Mentors needed for the Penn's WorkPlace Mentoring Program
in its 7th 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 at 9 a.m. from October to May. They participate in a group program
and then visit with their individual mentor in the mentor's workplace. Students
depart campus around 1:30 p.m. Each mentor receives training and support.
Join the many other mentors involved in this program.
United Way Day of Caring Thursday, 9/21, 9 a.m. or Saturday, 9/23,
9 a.m. Penn is participating in this year's United Way Day of Caring. Agencies
and companies throughout the Delaware Valley are volunteering to perform
community service. Thanks for helping to build community through volunteering.
"There's no present like your time."
The Ronald McDonald House Needs You! The Ronald House, houses
out-of-town families whose children are very ill, (usually oncology patients).
It attempts to make it convenient and affordable for families to remain
in the area while their child is hospitalized or receiving out-patient treatment.
They need volunteers to help these families as they cope with the illness
of their child.
Volunteers can: Teach Candy Making, Do Arts & Crafts, Drive the van
on regular route to HUP & CHOP , Manage the reception area, Bake with
the children, Comfort parents and more.
You can also volunteer for their "tab" collection program,
their Share A Night Program and become a camp counselor for their Survivors
Children Camp that takes place for one week in August. There are 3 shifts
7 days a week that you can volunteer for. Volunteer for as little as one
(1) shift a month or whatever is convenient for you. Shift schedule is:
9 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1-6 p.m.; 6-9 p.m. seven days a week.
Do you enjoy working with adults? Can you teach life skills and
job readiness skills? The Delaware Valley Community Kitchen in conjunction
with Philabundance, SHS and JEVS are preparing low and no income individuals
for the world of work by providing culinary arts training in a 12-week program.
Volunteer to teach a math review class or to teach a problem solving
or decision makinng workshop, teach self-esteem or help out with the GED
trainig. Your schedule can be accomodated.
Remember the MAGIC of your first book? First Book of Philadelphia
is the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization committed to giving
lower-income children the opportunity to read and own their first book.
Our primary goal is to work with community-based tutoring, mentoring and
family literacy programs by distributing new books to children who have
little or no access to reading material. If you remember the magic of your
first book, would like additional information or would like to make a financial
donation, please contact Isabel Mapp or contact Syretta Hill firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are working to provide
computers to West Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofit agencies.
Join us by donating your used computers to this cause.
Can you do any of the following: Calligraphy, Tae Bo, Dance, Yoga
Ceramics, Belly Dancing, Cooking, Basketweaving, Flower Arranging? Why not
teach it at University City High School's Tuesday Night Community Nights?
Share your skills with our neighbors and have fun in the process. UCHS is
located at 36th Street near Market.