Arts & Culture
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
The Center provides classes in the visual arts and exhibition opportunities for regional artists. Teaching assistants and tour guides are needed, as well as front desk and clerical workers. It is also possible to work at receptions held for the community. Volunteers may also assist with gallery sales.
Contact: David Granmer 609-764-9461
America Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
America Friends Service Committee provides excellent opportunities to service both adults and youths through clubs and camps.
Artman is in need of volunteers a few hours a week. They will place you according to your interests. Their wide variety of positions are both rewarding and enjoyable. Internships are available in the Marketing and Public Relations Office.
Contact: Ms. Mary Merriyen 215-643-6333 (X170)
Arthritis Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
117 South 17th St. Suite 1905, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Arthritis Foundation is looking for individuals or student organizations to assist them with these fund raising events: a bicycle and in-line roller skating race in September, a children's fashion show in November, four bell runs in December, and a mini grand prix car race in May.
Contact: Mr. Ed Sfida, Public Relations Coordinator 215-665-9200
Asian Social Service Center
Volunteers who are familiar with any Asian language and culture are needed. Training is provided and volunteers are to work preferably two days a week.
Contact: Richard Liu 215-563-2424
Atwater Kent Museum
15 S. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This history museum is intended to collect, preserve and interpret the daily urban life in the city of Philadelphia for the past 300 years, focusing mainly on the 19th and 20th centuries. Opportunities vary by department as do the minimum time of commitment. Some tasks include moving collections, handling artifacts, and taking inventory.
Contact: Ms. Teddi Cunningham, Administrative Assistant for Programs & Public Affairs 215-922-3031
Bethanna Home for Boys and Girls
1030 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA 18966
This home for abused and neglected children has many opportunities for volunteers. Individuals may go to the home to provide one-on-one tutoring for one hour per week, assist with the 4H club on Tuesday evenings, and help children fix their bicycles or mend clothing. Groups may go to the home to do a program, or bring the children to campus for pool time or a play. They may also adopt a child for the holidays or do a food drive.
Contact: Ms. Stephanie Greene 215-355-6500
Cheltenham Center for the Arts
439 Ashbourne Rd.
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Opportunities are available from planning exhibitions to hanging the artwork. The theater also uses volunteers as ushers and house managers. They also work in the box office or business office. On Wednesday afternoons there are art classes for children. Possible internships.
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
205 East 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5706
Volunteer opportunities available. There are many variations in projects, locations (including foreign countries), and length of projects. The CIEE works with you!
Contact: Community Service Office 215-572-4000
Franklin Institute Science Museum
20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1194
Become a Franklin Institute volunteer! Use your talents to help others explore, examine, and experience the wonders of science. Volunteers can be trained as a floor demonstrator, a special events host/ hostess, or office or retail support. Other specialized placements maybe available depending on your background and area of interest. Volunteers are needed weekdays or weekends.
Contact: The Office of Volunteer Programs 215-448-1163
Graeme Park (Keith House)
859 County Line Rd.
Horsham, PA 19040
This 42-acre mansion provides opportunities, which include tour guide, research, educational programming, and fund raising. Research, internships and training available. Groups can be involved in day events. This is a good opportunity for History majors. Business hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Please no children under 12 years.
Contact: Mr. Carl Clouse 215-343-0965
New Bethel Community Center
6153 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
The Center provides full day care as well as latchkey program in the afternoons. The after-school program involves a homework hour beginning at 3 p.m. followed by a snack and activities and ending at 6 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to develop a program or activity, or to assist children with their homework and tutor math and reading. Must be 18 years old or older.
Contact: Ms. Gloria Brown 215-438-0437
Please Touch Museum for Children
210 N. 21st St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The museum strives to provide a high quality, educational and entertaining first museum experience for children between the ages of one and seven. Volunteers work in the gallery greeting children and helping them appreciate the museum. Internships are available for specific projects.
Contact: Ms. Jane Papp. Volunteer Coordinator 215-963-0667
United Way offers a large variety of volunteer opportunities. Some of these opportunities are: health services, social services, special events, literacy/tutoring, organization administration, needs of the homeless, etc. Through United Way, you have an opportunity to work with all kinds of people, day or night.
Contact: Louise Elkins 610-361-5369