April Volunteer Opportunities
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 for
you very much for your donations to the Penn Volunteers In
Public Service Annual Penny Drive which will benefit the
Paul Robeson House this year. We will inform you of the exact
count in our May posting of volunteer activities.
contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
(215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs listed
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer,
Penn Volunteers in Public Service,
for Community Partnerships
Planting Training Class: Thursday, April 8 at 6:30-7:30
p.m., The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Help Transform Walnut
Street, plant a tree; extend the Walnut Street Greenway:
Saturday, April 10 on Walnut from 40-43rd Sts. Sign-in
at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut at 9:30 a.m.
Adopt a Daughter/Son: Take
Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day, Thursday, April 22--volunteer
to adopt/host a high school student to spend the day in a
workplace setting. Students will meet mentors on campus at
9 a.m. and will be dismissed at 2 p.m.
Out Drive: Penn VIPS, UCD and Dan DeRitis, owner of Apartments at Penn,
are working together to help you travel light as you leave
campus at the end of the spring semester. Donate your small
electronics, small furniture, computers and other articles.
Donations will be distributed to area agencies free of charge
to help deserving families.
donated items to the rear entrance of the Dan DeRitis Apartments
at Penn Warehouse located at 42nd and Chestnut Streets on
the following dates and times: Thurs., April 22, 9
a.m.-noon; Thurs./Fri., April 29/30, 9 a.m.-noon;
Thurs./Fri., May 6/7, 9 a.m.-noon. Contact: D-L Wormley,
director, Neighborhood Initiatives, (215) 243-0555 ext. 229, email@example.com.
will also be accepted by Isabel Mapp at the Center for
Partnerships, on: Wed., April 28, 9 a.m.-noon; Wed., May
5, 9 a.m.-noon.
to help out at the Penn Relays. Sunday, April 18--Penn
Relays Distance Classic, 7 a.m.-noon; Thursday, April
22--Registration in The Palestra, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The
Relays will continue on until 11 p.m.; Fri., April 23--Registration in
The Palestra, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The Relays will continue on
until 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 24--Registration
in The Palestra from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. The Relays will continue
on until 6 p.m. Contact Isabel Mapp no later than April
Annenberg Center's Children's Festival this year is April
25--May 1. We have had great turn out from the Penn
community the last few years thanks to you. We are looking
for people Wednesday through Friday between the hours of
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. We have positions for the gift shop, artist
hospitality, ushering, and PlayWorks. Contact Isabel Mapp no
later than April 11.
to Teach Seniors to Read: Need one or two volunteers
to teach seniors in the West Philadelphia area how to read
at our site. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have some free time to spare and if you have
been trained in teaching others how to read through a literacy
Almanac, Vol. 50, No.
April 6, 2004