There are a variety of on-going volunteer opportunities that you can participate in once or many times. There are also a variety of organizations we have worked with in the past.
1-on-1 Tutoring: Pair up with nearby young students and tutor them for one hour weekly at Haverford college. A very convenient and rewarding way to tutor local elementary, middle, and high school students. Contact: Kelly Jung ’17 or David Sidibe '16 for more information.
AIDS Service Network: Members of ASN hold various AIDS related events, sponsor AIDS volunteer opportunities, and increase awareness of AIDS on campus. Contact Tobi Alliyu ’16 or Brian Wang '16.
AMIGOS: A tutoring and mentoring program that works with children in the Philadelphia Latino community. Program details such as when and what days are still being worked out, and fluency in Spanish is not required. Contact Renee King '16 for more information.
Bethel Academy: An after school program within walking distance from Haverford, volunteers work with students on their homework during an afterschool tutoring program. Tutoring occurs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4:00-5:15. It is only a 10 minute walk from the apartments, so transportation is not a big deal! Contact Renee King '16 for more information.
Books Through Bars: Sort donated books once monthly to give to inmates. Read their letters, learn their interests, and find them books they will love to read! Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10:00 p.m., and every other Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Contact: David Zabliski '17.
Haverford and Hospitals: Gain clinical experience by volunteering at a hospitals, which is organized through the Haverford pre-health society. You can find a time and a hospital that works best for your schedule! Contact Sherlande Edouard '17 for more information
Mentor for Philly: Partner with Philadelphia high schools to guide them through the higher education application process and promote a culture where everybody believes that they can succeed in college. Help students find and apply to colleges or other post-secondary education, aid students in essay writing, and make sure they capitalize on financial aid possibilities. Although they are not taking anymore students this semester, contact Rebecca Miller '17 or Maurice Rippel '19 for more information about potentially starting next semester!
Stitch-n-Bitch: Knit warm hats, gloves, etc. with friends and donate them to homeless shelters. Hang out, talk, and bitch while you knit comfy clothes of your choosing. For beginners and experts alike! Contact: Elini Stillman '19 or Madison Arnold-Scerbo '18.
Street Outreach: Every Wednesday from 6:50-8:00 p.m. A group of students help to prepare meals from the Haverford College Dining Center to the homeless. After the meal is prepared, students drive a van into Philadelphia and serve the meals and hot apple cider to the homeless at Logan Circle. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to get more information or to sign up.
Take a look at some of the organizations we have worked with in the past. If something interests you email us to set a single service day or an ongoing placement.
- Weavers Way Co-Op
- Mill Creek Farm
- Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
- Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve
- City Harvest
- Neighbors in Action
- Riverbend Environmental Education Center
- Habitat for Humanity
- Philabundance Food Bank
- SHARE Food Program
- Wellspring's Food and Clothing Cupboard
- Jewish Relief Agency
- St. John's Hospice
- Old First United Food Cupboard
- Food Tasting Prep Urban Nutrition Initiative
- Don Guanella
- Help Philadelphia
- Pegasus Riding Academy
- Bethel Academy Tutoring (student-run program)
- Chamounix Stables Work to Ride Program
- Philadelphia Zoo
- New Creation Community Center
- Books Through Bars
- Olivet Baptist Tutoring & Youth Enrichment Program
- AIDS Quilt
- Lourdes Center for Public Health
- Children's Hospital of Philadlephia
- Inglis House
- Ronald McDonald House
- Carousel House