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April Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Weekend Volunteers

Development and Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers to help out at Alumni Weekend Events May 10-12, 2002. Help welcome back Penn alumni for their reunions.
Benefits include: Having Fun. Being entered into a weekly drawing for free prizes. Receiving a free T-shirt. Networking with University Staff, Alumni and Students. Enjoying free food and a high-energy environment.

Responsibilities might include: Greeting Guests, Registration, and Providing Information, Crowd Control. Interested volunteers should contact Brenda Gonzalez or Brigitte White at .

Dear Penn Community,

The following is a list of the monthly posting of community service opportunities. Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts a list of volunteer opportunities, developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance.

Many Penn families are seeking summer employment for their teenagers. Do you have a summer job that is suitable for high schoolers? Please send the information so that I can provide referrals.

Please contact me via e-mail ( to volunteer for any of the programs.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services,
Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service

Blood Drive April 17: sponsored by African-American Resource Center and Makuu, at St. Mary's Church, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call AARC at (215) 898-0104 or e-mail to donate blood.

Volunteer to help out at the Penn Relays April 25-27: April 11 is the deadline to volunteer.

Take Our Daughters To Work Day: 1,000 Girls Are Waiting: April 25

Volunteer to host a high school student who would not otherwise have an opportunity to spend the day in a workplace setting. Take your student to the many events that will be held around campus and share with her information about your career. Students will meet mentors on campus around 9:30 a.m. and will be dismissed around 2 p.m. April 11 is the deadline to volunteer to host a student.

Join the Penn VIPS Scholarship Committee: Help plan the 10th Annual Penn VIPS Scholarship Program. Selecting and honoring outstanding students from Bartram, Parkway, Overbrook, University City and West Philadelphia High Schools. Planning is underway for the June 2002 program.

Become a part of the Technical Assistance Group: Are you available to provide technical assistance to our neighbors? We are looking for volunteers with grant writing skills, managing small businesses expertise and knowledge of databases.

May Preview:

Volunteer at the Annenberg Center's Children's Festival: May 1-5. They have positions for gift shop, artist hospitality, ushering, and PlayWorks. They have had a great turn out from the Penn community the last few years thanks to you. They are looking for people Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Alumni Weekend Events: May 10-12. Development and Alumni Relations is seeking volunteers. Help welcome back Penn alumni for their reunions. This is a perfect opportunity to service your community while enjoying good times and free food. Duties include greeting and registering guests and alumni as well as attending receptions, picnics, parades, and taking part in other reunion festivities. Housing extensions are limited but all are welcome.

Move Out Drive: Leaving campus? Travel light. Donate clothing, bikes, computers and other articles. Bring items to: Isabel Mapp, Center for Community Partnerships; 133 S. 36th St., rm. 504, 5th fl.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 29, April 9, 2002


April 9, 2002
Volume 48 Number 29

It's once again time to recognize excellence in teaching at Penn, with the Lindback and Provost's Awards. And the recipients are….

A political science professor is appointed to a term chair.

Four of Penn's schools make the grade on the top ten list of U.S. News graduate schools.
Observations on the experimental SAS Pilot Curriculum, including insights, accomplishments and challenges.
An graphic report on the University's FY 2002 Budget, as reported to Council.
Research Roundup: a few of the many Penn projects and studies shed light on interventions, risk-reductions, treatment strategies and post-traumatic stress.