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Volunteer Opportunities
November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13

Dear Penn Community,
These opportunities are developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community. For information and/or to volunteer for these programs, call me at (215) 898-2020 or e-mail sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu.

If your department is replacing used equipment, materials or furniture that are still viable, please consider donating it to our surrounding community. Send me an e-mail at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu and I will share the information with our community partners.

–Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Penn VIPS, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Do you have one hour to spare each week? Volunteer for “Guiding Youth to Careers.” Help guide a high school senior through the college admissions process. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, now through April. 

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) would love to have volunteer math and English grammar coaches for adults living in West and Southwest Philadelphia who would like to enter college. 220 South 40th Street/Suite 260, (just a few doors down from Smokey Joe’s, between Ben & Jerry’s and the Last Word book store). Times: Wednesdays 3:30-6 p.m. and, possibly, Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Do Something Good: Become a Mentor. Join Penn VIPS WorkPlace Mentoring Program and mentor a 6th grade student from Shaw Middle School.  The program will operate from January to May and only requires a commitment of a few hours once a month. All meetings are held on Penn’s campus.

Overbrook High School is in need of a 18’ x 18’ screen or canvas for their newly refurbished auditorium. If you have a screen or canvas and/or know of someone who would like to donate one, please contact Isabel Mapp.

See the December AT PENN calendar for additional volunteer opportunities.

Almanac - November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13