Mission : Seeking God's guidance and believing we are responsible to each other as members of one family, Bethesda 's mission is to find and care for the abandoned poor and be family with those who have none.
1. Adopt-a-Resident Visitor
2. Resident Companion
3. Preparer of Meals
4. Drive Organizer
5. Residential Visitor
Mission : The Career Wardrobe is a nonprofit organization that empowers low-income women returning to the workforce to succeed through providing professional clothing and workshops that educate and inspire women towards an independent future. Since outfitting our first client in 1995, The Career Wardrobe has provided over 30,000 women throughout the Philadelphia region with the “finishing touch” they need to be successful in their job search.
1. Personal Shoppers
2. Clothing Sorters
3. Workshop Presenters
Caring About Sharing
Address: 500 North 39 th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Mission : The agency provides food, clothing, furniture and basic life-sustaining resources to their surrounding community. They work with youth, the elderly, and single mothers and families in need.
Opps: Call for volunteer opportunities.
Mission : Multi-purpose social service agency providing counseling, case management, material assistance (including shelter and emergency food and clothing), and volunteer placement services to all persons regardless of age, race and religion. Special holiday opportunities available, including serving meals to homeless, "adopting-a-family" for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and donating non-perishable food, baby items, and personal care items for those in need.
Opps: Opportunities include: working in homeless facilities, food cupboard, friendly visiting, clerical assistance and Crisis Pregnancy Hotline.
Mission: The Greater Philadelphia Food Bank collects, stores and distributes an annual average of eight million pounds of wholesome food to charities throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, more than 16 tons every day. This food bank is used to provide 41,000 meals every day, 15 million meals every year...to nearly 310,000 needy households. The Food Bank serves its 700 non-profit organizations with 1,400 feeding programs a total of $19 million on their annual food bills.
1. Food Packers / Sorters
2. Organize a food drive
Habitat for Humanity
Address: 1829 N. 19 th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19121
Mission : Habitat Philadelphia is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which developed our model of partnership housing. We don't build houses for needy families, we build houses with them. They put in 350 hours of work on the construction site alongside thousands of volunteers. Volunteers are one part of what makes the houses we build affordable. The other part is a zero-interest mortgage that allows homeowners to pay back the cost of their house through monthly payments that they can afford.
Opps: Contact for volunteer opportunities.
Mission : Horizon House helps people with mental illness, mental retardation, drug and alcohol problems, and/or homelessness. Each year, our residential, day treatment, vocational, educational, and case management programs serve over 3,000 individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the state of Delaware .
2. Taking clients on outings
3. Clerical assistance
4. Child care for clients attending monthly program meetings (evening)
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Address: 2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Mission: To create a compassionate, informed, open, engaged and vibrant Jewish community - a community that respects its members' diversity... that is proud of its religious and cultural heritage... and that embraces and embodies Jewish values of education, social justice and caring for those in need. Toward that end, we provide comprehensive health, social, cultural and educational services to Jews in need in the Greater Philadelphia area and nationally. Each year, millions of dollars are raised through the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal campaign to support these regional and international programs and services.
1. Mentor new Americans
2. Help in the food pantry
Lutheran Settlement House
Address: 1340 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia , PA 19125
Mission : The goal of Lutheran Settlement House is to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services.
1. Bi-lingual Domestic Violence Program volunteer
2. Volunteer literacy tutors
Address: 334 S. 13 th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19107
Mission : Mercy Hospice is a community grounded in faith and service where women and children without permanent housing can find opportunities for new beginnings. We strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and support in which individuals and families can heal and grow in their ability to lead fulfilling, self-sufficient lives.
1. Tutor / Adult
2. Mercy Hospice Angel
3. Child Care Assistants
4. Residential Helper
5. Holiday Angel
People's Emergency Center
Phone: 215-382-7522, ext. 314
Address: 3902 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia , PA 19104
Mission : People's Emergency Center (PEC) is a community of concerned citizens with a shared belief in the equality, dignity, and worth of every person. We recognize homelessness and poverty as systematic issues that require community responses. Therefore, we are committed to advocating for social change and we invite members of the community at large to participate both in the policymaking and the operation of our agency as well as in the larger task of promoting social and economic justice.
1. Childcare Assistants
2. Organize a drive to help homeless families
3. Food Cupboard Assistant
4. Holiday Toy and Gift Drive
Address: 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 620
Philadelphia , PA 19110
Mission : Philadelphia Cares mobilizes volunteers to address the critical social, educational, and environmental needs in the greater Philadelphia region through volunteer action.
1. Hunger / Homelessness
2. Education / Literacy
3. Children, Youth, and their Families
6. People Living with HIV/AIDS and Cancer
7. Partners in Technology
9. Animal Lovers
10. Social Action
Philadelphia Committee to End Homelessness
Address: 802 N. Broad Street, PO Box 15010
Philadelphia , PA 19130
Mission: To work towards the elimination of homelessness by encouraging the development of necessary resources in the public and private sectors including housing, income, health care, and other basic life supports and by raising and maintaining public awareness of the causes of homelessness in a way that contributes to its elimination.
1. Street Outreach
2. Day Center
3. Office Help
Philadelphians Concerned About Housing
Address: 21 South 61 st Street
Philadelphia , PA 19139
Mission : PCAH is a private, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization that helps low income,
single parent and homeless families to reach self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive, intensive, supportive social services in tandem with quality affordable housing.
1. Organize a group of colleagues and friends to work on a project at PCAH – construction, gardening, family activities, etc.
2. Share your expertise and skills via workshops in areas that will benefit PCAH parents
3. Help redesign PCAH's website.
4. Help enhance PCAH's computer network.
The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia
Address: 701 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia , PA 19123
Mission : The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
1. Sort toys for needy families
3. Serve meals at shelters
4. Christmas kettle