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October 04, 2019

Where to volunteer in Philadelphia this month

Three local organizations are looking for a little help

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Now that October has arrived, fall is definitely here.

All sorts of fun events are on the docket this month – from food festivals to athletic events to a gay pride celebration. Many of them need volunteers.

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


Where to volunteer: Philly Pride Presents, 252 S. 12th St. Suite No. 1

What you can do: OutFest celebrates National Coming Out Day, held on Oct. 13. Philly Pride Presents, the gay pride organization that organizes the event, needs volunteers to assist throughout the day. From noon to 7 p.m., the 10-block party in the Gayborhood features drag shows, bar crawls, music and games. Can't make OutFest? Philly Pride Presents also welcomes volunteers for other pride events and encourages them to attend its monthly meetings.

How to get involved: Individuals interested in volunteering at OutFest, or any of the other gay pride events organized by Philly Pride Presents, should email or call 215-875-9288.


Where to volunteer: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, Kelly Drive

What you can do: Nearly 9,000 rowers will compete this annual regatta – the third largest in the nation. At any time during the competition, held Oct. 26-27, some 150 volunteers are needed to complete an array of tasks. They include assisting at the docks, staffing information booths, directing parking and boost recycling efforts. A full list of opportunities can be found here.

How to get involved: Prospective volunteers should complete this form, which details their availability and volunteering preferences. Anyone with questions can email


Where to volunteer: Philadelphia Film Society, 1412 Chestnut St.

What you can do: The Philadelphia Film Festival draws more than 25,000 movie lovers over an 11-day stretch in late October. Volunteers are needed to check badges, scan tickets, count ballots and greet guests. One perk: Volunteer receive a voucher for a movie ticket to be used during the festival or at a later screening hosted by the Philadelphia Film Society. 

How to get involved: Volunteers interested in assisting at the film festival should complete this form.  Questions can be sent to

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