Description: Provides Hospice Care for people in the Conshohocken region. Students will receive 10 hours of training.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA
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.
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 801
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Contact Person: Russanne Bucci
Description: Facilitate various programs in schools. Programs on asthma and violence. Also a good source for referrals to other agencies.
P.O. Box 30181
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
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.
2600 Belmont Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Contact Person: Michael Kelly
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.
1440 North Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
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.
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.
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.
1775 Street Road
Southampton, PA 18966
Contact Person: Cheryl Finkel, Executive Director
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.
1133 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-3315
Contact Persons: Eileen DeBenedictus, Volunteer Coordinator; Marian McPhillips, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
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.
190 Township Line Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Contact Person: Jessica (firstname.lastname@example.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!
1305 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Contact Person: Joanne Marciante (email@example.com)
1813 E. Hagert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Contact Person: Mary Beth Appel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1201 Langhorne-Newton Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
Contact Person: Helen Gordon
Brett Wilmot, Ph.D.
Associate Director/Service Coordinator
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).
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