To the University Community

We thank you for your overwhelming support in past years. Following is a list of new and continuing volunteer opportunities and activities. If you would like to be part of any of these programs, please let me know via e-mail, at

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

Volunteer Opportunities

Crime-Preventing Conference sponsored by State Senator Hardy Williams, November 12-14
Volunteer to help with registration and other conference-related tasks at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. Volunteers attend the conference free.
Holiday Food Drive, November 9-20
There will be drop-sites throughout the Penn campus. More information will be available in the near future.
Saturday and/or Tuesday night school at Sulzberger Middle School
Volunteer to assist or teach a class. Classes begin in mid-November.
Technical Assistance
Share your expertise (computers, mediation, grant writing, etc.) with local community service agencies and schools. We get requests for assistance with building web pages, writing grants, proposal writing, special events planning, board training, etc. Join our Technical Support Team.
Workplace Mentoring Program
Mentor an 8th grader once a month for four hours on Penn's campus. Students from Turner, Shaw and Sulzberger Middle Schools visit Penn's campus to learn about the work you do, and to re-inforce the importance of a college education. Make a difference in an 8th grader's life. Training, support and resources provided.
Annual Holiday Celebration sponsored by Mayor Edward G. Rendell, December 18
Volunteer to help staff the event as 1500 deserving children meet at the Apollo of Temple on Friday, December 18, at 10 a.m. for a visit from Santa and to receive gifts. Be a bathroom monitor, greeter, escort, bus captain-and/or a Gift Packer (packing done the day before the event).
Christmas Toy Drive
Bring a gift for a well-deserving West Philadelphia youngster. Collected items will be donated to area shelters, community service agencies and families in need. Drop-sites will be posted in the near future.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 11, November 10, 1998