Advocacy & Civil Rights
216 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-9749
ACTION AIDS provides a road range of services to people. Counseling and psychology students are especially needed to e uddies: special volunteers who provide emotional and practical support for people with AIDS. Other volunteer positions include the Immediate Seating Program, the Dinner Work Group, the Tale Committee, and various clerical positions.
Contact: Ms. Kelly Damon, Coordinator-Community Volunteer System 215-981-3303 or 215-981-0088
Adults with experience in leadership, career development, counseling, advocacy, teaching, disailities, etc. and want to provide insight on leadership, careers and other issues relating to youth with disailities, then apply to e a Mentor. AHEED will provide training.
Contact: Mary erry 215-885-206
Alert Einstein Hospice Program
5501 Old York Road Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Hospice uses a holistic approach to counseling and caring for the terminally ill. Their diverse clientele remain at home with the support and assistance of the Hospice. Volunteers may go to homes and assist caregivers, play with the children, or perform office tasks including ereavement support y phone. Flexile hours and internships are availale. This organization hosts special events.
Contact: Mr. Andrea Ladden 215-456-7155
Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
ailiwick Office Campus #33 252 W. Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901
The mission of the council is to help uild healthy individuals, families and communities through advocacy, education, and intervention programming. Training requirements: 3-5 hours clerical work, 7 hours health fairs, 5 hours special projects, and 35 hours hotline.
Contact: Ms. everly Haerle 215-345-6644
Volunteers are needed for companionship with patients and families, patient phone calls, providing handcrafted items, reading to patients, administrative support services, and aking and cooking. Come join the team!
Contact: Ms. Susie ookfor 800-390-2998
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St. & Civic Center lvd. Philadelphia, PA<> </>
Volunteers will work in oth in- and -out patient areas assisting the child life department. Volunteers divert children's attention away from their tension and illness. Training is provided. There is a required commitment of 3 months for 2 hours per week.
Contact: Ms. Elizaeth Hagenuch 215-590-1093
Community Options Inc.
801 Arch St. Phila, PA 19107
Community Options Inc. was developed to provide opportunities for the mentally challenged. Opportunities range from living arrangements, to jos, to emotional support. Volunteers are needed to help fulfill these areas.
Contact: Community Service Office 215-572-4000
East Division Crime Victims Services (EDCVS)
4210 North G Street Philadelphia, PA 19124
EDCVS offers direct assistance and support to crime victims, witnesses and their families. Curriculum connections are law, counseling, psychology and sociology. Training includes 20 hours preliminary court proceedings, victim's rights, crisis intervention, intimidation/ harassment, etc. Volunteer's tasks include court advocate at the 24th, 25th, or 26th Police Districts, fund raising, clerical work, pulic speaking and translating.
Contact: Ms. Alert Mc Cargo-James 215-743-7870
Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center
5619 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19120
ASSC is a non-profit, community-ased agency located in the Logan/ Olney section of the city. The center offers educational and mental health services to Asian Americans. They offer internships to social work/ social welfare majors. They are also looking for volunteers to teach English to adults and youths. No ilingual skills are required to teach the youth class. Some knowledge of the Korean language is required for the adult class.
Contact: Mr. YoAn Kim, Executive Director 215-548-2119
Hospice of the Delaware Valley
Hospice of Delaware Valley offers services to patients who have a terminal illness. Volunteers are needed to assist with patient care, companion services, office and clerical support, professional services and pulic education.
Contact: Mercedez 215-941-6700
Hunting Park CDC
Hunting Park Community Development Coporation is a community-ased organization. "Its mission is to revitalize the Hunting Park community of Eastern North Philadelphia through strategies designed to address major economic and social issues." Some projects that are in need of volunteers are: housing counseling, at-risk youth, usiness development, and neighorhood improvements.
Contact: Kevin eckwith 215-226-2300
The Institutes For the Achievement of Human Potential
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential work with rain-injured children. Volunteers are needed to help clinicians care for rain-injured children while their parents attend lectures. Volunteers are asked to help with reading, story telling, music, watching videos, taking walks, and/or holding or comforting children.
Contact: Linda Maletta 215-233-2050
Interfaith Hospitality Network
5820 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144
IHN is a group of churches and synagogues, which provide food, shelter and social services to homeless families. Volunteers are needed in the evening to serve dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 p. m., and to help plan and implement activities with the children from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Carol Young 215-643-6845
JACS-Joint Action in Community Service
"JACS seeks volunteers to help disadvantaged young men, ages 16-22, who have returned to their homes after attending the Jo Corps training and education center. Volunteers would offer encouragement and advice."
Contact: Joal Cohen 215-596-6321
Lakeside Youth Service
Lakeside Youth Service is a pregnancy and parenting program designed for teenage mothers. The program provides alternative academic educational support, life skills, counseling and social services. Volunteers are needed to help in these areas. Internships are also availale.
Contact: Ms. Karen Furry 215-654-9207
Montgomery County ig rothers/ig Sisters
Ardsley Community Center 2828 Spear Ave. Ardsley, PA 19038
The Montgomery County ig rother/ig Sister Association has given children, from single-parent families throughout the county, positive role models who are there to support and guide them. Volunteers are needed to e understanding, mature, and compassionate friends.
Contact: Ms. Donna Wang, Area Coordinator/Casework Supervisor 215-572-6347
New Kensington Neighorhood Advisory Committee
2513 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
Volunteers are needed to help with this after-school program for latchkey kids etween the ages of 8 and 13. They will work one-on-one tutoring the children. The program includes homework assistance, sports, trips, and education on drug and alcohol prevention and conflict resolution and teaching life skills. It runs three days per week from 3 to 5:30 or 6 p.m. Internships are availale. Must e 18 or older.
Contact: Community Service Office 215-572-4000
Melmark Messengers are looking for volunteers to help with their mentally disaled or injured adults and children. Volunteers are needed to ecome friends with the Melmark Clients. "To e willing to touch someone's heart, and have yours touched in return."
Contact: Dr. Joanne Gillis-Donovin (610) 353-1726
Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens
Continental Plaza 1010 W. 9th Street King of Prussia, PA 19046-1214
"MARC's primary mission is to assist with developmental disailities to otain the rights and resources they require." They provide a network of support as well as counseling and legal advice. Volunteers are needed in various areas. Internships are availale.
Contact: Mr. Jim Cisick (610) 992-9130
P/PV works with the pulic and private sectors to find more effective approaches to education, training and employment. They design strategies to remedy prolems such as the high drop out rates, illiteracy, and teen pregnancy and youth unemployment. Volunteers are needed to help with these strategies.
Contact: ms. renda Proctor (202) 662-3537
Quaker Information Center
"AFSC program works in communities of great racial and cultural diversity in the United States. Communities that carry urdens of poverty and powerlessness. AFSC supports the rights of immigrants, undocumented workers, farmers and farm workers, and poorly housed, homeless, or unemployed." Volunteers and Interns are needed to help with these situations and many more.
Contact: Ms. Peggy Morsceck 215-214-7024
Redeemer Ministry Corps
Energetic and innovative volunteers are needed to serve full-time. Volunteers live a simple life-style in a Christian community. Volunteers are needed for; childcare, Activities Coordinator, patient visitor, social worker, hospice worker, ect.
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Volunteers are needed to visit the ill and homeound, run errands, shop, and visit hospice patients. Orientation is provided. VNA is a department of Aington Hospital. Must e 18 year old or older.
Contact: Jane Purdy 215-572-7880
Vista volunteers are committed to assisting low-income individuals to improve the condition of their lives. They moilize the community's resources to help increase literacy skills, eliminate hunger, provide housing, attle sustance ause, promote good health, enhance local economic potential, and address other areas of needs. Training is provided, as well as some enefits. Must have college degree.
Contact: Ronald Varell 215-597-3495