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Dear Penn Community,

In our continuing efforts to be good neighbors, the following is a list of the community service opportunities. As many of you know, 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.

Please send information to sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu regarding any filled and unfilled internships and summer hire positions you may have available for high school students. Please contact me via e-mail or call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of these programs. Thank you for your continued support.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director,Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Commuity Partnerships

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Your help is needed to provide jobs and pay for teenagers enrolled in WorkReady Philadelphia.

Volunteers Needed July 6-August 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday: The Mill Creek Cultural Center Community Day Camp is a faith based summer day camp primarily targeted to children ages 10-14, living in the Mill Creek, Belmont, Mantua area of Philadelphia. The day camp is located at 4624 Lancaster Avenue in the Historic Mill Creek Cultural Center. Specialized activities will be conducted by professionals in their related fields, such as dance, music, art, science, recreation, photography, and life skills. To keep the camp at a minimum charge, staff time, supplies and materials, outside activity fees, breakfast, lunch, and related expenses have been donated and/or coordinated through the efforts of the members of The Church Down The Way.

The Southeastern PA Chapter of the Red Cross located at 23rd & Market Streets, and the Red Cross House, located at 4000 Powelton Avenue are in need of volunteers! Public Relations Intern, Human Resources Volunteer Recruiting Assistant, Youth Services Volunteer Instructor Specialist, Social Work Intern, Marketing Associate, Stewardship & Communications Intern, HIV Prevention Program Intern, Volunteer Transportation Driver. Red Cross House Volunteer Opportunities: After School Study Buddy, Evening Activities Volunteer, Child Care, Kitchen Helper, Receptionist. Click here to see these job descriptions for these positions.

The 2004 ITF Senior World Tennis Championships is a non-profit organization promoting senior tennis. September 13-26, Philadelphia will be hosting over 1000 tennis players from all over the world aged 55-90. Most of the participants are amateur tennis enthusiasts. However, the draw will also include many former Davis Cup, Federation Cup, and Wightman Cup players. On September 13 Philadelphia Cricket Club will host International Legends Day. This all day showcase of both men's and mixed doubles will match up some of the all-time greatest tennis players. Right now we are trying to enlist volunteers who will help with transportation, player registration and ticketing at the clubs. We are signing up volunteers for 2-3 hour slots.

New Beginnings E.T.C., After-School & Truancy Prevention Program for youths in grades 9 to 12 funded by the Department of Human Services is seeking three volunteer tutors to assist students in the program (1 for Math and 2 for Reading). The program hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and the days and hours need a volunteers are needed are from 4-5 p.m. on Monday and Thursday.

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  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 1, July 13, 2004


July 13, 2004
Volume 51 Number 1


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