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Volunteer Opportunities
October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8

Dear Penn Community,
Below is a list of volunteer opportunities. We look forward to your continued work together as we partner with our neighbors. Thank you for your support in our efforts to perform community service in the surrounding community.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director/Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service
Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Are you familiar with Intermediate Algebra? Want to help someone move ahead in their job? Math 118, Intermediate Algebra real numbers, polynomials, rational expressions, algebraic expressions, linear equations and inequalities in one variable, absolute value equations and inequalities, linear equations in two variables, graphs of lines, systems of linear equations in two variables, quadratic equations in one variable, problem solving.Would you like to work 1:1 with Penn hospital employees who have GEDs or high school diplomas but are trying to get their associates degree from Community College so they can move up the job ladder? Just an hour or so a week, tutors could name the time, and classes would be on-campus. Contact sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for further information.

Do you have any instruments to donate to students in the Beacon Program at Sayre High School? The program is hoping to provide music lessons and is in need of your donated instruments. Contact sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for further information on making a donation.

Would you like to donate your used digital camera? The Penn Alexander school students are looking for some gently used digital cameras for a project they are working on. Please consider donating your used camera. Contact Ann Kreidle at kreidlea@gse.upenn.edu or sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu to make a donation.

The Pennsylvania SPCA has a volunteer opportunity for those interested in interior design and animal welfare. DogHaus, a designer showhouse featuring the talents of 20 designers, benefits the PSPCA. Volunteers will be needed to “DogHaus Sit”—monitor the house during public showings and breakdown. This historic house is located at 8860 Norwood Ave. in Chestnut Hill. The house is open to the public now through November 9; Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon-4 p.m. The cost is $25. Please contact the SPCA to make an appointment for groups. Floor Monitors: Monday-Friday 9:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Shifts available. Duties: maintain the integrity of the display and answer the occasional question. Contact Stacey Plattenberger, volunteer coordinator, Pennsylvania SPCA, (215) 426-6304 ext. 244 (office) (267) 746-0653 (cell) www.pspca.org/

Help out with the Annual AIDS Walk. AIDS Fund Philly needs your help. Volunteer your time at one of the special events: AIDS Walk Philly 2008. Assist with event preparation and the walk itself, Sunday, October 19, or help with general office assistance, weekdays, in their offices at 1315 Spruce St. Contact John Hollingshead at (215) 731-9255 or johnh@aidsfundphilly.org for more information.




Almanac - October 14, 2008, Volume 55, No. 8