West Philadelphia Promise Zone Volunteer Opportunities

Mighty Writers | At Mighty Writers, more than 3,000 Philadelphia and Camden kids learn to think clearly and write with clarity every year. All our programs are free to the children we serve. | Sign up at New volunteer sign-up. | Call 267-239-0899 x2 or email Rachel Loeper, Education Director rloeper@mightywriters.org

  • Volunteer at essay nights, 1-on-1 work helping a student share his/her stories with the world

  • High School Essay Night | Tuesday, October 23rd | 5:30–7:30pm | 1025 S. 9th St. | Help 8th graders get into high school in Philadelphia | RSVP to volunteer: ndiaz@mightywriters.org.

  • College Essay Night | Thursday, October 25th | 6:00-7:30pm | 1501 S. Christian St. | Help high school seniors tell their stories to a college audience. | RSVP to volunteer: jtbigelow@mightywriters.org.

  • Second High School Essay Night | Tuesday, October 30th | 6:00-7:30pm | 1501 S. Christian St. | RSVP to volunteer: jtbigelow@mightywriters.org

  • Other volunteer opportunities

  • Middle School Student Tutoring | Every Thursday | After School | 1025 S. 9th St. | Work 1-on-1 with students on writing assignments | RSVP to volunteer: mmeza@mightywriters.org

  • 10-15 hour per week interns | 1501 S. Christian St. | Work with young writers, learn nonprofit management and salesforce for college credit. Send letter of interest to jtbigelow@mightywriters.org

  • Lead a Workshop | Weekends/Evenings | All locations | Please share your ideas here: Mighty Writers Workshop Proposal.

People’s Emergency Center CDC | Saturdays | 9:00am-1:30pm | (Application required) Groceries are given to people who need to supplement their food supply. Help package and distribute food items to qualified community members. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and shirts with sleeves. For more information contact Trish Downey, tdowney@peccares.org, or fill out and send in this volunteer application.

Contact John.C.McLaughlin@Phila.gov, 215-685-3633 for more information