You are cordially invited to attend a reception celebrating community
partnerships and the publication of the University of Pennsylvania
Community Service Directory, Second Edition. The event takes
place on February 15 at 2 p.m. in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge.
Please join President Rodin and guests as she honors your commitment
to our community and highlights the various service programs throughout
Following is our monthly posting of community service opportunities.
Each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts
a list which represents the many requests we get from the surrounding
community for assistance/partnerships.
Please contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs. Thank
you for your continued support and thanks to the more than 500
volunteers who participated in the University's Day of Service
honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer
Director Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community
needed to do a one time judging for a West Philadelphia area science
at University City High School on Wednesday, February 13,
8 a.m.-1 p.m. An interest in science is desirable, but not essential.
If you are able to be available that half-day, your participation
is more than welcomed!
Needed: CYBER Outreach Needs You! Help teach an Introduction
to Computer and Internet Literacy Course at University City High
School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Classes end
February 21. Can you use MS word to write a letter? Can you surf
the web and write e-mails? Of course. Individuals looking to TEACH
the courses are also more than welcome. Basic familiarity with
computers is all that is required. You do not have to be able
to attend every session--one or two times in the semester is also
Volunteers and Your Support Needed! Is your department
upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers
to a worthy cause? Are they Pentium I or PowerPCs or better? 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. Join us
for this cause. For more info visit us at www.upenn.edu/ccp/computerdonations.
Tutors! Tutors! Project Home, Saint Elizabeth's After-School
Program located at1845 North 23rd Street, is in need of tutors
to help out at their after-school program. Provide homework help
and listen to children read. Sessions are held Monday --Thursday,
3:30-5:30 p.m. Volunteers do not have to attend everyday.
to work at the Penn Relays! People are needed on the following
Classic: Sun. April 21. to work water stations on the race
route and help at registration. These are early calls: 7 a.m.
Relays: Thurs., April 25, Fri., April 26 & Sat., April 27.
to help out at registration and out on the track. Can start
at 7 a.m.
the Penn VIPS Scholarship Committee! Help plan the Tenth Annual
Penn VIPS Scholarship Program where we select and honor outstanding
students from Bartram, Parkway, Overbrook, University City and
West High Schools. Planning is underway for the June 2002 program.
Out at the VA Medical Center. Volunteer to write letters for
and read to the elderly veterans. Do you have a valid driver's
license? Your help is needed to drive a van to transport Disabled
American Veterans to and from the hospital.