March 9-15, 2006
ACTIONAIDS Become a Volunteer Buddy to a person living with HIV/AIDS and provide them with emotional support and companionship. Call Matt at 215-981-3324 for more info.
ACTIONAIDS Help them help those living with HIV. Looking for those with administrative, technical, and other organizational skills. Contact Ron Hoskins at: (215) 981-3353, ActionAIDS, 1216 Arch St., 4th floor, 981-0088.
ASAP VOLUNTEERS Help give kids something positive to do after school, Sun, Jan. 1, 3-9pm, ASAP - After School Activities Partnership, 230 South Broad Street, Suite 400
ASAP VOLUNTEERS Help give kids something positive to do after school, 3-9pm, ASAP - After School Activities Partnership, 230 South Broad Street, Suite 400
BOOKS THROUGH BARS Volunteers needed to help send educational materials to those in prison. Every Tue, 7:30-10pm; every first and third Sat, 11am-3pm, Books Through Bars, 4722 Baltimore Ave., 215-727-8170.
BUCKS COUNTY HOUSING GROUP Support low-income communities of Bucks County by volunteering at a food pantry. Interact with local residents, take and retrieve food orders and sort donations. Call Barbara at 215-752-3200 for more info. Every second and fourth Thu, 6-8pm.
CALCUTTA HOUSE The Calcutta House, which serves those with AIDS and supports their right to live, is looking for full-time volunteers. Responsibilities include conducting recreational and therapeutic activities, assisting administrative staff and helping with kitchen and household needs, RN required. Visit www.mercyvolunteers.org or call 215-641-5535 for more info, Mercy Volunteer Corps, 1601 W. Girard Avenue
CLEAN WATER ACTION Volunteer to educate environmentally friendly voters. Every Tue, Thu & Sun, 6pm, Clean Water Action, 100 N. 17th St., 9th Fl., 215-640-8800.
COATS FOR CUBS Give your furs back to the animals. Now through Earth Day, bring your real and faux fur apparel, including fur trims and accessories, to any Buffalo Exchange and let the staff know it's a donation for the Humane Society. Condition is unimportant. The furs are used as bedding to provide comfort for orphaned and injured wildlife. Visit www.hsus.org for more info.
COMFORT CARE HOSPICE This new organization seeks volunteers to help with patient visits and office work. Call 888-355-9166 for more info.
EAST DIVISION CRIME VICTIM SERVICES Volunteers needed to provide court and advocacy services to victims of violent crimes (e.g. escort victims to court, conduct questionnaires). Call Stephanie at 215-426-4810 for more info.
FAMILY FRIENDS Volunteer to visit a special-needs child at home or in school once a week. Call Susan at 610-891-2230 for more info.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS Give some time to terminally ill patients. Various dates and times, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 1740 Walton Rd., Blue Bell, 610-238-4980.
HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Those familiar with mental illness can help assist around the hospital. Various dates and times, Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd., 215-831-4770.
PEER AIDS EDUCATION Participate in this school-based AIDS/HIV awareness project by helping create eye-catching designs and education statistics for use in schools in South Jersey. Call 856-933-9500 for more info, FREE, Teen Outreach and Education, 100 Essex Ave.
PEOPLE-PET PARTNERSHIP PPP is looking for volunteers to assist in short-term and long-term animal adoptions. Visit www.peoplepetpartnership.com for more info.
PRISON VOLUNTEERS Thresholds in Delaware County is looking for volunteers to help teach decision-making skills to inmates. Visit www.thresholdsdelco.org for more info.
READING TUTORS NEEDED Volunteers needed to tutor young adults at Northwestern Human Services. Tutoring sessions occur Mon-Thu, early evening. Call Jade at 215-744-7044 for more info.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Volunteer opportunities for senior adults (55+) as educators, mentors, friendly visitors and administrators. Various dates and times, Thu, Feb. 23, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, 642 N. Broad Street, 215-665-9000 ex.
RUNAWAY YOUTH PROGRAM The RYP provides a safe haven for young people 12-17 years of age who would otherwise be on the streets. The program provides shelter up to 14 days, and works with families to resolve problems, Youth Emergency Service, 1526 Fairmount Ave., 215-222-3262.
TALL SHIP GAZELA PHILADELPHIA Get experience on the poop deck of the Gazela and learn about ship restoration. For more info call: (215) 238-0280, Gazela Primero, Columbus Blvd. and Market Streets
THRIFTY VOLUNTEERS Become cool and popular while making a big difference in the community. Philly AIDS Thrift is seeking volunteers to help out at its new store off South Street. Schedules are flexible, Philly AIDS Thrift, 514 Bainbridge St., 215-922-3186.
URBAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE Volunteers needed to teach public school students about nutrition, healthy eating and exercise habits through workshops. Call Karen at 215-898-1600 for more info.
VOLUNTEER Get your good deed for the day covered with Greater Philadelphia Cares. They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities in different neighborhoods across the city and suburbs. Call and they'll set you up with an activity to suit your taste, FREE, Greater Philadelphia Cares, 100 S. Broad St., Suite 2200, 215-564-4544.