Volunteer Opportunities

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Want to Volunteer with Us?

We value the diverse skills and experience of volunteers contributing to our mission and serving our Lancaster County community. Below is a list of our volunteer opportunities at Touchstone Foundation. Please email us at info@touchstonefound.org to learn more. Thank you to past and present volunteers for your service to our organization, our mission, and our community!

Committee Service Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities are open to all Lancaster County residents, age 18 and older, for a minimum of a one-year term. All committees meet in a hybrid format, with the option to join in-person at the Touchstone Foundation office or online via Teams. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Directors. Staff provide a one-hour committee member orientation for all new and returning members.

  • Audit Committee – meets four times per year, Tuesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 am. 2024 dates: February 6, June 4, August 6, November 12. Seeking volunteers with experience in law, operations, insurance, accounting, and finance. Committee members provide oversight responsibilities for financial reporting, the system of internal controls over financial reporting, audit process, and monitoring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.  

 

  • Access Committee – meets quarterly, Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. 2024 dates: January 16, March 19, May 21, July 16, September 17, November 19. Seeking volunteers with experience in mental health including psychology, psychiatry, social work, therapy, counseling, education, law, policy, nonprofit management, community service, and personal experiences. Committee members provide strategic direction on youth mental wellness and managing programs including Mental Health Access Assistance, Rise Above youth summit, A Moment to Breathe parent & child group, Youth Mentorship, and more. The Access Committee also advocates for youth mental wellness advocacy and policy change in our community.      
     
  • Finance & Investment Committee – meets quarterly, Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am. 2024 dates: February 6, May 7, August 6, November 12. Seeking volunteers with experience in wealth management, banking, finance, investment, and law. Committee members provide oversight responsibilities for the investment assets, endowment funds, managing the external investment advisors, and formulating the overall investment policies.  
     
  • Marketing & Fundraising Task Force – meets monthly (plus twice monthly), Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. 2024 dates: January 17, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22. Task force members assist staff, event planners, and consultants in organizing and planning events, managing the development plan, and providing ideas for donor engagement opportunities.  
     
  • Mental Health Careers Scholarships Task Force – meets four times per year, Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, plus interviews. 2024 dates: January 26, June 15, July 10 & 11 (Interviews 9:00 am – 12:00 pm). Task force members review scholarship applications and determine awards, reporting to the Talent Pipeline Committee with their recommendations.  
     
  • Talent Pipeline Committee – meets six times per year, Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. 2024 dates: February 28, April 24, June 28, August 23, and October 25. Seeking volunteers with experience in the mental health workforce, including education, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, philanthropy, local government, law, policy, nonprofit management, community service, and personal experiences. Committee members strategic direction on building the mental health talent pipeline and workforce development. This committee oversees the Mental Health Clinical Fellowships and Mental Health Careers Scholarship program and advocates for workforce development policies in the mental health fields.  

Community Service

These are open to everyone and can be a one-time opportunity or scheduled on a recurring basis.  

  • Guest Speaking – share your experiences with youth and families in our Rise Above youth summit or our new parent group, A Moment to Breathe.  
  • Office Tasks – paper shredding, filing, gardening, mailing, printing, and more.  
  • Fundraising – request auction item donations.  
  • Event Help – setup, greet guests, cleanup, prepare materials. 
  • Other Ideas – Want to offer your skills or expertise in another way? Contact us.  

Board Service

Our Board members are elected for a three-year term and serve no more than two terms. Board members volunteer their time and expertise, guiding the overall strategy of our organization. We recruit Board members for their specific professional and personal experience, striving to represent our Lancaster County community.  

Most Board members serve on a committee before joining the Board of Directors. Board members are responsible for developing policies, procedures, and regulations for the organization’s operations and monitoring financial health, programs, and overall performance. They maintain a working knowledge of finances, operations, programs, and legal framework.  

The Touchstone Foundation Board of Directors meets six times per year, on the second Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Additionally, officers serve on an Executive Committee which meets six times per year on the second Thursday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.