Early in October, volunteers went to Pegasus Riding Academy and helped mentally disabled kids ride horses. Located in the middle of the city, Pegasus is the only location that offers therapeutic riding. One volunteer described her experience: “Volunteering at the Pegasus Riding Academy for children with disabilities was very rewarding. We got to work hands-on, and were kept busy throughout the entire time. It was evident that our help was needed and much appreciated. It was truly a unique experience to be able to give my time and compassion to the community at Pegasus: the horses, the children, and the caring staff. I can’t wait to go back!”
Sunday, October 31st- Volunteer at the Elmwood Park Zoo! Spend time at the zoo making Halloween fun for area children.
Saturday, November 13th-Package food with the SHARE Food Program! Go into Philadelphia to package food for families in need. It’s only a 15 minute drive!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer!
Wednesday September 29th: Volunteer with the Olivet Baptist Tutoring Program. Work with children ages pre-K through 8th grade on activities ranging from homework help, story time, puzzles, and much more. Only 10 spots available! 6-7pm.
Saturday October 2nd: Help plant trees at Ridley Creek State Park. 8:30-11am.
Saturday October 2nd: Help provide disabled individuals with therapeutic riding lessons at Pegasus Riding Academy. 9am-12pm.
E-mail email@example.com if interested!
Want to get involved in an ongoing volunteer project? Check out these amazing opportunities:
Bethel A.M.E. Academy: Help tutor children from Philadelphia and the surrounding neighborhoods at a church right here in Ardmore! It’s only a 10 minute walk from campus, and this after-school program provides a much needed service to local children, helping them with homework and making learning fun! Contact Laura Hecht (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Street Outreach: Students meet each Wednesday night in the Dining Center to make and deliver sandwiches and soup to Logan Circle in Philadelphia. Contact Zachary Needell (email@example.com) & Caila Heyison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1-on-1 Tutoring: Haverford’s community tutoring program. Participants tutor students in the Ardmore area who commonly attend Haverford’s summer day camp, Serendipity. Contact Meredith Schoyer (email@example.com) & Priya Khurana (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AIDS Service Network (ASN): Participants do a variety of collaborative work with AIDS organizations in the Philadelphia area and around the world. Contact Josh Dubow (email@example.com).
Heston Tutoring: Heston Elementary in West Philadelphia receives Haverford volunteer tutors several days weekly. Tutors work in various subjects with the same students each week. Contact Emily Steiner (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Lucas Fuentes (email@example.com).
Housing Outreach Action Project (HOAP): Every year volunteers are sent to do alternative Spring Break trips with Habitat and other organizations.
Stitch-n-Bitch: This is a charity knitting/crochet group that knits hats and scarves and other handmade accessories for those who to be kept warm! Contact Zachary Feinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On April 3, more than sixty families ventured to Haverford’s campus for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. With arts & crafts at the ready to entertain the kids until the hunt began, everyone seemed to be enjoying the beautiful day. It was an fun experience to provide this opportunity for so many community families. Parents commented on how pleasant it was to be able to show up, spend time with their kids and not have to worry about any of the details. At noon the kids were divided into two groups by age, with the older group going for their hunt on Barclay Beach and the younger kids on Lloyd Green. No matter the number of eggs each child found, they all seemed to have a great time.
It’s that time of the year again! The sun in shining, the flowers are blooming, and there are more amazing, fun, and and rewarding volunteer opportunities than ever! So check out all the possibilities and e-mail email@example.com if you’re interested!!
Saturday, April 3, 11-2 PM: Volunteer with inner-city youth to help them develop values, self-esteem, and life skills through sports, arts, and recreational activities.
Wednesday, April 7, 4-6pm: Help out at Weavers Way’s farms alongside students from Central High School.
Saturday, April 10th, 12-4pm: Come help the Philadelphia Zoo with a special exhibit for kids. Volunteers will be helping with fun games and crafts!
Saturday, April 10th, 9am-2pm: Clean up the streets of Philly at the Philly clean up day!
Saturday, April 17th, 10am-12pm: Come to Fairmount Park to help prepare the stables for the Work to Ride program for at-risk urban youth. Volunteer may help clear trails, clean and paint haylofts, repair fences, and gardening.
Saturday, April 17th, 11am-2pm: Volunteer at the Lourdes Center for Public Health in Camden, New Jersey. Help distribute and collect health survey, escort patients to screening stations, assist volunteer physicians.
Saturday, April 17th, 1pm- 4pm: Come plant trees at the Riverbend Environmental Vine-a-thon Saturday. Make a team and compete for the glorious Riverbend Turkey of Excellence Trophy!
Saturday, April 17th, 10am-1pm: Fight hunger at project SHARE. Help package inexpensive, high quality food for those who need it.
Saturday, April 24th, 12:30-5pm: Help build Freedom Playground in Havertown, a play space for children of all abilities!
Thursday, Aprill 22nd, 10am-2pm: Join Haverford’s Earth Day celebration by helping with wetlands planting in the area by the pond house on our very own campus.
AND…. A special opportunity to celebrate Easter, have fun, and play with kids, RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS! 8th Dimension is going to host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd for children from the surrounding community. At 11:30am, parents and children (many clad in bunny outfits or wearing bunny ear headbands) gather together in Founders Great Hall for some refreshments and arts & crafts with Haverford student volunteers. While the children decorate their own Easter egg bags with stickers, markers and glitter, Haverford student volunteers hide the Easter eggs. There are two hunts: one on Lloyd Green for kids ages 2-4, and one behind Barclay Hall for kids ages 5-10. None of this would be possible without the help of Haverford student volunteers. 8D’s annual Easter egg hunt is definitely a favorite of both Haverford student volunteers and children from the community alike!
Remember, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on any of these opportunities. And join our facebook group!!
Hope to see you soon!
The 8D Staff
8th Dimension is going to host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 3rd for children from the surrounding community. At 11:30am, parents and children (many clad in bunny outfits or wearing bunny ear headbands) gather together in Founders Great Hall for some refreshments and arts & crafts with Haverford student volunteers. While the children decorate their own Easter egg bags with stickers, markers and glitter, Haverford student volunteers hide the Easter eggs. There are two hunts: one on Lloyd Green for kids ages 2-4, and one behind Barclay Hall for kids ages 5-10. None of this would be possible without the help of Haverford student volunteers. 8D’s annual Easter egg hunt is definitely a favorite of both Haverford student volunteers and children from the community alike!
Email if you would like to volunteer: email@example.com
On the 20th, we had a very successful service day at the Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve, helping plant 400 trees for reforesting efforts. Getting up at 7:30 on a Saturday morning is not the ideal for most college students, but our group was ready to go. We planted oaks and black willows mostly, and there were a lot of families and people from the surrounding area to work with. As a huge group, we were able to plant all the trees in less than two hours. All in all, we left being able to breathe a little easier.
There should be even more opportunities to help out the environment this April, with the nice weather and upcoming EARTH day. So keep a look out for those!