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Volunteer Opportunities
September 15, 2009, Volume 56, No. 03

Dear Penn Community,

Thank you for your overwhelming support of the School Supplies Drive. Because of your generosity, we were able to provide school supplies to the following recipients:

Metropolitan Baptist Church Youth Ministry

St. Barnabas Mission Shelter

Mantua Back to School Program

New Faith Nondenominational House of Prayer

Local  schools

10 deserving families

A special thanks to the Penn VIPS Dropsite Volunteers for the yeoman job in collecting all the supplies.

Below is a list of volunteer activities based on requests from the community. Please e-mail me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu to volunteer.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director
Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Office of Government and Community Affairs


Join the University of Pennsylvania Team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk taking place Sunday, October 11 in front of the Art Museum. Plan to attend the planning meeting at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships scheduled for Wednesday, September 30 at noon in the 5th Floor Conference Room of 133 South 36th Street.

Become a Mentor! Join the Penn WorkPlace Mentoring program. Your commitment is only for a few hours one day a month. All activities take place on Penn’s campus. Help encourage students to attend college, be a friend, and share information about your careers with local 7th and 8th graders.  Become a mentor! Program meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from September thru May for approximately five hours.  Students spend their time on campus with you at your worksite.

Are you an Eagle Scout?  If so, a local Boy Scout troop needs your expertise.  

Join the Penn VIPS Scholarship Committee!Work with a dedicated group of volunteers to provide non tuition scholarships to West Philadelphia graduating seniors involved in community service.  Help with choosing awardees, fundraising and planning the annual reception.

Volunteer for Greater Philadelphia Cares Day! Are you interested in joining thousands of volunteers on Saturday, October 17 to help beautify Philadelphia public schools? We are in the process of developing a Penn team. Visit the following webpage for details: www.philacares.com/events/annualpages/pcd.htm

November Preview—Annual Food Drive and Annual Adopt A Family Program

Almanac - September 15, 2009, Volume 56, No. 03