassion. The community service agency provides a safe, clean facility for the homeless, so that they can be sheltered from the weather and have a bite to eat. In a nutshell, these non profit organizations are designed to help people who have fallen on hard times or who are otherwise in need of help. There are other important services that a community service agency might provide, including affordable housing for a low-income family, mental health counseling, and aid for elderly abuse victims. The community service center requires outside funding for its operations, but as a charity, it can turn around and provide needed programs for those who are less fortunate. It's painful to think of all the children who are worried about where and when they'll get their next meal. It hurts to think about whole groups of people who have nowhere to go to get warm, or to take a shower. It is for these basic human dignities that the community service agency – a non profit organization with only the best interest of its clients at heart – serves as an integral part of any urban community. For more information, and to donate or volunteer, look for a community service agency in your area via a Web search or the phone book.
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