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May Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

Many of you volunteered to “adopt” a Philadelphia school student for the Take Your Daughters/Sons To Work Day, to teach students the art of interviewing, and for the Penn Relays. Your continued support is impressive.

We collected $299.09 during the Penn VIPS Change Drive for the I CAN agency located at 60th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia. The money will be given to the agency to purchase board games for their constituents.

Below is our monthly posting of community service opportunities. Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS)  continues to post a monthly list of volunteer opportunities which represents the many requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance/partnerships.

Thank you for your continued support. Please call me at (215) 898-2020 or e-mail me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu to volunteer.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director,
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services/Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service Center for Community Partnerships

Move Out Drive Moving Out? Donate your refrigerator, stereo, DVD player or TV to the Penn VIPS Scholarship Program. Your donation will be given to a West Philadelphia college-bound graduating high school student selected to receive a monetary scholarship because of their community service activities.

Volunteer to Help at the Morris Arboretum Plant Sale. The Morris Arboretum needs volunteers for their annual Plant Sale. We are looking for people Thursday & Friday, May 11, 12, from 12-4:30 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 13,  9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & Sunday, May 14, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The volunteers will work in the various plant tents. Also, volunteers will receive a 20% discount on their plant purchases.

Volunteer for Career Day at Shaw! We would like to extend an invitation for you to attend College and Career Week at Anna Howard Shaw Middle School. We are very eager to expose our children to a wide variety of college and career opportunities that they can consider for their futures. Research shows that the more exposure young children have for college choices and future job possibilities, the more successful they are throughout their middle and high school years. Our College and Career Week will be held at Shaw Middle School during the week of May 30-June 2. Presenters will be scheduled for 45-minute sessions. Each session will consist of a 30-minute presentation and a 15- minute question and answer period.

The Penn Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is looking for volunteers. EOC offers free services to any adult who wants to get a college degree. Math and writing tutors are needed. We need dedicated and caring individuals to work with our adult participants. We are looking for people who are willing to make a long-term commitment to tutoring our participants. If you are ready to make a difference in someone’s life, please contact us.

Computers Needed! Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? The Center for Community Partnerships and a group of volunteers are working to provide computers to West Philadelphia schools, churches, families and nonprofit agencies. Join us by donating your used computers to this cause.



  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 33, May 9, 2006


May 9, 2006
Volume 52 Number 33


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