April 17, 2012,
Volume 58, No. 30
Election Day Volunteers:
The Committee of Seventy announced the Voter Protection Program for the April 24 Pennsylvania Primary. Volunteers are invited to take part to ensure a clean and fair election for Philadelphia voters.
Online registration for Field and Hotline Volunteers is now open at www.seventy.org/TakeAction_Become_A_Volunteer.aspx
2012 is a major election year. Pennsylvania voters will cast ballots for President, US Senator, US Representative, National Party Delegates, Attorney General, Auditor General, Treasurer, State Senator and State Representative.
2012 will be a crucial year to protect the right to vote. Governor Corbett enacted a new law that will go into effect at the November 6 General Election requiring Pennsylvania voters to show photo ID every time they go to vote. Volunteers at the April 24 Primary will play a crucial role in educating the public—and sorting out confusion—about this new requirement.
Help out at the Penn Relays:
Penn Relays is just around the corner. Hopefully you have been saving some time out of your busy schedules to help. The hours of registration in The Palestra are as follows:
Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After registration is over or slows down, you can help out on the track and other areas. For more information contact, Gail Zachary (215) 898-6145.
Volunteer for the Children’s Festival:
The upcoming International Children’s Festival, presented by the Annenberg Center, is seeking volunteers to help with craft and activity stations May 3-5. This is a fun way to support area youth. (See www.pennpresents.org/tickets/childfest.php for more info about the festival.) Volunteer details:
Thursday, May 3: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, May 4: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Volunteers may participate one, two or three days, but must commit to at least four hours.
• Registered volunteers participating at least 7 hours may be invited to an exclusive children’s festival performance on the evening of May 3 and two vouchers to future Annenberg performances.
Available duties include:
• helping with craft tables (working with children to create a given craft)
• helping prepare craft supplies (cutting shapes)
• manning activity station (bean bag tosses)
• crowd control (directing groups to locations, keeping people in line)
It is recommended that volunteers attend an orientation session in April, but attendance is not mandatory.
To volunteer, please respond via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide a brief background indicating your areas of interest along with your contact information and availability during the festival.
Teach at 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. To volunteer, email Isabel Mapp email@example.com