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April Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

Thank you very much for your donations to the Penn Volunteers In Public Service Annual Change Drive which will benefit the I CAN agency located at 60th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia. We are in the process of counting the donations and will report the amount in May.

Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to perform community service in the surrounding community. Contact me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional information.

Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff & Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships


Senior Interview Project University City High School

The senior project involves having seniors mock interview with professionals from outside the school. Most of the students have never interviewed before, and are working hard at overcoming their nervousness and acquiring interview skills. They have been practicing their interview skills with their mentors in their senior mentoring program, and would like to have a safe but realistic interviewing experience with people they don’t know. We need 14 people to interview five students each on Tuesday, April 25, from 10-11:30 a.m. at UCHS. Each interview should last 10-12 minutes. Interviewers will be provided with interview questions to ask; they can improvise as they see fit. At the conclusion of each interview the interviewers will fill out a short evaluation of the student’s interview skills. Interviewing is a real-world skill that all students need, and the seniors are looking forward to being able to test their skills.

Volunteer to Help Out at the Penn Relays

Relay Dates for 2006: Our Distance Classic (20K, 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run) will be held on Sunday, April 23. We will need help starting at 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Includes: Registration Table, setting up and manning water stations and cutting up fruit and bagels for the runners at the end of the race.

Registration (The Palestra) help needed would start on Wednesday of Relay week: Wednesday, April 26—10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 27—7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, April 28—7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, April 29—7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a meeting prior to the event for people to sign up for available hours. Many of the helpers after the registration hours go out to the track to help wherever needed.

“Adopt A Daughter/Son” on Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day

1,000 Girls/Boys Are Waiting, Thursday, April 27. Volunteer to “adopt”/host a high school student participant in the College and Career Access program here at the University. Take your student to the many events that will be held around campus and share with them information about your career. Students will meet mentors on campus around 9 a.m. and will be dismissed around 2 p.m.

Volunteer at the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival!

The Annenberg Center needs volunteer help for the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival, Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 6. The volunteers will use their talents in all areas of the Festival: theater ushers, Playworks, arts, crafts and games. There are positions for gift shop, artist hospitality and ushering. They are looking for people Sunday through Saturday: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Move Out Drive (M.O.D.): April 28–May 2

M.O.D. Squad, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, University City District and Dan DeRitis, owner of Apartments at Penn, are working together to help you travel light as you leave campus at the end of the spring semester. Donate your small electronics, small furniture, computers, clothing and other articles. Donations will be distributed to area agencies free of charge to help deserving families. Check for donation sites around campus. Donations will also be accepted by Isabel Mapp at the Center for Community Partnerships, 133 South 36th Street Room 507 on the 5th Floor on the following dates and times: April 28–May 2,  9 a.m.-noon.



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 29, April 11, 2006


April 11, 2006
Volume 52 Number 29


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