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March 01, 2020

Where to volunteer in Philadelphia this month

Three local organizations are looking for a little help

Looking for an exciting volunteer experience in Philadelphia? 

Kick off the month by serving at the Philly Craft Beer Festival at the Navy Yard. Or maybe draw up some signs to inspire thousands of long distance runners as they through the miles at the Philly Love Run. 

Here you'll find three deserving groups in need of volunteers this month that will welcome you and your desire to give back. 

ASSIST BREWERS AT PHILLY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Where to volunteer: Philly Craft Beer Festival, 1100 Flagship Ave.

What you can do: Volunteers are needed to process attendees, hand out glasses, distribute beer and deliver ice on the day of the festival, Saturday, March 7. After their shift ends, volunteers can remain for the remainder of the festival. They also will receive a free T-shirt and a complimentary food voucher. Help also is needed with set-up on Friday, March 6, and tear-down on Sunday, March 8. 

How to get involved: Interested volunteers can fill out an application form here. An administrator will confirm their shift. All volunteers must be at least 21 years old and bring a valid photo I.D. to the event. 

CHEER RUNNERS FINISHING THE PHILLY LOVE RUN 

Where to volunteer: Philadelphia Love Run, Eakins Oval

What you can do: Race organizers are looking for groups of volunteers to assist with the half marathon on Sunday, March 29. Among the volunteer opportunities: Supporting runners at one of the race's cheer zones. Volunteer groups should include at least 20 members. An added bonus of serving: Groups representing a nonprofit will receive a donation based on the number of volunteers they provide. 

How to get involved: Once groups are assembled and have designated a volunteer captain, they can register here. A race organizer will contact volunteers afterward to confirm details. Anyone with questions can email Jamee at Jamee@cgiracing.com. 

HELP CARE FOR SCIENTIFIC SPECIMENS

Where to volunteer: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

What you can do: Do you love helping others learn? Volunteers are needed to serve in various capacities throughout the year at the Academy of Natural Sciences, including assisting with its fossil prep lab, investigation station and "Outside In" exhibit. More into the actual science? Volunteers also are needed to help scientists care for collections containing 18 million specimens.  

How to get involved: Prospective volunteers can register here. For additional information, please call the museum at 215-299-1029 or email volunteers@ansp.org. 

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