February Volunteer Opportunities

Each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service posts a list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we get from the community for assistance. Many University of Pennsylvania employees continue to volunteer their valuable time to provide service in our surrounding community. We thank you for your overwhelming support. If you would like to volunteer for any of these programs, please let me know via e-mail, sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services;

Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships


The Philadelphia Space and Science Club, which meets on Sundays in David Rittenhouse Lab, 2-3:30 p.m., is looking for volunteers to work with 4th-9th graders. If you can type/have access to a computer/have skills in math, science, electronics, engineering, marketing or art, you are needed as a tutor or a mentor.

On February 18, Dental Students are needed to volunteer for National Children's Dental Health Month, 10 a.m.-noon, to provide dental screenings and to educate children and their parents on the general care of teeth and brushing. A local community service agency needs your services.

Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) Scholarship Committee provides $500 non-tuition scholarships to deserving West Philadelphia public high school students each year. Join us to assist with fundraising, identifying scholarship winners and planning the awards ceremony.

Join a growing number of volunteers that provide Technical Assistance (computers, mediation, grant writing, etc.). Share your expertise with local community service agencies and schools. We get requests for assistance with building web pages, writing grants, proposal writing, special events planning, board training, etc. Join our Technical Support Team.

2nd Annual Penny Drive, March 15 -31; save your pennies and bring them to work. Check next month for drop-sites. The Penny Drive will benefit the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, which is used to provide help and hope for families with seriously ill children.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 20, February 9, 1999