Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts volunteer opportunities
developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community
to be partners in a particular initiative and/or to sometimes
provide assistance. Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send
an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information and/or to volunteer for this program.
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services
Penn Volunteers In Public Service,
Center for Community Partnerships
Needed: Cyber Outreach helps bridge the digital divide by teaching
computer literacy classes to West Philadelphia residents. 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., through
October 24. 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 welcomed.
to work on the Day of Service Committee: Join us and help to
plan for Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Out and Read Program: The Reach Out and Read (ROR) program,
needs volunteer readers to engage children of all ages in looking
at and reading books and making it fun, while modeling for parents
the pleasure of reading aloud, in the waiting rooms at any of the
four Primary Care Centers. ROR volunteers are required to commit
to the same day/time weekly/biweekly for 1 or more hours for at
least one month. Individuals who may be interested in volunteering
will need to apply through CHOP's Volunteer Department.
Volunteers Needed: Approximately four times a year, Penn VIPs
undertakes University-wide drives to benefit our neighbors and surrounding
communities, such as:
join the wonderful group of volunteers by agreeing to be a site
where goods may be "dropped" off for collection during the various
School at Du Bois College House: Classes began October 5 for
6th and 7th graders. For more information, visit www.chance22.com.
prospective tutors, or other interested community adults! The
successful Saturday morning reading tutorial at Lea has started
again. If you can do just one thing to help children who need an
extra boost to take the giant step up to reading at their grade
level, this is it... You might make the difference between a dropout
and a successful grownup. Contact Isabel Mapp or show up at 9 a.m.
at the Lea School on 47th Street near the corner of Locust Street.
A Class With Summerbridge: Summerbridge of Greater Philadelphia
is currently in the process of recruiting local high school and
college students to do volunteer work with our after school program.
The responsibilities include tutoring and also teaching a class
once each week for 6 weeks. The overall time commitment for the
semester would be about 30-40 hours, starting in the middle of October.
There are three sites at which students could volunteer: Germantown
Friends School, St. Joseph's University, and Holy Name School
of the University of Pennsylvania Needs You! HUP has volunteer
opportunities available for college students and adults in the community.
Areas of greatest needs include: inpatient nursing units (medical,
surgical and oncology), various office/clerical positions, and physical
and occupational therapy.
Open Door Mission Church is in need of tutors. Tutor students
in reading and math and help them with their homework. Program takes
place Thursdays, from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002