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October Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

In our continued efforts to be good neighbors, the following is a list of the monthly posting of community service opportunities. As many of you know, each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS)  posts a list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community to be partners in a particular initiative and/or sometimes to provide assistance. Contact me at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail: to volunteer for these programs.

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

300 Volunteers Needed: State Senator Vincent Hughes' Youth Conference 2003--Pledge of Excellence, Saturday, October 18. Conference is designed to provide resources to students and their families. Help out with monitoring workshops, information booths, serving lunch, etc.

Volunteer to work on the "Day of Service Committee": Join us and help plan for Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Help coordinate programs that include Banner Painting with children, a school beautification project, a gift making project to benefit the elderly in our community, mentoring and a voter registration drive.

New Beginnings Educational Training Center, Inc. Truancy Prevention Program: We are seeking college students to volunteer and assist with this program. This is our second year running the program and are in need of 2 volunteers to assist the program staff (Certified Teacher and Assistant Teacher) between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The volunteers will assist high school students with computer assignments, literacy skills, tutoring and other related program activities.

Interested in joining the Penn Team participating in the AIDS Walk on October 19th? A group is currently forming.

Volunteer to teach Web Applications: The instructor of Reboot's Intern Access class has bailed on us. We need someone to teach the course ASAP.  It can meet on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 8-10 a.m. This is an intermediate level access class that seeks to prepare students to deal with the back end of web applications.

The African American Interdenominational Ministries is seeking volunteers: The Southwest Youth and Family Network of Philadelphia has provided services to youth who are referred to us through the area schools, the judicial system as well as faith and community based organizations.  They are in need of volunteers who would be interested in mentoring youth as well as those who would be interested in after school programs operating in Faith Based Organizations and Community Based Organizations who need mentor-tutors.

Mentors, Mentors, Mentors needed for the Penn's WorkPlace Mentoring Program in its 8th year of operation! Volunteer to host a student for just a few hours once a month. 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 a.m. 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 support.  Join the many other mentors involved in this program.



  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 6, September 30, 2003