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April and May Volunteer Opportunities

April 19, 2011, Volume 57, No. 30

Dear Penn Community,

Thank you so very much for all of your contributions and support of our surrounding community. Many benefit from your partnerships and willingness to give. Thank you also for your donation of $206.65 for the Philadelphia Council for Fathers & Families during the Annual Penn VIPS Change Drive.

Please see below a list of current volunteer activities. We welcome your participation. Please email me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu to volunteer.

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

2011 Penn Relays

Penn Relays is just around the corner. Hopefully you have been saving some time out of your busy schedules to help. Below are the hours of registration in The Palestra. 

Wednesday, April 27—10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 28—7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 29—7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 30—7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After registration is over or slows down, you can help out on the track and other areas including post-registration.

The Nonprofit Institute

The Nonprofit and Communities of Faith Nonprofit Institute provides high-impact training to help individuals, nonprofits and communities of faith improve the quality of services to their constituency.

Through the Nonprofit Institute, persons involved with local nonprofits and communities of faith learn how to build organizational and program capacity through the study of funding, technology and capacity building.

Do you have expertise in an area that participants can benefit from? Please share your expertise by volunteering to teach a class in management, finances, technology, fundraising, etc.

Neighborhood Bike Works

Neighborhood Bike Works hopes you can help them by making donations to assist with their technology needs.

Desired donations (if completely fulfilled in spring, would need to be refilled every 5 years):

• 20 desktop computers (including CPUs, flat screen monitors, keyboards, mice, and all cords)

• 3-5 laptops (including power cords)

• 4 printers (color laser would be best, but color or laser would work too; all cords)

• 3 fax machines (with all cords)

• 5 cordless phones

• 5 flash drives (largest size available, 2-4 gigabytes preferred)

• 1 DVD player

• 1 digital projector

Visit www.neighborhoodbikeworks.org

Gideon Elementary School Career Day

The Edward Gideon Elementary School at 2817 W. Gleenwood Avenue, near Fairmount Park, welcomes your participation in our annual Career Day on Friday, May 6. Participants will speak with our 5th through 8th grade students about their chosen career paths. Related topics such as goal setting, interview skills, and pursuing higher education may also be addressed. Please expect to be in each classroom for a half hour time period along with a panel of several other Career Day participants.

The schedule for Career Day is as follows:

8:30–9 a.m.—Continental Breakfast for participants

9 a.m.–noon—Speak with students

noon–1 p.m.—Lunch for participants


Related: Fourth Annual PennMOVES: Volunteers Needed May 2-31; Sale in June at New Location; Penn Relays: April 28-30


Almanac - April 19, 2011, Volume 57, No. 30