Aldersgate Youth Service Bureau
42 N. York Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Seeking volunteers interested in assisting staff during daytime hours. Need volunteers to do clerical work.
Contact: Ms. Barbara Schwartz, Intake Coordinator 657-4545
Bucks County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Bailiwick Office Campus #33
252 W. Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
The mission of the council is to help build 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. Beverly Haberle 345-6644
Children's Advocacy Center
400 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Volunteers needed in staff waiting room to comfort children. There are childcare support groups once a week for several weeks. Through these groups, the children get to know each other. No formal training needed (maybe just one session.) Internships are available. No large groups.
Contact: Ms. Pam Gessert 387-9500
Children's Defense Fund
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities developed to prevent child suffering and preserve families.
Contact: Ms. Brenda Proctor (202) 662-3537
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St. & Civic Center Blvd.
Volunteers will work in both 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. Elizabeth Hagenbuch 590-1093
Domestic Abuse Project
PO Box 174
Media, PA 19063
Volunteers are needed to directly help abused people and curb domestic violence. Training is provided.
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Hadler 565-6272
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, public speaking and translating.
Contact: Ms. Albert Mc Cargo-James 743-7870
Guadenzia New Image
1300 Tulpehocken St.
Guadenzia New Image is a residential substance abuse treatment facility for woman and their children. Volunteers are needed to tutor in the childcare center. Minimum age requirement is 18 years. Services provided Monday to Friday 9:30-11:00 a.m. Weekends are 1-3 p.m.
Contact: Ms. Melissa Jay 924-6322
Intercultural Family Services Inc.
4225 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Intercultural Family Services Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides community based social services to low income Asian and African American families in Philadelphia. There are two center-based programs seeking volunteers. One is the Youth and Family Development Program, which provides an alternative to the institutionalization of delinquent youth. The program includes computer assisted remedial tutoring, peer counseling, life skills, and lots more. The second program is the after school program that provides activities for inner-city children. Activities include education, creative arts, theater arts, and music.
Contact: Ms. Evelyn Marcha-Hildago, Executive Director 386-1298
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 643-6845
Planned Parenthood is looking for volunteers who would do some public speaking, fundraising, work in the resource center, who would be a Health Fair Representative, help provide services to clientele, do research, help in offices, or work directly with staff.
Contact: Jackis Curtis 542-8370
Quaker Information Center
"AFSC program works in communities of great racial and cultural diversity in the United States. Communities that carry burdens 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 214-7024
United Way offers a large variety of volunteer opportunities. Some of these opportunities are: health services, social services, special events, literacy/tutoring, organization administration, needs of the homeless, etc. Through United Way, you have an opportunity to work with all kinds of people, day or night.
Contact: Louise Elkins 610-361-5369
Vista volunteers are committed to assisting low-income individuals to improve the condition of their lives. They mobilize the community's resources to help increase literacy skills, eliminate hunger, provide housing, battle substance abuse, promote good health, enhance local economic potential, and address other areas of needs. Training is provided, as well as some benefits. Must have college degree.
Contact: Ronald Varell 597-3495
The Women's Center needs volunteers to tutor, read stories, and do crafts wit h kids. Volunteers are also needed to present workshops, and to assist with transportation to school, training, and appointments. Secretarial volunteer positions are also available.
Contact: Maureen Guim 572-2928
Women's Center of Montgomery County
Volunteers are needed as a hotline and peer counselor. As well as helping with the children, shelters, and mailing /clerical work, other areas are also available.
Contact: Jill 885-5020
Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR)
WOAR is a non-profit organization that provides services to survivors of sexual assault and their families. Volunteers are needed to provide confidential counseling to survivors and family members, counseling and supporting sexual assault survivors in the emergency rooms, providing emotional support and information on legal procedures. Help is also needed for clerical and fund-raising assistance. A 40-hour sexual assault crisis counselor training is provided.
Contact: Rebecca Stryjewski 985-9111