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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31

Dear Penn Community,

Following, is our monthly posting of community service opportunities. Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) continues to post a monthly list of volunteer opportunities for your convenience. This list represents the many requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance/partnerships. Thank you for your continued support. Contact me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-2020 for additional information.

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

Volunteer for College and Career Week at Shaw: Shaw Middle School would like to extend an invitation for you to attend their College and Career Week. They are very eager to expose their 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. College and Career Week will be held at Shaw Middle School during the last week of May. 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. Join them for this most rewarding day!

Move Out Drive: Moving Out? Donate your refrigerator, stereo, DVD player or TV to the Penn Volunteers In Public Service 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.  Scholarship recipients are selected from: Sayre, Overbrook, West Philadelphia, Parkway, Bartram and University City high schools. Donation can be brought to 133 South 36th Street, Suite 507.

Join the Penn VIPS Scholarship Committee: Help plan the 12th Annual Penn VIPS Scholarship Program where we select and honor outstanding students from Bartram, Parkway, Overbrook, University City, Sayre and West Philadelphia High Schools. Planning is underway for the June 2007 program.

Teach at Community School: Have a special hobby? Share it with our surrounding neighborhood. UCHS Community Night at 36th and Filbert Street is where we offer free evening classes and workshops for residents of the West Philadelphia area. For the past three years, students have volunteered an hour or two each week to teach classes like yoga, belly dancing, hip hop, arts and crafts, kids cooking classes and host of music lessons. We are looking for instructors to share their talents with the youths and adults of the community during the summer months. If you are interested in volunteering 1-2 hours of your week with the program, we need you!

Almanac - April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31