Category Archives: Volunteering

Confused about when to call 2-1-1 and 9-1-1?

Berks County Commissioner Kevin S. Barnhardt recently “unveiled a magnet that will be made available to county residents in an effort to make them aware of when it’s appropriate to call 911 and when they should dial 211.”

2-1-1Click on the graphic above to watch a five minute video that will explain what 2-1-1 is and how it differs from 9-1-1.

Read these articles, too, for more information.

The Village: A growing option for aging in place – AARP Public Policy Institute

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Click here to download the two page file as a .pdf.

The Pennsylvania Department of State will be having an exam of ES&S EVS Voting System commencing June 25th through June 29th , 2018, daily from 9:00am-5:00pm.

The Pennsylvania Department of State will be having an exam of ES&S EVS Voting System commencing June 25th through June 29th , 2018, daily from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Venue : Capitol Complex – Finance building, G-24B, 613 North Street, Harrisburg Pa 17120

There is opportunity for voters requiring accessible devices to be volunteer test voters during the examination. They will get to cast a test ballot and will be requested to provide feedback on their experience. Individuals need to schedule times for being part of this effort. The voting system analyst will work with individuals to schedule appointments based on individual preference and availability. It will not take more than an hour of time at the examination location. It will be of great help to us if you can help us in this regard since our aim is to test with individuals using different accessible devices.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact:

Sindhu Ramachandran
Voting Systems Analyst
Department of State
Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
210 North Office Building | Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717.525.5743


50plus LIFE COVER STORY: Senior Volunteers Close the Generation Gap”

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April is National Volunteer Month. National Volunteer month in the United States takes place in the month of April. This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.

The April 2018 issue of 50plus LIFE includes several articles that hone in on the beneficial aspects and opportunities for volunteering.

Read the COVER STORY: Senior Volunteers Close the Generation Gap.

Here’s a link to a page listing volunteer opportunities:

50plus LIFE (formerly 50plus Senior News), an award-winning publication published monthly, provides individuals 50 and over in the Susquehanna and Delaware valleys with engaging editorial on a range of relevant topics: entertainment, travel, healthy living, financial matters, profiles, veterans’ issues, community events, and more.

With more than 20 years in publication, 50plus LIFE is available in six county-specific issues: Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York. 50plus LIFE and can be found in print, online, and on Facebook.