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March Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

As many of you know, each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service posts a list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we receive for partnerships and assistance.

University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff students and alumni continue to volunteer their valuable time to provide service in our surrounding community. We thank you for your overwhelming support and for your generosity. Below is the monthly list of volunteer opportunities. Please contact me via e-mail ( to volunteer for any of the programs. Thank you for your continued support.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director,
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer ServicesDirector,
Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

Penn VIPS Annual Penny Drive: March 18-April 1 Penny Drive to benefit the Philadelphia Comfort House, a home away from home for patients of the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. The Comfort House is located at 4108 Baltimore Avenue and it provides food and lodging for veterans receiving outpatient care at the VAMC. Your donations will be used to purchase needed supplies for the house.

Please take your pennies to the following drop sites:

Executive Ed

200 Steinberg Conf. Ctr.


(215) 898-5154

Women's Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay

(215) 898-8611

Af-Am Res Center

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Roberson

(215) 898-0104

Franklin Building

3451 Walnut/Rm 714

Jim Riley

(215) 573-8988

Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae

(215) 898-8842


107 Towne Building

Tanya Christian

(215) 898-7244


14 Bennett Hall

Hilary Bonta

(215) 898-6009

Human Resources

527A 3401 Walnut

Cerie O'toole

(215) 898-1317


120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson

(215) 573-3416

Dental School

E2, 3rd Floor

Dee Stenton

(215) 898-8052

Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson

(215) 898-9048

Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean

(215) 898-1018


230A 3401 Walnut

Regina Cantave

(215) 898-1788


265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate

(215) 573-6803


1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O'Keefe

(215) 898-1092

Campus Dining

200A, 220 South 40th

Sugirtha Vivek

(215) 898-2462

Nursing Ed Bldg.

4th Floor Reception Desk

Donna Milici

(215) 573-0747


13th Floor

Mary Jo Pauxtis

(215) 898-0151

Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson

(215) 898-7641


203A Sansom West

Kathy Ritchie

(215) 573-3561

School of Medicine

356 Anatomy/Chemistry

Mary Dickson

(215) 898-8835

Presidents' Office

100 College Hall

Audrey Schneider

(215) 898-3363

Houston Hall

Information Desk

Sarah Demucci

(215) 573-5011


3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell

(215) 898-5337

Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely

(215) 898-4618

Facilities Planning

233 Blockley Hall

Telaria Hawthorne

(215) 898-2076


133 South 36th/5th Floor

Isabel Mapp

(215) 898-2020

Graduate Student Ctr.

3615 Locust Walk

Kate Robertson

(215) 746-6868

Community Agency Assistance Needed: West Chestnut Street Educational Institute, 6027-29 Chestnut Street (West Philadelphia, Cobbs Creek) Volunteer positions (short-term) assisting a core group of 6th to 10th graders to plan and implement two fund raisers, an auction, and a dance. Volunteer on Saturday mornings, 9 A.M. to noon, March 2 to June 29.

Volunteers needed for general planning, registration, advertising and letter writing.

There will be a training program held on Wednesday March 13 and 20, 4-6 p.m. for the Penn Cancer Center's Peer Telephone Support Volunteer Program, Person to Person. Interested persons who are cancer survivors or caregivers to cancer patients are invited to apply. Applicants can apply online at and follow the links on the left side of the homepage to the Volunteer program.

Sewers, knitters, and quilters are always needed to make comfort caps and quilts for chemotherapy patients.

Volunteers Needed: Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) Center, at 41st and Woodland Ave. LIFE is a unique community facility that provides older adults with health care, personal care, rehabilitation, transportation, meals, recreation, and spiritual services. Volunteer opportunities available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. can include generally helping members and staff in the center, working as a medical records assistant, helping with arts and crafts, running a special interest group with members, or visiting members in local nursing homes.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 25, March 5, 2002


March 5, 2002
Volume 48 Number 25

Rising health care costs and Penn's health care benefits compared to others in Philadelphia and nationally.
The Lee Center for Criminology will create a computerized offender tracking system to help law enforcement.
Penn Police has a procedure for filing complaints against police but the UA recommends the creation of a Community Review Board.
What's in a name? The new prek-8 school wants input.
ISC Networking and Telecommunications service and rate changes go into effect July including the elimination of the Express Modem Pool.