Service & Awareness Events

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To volunteer, means simply, to be motivated and give one’s time or energies to work towards a project or cause that you are interested in.  Volunteering gives individuals the chance to explore avenues that would not usually be open to them.

It enables people to learn new skills and languages, to develop and gain practical experience in the field in, sometimes demanding conditions, and to develop leadership and teamwork skills. In addition, personal development which is difficult to evaluate, is one of the greatest benefits to working and travelling amongst people from different cultures.
Title: AmeriCorps Week Kick – Off Field Day & Fair
Location: McPherson Square Park

Corner of Kensington Ave. and F St.
Philadelphia PA,  19134

Date: March 9th, 2013 Saturday


– Park Clean – Up: 9:30Am – 11:00Am

– Field Day: 11:ooAM – 2:00PM

Come join AmeriCorps members and families at McPherson Park in Kensington for a day of fun to kick off AmeriCorps Week! AmeriCorps members are invited at 9:30 AM for a park cleanup, and community members and their families are welcome at 11AM for outdoor children’s games with Playworks, child and adult friendly workshops, and food.

*Open to the public.


Title: AmeriCorps Awareness  Service & Lunch

Location: City Hall  Rm Conversation Hall 2nd floor
Philadelphia PA, 19107

Date: March 11th, 2013 Sunday

Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

AmeriCorps members will be working with the American Red Cross and city officials in assembling 5,000 fire awareness kits to be distributed city wide. Join us in providing a valuable service to the community while working alongside city officials and enjoying some free lunch, provided by Subway. Help in showcasing the many ways AmeriCorps members SERVEPhiladelphia every day.

*Event is open to current AmeriCorps members, City Council Members and Mayor’s office employees.


Title: Philabundance Service Day #1

Location: Philabundance
3616 S. Galloway St.
Philadelphia PA, 19148

Date: March 14th, 2013 Thursday

Time: 8:30AM  – 12:00PM

AmeriCorps members are invited to Philabundance’s Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia for a morning of service benefiting our food-insecure neighbors in the Delaware Valley. Volunteers will be working alongside Philabundance staff to assemble boxes of shelf-stable foods for senior citizens in need of food assistance. A light breakfast will be provided. Limited space is available, so sign up now!

Capacity:  45 People

Title: Philabundance Service Day #2

Location: Philabundance
3616 S. Galloway St.
Philadelphia PA, 19148

Date: March 15th, 2013 Thursday

Time: 8:30AM  – 12:00PM

Capacity: 45 People

  • Site created in 2012 by Raquel Ronzone former AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Urban Technology Project

    Site currently managed by Earl Joseph, AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services.