our continuing efforts to be good neighbors, the following is
a list of the monthly posting of community service opportunities.
As many of you know, each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service
(Penn VIPS) posts a list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities
are developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding
community to be partners in a particular initiative and/or sometimes
to provide assistance. Thank you for your continued support.
contact me at email@example.com
or by phone at (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of these programs.
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer
Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community
Out with 50 Hoops
Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is looking for
volunteers to help out with 50 Hoops, a basketball tournament
special event aimed at increasing awareness of and education around
prostate cancer. 50 Hoops is a national effort which is coming
to Philadelphia for the first time, and will feature basketball
events, celebrities, prizes, free health screenings, etc. We need:
men ages 50 + who like to play basketball to be on the Penn
men ages 30 - 49 to participate in the free-throw contest (for
to help staff the Penn booth
event is Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday,
July 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be held at McGonigle
Gym at Temple University. Potential basketball players and volunteers
can contact Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson at (215) 573-5264 or
More info. on 50 Hoops can be found at:www.50hoops.org/.
Volunteers and Your Support Needed! Is
your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate
your used computers to a worthy cause? Are they Pentium I or PowerPCs
or better? Are you knowledgeable with Windows or Linux? Do you
know web-design? Donate your computer or time to help teach computer
literacy. Come help teach young students and adults resume writing
or how to use Office suite software. Come help design and install
computer labs in the community. The Center for Community Partnerships
Penn VIPS and Digital Divide Program, work-study students and
a group of volunteers are working to provide computers to West
Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofit agencies. Visit us
Would You Like to Help Prepare a University City or a West Philadelphia
High School Student for the World of Work?
them to do general office work and expose them to their areas
of interest. We have students interested in the medicine, law,
computers and much more! Mentor a student. Hire a student to work
in your department. Students earn academic credits and are paid
through the YouthWorks Program for their internship.
Out at the VA Medical Center
to write letters for and read to the elderly veterans. Do you
have a valid drivers license? Your help is needed to drive
a van to transport Disabled American Veterans to and from the
Center #4 at 44th and Haverford Avenues
a new playroom for children ages 1-5 years. They are looking for
volunteers to staff it for a few hours per week on a consistent
basis. Ideal volunteers are adults and teens who enjoy supervising
and caring for children. The play room is open Tuesday through
Friday 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.