On top of annual events and wrok-study placements, the CCEC also provides students with volunteer opportunities at local non-profits. Below are some of the non-profits we have a relationship with and work with annually. In addition to these, there are other volunteer opportunities that the CCEC sends out.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the Community and Civic Engagement Center at 215-572-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the organization in the subject line for more information.
This page was last updated July 1, 2017
Awbury Arboretum is a leader in providing environmental science education to children and green jobs training to young adults in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia and surrounding areas. their mission to preserve and interpret their historic house and landscape and provide the community with free access to nature and history 365 days a year.
Cheltenham Township reaches out to the CCEC occasionally for volunteers to help with the town’s annual community events. Some events include the annual Harvest Festival and the Children’s Halloween Party.
Chestnut Hill Business District Harry Potter Festival
The Chestnut Hill Business District is dedicated to supporting the areas business community, retail attraction and economic development efforts through promotion of the region as a dynamic, friendly and attractive destination to live, work and visit.
Jenkintown Community Alliance
The JCA is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting Jenkintown and the Old York Road Corridor’s strengths and opportunities as a place to live, work and shop. Arcadia volunteers worked with this organization to help set up and direct traffic for the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts.
Jewish Relief Agency
The JRA is dedicated to assisting families according to their individual needs. Their monthly food distributions, which students volunteer at, allow those who are less fortunate to benefit from the kindness of the community, easing their daily struggle for survival. This organization also is looking for volunteers to provide transportation for seniors to and from doctor's appointments, the grocery store, or on short errands.
Friends of High School Park
The Friends of High School Park is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to restoring and managing the native ecosystem of High School Park for the enjoyment of the community in cooperation with Cheltenham Township. Arcadia students volunteer at High School Park to plant trees and remove invasive species from the park grounds in order to maintain the health and beauty of the grounds.
Home At Last Dog Rescue
Home At Last is a volunteer group in the Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania that is committed to saving dogs from euthanization in high-kill shelters. Volunteers help at the Annual Howloween 5K, Dog Walk & Fall Fair event.
National Kidney Foundation
National Kidney Foundation sponsors the NKF Kidney Walk, which students can volunteer at. This is an inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
St. Paul's Lutheran Church sponsors an annual Oktoberfest, a festival that celebrates German heritage. All of the proceeds benefit Lutheran Disaster Response which believes every response needs to be rooted in the community; they work to accompany that community from immediate relief through long-term recovery.
Tookany-Taconey Frankford Watershed Partnership
Working with a variety of public and private stakeholders across its 30 square mile urban watershed, TTF improves the health and vitality of its watershed by engaging its communities in award-winning watershed and green stormwater infrastructure outreach, stewardship, restoration, and advocacy activities. TTF interns support our watershed improvement activities by undertaking a wide variety of tasks including: writing blogs, taking photographs, updating lists, and distributing information, preparing materials for a wide variety of community events, undertaking various research projects and assisting with general office administration.
We are pleased to announce a cost decrease for the upcoming Alternative Spring Break in Texas!
The trip has been REDUCED from $625 to $450. This price change comes from the fact we are now working with United Methodist's Texas Recovers. This group manages long term recovery efforts and have just begun their rebuilding efforts this month.
We have remaining openings to fill so if you know anyone interested in attending this trip please let them know about the price drop and direct them to us!
If you have already payed the full $625 you will be refunded the $175 unless you wish to donate the remainder to the trip.
Help the Community and Civic Engagement Center fundraise and share the love!
Hand-dipped and decoratively packaged chocolate covered pretzel rods, personalized chocolate bars, adorable stuffed animals, and beautiful succulents are being sold just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Stuffed animals range in price from $3 to $20, and the succulents will be $6 for one or $10 for two.
All proceeds benefit the Arcadia’s Community & Civic Engagement Center’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip where volunteers will spend their spring break aiding in Hurricane Harvey Relief in the Coastal Texas Region. For more information on the trip please reach out to email@example.com.
Sale Times Include:
Feb. 9th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Commons
Feb. 12th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Commons
& 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Dining Hall Complex
Feb 13th & 14th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Commons