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Haverford Township has an impressive history of volunteerism and civic engagement. Our volunteer fire companies have been serving this community for over a century. The Haverford Township Civic Council, which was established in the 1940's, continues to be a strong force in the community. Many volunteers each year serve on boards, commissions, and committees with the Township, School District, or one of our many non-profit organizations. Others see a need and start a new organization to address it.
Some volunteers work with our youth -- as a coach of sports team, a scout leader, in our schools, or in a religious youth group. Many get their hands dirty by planting trees, clearing trails, beautifying our business districts, or assisting with park improvements. Others work to help a specific group -- the elderly, people with disabilities, or those dealing with hunger.
There are opportunities for an ongoing commitment as well as volunteering at a one-day event. Volunteering is a great way to show gratitude for the blessings you have been given.
The benefits of volunteering are many: helping others, fostering a sense of community, developing skills and building your resume, creating friendships, and cultivating your sense of well-being.
Assist with trail work days, fundraising and advocacy
There are many opportunities to serve as an elected member of the Township Boards and Commissions
Most neighborhoods have a civic association that runs activities for the neighborhood. Opportunities include serving on the board or on a committee or helping out at an event.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts need adult volunteers to work with troops, serve as merit badge counselors, and help with activities.
Haverford Township has five volunteer fire companies: Llanerch, Manoa, Brookline, Oakmont & Bon Air.
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