April Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

The following is a list of the monthly posting of community service opportunities. Each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts a list of volunteer opportunites developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance.

During the month of March, Penn VIPS undertook a penny drive to benefit Haddington Elder Care Services. 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 (sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu) to volunteer for any of the programs.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn VIPS, Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)

Volunteer to help out at the Penn Relays: Contact Isabel Mapp no later than April 11 for further information.\

Take Our Daughters To Work Day: 1,000 Girls Are Waiting, Thursday April 26: 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 for further information.

Volunteer for CPR Saturday: The American Heart Association is having a "Learn CPR For Free" day on Saturday, April 28. Volunteer to work with the Set Up Committee, be a Parking Lot Marshall, help with registration. The event will be held on the Saint Joseph's University campus located on 56th Street and City Line Avenue. Contact Isabel Mapp by April 16 for additional information and /or to volunteer for this program.

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, churches, families and nonprofit agencies. Join us by donating your used computers to this cause. Visit our website at: www.upenn.edu/ccp/computerdonations. Contact Isabel Mapp for additional information.

How Would You Like to Help Prepare a University City High School Student or a West Phila-delphia High School Student for the World of Work?: 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! Students are participants in the School to Career Program and are often paid by the program. Contact Isabel Mapp for additional information or to volunteer for this program.

Tutoring Opportunities: Zion Temple, 60th Street near Spruce Street, Adult Education Program. Provide GED tutoring on Wednesdays from 6-7:30p.m.

Ford-McKarobin Foundation of Learning, Inc. 52nd & Jefferson Streets: Tutor students in English, Math & Science. Work on Arts & Crafts Program operates daily from 2:30 -7 p.m. Flexible schedules can be arranged. Contact Isabel Mapp.

May Preview: Participate in a Career Day at Turner Middle School at 59th Street & Baltimore Avenue, on May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Join them for an hour or two to share information about your career.

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 29, April 10, 2001