Upcoming Service Events

Scroll through the service opportunities available to Neumann Students below.

Date Specific Volunteer Opportunities

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 here first!  

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.

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Join us on either Wednesday, November 28 from 1 to 3 pm or Thursday, November 29 from 1 to 3 pm to harvest greens for a wreath class. I'm posting Friday, November 30 just in case we need more work done. You will learn what to cut as well as how to cut. No experience necessary. Must be able to work outdoors in cold weather. Please wear layered clothing, sturdy shoes, and gloves. Report to Maintenance Building.  Contact Julia at jlo@tylerarboretum.org or (610) 566-9134 ext 305 if you have any questions

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Our local Catholic Elementary school needs a few volunteers to help set up for their major fundraiser.  Just down the street from Neumann!  Skip the gym and get your workout helping!!

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Friday hours!!  From 6:30pm-10pm, help stuff the stockings and prepare for shipping!  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.

Website for more information: www.StockingsForSoldiers.org

Join the parents and volunteers of the St. James Regional Catholic School in Ridley Park as they build Mrs. Burke's Joyful Playground.  Saturday, December 1 from 8am-4pm, 500 Tome Street, Ridley Park, PA 19078.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Volunteers should email Jim McGinn if planning to attend.

Join Julia Lo Ehrhardt in the care and maintenance of the Pollinator Garden. We will be cutting some giant perennials to knee height (allowing our pollinators to overwinter) and removing annuals as they have done their jobs.  Bring gloves, hand pruner (if you have one) and a kneeling pad (if you use one). Meet at the Pollinator Garden (located southwest of the Barn).  No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and to work outdoors. 9:30am-12noon

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Help the retired Sisters write their Christmas cards.  You must have good handwriting!  The location is within walking distance of campus. They are asking for volunteers from 2:30 pm to 4 pm.

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Volunteers are needed on Thursday, 12/6 any time between 10am and 6pm to help decorate the Aston Community Center.  Please email campm@neumann.edu if you’d like to volunteer.  This is great for clubs or team service!

Volunteers are needed for the Tree Lighting Event on Friday, 12/7 5:30pm-10pm. Please email campm@neumann.edu if you’d like to volunteer.  This is great for clubs or team service!

 

Help the retired Sisters write their Christmas cards.  You must have good handwriting!  The Assisi House is within walking distance to campus.  They are asking for volunteers from 1:30-4pm.

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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.

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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!

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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

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

 

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.

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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.

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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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