Health Care

Compassionate Care

3333 Street Road #410
Bensalem, PA 19020
215-245-3525
Contact Person: Carolyn Kushner (carolyn.kushner@cchnet.net)
Website: http://www.cchnet.net

Description: Provides Hospice Care for people in the Conshohocken region. Students will receive 10 hours of training.

Reach Out and Read

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA
215-590-5989
Contact Person: Kirsten Plender

Description: Engage children at the hospital between ages of 6 months and five years, reading to them, modeling to parents reading to their children. See Schedule for the opportunities at four different sites. An application and interview process is required, taking up to six weeks to complete.

Philadelphia Health Corp

1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-567-8001
Contact Person: Russanne Bucci

Description: Facilitate various programs in schools. Programs on asthma and violence. Also a good source for referrals to other agencies.

MANNA

P.O. Box 30181
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-496-2662
Contact Person: Jen Stackhouse (JStackhouse@mannapa.org)

Description: Delivers meals and nutritional supplies to people with HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Eastern Delaware County. Central Kitchen is located on 23rd Street between Market and Chestnut.

Caring Hospice

400 Commerce Drive, Suite C
Fort Washington, PA 19034
215-619-7650 / 800-390-2998
Contact Person: Karey Rotkin (krotkin@caringhospice.com)
Website: www.caringhospice.com/Netscape/volunteer.htm

Description: Provides support to people in the process of dying; also provides bereavement support. All volunteers must go through 12 hours of training. Courses on Death and Dying may replace some of the training. Training happens when 3 or 4 volunteers are gathered.

Inglis House

2600 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
215-581-0718
Contact Person: Michael Kelly
Website: www.inglis.org

Description: A wheelchair community offering long term or transitional care for young adults and adults with chronic physical disabilities. Volunteers spend time developing relationships with the residents, particularly those who have no family or friends as support. Can also work with residents, or day visitors, on a variety of projects: art, music, writing, etc.

Kairos House

1440 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
215-763-4783
Website: www.projecthome.org/services/housing/transitional.php

Description: Kairos House is a shelter for 36 men and women who are mentally ill. Most have dual diagnoses, which means they are mentally ill and alcoholic, or mentally ill and drug addicted. There are a variety of ways in which a student may be able to be of service.

Camden Area Health Education Center

514 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102
856-963-2432 ext. 201
Contact Person: Denise McKinsey (McKinsey_D@camden-ahec.org)

Description: Involved in health education for underserved populations. There are a variety of activities that a student might be involved with, centering around community health needs.

Calcutta House

1601 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130-1614
215-684-0480 Fax: 215-684-0490
Contact Person: Bryan McGrory

Description: Calcutta House exists to serve the most fragile persons with AIDS and to support the self-empowerment of each person to live, rather than giving up on life.

HealthLink Medical Center

1775 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
215-364-4247
Contact Person: Cheryl Finkel, Executive Director
Website: www.healthlinkmedical.org/

Description: A free clinic serving the uninsured of Bucks and Montgomery counties. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting clients in filling out necessary forms, accessing available community resources and assisting in general operations of the clinic.

Siloam Ministries

1133 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-3315
215-765-6633
Contact Persons: Eileen DeBenedictus, Volunteer Coordinator; Marian McPhillips, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
Website: www.siloamministries.org/

Description: SILOAM offers a safe, caring, hope-filled environment that welcomes men, women and children of all races, creeds, and orientations who are infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, to access their spirituality for the purpose of wellness.

Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Inc.

190 Township Line Road
Malvern, PA 19355
610-644-1963
Contact Person: Jessica (jessica@thorncroft.org

Description: Our mission is to help build the physical, emotional and mental well-being of all people, particularly those with special needs, through establishing an atmosphere of cooperation, respect and love in an equestrian environment. Volunteers help as side aides and leaders in the riding ring; they aid in the grooming and tacking up of the horses and ponies; working in the stable, tack room, indoor arena, or the nearby fields. All volunteers receive in-service training so they may better respond to the special needs of our riders. Experience with horses or people with disabilities is not necessary, but patience, understanding and the capacity to be comfortable around horses are essential!

Bryn Mawr Hospital

1305 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
484-337-3059
Contact Person: Joanne Marciante (marciante@mlhs.org)

Catholic Worker Free Clinic

1813 E. Hagert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-426-0364
Contact Person: Mary Beth Appel (einiegal@yahoo.com)

St. Mary Medical Center

1201 Langhorne-Newton Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
215-710-2027
Contact Person: Helen Gordon

Contact Us

Questions/Concerns contact:
Brett Wilmot, Ph.D.
Associate Director/Service Coordinator
Ethics Program
Villanova University
Phone: 610-519-7197

Necessary Forms

Service Sites

For some suggested service sites that might interest you, explore this directory (you are not limited to these sites and are free to pursue any alternative site that meets the criteria listed).

Ethics and Health Care

Ethics, Economics and Public Policy

Ethics, Politics and Law

Ethical Issues in Science, Technology and the Environment

Additional Service Opportunities

Villanova Office for International Studies for international opportunities*

The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership*

*All study abroad programs must be approved by the Villanova Office for International Studies.