Volunteers Make a Difference

Dear Penn Community,

December saw a boom in the Penn community's volunteer efforts.

  • Over 500 toys and hundreds of canned goods were collected and donated to the surrounding community.
  • Volunteers participated in the Mayor's Annual Christmas Party forPhiladelphia school children.
  • Volunteers participated in the Jaycee's Christmas program where they took children shopping at Strawbridge's to buy gifts.
  • Departments adopted families for Christmas and provided the families with gifts and toys.
  • We donated used computers, collected from the University, to churches, community service agencies and school programs.
  • We held our monthly WorkPlace Mentoring Program.

Thank you for your generosity. Below is the monthly list of more volunteer opportunities.

Please contact me via e-mail at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu or call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs.

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


January Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to teach a computer class and/or basic job readiness skills at University City High School for one or two days a week from 5:15-7 p.m. Help participants develop resumes and cover letters. Teach participants how to do job searches on the internet. Classes are scheduled to begin in January.

Tutors Needed! Haddington Community Services needs you to volunteer in their after-school program. Provide homework help, teach computers, or work with arts & crafts. The center is located at 54th Street & Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia and is open from 3:30-5 p.m.

Interested in Space & Science? The Philadelphia Space & Science Club is in need of tutors. Join them on Sundays at 3 p.m. in the David Rittenhouse Lab. Volunteer to be a tutor, present special lessons that would be of interest to club members or help with paperwork.


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 17, January 18, 2000

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