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Graduation Project

Garden Spot High School requires that all learners participate in a Service Learning Project as a graduation requirement. The Service Learning Project consists of completing 30 hours of volunteer service between grades 7 and the fall of grade 12. Hours can be completed at one event (ex.- mission trip) or over the course of a learners school career. After hours are completed, learners are required to document the experience with the Guidance Office by completing the service verification form. The form requires a signature from the person who oversees the experience as well as the completion of reflection questions by the learner. The Service Learning Verification Form can also be found under "Guidance Documents".

Please bring the form to the Administrative Assistant to the Counseling Department upon completion. 

Service Learning Project Dates:

  • Service Learning Hours and Journal Completion Due - November of Senior year


Community Volunteer Contacts

Check with local Townships, Boroughs, churches (summer Bible camps), parks, Fire Departments, Humane League, Special Olympics, Food Banks, Sports camps over the summer, Boy/Girl Scouts, Local Businesses, Teachers, etc.

Blue Ball Elementary School PTO

Jami Leisey


Christmas on Main



CrossNet Ministries

Meredith Dahl

Lisa Kerstetter



Denver Borough

501 Main Street  

Denver, PA 17517  

Ph: 717-336-2831

What can I do:  park clean up, race or event set up/clean up etc


Eastern Lancaster County Library

11 Chestnut Dr,

New Holland, PA 17557

(717) 354-0525

What can I do:  check in/check out books, help with library activities etc.


Friendship Community:

Phil Horning

717-656-2466 x1165

What can I do: Help with social activities, be a part of fundraising events, maintenance, etc.


Garden Spot Fire Rescue

Darryl Keiser



Garden Spot Midget Association


Garden Spot Youth Soccer Club

Matt Graham       


What can I do: Line fields, check field equipment for damage, Attend monthly soccer club meetings

There are also opportunities to coach/assistant coach the U6 and U8 teams. Coaching at this level is mostly about having fun, learning basic skills and the rules of the game.

*If interested in coaching, you MUST provide clearances and do training. These clearances and training include:

·                PA State Police Criminal History Report

·                PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Report

·                Risk Management

·                Concussion Training

All clearances and training are FREE for volunteers and accessible through the GSYSC website ( under the ‘Coaching Resources’ tab. The club will sign off on hours for doing the concussion training which takes about one to one and a half hours. There will be a quiz at the end of the training videos and then you will receive a certificate of completion. Your name MUST appear on the certificate, or you will have to redo the whole training. You can email all clearances and training paperwork to the GSYSC club president, Matt Graham at


Historic Poole Forge

Dr. Dawn Rise Ekdahl

Executive Director



Lancaster YMCA:

Nancy Pleger- Executive Assistant

717-393-9622 x2024


Little Springs Farm

Horse Farm- Mohnton, PA

Cindy Martin



Meals on Wheels:



New Holland Ambulance Association

Darrel Fisher



New Holland Borough

436 E Main St

New Holland, PA 17557 

(717) 354-4567

What can I do:  park clean up, race or event set up/clean up etc.


New Holland Business Association:



New Holland Early Learning Center

18 Western Ave

New Holland, PA 17557


What can I do: Help in the classroom over the summer


New Holland Farmers Fair Association:



New Holland Historical Society

What can I do: Help with events


New Holland Food Pantry:



OCMA’s A Better Tomorrow

Kristen Reeser



Re-Uzit- New Holland

707 W Main St,

New Holland, PA 17557

(717) 354-8355

What can I do: item sorting, item rotation etc.


ELANCO Mini Relay for Life:

Contact Julie Groft


Release Time:

(Blue Ball) 717-405-2955

(New Holland) 717-283-8921,

What can I do: Lead a group of 3-4 students during Release Time


Summer Arts Program

Sue Noll



Terre Hill Community Park

PO Box 250

Terre Hill, PA 17581


What can I do: Volunteer during Terre Hill Community Days, help clean the park on Volunteer Days


Tel Hai Retirement Community:

1200 Tel Hai Circle

Honey Brook, PA 19344

What can I do: help with mail, help members with crafts/activities


Upward Basketball and Cheerleading


What can I do:  Coaching for basketball and cheerleading and refereeing


Water Street Rescue Mission

210 S. Prince St

Lancaster, PA



Woodcrest Retreat

A Christian, non-profit camp

225 Woodcrest Dr.

Ephrata, PA 17522


Roles you could volunteer in: Kitchen Help, Maintenance, Summer camp day camp counselor (an application and interview required)