Call for Volunteers to Help Out and Get Involved

Dear Penn Community:

During the month of March, Penn VIPS undertook a penny drive to benefit "Caring About Sharing, Inc." We are in the process of counting the donations and in May we will let you know the total collected. Thanks for your support of this venture.

Please contact me via e-mail at or by phone at (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs. Thank you for your continued support.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

Take Our Daughters To Work Day: 1,000 Girls Are Waiting, Thursday April 27: Volunteer to host a high school student from University City High School who would not otherwise have an opportunity to spend the day in a workplace setting. Take your student to the many events that will be held around campus and share with her information about your career. Students will meet mentors on Penn's campus around 9:30 a.m. and will be dismissed around 2 p.m. Contact Isabel Mapp no later than April 11.

Children's International Festival at Annenberg: Volunteers are needed to work as ushers, gift shop workers, information booth attendants, preformer's lounge attendants, ticket takers, operations and technical support. Hours are from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 through Friday, May 5, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please respond before April 22. Volunteers and their families receive a free invitation to be guests for the Festival's opening party.

Computers Needed: Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? The Center for Community Partnerships and a group of volunteers coordinated by engineering student, David Park, are working to provide computers to West Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofits. Join us by donating your used computers to this cause. Contact David Park at: for additional information and/or to donate to this program.

Books Needed: We are collecting books for the University City and the West Philadelphia Resource Boards. Please donate your new or used books that are in good condition and are appropriate for k-8 students. Books will be used to help stock school libraries. Bring books to the 5th floor of the Mellon Bank Building at 133 South 36th Street and drop them off in room 504.

Join the Scholarship Committee: Contact Isabel Sampson-Mapp for information and/or to volunteer.

Mentor UCHS Students: Hire them to do general office work and expose them to their areas of interest. We have students interested in the medicine, law, computers and much, much more.

People's Emergency Shelter: Contact Isabel Sampson-Mapp for information and/or to volunteer.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 28, April 11, 2000