Current Volunteer Opportunities

How to Volunteer

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 rubino@arcadia.edu with the name of the organization in the subject line for more information.

This page was last updated July 1, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

Awbury Arboretum

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 

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.