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Volunteer Opportunities

Many PACT projects are looking for volunteers! If you would be interested in helping with a research project, there are a variety of things you can do. See below for a description of projects, types of volunteer activities, and a list of who to contact. You can also sign up online by clicking here. Thank you for your interest!

Project NameProject DescriptionProject ContactsVolunteer Responsibilities
LAnTS (Longitudinal Attention and Temperament Study Research focuses on the ways in which emotion and attention interact to shape how individuals navigate through their social world.

antlabpsu@gmail.com

717-439-3956
Volunteers will be involved in helping with family visits to the PACT Center, enter data, help with recruitment and general office-based tasks.

TEENS (Temperament, Evolving Emotions, Neuroscience Study)

We are currently examining the factors associated with anxiety development in adolescence. We do this through eye-tracking measures, surveys, observations of behavior, and measuring heart and brain activity.

Pact.teens1@gmail.com

717-439-3956     
Volunteers will be involved in helping with family visits to the PACT Center, enter data, help with recruitment and general office-based tasks.
BaSICS (Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills) A youth-empowerment program designed to teach healthy coping skills to 11-12 year-old pre-adolescents.  This intervention also empowers youth to make positive change in their communities by exploring their personal and social identity.

BaSICSpsu@gmail.com

English:   717-649-6904

Spanish:  717-649-6528
Assisting with assessment visits with middle school students and/or parents--conducting interviews, collecting saliva samples, assisting with stress activity.  Assisting with recruitment of potential research participants at various events such as back-to-school night. Assisting project staff with data management tasks such as data entry or coding observations.

PARADE (Parents and Adolescents’ Reflections on African Americans Daily Experiences in Harrisburg)

To understand how place (i.e., residential neighborhood) and where families go (activity space) and culture shape the links between parenting and youth behaviors.

contextlab1@gmail.com

814-867-2352

Potential Responsibilities: data collection (notetaker, interview assistant), data entry, child care 
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