Get Involved!

*Attention students, faculty, staff and administrators*:  If you are interested in volunteering in the 2019-20 academic year, please fill out the electronic sign up form here or email Michael Miles, Community Engagement Specialist at

To view opportunities and upcoming events, continue to read below.

 

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - 2019-20 (sign up above)

  • Every 1st and 3rd Saturday- Cobbs Creek Park clean up (9am-12pm)
  • Every 2nd Saturday- Philadelphia Parks and Recreation- Volunteers are able to assist with projects taking place at several different sites throughout the city
  • October 2019: Philly Reading Coaches
  • October 18th: Volunteer Day at Sankofa Farm (1pm-3pm)
  • November 5th: #CCPVotes promotes Get Out the Vote on Election Day! (11am-3pm, 1st Floor of the Pavilion)- Volunteers needed to assist in reminding the college community to get out and vote!
  • November 6th: #CCPVotes conducts a Voter Registration Drive on the First Day to Register to Vote for the 2020 Presidential Election! (11am-3pm, Bonnell Lobby)
  • November 7th: First Book Donations- Volunteers needed to help sort out books for K-12th graders (10am-3pm, Winnet Student Life Coffee House)
  • November 14th: Junior Achievement Day (Volunteers needed to serve as tour guides for 300 3rd graders, 9am-1pm)
  • December 2nd: Adopt-A-School Holiday Food Drive packing project for Spring Garden School (10am-2pm, The Klein Cube)  
  • December 5th: Adopt-A-School Holiday Dinner for the families of Spring Garden School will be served and the items collected for them will be given out- Volunteers needed to help facilitate children’s activities and hand out donations, (4pm-8pm, The Great Hall)

PREVIOUS OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDED

  • January 24 - Homeless Youth Count - Surveying Young Adults in an effort to address youth homelessness in Philadelphia (Project Completed)
  • February 28 - First Book Project - Help us sort and distribute books for Philadelphia students in grades K-12. (Project Completed)
  • March 21 - April 22 Participate in a Personal Care donation drive benefiting the children at our Adopt-A-School Program at Spring Garden School - Toiletry items needed to make 50 personal care kits!  Drop off items in room S303H (main campus) - toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, sanitary napkins, & lotion, laundry pods and dryer sheets
  • April 6 - Philly Spring Clean Up | 8:30 AM - 1 PM | Location: Main Campus - Meet at President's Lot
  • April 22 - PABJ Mayoral Forum | Assistant Student Producers Needed from 6 - 9 PM | Location: Main Campus, Bonnell Building Large Auditorium
  • April 25 - Volunteer with us at the Farm! Planters, Weeders, Seeders are needed at Bartram's Garden Farm in Southwest Philadelphia!
  • April 30 - Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Party!
  • May 20 - Get Out the Vote with SEAMAAC, Volunteer for GOTV Phone Bank from 4-6 PM in the Cube
  • May 23 - Join us for Junior Achievement's Step to Success Event, touring 3rd graders on campus from the School District of Philadelphia from 9 AM - 1 PM (Criminal History and Child Abuse Clearances are required)
  • May 29 - Volunteer for Spring Garden School's 3rd Grade Classroom Visit to Campus!
  • June 12 - Volunteer for the Census Job Fair at CCP in the Bonnell Lobby from 10 AM - 2 PM
  • June 25 - Volunteer to be a panelist during AIDS Education Month at CCP - share your experiences
  • June 25 - Help high school students enrolled in the ACE Summer Program learn about CCP!
  • June 27 - Help students from Parkway Center City Middle College Highschool get to know CCP

ADOPT A SCHOOL PROGRAM: SPRING GARDEN SCHOOL

The College has adopted Spring Garden School! We serve 300 k - 8th graders in a variety of ways. The Institute is currently supporting the school with upcoming volunteer opportunities and donations.

*Please email for more information


WORK STUDY FARM FELLOWSHIP: The Sankofa Farm @ Bartram's Garden

  • Assist in overseeing students in a variety of farm chores, e.g., seeding, weeding, harvesting, and set-up and management of youth-run farm stands.
  • Facilitate lessons about culturally appropriate foodways, professional skills, conflict resolution, and community health and wellness. 
  • Reinforce program expectations, serving as a positive role mdel, and encouraging the formation of professional relationships.

Farm Physical Demands: Must be physically able to participate in outdoor crop field-work for multiple hours in varied weather conditions; must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; operate general office and farm equipment.

*Please email for more information


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT STEP TO SUCCESS

JA Step to Success (JASTS) develops a foundation of college aspiration among 3rd grade students in the School District of Philadelphia.

JASTS volunteers guide students on a visit through a local campus to gain a better understanding of student life. Volunteers are provided with a guide to assist students in visualizing themselves on campus and beginning to understand key college terms. Ideal volunteers would be faculty, current students or alumni who are interested in inspiring students to believe in themselves, and showing them that college is a reality. Background clearances and training are required.

  • DATE OF SERVICE/VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY: Fall 2019
  • TIME: TBD
  • LOCATION: On Campus

*Please email for more information

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