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Poverty Simulation Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Tri County Community Action

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 11 people are interested

A Poverty Simulation is a true-to-life role playing experience for groups and organizations to experience first-hand the challenges, decisions, and life of someone in poverty.

We are looking for volunteers who can help act out various institutions that groups and organizations will interact with during the simulation.

Groups will be faced with daily decisions ranging from how to get the kids to school on time, find or maintain employment, visit the assistance office or church, pay your bills, and keep a roof over your head...all in the span of a few hours. Each 15 minute period of time accounts for exactly one week, and within that week and the three that follow, groups will learn what poverty really looks like and how it can impact every daily decision to be made.

Poverty Simulations are thought provoking and lead to powerful conversations, and they help us all realize that it takes a community to end poverty.

Volunteers are needed to help with the following parts of the poverty simulation:

  • Portraying one of our services. Our simulations portray people interacting with housing agencies, financial institutions, schools, community health centers, and infrastructure providers. Our volunteer actors will be briefed on their role prior to the event with instructions on how to effectively act out their part.

Additional Details
  1. Location and hours vary depending on the organization we're working with. However, most simulations will take place during the morning/afternoon.
  2. Please visit https://cactricounty.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=616720 to sign up!

**Poverty Simulations will take place throughout our tri-county region of Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.**

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About Tri County Community Action


1514 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Tri County Community Action (TCCA) is to build on the strengths and resources available, provide solutions for complex issues, and empower individuals, families, and communities to move out of poverty. Our vision is that we all live in a community free from poverty. Our promise is to change peoples’ lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


Tri County Community Action is your local community action agency, working in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania.

We offer a comprehensive approach to individual, family, and neighborhood success, to include a wide range of programming - from budgeting, home ownership, parenting, and financial literacy education, to in-depth and wrap-around services such as early learning, child and youth development, long-term case management, and neighborhood planning and revitalization.

Everything we do is to support families, strengthen communities, and eliminate poverty!


Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Education & Literacy


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Multiple locations Harrisburg, PA 17104




  • People 55+
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