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More September Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

There are many efforts, both long- and short-term, being undertaken around the University to assist the Katrina evacuees. Please visit www.upenn.edu/pennnews/hurricane.php for a listing. Please also visit the School of Nursing webpage, www.nursing.upenn.edu/emergency  to see their efforts. If your efforts to assist Katrina’s victims are not listed, please e-mail them to me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu. Penn Volunteers In Public Service will be coordinating a fundraising drive during the month of October to aid the relief efforts. Please check in October for details.

Thank you very much for your support of the Penn Volunteers In Public Service Annual School Supplies Drive. Because of your generosity, we were able to donate bookbags and school supplies to the evacuees at the Wanamaker Shelter. Additionally, we were able to share a variety of school supplies with the following agencies and members of the community, again, due to your generosity: Sunnycrest Family Support Center of Mantua, Sayre High School, Sayre Beacon Program, Church of Faith, Make It Happen, YEP, Church of New Hope and Faith, Inc., Mosaics, and deserving families.

Because we strive to be good neighbors, the following is a list of the monthly posting of community service opportunities. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following programs, please let me know via e-mail (sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu). Thank you for all you do.

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

Volunteers Needed for “Guiding Youth to Careers” (GYC)—a counseling and training opportunity! GYC volunteers help young people in a meaningful, life-changing way, giving individualized attention to students at an underserved school to help them plan for life after high school. Volunteers receive training as mentors and career counselors, and they are paired with high school seniors. Mentors meet weekly with their “mentees” at University City High School, 3600 Filbert Street, on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 1:45-2:50 p.m., from October 2005 through April 2006.

Dedicated Tutors Needed—Benjamin Franklin High School in Center City is looking for tutors in math, English, science and history. Volunteer tutors are needed starting in mid-September.  The hours are 3:15-4:30 p.m. There are also hours during the school day to provide teachers with support. If you are willing to work at least two hours a week, volunteer for this program.

Click here for more September Volunteer Opportunities

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 3, September 13, 2005

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