Upcoming Service Events

Scroll through the service opportunities available to Neumann Students below.

Date Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Neumann Community Partners and ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

DATE SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are some volunteer opportunities with specific dates and times, most often a one time volunteer opportunity.


Northley Middle School (just down the road from Neumann) is looking for Homework Helpers!!! Wednesday and Thursdays from 3-3:40pm. What a great way to give back to the community!  

You must sign up first!

Help Keep Aston Beautiful!  Join our neighbors and clean up a local common area or community park.  

For information or to Volunteer Contact: Trish Balestrieri LTES580@comcast.net

Park Clean Up Sites:

  • Aston Valley View
  • Bridgewater Farms Park
  • Collins Park
  • Concord Square Park
  • Lewis H. Fisher Park
  • North Lamp Post Lane Park
  • Poore Park
  • Savage Park
  • Township Community Center
  • Woodbrook Park

Calling for volunteers for the biggest refuge litter clean-up of the year! Come out to do your #TrashTag challenge at John Heinz NWR on April 20th 9am to 12pm. We need your help to improve your water quality and habitat for wildlife and us!

Contact johnheinznwr@fws.gov to register.

 

Help the retired Sisters play BINGO.  The Assisi House is within walking distance to campus.  They are asking for volunteers from 1:30-3pm.

Sign up here

Volunteer with the Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia during their Art Studio from 1pm-3pm.  

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When:  Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  Marine Corps League, Delaware County Detachment #288.  This is in Upland Borough, about ten minutes from Neumann.

Who:  The Marine Corps League is a federally chartered organization composed of active duty Marines and those who have served in the Marines, as well as their friends and supporters.  The League keeps alive the traditions and customs of the Marine Corps while raising funds to support wounded Marines and their families 

What:  Mostly outside work – collecting branches, debris, painting of benches, and anything else they need to be done.  The League’s property takes a beating from the winter.

The Reward:  Service to our veterans.  There is no extra credit for this – it is strictly volunteer.  If it fulfills a requirement for a class, that is between you and your instructor.  Every volunteer will receive a letter of commendation from me and the gratitude of the Marines.

 

If you are interested, please contact: 
Andrew J. Miller, M.A.
Assistant Professor of History                       
Advisor to the History Minor                         
Advisor to Pre-Law
millera@neumann.edu
610-361-2545
International Night is a once-a-month fundraiser that benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room. Volunteers act as servers for this event. The time commitment would be the fourth Sunday of every month (Jan-Sept), from 4:30 PM -7:30 PM. An individual or a group up to 10 may volunteer at a time. Interested in volunteering? Contact Megan Camp campm@neumann.edu
 
Other dates are:  4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/21, 8/25, 9/ 29, 10/27

Come by Center For Environmental Transformation on the first Saturday of every month from 9:45 am until 12:45 pm to help us with work projects based around Eve’s Gardens.  For more details or to let us know you’re coming, feel free to send us an email at farmer@cfet.org

To learn more about CFET visit http://www.cfet.org/about/

Volunteers are needed at the Family Promise Thrift Shop! Located at Our Lady of Charity Church's convent located on 231 Upland Rd, Brookhaven, PA 19015. Volunteers are needed every second Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Volunteers will help with sorting donations and selling at the Thrift Shop. 

Sign up to volunteer here.

On the third Friday of June each year, the Media community comes together for the Media 5 Mile Race.  This USATF certified 2.5-mile course loops twice through the residential and business areas of Media, PA.

 
Media Fair Trade Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the Race on Friday, June 21 from 6:30pm-8:30 pm.  Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt!  
 
 
Interested?  Contact Ira Josephs, josephs4058@gmail.com, 610 245 3745

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is looking for volunteer counselors for their summer camp, Camp Geronimo. Camp Geronimo is for children ages 6-12 years with physical disabilities, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and children with other special needs. The barn is completely handicapped-accessible and the staff is trained to work with children of all abilities.

They have a particular need for counselors weeks 4 to 6 (August 5 - 23). They ask for a one-week commitment; though many sign up for additional weeks. This is a great way to achieve volunteer and internship hours, as well as observation hours for PT/OT School and other health-related fields of study. 

The day camp runs from 8 am until 3 pm, training is provided, and no experience is necessary.  In addition to various outdoor activities, the children are given the chance to get to know our friendly farm animals. It truly is a rewarding way to spend part of the summer!

A flyer for Camp Geronimo 2019 Camp Counselors is attached. If interested, students may complete an application and sign up using our signup genius.

For additional questions pertaining to Camp Geronimo, you may contact Jill at campgeronimo@springbrook-farm.org

ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are some volunteer opportunities where students can volunteer more than just once or twice. These are volunteer opportunities one could volunteer once a week for a semester, etc.

Acting Without Boundaries (AWB) provides acting and theatrical opportunities for children, teens and young adults with physical disabilities. Visit the website for information about volunteering.  

All Riders Up provides equine assisted activities to encourage individuals with special needs in reaching their potential for physical, behavioral, and social development in an atmosphere of recreation and fun.

Visit the All Riders Up Website for more information.

Anna’s Place is a Franciscan Hospitality Center sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and named in honor of their foundress, Maria Anna Bachmann. Anna’s Place offers a welcoming atmosphere to the people in and around Chester, Pennsylvania, as they gather for activities that promote growth in mind, body, heart, and spirit.

Contact: Sr. Jean Rupertus,OSF

The retired Sisters of St. Francis are just around the corner and awaiting your arrival. Be an Assisi House Volunteer Today!  To begin new and meaningful relationships through volunteering, call Assisi House at (610) 459-8990 to schedule a personal interview.

Learn more and apply

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm depends on a strong base of volunteers to help serve our children and families. Many opportunities exist to assist children, care for animals and maintain The Barn and its grounds. From large scale group projects to recurring jobs, our volunteers make The Barn at Spring Brook Farm the incredible place that it is.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit The Barn at Springbrook Farm webpage.

The Bernardine Center provides a helping hand to low-income Chester area residents by distributing emergency and supplemental food and supplies.

The Bernardine Center Website

Our mission is to nurture the development of our young people and guide them along the path to future success by providing an environment that supports excellence in education, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle. Visit the website for more information.

CADES is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, and the lives of their families. Visit the website for volunteer information.

 

Founded by volunteers in 1976, Cathedral Kitchen has always relied upon volunteer help to make our meal program work.  To volunteer, visit the CK webpage.

 

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues the work of Jesus by affirming, assisting and advocating for individuals, families, and communities.  There are a lot of volunteer opportunities in a variety of settings including working with refugees, immigrants, the homeless, children, and the elderly.  To learn more, visit their website.  

The Chester County Food Bank has various volunteer opportunities. Please check their link and register where you can!

Learn more and register

Cityteam Chester serves people struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. Celebrating 60 Years of serving hot, nutritious meals, offering hope, new coats, helping people in need, investing in our community, providing safe shelter and transforming lives. Visit the webpage for information about volunteering.

 

Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc (CAADC) serves as Delaware County's designated anti-poverty agency.

Volunteer opportunities

Compassionate Care Hospice provides specialized care and support for our patients and their families. Volunteers play a vital role in our services, including volunteering with: Patients, Families, Staff, and Bereavement — Working closely with bereavement staff, assisting with support groups and mailings.

Volunteer application form

Our Mission:  Through the power of supportive friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge to enhanced wellness and community integration for those with social and emotional barriers. Compeer connects volunteers with individuals in mental/behavioral health recovery. Volunteers provide supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset feelings of loneliness. Compeer friendships bring happiness and wellness to adults in recovery of a psychiatric brain disorder.

 Friendship is expressed in many special ways – walking, sharing stories, going to a movie, having a cup of coffee, phone calls, e-mail or a corresponding pen-pal – staying connected through good times and rough ones too!

 CompeerCORPS program and extinction of the traditional model works to assist veterans in their recovery journey by filling a void in the many services that are offered to veterans. Veterans who have mental/behavioral health diagnoses face barriers similar to civilians who are diagnosed with mental illnesses, from social isolation and emotional uncertainty to poor health and economic instability. People who face these challenges need support while integrating into family and community.

 If you or any of your staff members have any questions about either programs please contact us by email at olga@compeerfriends.org or by phone at 610-541-0790.

Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia is a community-based volunteer program providing opportunities for mutual friendships that offer support and life-enriching experiences for individuals living with mental health challenges.

Compeer of Suburban Philadelphia’s mission is to improve the quality of life and health of people managing mental illness. Compeer volunteers provide support, friendship and mentoring during an individual’s recovery process. 

Compeer matches people actively participating in mental health treatment with community volunteers, many of whom are in mental health recovery themselves, or have a family member in recovery.  These one-on-one friendships, along with group activities, are designed to maximize community connections and remove stigma.

There are several different types of opportunities available:

 

  • Compeer 1:1 friendship -- The goal of the Compeer program is to provide a one-to-one volunteer relationship for people with a mental health diagnosis. This friendship “match” meets at least four hours a month to participate in social and community activities like lunch, shopping, walks, or ball games.
  • Compeer Calling Buddy -- Compeer Calling volunteers may not feel comfortable or be able to volunteer for a one-to-one match, so they make weekly telephone calls to people on our waiting list to offer them a “phone connection” until a one-to-one volunteer is found for them.
  • Compeer E-Buddies -- E-Buddy is for individuals who would prefer to communicate through text, messaging, and/or email.

 

Volunteer opportunities with Compeer vary and fit into any schedule. Let us know how you would like to get involved. If you or any of your staff members have any questions about the program, please contact us by email at olga@compeerfriends.org or by phone at 610-541-0790. Please visit our website at www.compeerfriends.org for more information or to obtain a volunteer application. (Would you be able to add a link to our website under both CompeerCORPS and Compeer pages.)

Divine Providence Day Program supports individuals with various developmental challenges to reach their fullest potential in spiritual, emotional, psycho-social and physical wellbeing. A ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Divine Providence Village helps each person to live with dignity and respect in a caring environment. Volunteers can assist with daily activities or special craft events.

Contact: Candi Foell 

 

Drexel Neumann Academy is the last Catholic elementary school in Chester, PA.  Students are welcome to volunteer to interact with children in the afterschool activities or helping with homework.

Volunteers will need to have all of their clearances including those identified by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Please email Megan Camp if you are able to volunteer.

Elwyn supports individuals with diverse challenges in shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.

Ways to volunteer

Emmaus Home’s mission is to reach out to men with intellectual disabilities. Skilled volunteers work and live in communion with the men and strive to develop a strong family of faith-filled relationships. The men are valued for their personhood and inherent dignity. 

Volunteer information

 

As Delaware County’s Skilled Nursing Facility, Fair Acres is owned and operated by the County of Delaware.  We have been providing quality service to the community for over 200 years.

Volunteer information

For 10 years, Family Promise of Delaware County and Interfaith Hospitality Network has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the families struggling with homelessness in our community. 

Volunteer information

To volunteer at the Thrift Shop contact Dana Westby danawestby@hotmail.com.  The shop is open on the second Friday and Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm.

 

Friendship House is a non-profit, faith-based corporation in service to those individuals and families that are or are at risk of becoming homeless.

Volunteer Application

 

Coach for Girls on the Run and inspire girls to reach their limitless potential! Girls on the Run is a nonprofit, positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grades that uses the power of running to encourage girls to make healthy life decisions, physically, emotionally, and socially. Co-facilitate afternoon practices twice per week at a local elementary or middle school from February to May. The 10-week season concludes with a celebratory 5k!

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties, PA Visit the site to see opportunities to work on houses and in the ReStore.

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LCH (La Comunidad Hispana) is a diverse, bilingual team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to be healthy and stay healthy.

Get involved

Laurel House first opened its doors in 1980 for providing hotline and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence. Now, more than three decades later, Laurel House has grown into a comprehensive domestic violence agency, providing supportive and preventative services throughout Montgomery County. 

Volunteer Information

As a College Access Coach, you are on the frontlines of educational equity as a tutor, role model, and mentor. Volunteer as an SAT coach to a small group of high school students in your community and guide them as they begin the college application process. College Access Coaches can specialize in either the math or verbal sections of the SAT.

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LUCY Outreach provides a wide array of services for Camden youth and young adults ages 12-25. These programs include afterschool services, evening workshops and speakers, and weekend trips and retreats.

LUCY Website

Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help! Aston Meals on Wheels needs your help for just an hour or two, twice a month to assist with delivery of meals to our home bound seniors in Aston and Brookhaven.

If you are interested in this worthy cause, please call Joan Hanlon at 610-485-2729.

The Ministry of Caring is a vibrant community of staff, volunteers, donors and diverse supporters united by a passion to serve the poor. Visit the website for more information about volunteer opportunities

Volunteer to help serve lunch at one of the three Emmanual Dining Rooms in Wilmington, DE. Daily, including Saturday and Sunday, Volunteers have the option to participate in serving our guest between the hours of 11:45am to 1:00pm and/or between 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Interested in volunteering? Contact campm@neumann.edu

As a residential shelter, Mothers’ Home provides a haven for vulnerable pregnant women in crisis who choose life as a sacred gift. 

Mothers Home Website

Every week, the lives of hundreds of families are changed by becoming US Citizens. PICC believes that voting is one of the foundations of being an engaged citizen, so we attend every ceremony in Philadelphia to register new citizens to vote. 

These ceremonies happen year-round, so we always need new volunteers. Volunteer shifts are available every week. You can sign up online for the days and times that work best for you!

Learn more and sign up

Volunteers help to further Project HOME's mission to end homelessness and alleviate poverty in Philadelphia. We are always looking for people who are willing and able to invest their time in supporting our community and improving the lives of those we serve.

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Volunteers are an essential part of Providence Animal Center's lifesaving mission. Our robust volunteer program places volunteers in nearly every department.

We always need volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Dog Kennels & Cattery: Cleaning, socialization, training & enrichment
  • Bathers and groomers
  • Off-site adoption event support
  • Photography & online promotion of the animals
  • Drivers for transporting animals to and from our safe haven
  • Office and Front Desk help – filing, follow-up calls, greeting
  • Large & small event committees

To apply to become a volunteer, please visit our Adoption Center during our open hours and fill out a Volunteer Submission Form, which can be found at the front desk. For specific questions about our Volunteer Program, please contact:

Lisa Wetherby | Volunteer Department | 610-566-1370 x238

We are fortunate to have a lot of wonderful people wanting to help, so please be patient and know that we're trying to find the best-suited people for our program. There are limited openings in certain areas of our volunteer program, so we use an interview process to fill the available positions. We will call you to arrange for a phone or in-person interview.

Other ways to help Providence Animal Center:

  • Raise money for our animals by hosting a bake sale, car wash or other fundraisers
  • Organize a pet food collection drive in your community, perhaps at your school or church
  • Collect gently used sheets, towels, and other items from our Wish List
  • Hang flyers promoting animals for adoption and upcoming events
  • Share our Facebook posts on your personal Facebook page
  • More ways you can help

Red Cross volunteers touch lives every day. There are many opportunities and you navigate your own path depending on your interests, skills, and availability. Become a Red Cross volunteer today. You may find your own life changed in the process.

The American Red Cross is part of the global Red Cross/Red Crescent network, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Your experience can begin at redcross.org/volunteer or by contacting your local Volunteer Services Specialist: 

Ann Borysowski, Volunteer Specialist
Serving Berks, Chester, Delaware, and Schuylkill Counties
ann.borysowski@redcross.org I 215-384-7191

The caring and cheerful volunteers of the Ronald McDonald House are the first voices families hear on the telephone and the first smiling faces they see at the door. Whether it’s planning and coordinating an evening family activity, supplying and cooking a meal for the families through our Guest Chef Program, being a part of our spring cleaning crew, or committing to a weekly shift, our volunteers make this House a home.

Volunteers staff the House from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. We have three different shifts: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m., and 6 p.m.-9 p.m. (at least six people volunteer on each shift.)

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A variety of volunteer roles at numerous Delaware County Locations. Volunteers enrich the lives of older adults by serving in a range of roles at sites throughout Delaware County.

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A Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The St. Francis Inn tries to meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and hospitality.

Volunteer Information

Individuals and groups smaller than 6 people can show up to volunteer, no need to register in advance. Located at the Plaza III Shopping Center - 1851 Marsh Road, just north of Silverside Road, North Wilmington, Delaware. Over the Fall, we will be personalizing each stocking with the recipient's name, collecting the needed goodies and sorting all the donations. Starting in mid-November, we will be stuffing the stockings with goodies, boxing them and shipping them to troops in the remotest regions of the world.

Please visit our website for more information:

Serve the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs. Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families, and society.

Volunteer Information

Vetri Community Partnership was founded in 2008 by chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin to help kids experience the connection between healthy eating and healthy living.

A 501c3 nonprofit organization, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.

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Helping homeless vets through the generosity and hard work of our great volunteers. Any skill, any level of time commitment and any resources you can provide are always welcome. 

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Megan Camp, Director of Service-Learning and Community Engagement at 610-558-5539, campm@neumann.edu, or drop by 227 Bachmann Main Building