What better way to support our communities than through service? Geisinger College School of Health Sciences has embedded service to community in its MD curricula in our Systems, Society and Humanism in Medicine core, and specifically in the longitudinal Community Immersion theme. You’ll work with community-based organizations and initiatives to address social determinants of health; practice cultural, structural and narrative humility; and improve the community’s overall health by improving quality of life.
Your medical education is enhanced through meaningful service-learning experiences that address community needs and build relationships with our community members, leaders and organizations.
At the beginning of each academic year, you’ll learn about community needs and area service organizations. You’ll have the flexibility to choose your own service projects and organizations.
Northeastern and central Pennsylvania are home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations that aid the health and wellness of our communities. Most of them welcome student volunteers for various projects and programs throughout the year.
Organizations that accept student volunteers include:
- American Cancer Society – Wilkes-Barre
- Better Tomorrows at Village Park Apartments
- Boy Scouts of America
- Boys and Girls Club of NEPA
- Camp Victory
- Care and Concern Clinic
- Friends of the Poor
- Geisinger Community Medical Center (hospital elder life program)
- Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (cuddling infants)
- Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Jewish Community Center
- Lackawanna Blind Association
- Lackawanna County Children’s Library
- Lackawanna County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
- Meals on Wheels of NEPA
- NeighborWorks NEPA
- St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
- United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
- Women’s Resource Center
For more information, refer to ongoing service opportunities.