you so very much for the generosity you have shown during this
most difficult time.
Penn VIPS conducted its Annual School Supplies Drive. Once again,
the event was quite successful due to your generosity. We were
able to donate needed school supplies to area community service
agencies, local after-school programs and to families. Your generosity
is a listing of volunteer opportunities. If you would like to
volunteer for any of the following programs, please let me know
via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or phone (215) 898-2020.
Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer
Services; Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center
for Community Partnerships
Cares Day: October
13. Are you interested in making Philadelphia's
public schools a better place for children? On Saturday, October
13, the Seventh Annual Philadelphia Cares Day will bring together
volunteers from across the Delaware Valley to provide critically
needed services for schools throughout Philadelphia. Volunteers
will paint murals and hallways, landscape school yards, whitewash
graffiti, and more! Penn volunteers will work to beautify Belmont
Elementary located at 40th and Brown Streets.
Strides Against Breast Cancer A group of us will be participating
in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides 5 Mile Walk to raise
money in the fight against breast cancer, Sunday, October 14, starting
at the steps of the Art Museum.
in Working on issues of Hunger & Homelessness? Attend
the 14th Annual Conference at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
October 18-21. Special rates available for students. Contact 1-800-264-5969
or visit www.nscahh.org/.
teach an Introduction to Computer and Internet Literacy Course
at University City High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6-7:30 p.m. for four and one half weeks. Basic familiarity
with computers is all that is required. Individuals looking to teach
the courses are also more than welcome. You do not have to be able
to attend every session--one or two times in the semester is also
welcomed. For more information contact Cyber Outreach at email@example.com
or the website at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~mxcantor/co/about.html.
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 am. 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
and Volunteers Needed!
Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate
your used computers to a worthy cause? Are you knowledgeable with
Windows or Linux? Do you know web-design? Donate your computer or
time to help teach computer literacy. Come help teach young students
and adults resume writing or how to use Office suite software. Come
help design and install computer labs in the community. The Center
for Community Partnerships' Penn VIPS and Digital Divide Program,
work-study students and a group of volunteers are working to provide
computers to West Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofit agencies.
For more information visit www.upenn.edu/ccp/programs/digitaldivide/donate.html.
Hospital: Reach Out and Read Program
needs volunteers weekdays and evenings. The Reach Out and Read
Program serves families cared for at its Primary Care Centers, including
at the main hospital, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard. Volunteers
are needed to share books with infants and children in the atrium
waiting area of Children's Hospital to complement the work of the
physicians and nurses. Note: The Volunteer Department of
Children's Hospital has an application process and requires a physician's
certificate concerning vaccinations for all volunteers. It also
provides a meal card for the cafeteria. To volunteer your time or
donate children's books, contact Kirsten R. Plender at (215) 590-5989
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 7, October 9, 2001