In the past year, more than 700 volunteers donated a collective 5,300+ hours of service to support and enhance UCP Central PA’s programs, services, mission, and above all, the people who benefit from those programs and services.
Our volunteers are ordinary people with extraordinary hearts, who give of their time and talents to make life without limits a reality for thousands of individuals with disabilities and the families who care for them. Whether they share their time and talents at our centers and group homes in the community, serve on our boards or committees, assist with special events, or work as advocates in the community, UCP’s volunteers make a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
Steve has been volunteering weekly at the Colonial Park Alternatives Adult Day Program for the past nine months. As often happens with our program volunteers, Steve has found that he not only helps the individuals he spends time with stretch and grow, but he’s experiencing that himself as well.
Jim and Angie Armbrust
“UCP is an amazing organization that touches so many lives in our community. When you think United Cerebral Palsy, you probably have a very narrow definition of what the organization does. The truth is they do so much, for so many.”
Doris has mastered the secret to remaining youthful, vital, and vibrant even as a retired octogenarian: she surrounds herself with people and places she loves, pursues lifelong learning, immerses herself in a worthwhile cause, and develops and nurtures cross-generational relationships.
"The Garden Ladies "
Properly known as the Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, UCP’s Garden Ladies have been a mainstay of our volunteer program for more than 20 years. With members coming and going as their life circumstances and interests change, the current group is comprised of ten women.
Tim and Carol Noonan
The Noonans are part of three generations of UCP supporters. Tim and Carol first began volunteering for UCP in 2002. In April 2012, Tim received the Ethel Hausman Volunteer of the Year Award from UCP National at their Annual Conference in Washington, DC.