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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Director, Penn Volunteers In Public
Service, Center for Community Partnerships
- Crime-Preventing Conference sponsored by State Senator Hardy Williams,
- 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,
- 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
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