St. John’s Hospice – Friday, February 27th, 3:00-5:30 pm: Come help serve food to the homeless at the St. John’s Hospice soup kitchen. Make sure to sign up soon, as there are only 3 spots available!
Thresholds in Delaware County - Training: Saturday and Sunday February 28th and March 1st - Thresholds is a nonprofit organization that teaches a six-step decision-making course to inmates in Delaware County. Volunteers would help teach this six-step course to inmates, to empower these inmates to be more successful upon returning to the community. To become a volunteer, you must be able to commit to meeting an inmate 1-2 hours a week, for a 7 week teaching cycle. No previous experience is necessary, although training is required and is very thorough. Tuition to participate in this program is $25 and will cover training costs. Training takes place on February 28th and March 1st (Saturday and Sunday). Check out www.thresholdsdelco.org for more information, and call 484-301-0590 to sign up.
Urban Nutrition Initiative – March 20th: The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a major component of the Netter Center’s University-Assisted Community Schools program. While AUNI’s emphasis is on nutrition education and food access in West Philadelphia, it works in a total of 20 Philadelphia public schools, serving more than 10,000 students every month. Hands-on cooking and gardening clubs and youth-run fruit stands connect school day and after school learning activities for K-12 students, as well as connect to the academic work of Penn students and faculty.
Cynwyd Heritage Trail – Saturday March 21st: Do you like the outdoors? Are you interested in doing a day of service this semester? Are you dreaming of days when “windchill” isn’t listed in the forecast? Come to the 8D service day at Cynwyd Heritage Trail on MARCH 21st!!!! The service day will be from 9AM-1PM, and lunch will be provided! We will be helping maintain the trail however they need us. Hopefully the weather will be semi decent by that day, so you can fill your craving for nature. Fill out this QUICK survey to express interest/receive info:www.surveymonkey.com/s/D8C6CXM
OR, as always, email email@example.com
Playworks – Saturday, April 4th - Playworks is a national nonprofit that provides safe, healthy playtime at low-income schools to create a positive environment for teaching and learning. We are looking for dynamic individuals who are naturally motivated and possess clear and open communication skills to join our movement for play. To be a volunteer you must take a 1.5 hour long training course. Afterwards, you can choose to volunteer at any position, such as “The Player” and “The Closer”. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
Street Outreach – Every Wednesday 6:50-8:00+: Every Wednesday a group of students help to prepare meals from the Haverford College Dining Center to the homeless. After the meal is prepared, students drive a van into Philadelphia and serve the meals and hot apple cider to the homeless at Logan Circle. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information or sign up!
1-on-1 Tutoring – Pair up with nearby young students and tutor them for one hour weekly at Haverford college. A very convenient and rewarding way to tutor local elementary, middle, and high school students. Contact: Michaela Ward ’16 or David Sidibe ’16
Stitch-n-Bitch – Knit warm hats, gloves, etc. with friends and donate them to homeless shelters. Hang out, talk, and bitch while you knit comfy clothes of your choosing. For beginners and experts alike! Contact: Rosa Cohen ’15, Jane Shen ’17, or Sylvia Merantus ’18
Books Through Bars – Sort donated books once monthly to give to inmates. Read their letters, learn their interests, and find them books they will love to read! Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10pm, and every other Saturday morning from 11am-2pm. Contact: Romi Laskin ’15