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Volunteer Opportunities

March 13, 2012, Volume 58, No. 25

Dear Penn Community,
Thank you for your spirit of volunteerism. Your continued support of the many volunteer opportunities offered at the University is unprecedented.

Many benefit from your willingness to share. We receive many expressions of gratitude from community members and agencies we have partnered with.

The University community continues to work towards being good neighbors in our shared community. We thank you for your overwhelming support and for your generosity.

Please contact me at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu to volunteer or donate.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Penn Relays—Just Around the Corner
Hopefully, you can take some time out of your busy schedules to help. Below are the hours of registration in the Levy Tennis Pavilion: Levy is located in back of the Palestra near the Penn Park. Go over the walking bridge at the back of Franklin Field. Directions will be sent to volunteers.

Wednesday, April 25—10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 26—7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, April 27—7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 28—7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After registration is over or slows down and you still want to help out, you can be sent to the track to be assigned to other areas.

Please respond before April 15, if possible. When you respond with your hours let me know your areas of interest.

Penn VIPS/Business Services Scholarship Committee Volunteers Needed
Each year, a small group of volunteers provides non-tuition scholarships to offset college cost to graduating, college-bound high school students with a history of service.

The committee solicits and reviews applications, selects the award winners and plan the reception where the winners are recognized.

The committee meets now through June approximately every three weeks. Meetings culminate with the annual awards reception usually held the first Tuesday in June.

Community School Needs A Refrigerator
Lea Community School after-school cooking club is in need of a refrigerator. Ideally they would like a traditional size refrigerator or a trunk-style freezer. They will also take a small office size refrigerator. Their cooking club and entrepreneur businesses are expanding quickly and therefore they need more food storage space.

Join the Career Day Speaker’s Bureau
Many local schools often host career days and are interested in hearing from you.  Please join the list  of speakers who volunteer to visit local schools to talk about the work they do and talk about the importance of a college education.

Chairs Needed
Local nonprofit still in need of your no-longer-needed chairs. If your department has stackable or folding chairs that are no longer in use, a local nonprofit is requesting them.

Almanac - March 13, 2012, Volume 58, No. 25