Catholic Social Service at Buck’s County
302 West Berks Street Philadelphia, PA 19148
Catholic Social Service at Buck’s County
302 West Berks Street Philadelphia, PA 19148
It’s still not too late to donate canned tuna, pasta, peanut butter, and more to various Septa locations. The food donated will provide meals to the summer food programs of the Philadelphia School District. For more information and complete listings go to www.Septa.org Tommorow, June 22 is the last day.
Food Tasting Prep with the Urban Nutrition Initiative Franklin Building Annex 3451 Walnut Street P-1117 Philadelphia, PA 19104 Saturday, June 2 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Help the Urban Nutrition Initiative increase food and nutrition knowledge in K-12 grade students by lending a hand to wash, cut, package, and prepare food samples. These monthly food tasting packets will bring together food samples and nutritional information for students in 20 partnering schools to get healthy eating tips and tricks. Contact Nancy Dearden, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (215) 901-6444.
Get Moving! at Trevor’s Place 1624 Poplar Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 Every Thursday – May 31 & June 7 5:45PM to 7:30PM
Get Moving! with Trevor’s Place where children are motivated and encouraged to read, talk, and play with others to keep them active in the community. Show these children how to have a great time by teaching them old-school games like four square or inspiring them to create new games that get them outside in the nice weather and indoors during the not so nice weather. Contact Barbara McCoy, Volunteer Coordinator, at Barbara.McCoy@wachovia.com or (215) 294-0490 for more information.
Help Philadelphia’s Play Night 4901 Wyalusing Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 Monday, June 4 5:45PM to 8:00PM
Come have fun at Help Philadelphia’s Play Night where volunteers play games and socialize with children so their parents are able to better themselves by attending classes that teach them the necessary skills to qualify for jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and achieve financial stability & independence. Contact Connie Kreischer-Slingbaum, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 292-3777 for more information.
Jewish Relief Agency Food Packing
109800 Dutton Road Philadelphia, PA 19145
Sunday, June 3
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Join Jewish Relief Agency’s mission to relieve hunger for low-income and elderly families by packing non-perishable kosher food for delivery. This busy hour and a half of packing will serve 1,600 families in the Northeast and beyond! If you have some time afterwards, volunteers are always welcome to help deliver the food packages and mingle with some great folks. Contact Melissa Samen, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (610) 660-0190 EXT 104 for more information.
Casa Farnese’s Computer Session
1300 Lombard Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
Monday, June 4
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Help give seniors the computer skills needed to stay in contact with loved ones and involved in their community. Through Casa Farnese’s Computer Session, volunteers will teach seniors the basics of email, typing, and internet usage so participants become more confident in their usage of technology. Contact Rebecca Loomis, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit Technology Resources Thrift Shop 1524 Brandywine Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 Saturday, June 2 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Volunteers are needed to help sort and organize donated computer equipment. Nonprofit Technology Resources serves low-income people in Philadelphia by recycling these used computers. Contact Pamela Elchert Thurmond, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (215) 772-2291 for more information.
MANNA Meal Prep 12 South 23rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Monday, June 4 5:30PM to 7:30PM
MANNA, the Metropolitan Area neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, prepares and delivers meals to people at acute nutritional risk due to life threatening illnesses. Help prepare some wonderful comfort food to some of their participants. Volunteer must be at least 15 years of age so contact Mandy Blumenthal, Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 667-0658.
NEIGHBORS IN ACTION
3400 N Hutchinson Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 Saturday, June 2 10:00AM to 2:00PM
800,900 West Ontario Street Philadelphia, PA 19140
Saturday, June 9
10:00AM to 2:00PM
Join a group of conscientious community members to fight urban blight! United Way SEPA’s Community Action Center helps volunteers work alongside residents to beautify neighborhoods across the city. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with others as well as a good chance to make new friends! Contact Ian Charlton, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (215) 665-2501 or Raymond Gant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 744-1039.
MuckRuckus MS Philly
3805 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073
Saturday and Sunday – June 9 and 10
6:30AM to 6:00PM
Formerly known as Mud Run MS Philly, MuckRuckus is a race where teams of participants tackle a muddy obstacle course. This is one of our popular fundraisers with over 5,000 muck runner participants. Each muck runner has a minimum fundraising goal and we expect to raise over $1million this year!
There are plenty of jobs! When you complete your volunteer registration form you will be asked to select a volunteer position. Each position has many different jobs available such as check-in, set-up, clean-up, putting medals on race finishers, manning the water aid stations, the kid’s fun area, etc. We ask that you please be flexible as volunteer job assignments may change the day of the race depending on our needs. We will not, however, place you anywhere that you feel uncomfortable.
American Diabetes Association
4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
Sunday, June 10
4:45AM to 8:45AM
Join us in Philadelphia for the 5K@ADA! Volunteer responsibilities may include directing participants along the course, distributing water at stations, helping with the clean up of facility after the event and similar functions in the start/finish area. Contact Mike Griffin, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or (617) 965-6811.
While connecting civilians with former service members, this community gathering will also feature information distribution from local organizations who serve veterans.
To learn more about the event, please contact the offices of Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at (215) 879-6615.
This is a great way to spend your Memorial Day Weekend!
Neighbors in Action cleanup at Deni Playground (1400 Ruan St.), Saturday, 1/28
Join us this coming Saturday as a group of conscientious community members fight urban blight! UW CAC and Ray of Hope volunteers work alongside residents to beautify the neighborhood and do gardening projects across the city. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with others as well as a good chance to make new friends! Sign up for a project or get your neighborhood involved. (50 volunteers needed) Contact project leader Ray Gant, 215-744-1039, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian Charlton at 215-564-3411, email@example.com.
Visit us here for the Calendar and so much more www.liveunitedsepa.org/volunteer to find out more.And, you can now find Neighbors in Action projects listed on the Philadelphia Streets Department’s Unlitter Us website here: http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/unlitter-us-network.aspx
Yours in Service, Ian Charlton
Core Programs VISTA, Community Action Center
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Please join by volunteering as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Here are several local organizations that serve women and girls and rely on volunteer support. Please see below to learn more about how to get involved.
Continuing a partnership started around our recent 16th Annual King Day of Service, we are working with Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa, an arts and cultural organization that teaches the history of the people of the African Diaspora through caring for the community. This March project will offer opportunities to serve mothers and their children in transition by creating care bags.
On March 18, in preparation for Mayor Michael Nutter’s 4th annual Philly Spring Clean Up, we will partner with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful to host the Community Appearance Index Program Launch. The Community Appearance Index program will help Philadelphia residents chart the progress of their neighborhoods in reducing blight. Philadelphia Block Captains, civic-minded residents, and concerned citizens are encouraged to join us.
President, Global Citizen
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service/ MLK365
Celebrate Women’s History
Starting March 1
In celebration of Women’s History month, we encourage you get involved with one of the many organizations throughout our community that serve women and girls.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Women’s Way, Women Organized Against Rape, the Supportive Older Women’s Network and more, please click here.
If you have questions, please contact Global Citizen staff at (215) 665-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa
Starting March 1
Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa is a newly-emerging arts and cultural organization that seeks to teach the history of the people of the African Diaspora through caring for the community.
As part of the 16th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa partnered with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to coordinate a project where care bags were created for new teen mothers and mothers in transition.
This project has turned into a year-round effort and the organization is now looking for participants to get involved by making a donation of goods to fill care bags or by volunteering to help create the care bags (this will involve sewing).
The care bags will be donated to mothers who receive services at organizations such as Jane Addams Place, My Sister’s Place, The Elect Program, and Educating Communities for Parenting.
Donations sought include the following items:
For Infants & Children:
Other Small Infant Care Items
Books for young people in grades K – 8
Other Small Personal Care Items
To learn more about how you can make a donation and/or volunteer, please contact Carla Wiley at (267) 808-5648 . Find Progeny’s Legacy Jamaa on Facebook by clicking here.
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Community Appearance Index Program
Friday, March 18
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
United Way of Southeastern PA
1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
MLK365 and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful are partnering to introduce the Community Appearance Index, a new tool for Philadelphia Block Captains and other civically engaged residents.During this meeting several new granting programs aimed at helping communities will also be presented.
The Community Appearance Index (or CAI) complements the Litter Index with several additional visual surveys that will help you chart your neighborhood’s progress over time. The data obtained through the CAI is geared toward helping communities determine the types of community improvement programs needed to address current conditions, and achieve long-term sustainable results.
To RSVP, click here or email Phoebe Coles at Phoebe@KeepPhiladelphiaBeautiful.org. Please note that all who wish to attend must RSVP by Monday, March 14. If you have further questions, contact Global Citizen staff at (215) 665-2655.
YOU CAN’T BE A PHILLYITGIRL OR PHILLYITGUY IF YOU DON’T GIVE BACK!
Wednesday, February 23 at the Immanuel Lutheran School for an early spring cleaning project with an environmental focus on going green. We are partnering with Safeway’s Bright Green Team to host this event and are looking for 10-15 volunteers to lend a hand. Please see below for more information.
Another volunteer opportunity will be on Saturday, February 26 serving meals at Chosen 300 Ministries. Please see below for more details.
To learn more about ongoing volunteer opportunities through our MLK365 program– www.globalcitizen.us.com, or (215) 665-2655
Volunteering is not only the right thing to do, but it make you feel good about yourself.
Martin Luther King Day is January 17, for many this is a day off. However, there are many places to volunteer to make this special holiday a day on. What better way to celebrate Dr. King’s life, then to uplift and help someone. The city of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Deleware is holding its 16 annual MLK day of service at Girard College. Also this is a kid friendly event, so bring the little ones out.
For more info go to mlkdayofservice.org
The Phillyitgirls will be on board to volunteer and cover the Activities at Girard College!!!