Volunteer Opportunities from: United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Inkind: Brand New School in Need!

I am a First Grade teacher at Vision Academy Charter School in Lansdowne, PA. This is a brand new school!  We are a Title I School, which means over 90% of our students recieve free or reduced lunch.  All of the teachers I am working with have worked very hard to get all of the students what they will need to be successful this school year. Most of this has come out of our own pockets. We have about 200 students (K-4) with a waiting list of 500!  Books are one thing that we would really love! Our goal is to have all of our reading test scores jump by the end of the year.  Myself and the other teachers would be grateful for any type of donation.

Agency: Vision Academy Charter School
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Inkind
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 19050
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Tutor / Assistant

Time: Monday through Thursday, 3-6pm, September to June (school year only)

Commitment: One day per week for six months, or one semester (for college students)

Requirements:
-Have a reliable understanding of the writing process, including planning, drafting, revision and publication.
-Help students in grades 3-8 with homework and writing projects.
-Participate in writing instruction and writing activities side-by-side with students.
-Exhibit patience, emotional maturity and an ability to multitask in a dynamic and fun environment.
-Provide a short, unpublished writing sample in the space provided.

Training: New tutors are asked to attend one of our in-house trainings, which are held throughout the year. Sign up below to hear about new opportunities as they arise, or check our site calendars to find an upcoming training.

Agency: Mighty Writers
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19104
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Writing Mentor

Mentoring times: Monday through Thursday, 6-8pm (MW South & West), Saturday afternoons 12-6pm (MW West only) and Sunday afternoons 12-6pm (MW South only)

Commitment: 90 minutes per week for six months; scheduling is worked out directly with the mentee once a match is made

Requirements:

• Strong writing skills
• Strong listening and communication skills when working with young people
• Sincere desire to create a relationship with a young person and help him or her work on personal and academic goals, including working toward the completion of one writing project per month
• A short, unpublished writing sample (please provide this in the space below)

Training: New mentors are required to attend an introductory interview with the program manager of the site where they would like to work. Orientation sessions are held throughout the year. To contact our staff about becoming a mentor, complete and submit the form below.

Agency: Mighty Writers
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 19104
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Help Build New Young Leaders!

YouthBuild Philly is a non-profit alternative charter school that seeks to provide a second chance to high school dropouts ages 18-21 in the Philadelphia area. Along with their high school diploma, students can learn vocational trades, gain certifications in those trades, partner with community colleges in the city, and have opportunities to develop professional skills during and after the completion of our program.

As we continue to raise the standards and expectations of YouthBuild students, we are always looking for additional support to help make these goals attainable. We provide opportunities that allow volunteers to work with our students to ensure their success at YouthBuild and beyond. We currently have a need for:

Volunteer Tutors to assist our academic support classes and Saturday school sessions with homework and enrichment opportunities. Career Mentors to help students prepare for career and post-secondary success through mock interviews and application assistance. College Mentors to guide college-bound students through the admissions process.

We are looking for individuals as well as groups from universities and organizations to help us fill these volunteer positions. Time commitments are flexible, and we will work with committed volunteers to find dates and times suitable for everyone involved.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out this interest form. If you are interested in becoming a part of our movement, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Loeb at jloeb@youthbuildphilly.org with any inquiries. 

Agency: YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19122
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Afterschool program volunteers needed!

Afterschool program volunteers needed with Northern Children's Services @ James G Blaine elementary school in the following areas:
· Tutors
· Sports (Soccer, softball, volleyball)
· Dance
· Arts & crafts
· Chess
· Science

Must have updates clearances and physical
Monday – Friday 3pm to 6pm / Wednesday 2pm – 6pm

 

Blaine is located at 3001 w berks st philadelphia pa 19121 in the strawberry mansion neighborhood of north philadelphia. Blaine is a K-8 public school. At Blaine we deeply value enrichment activities such as Northern Children's Services. Being a part of this program not only allows you to inspire youth but also build skills within yourself. Join our team, we'd love to have you.

Agency: James G. Blaine Academics Plus
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19121
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Lunch and Recess Buddies Needed!

Blaine school (a public K-8 school in Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia at 30th & Berks) is looking for lunch and recess buddies! 

Buddies can:
-Tutor/mentor students during lunch periods in either STEM, Math, or Reading
-Play sports with students at recess
-Just hang out at a table of scholars in the cafeteria and talk to them about their day!
Flexibility to choose what you think YOU'RE a good fit for

We have lunch and recess by 3 grade groups and the schedule is as follows:


M/T/TH/F:
11:15-11:55- grades 6-8
12:00-12:40- grades k-2
12:45-1:25-grades 3-5


W:
10:45-11:25- grades 6-8
11:30-12:10- grades k-2
12:15-12:55- grades 3-5

 


*CLEARANCES NEEDED (Child abuse & state background check mandatory-FBI clearance needed if a PA resident less than 10 years)

Agency: James G. Blaine Academics Plus
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19121
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Tutor and mentor a student! Change a life.

Hello! Blaine school at 30th & Berks is looking for tutors for our scholars on every grade level and in a variety of subjects. We are a K-8 public school in the heart of strawberry mansion. Tutors can choose from STEM, Math, or Reading tutoring.

We are looking for loving, nurturing, and competent individuals to tutor our scholars during lunches. Previous experience NOT necessary. [Just a big heart and some patience!]

Each tutor will be matched with 1 student. This program has been very successful so far! Though we are flexible about what times you meet with your students, we currently serve students during lunch and recess periods.

Lunch times are as follows:

M/T/TH/F:
11:15-11:55, grades 6-8
12:00-12:40, grades k-2
12:45-1:25, grades 3-5

W:
10:45-11:25, grades 6-8
11:30-12:10, grades k-2
12:15-12:55, grades 3-5

 

Let us know the times you are available/grade preference and we will work with you to get assign you a tutee/mentee.

 

Thanks so very much!

Agency: James G. Blaine Academics Plus
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19121
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: The Salvation Army Warehouse Clean-up!

The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia is looking for some extra hands to help out!

The Salvation Army stores toys, clothes, and other donated goods in our warehouse in Philadelphia. We need helping hands with the organization of toys and clothes that have been recently donated. This way, when a family or group comes to us with a need our items are readily accessible! A group of approximately 15 to 20 is ideal!

Agency: The Salvation Army
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 04/26/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19134
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Internship in Writing and Education

Commitment: 150 hours

Requirements:
• Work with students aged 5-18 individually and in small groups.
• Communicate clearly and effectively with students, parents and colleagues, both verbally and in writing.
• Learn new systems and computer applications quickly, and apply them efficiently.
• Provide a short, unpublished writing sample.

Application Process: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the director at the Mighty Writers location of your choice. Applicants are considered throughout the year. You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application within one week.

To apply for MW El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th St., email Madeline Karp at mkarp@mightywriters.org.

To apply for MW North at the Advocate, 1801 Diamond St., email Shamira O'Neal at soneal@mightywriters.org. 

To apply for MW South, 1501 Christian St., email Jenné Ayers at jayers@mightywriters.org.

To apply for MW West, 3861 Lancaster Ave., email Khalia Robinson at krobinson@mightywriters.org.

Agency: Mighty Writers
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19104
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: S.T.E.A.M Education

We are looking for volunteers to help teach STEAM Education to Homeschoolers on Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-2:30 pm 

You will be teaching them Art , science experiments , engineering and technology and math. 

If you are a good organizer and likes to teach we need you!

Agency: Chester center for second chances
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19083
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Bi-Lingual Guest Readers Wanted

Are you fluent in a language other than English? KenCrest's Kensington Early Learning Center is always looking for Guest Readers to come in for a few hours to read to the classrooms in various languages. Many of our students speak a second language at home - particularly Spanish and Vietnamese. 

Guest readers would be invited to read to students in one or more classrooms, depending on the amount of time the volunteer has available. 

This is a very flexible opportunity in terms of dates and duration. We are always looking for readers and greatly appreciate any amount of time you may have to stop in!

Agency: KenCrest
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19134
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Tutor

Build a relationship with a single student, or a small group, to assist with homework while serving as a positive role model.

Grades 3-5 are in need of assistance with math and reading. This can take place 2x a month between hours of 9-2 p.m. on Monday - Friday. Grades 6-8 are in need of assistance with organization, overall review of what lessons are currently challenging. This can take place 2x a month between hours of 3-5 p.m. on Mondays - Thursdays only.

We ask that any and all volunteers have a positive attitude, good communication skills, sensitivity to serving in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. We also ask that this opportunity is contingent upon an acceptable background check report.

 

Agency: The DePaul Catholic School
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 19144
Allow Groups: No