October Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

Recently, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) conducted its Annual School Supplies Drive. Once again, the event was quite successful. We were able to donate needed school supplies to area shelters, community service agencies, local after-school programs and to families. Your generosity is appreciated. Thank you for all you do.

Following, is a listing of volunteer opportunities based on community requests for assistance. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following programs, please e-mail me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu.

Tutors! Interested in tutoring a first-twelfth grader in math or reading? We can use your help. Sessions are held at the Southwest Community Center on 46th Street near Woodland Avenue. Tutoring for grades one-five is held Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m.; and for grades six-twelve Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m.

Mentoring High School Students: Philadelphia Futures is partnering with Penn to provide mentoring for students attending University City High School. This is a five-year once a month (at least) commitment to a ninth grader. Mentors will remain with their students through their first year of college.

Mentoring for 8th Graders: Mentors are needed for the Penn's WorkPlace Mentoring Program in its sixth year of operation! Volunteer to mentor an 8th grade middle school student one day a month. Students come to campus the third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. They participate in a group program and then visit with their individual mentor in the mentor's workplace. Each mentor receives training and support.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services/Director Penn VIPS, Center for Community Partnerships


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 6, October 5, 1999

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