Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to serve on one of the various Boards and Commissions? Any Manheim Township resident interested in serving is invited to complete the Volunteer Positions Application (PDF) and/or email a resume to Township Manager Rick Kane or mail to 1840 Municipal Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.

For more information please do not hesitate to email Susan Schaeffer, Assistant Secretary or by calling (717) 569-6408, extension 1108.

Another volunteer opportunity is at the Manheim Township Public Library. The library relies on volunteers for general operations, including material processing and handling. Volunteers are also vital in the effort to raise funds for the library through used book sales and other events. You can be an integral part of the library and its ability to serve the community by volunteering today.

Manheim Township Fire Rescue offers a number of volunteer opportunities such as: a member of a duty crew, live-in, quick-response-service (EMS), firefighter, Junior firefighter, member or administration.


Support the Manheim Township Public Library through a donation of funds and/or  books and items.

Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-Stream Programs

Manheim Township Adoption Programs are community service programs designed to allow local service groups and organizations to adopt Township roadways or streams and keep them clean. The Township is always seeking new groups with interest in "getting involved" and participating in this beneficial program. Groups can participate in the more common "road beautification" program, or groups may participate to enhance Manheim Township waterways by participating in the Adopt-A-Stream program. Activities include recording cycles of wildlife, monitoring water quality, care-taking of plants, and stream side cleanup and landscaping.

The programs are scheduled between April and October. If your group is interested in a service project that requires two mornings of work a year, please email Wendy Dettrey, Administrative Assistant, or call 717-569-6406 ext. 1129.

Adopt-a-Park Volunteer

The Recreation and Park Planning Department is looking for Township residents interested in volunteering to maintain a section of trail or area in one of the Township’s beautiful parks.

Families, friends, co-workers or civic organizations are encouraged to support the trail/park area on a quarterly basis.

Responsibilities include:

  • Clearing small debris following a storm
  • Picking up litter
  • Notifying the Township of any downed trees or limbs or other hazards such as a "wash-out" on the trail
  • Make suggestions on possible improvements
  • Being the eyes and ears of the park, by notifying us of potential problems.

If interested, please contact Lorri Haney, Volunteer Coordinator at the Recreation and Park Planning Office, at 717-290-7180 ext. 3102 or by e-mail and we will get you started!

Attend a Board or Commission Meeting

Attending a meeting is a great way to become more knowledgeable about your local government. It is also a way to voice your opinions and concerns related to the Township.

The Board of Commissioners welcome public comments from residents and/or taxpayers of the Township during the Public Comment period of each board meeting. You will be asked to come to the front of the meeting room to speak and will be asked to state your name and address.

In addition to the Public Comment period of each meeting, the President will also ask for any questions or comments from members of the audience at a point during the meeting when an agenda item is up for discussion.

Public Hearings are often a part of the Board of Commissioners’ meeting and are an excellent opportunity to comment on the item up for discussion. You will be asked to complete an Appearance Form when commenting during a Public Hearing.

Participate in the Great PA Clean Up

Join the Manheim Township Commissioners and Parks and Recreation Board as they host the Annual Great PA Cleanup right here in Manheim Township.

This annual event is held each year between March 1st to May 31st.

Call 717-290-7180 ext. 3102 for more details or to volunteer for this event.

Recycle Your Cellphone for a Good Cause

The Manheim Township Recreation and Park Planning Department is asking for your help by joining our environmentally responsible community service initiative designed to benefit our Summer Playground Program while simultaneously helping to alleviate the fast growing environmental problem of waste both at home and in the workplace.

Simply drop off your old cell phone at one of the following locations:

  • Stauffer Mansion, 1241 Lititz Pike
  • Municipal Office, 1840 Municipal Drive
  • Manheim Township Public Library, 595 Granite Run Drive