Elizabethtown Community Assistance Program (ECAP)
The Elizabethtown Community Assistance program (ECAP) is a volunteer program that assists elderly or disabled residents or families of deployed veterans, who live in the local Elizabethtown community.
There are 2 ways to get involved with ECAP:
- Adopt a resident for a year OR for a semester. Keep in contact, visit, and assist with household tasks as needed.
- Sign up as an “as-needed” volunteer. Some residents only need help once or twice a year (especially with snow shoveling). When the resident contacts the college, all of these volunteers will be contacted via email to see who is able to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the time commitment?
- The commitment varies by group and by resident. You can schedule times that are conducive to your schedule, as well as the resident’s preferences. Generally, volunteers visit a few times in the fall, a few times over the winter, and a few times in the spring.
- What types of tasks are involved?
- Outside tasks: leaf raking, snow shoveling, moving lawn furniture, washing windows, spring cleaning
- Inside tasks: light cleaning, painting
- Friendly visits: phone calls and occasional visits are always welcome and sincerely appreciated!
- Where do we get the supplies & equipment? Ask your resident what supplies they have or will need. The Center for Community & Civic Engagement can provide rakes, bags, shovels, and gardening tools if necessary – just ask before you go to your resident’s house!
How Can I signup?
Residents: Complete the Residential Application form
Volunteers : Complete the Volunteer Application Form
Student Groups : Complete the Student Group Application Form
Official "ECAP Volunteer" T-Shirts are Available for Purchase!
The shirts are bright orange, display the ECAP logo on the front, and "EC Volunteer" on the back.
The price of each shirt is $9. All proceeds directly benefit the ECAP program. Cash, student charge, and checks are accepted for payment.