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January 03, 2020

Where to volunteer in Philadelphia this month

Three local organizations are looking for a little help

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The New Year is upon us. Perhaps you've included volunteering on your list of resolutions. 

There are various ways to volunteer in Philadelphia in January, including taking part in the largest Martin Luther King Day of Service event in the country. 

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

GIVE TOURS AT THE KIMMEL CENTER

Where to volunteer: The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

What you can do: Volunteers are needed to serve as information desk representatives, providing information about tours, performances, educational programs and other upcoming events. They also are needed to serve as tour guides for both the free public and pre-arranged group tours of the Kimmel Center. 

How to get involved: Complete a volunteer application by downloading the form here. Then return it to the Volunteer Services Office. A representative will contact you for an interview. For more information click here or call (215) 790-5819.

BAKE COOKIES FOR REFUGEES AND OTHERS 

Where to volunteer: InKind Baking Project 

What you can do: The InKind Baking Project bakes everything from cookies to muffins to birthday cakes for varying people, including refugees, immigrants, ESL students and people who are homeless. The project, which began two years ago, is looking for bakers of all skill levels. People can bake as often as they like.

How to get involved: To participate, join the InKind Baking Project's listserv by completing this form. The listserv provides updates about upcoming events and project news. More information on the project is available here

PARTICIPATE IN THE LARGEST MLK DAY EVENT

Where to volunteer: Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave.

What you can do: The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service – the largest MLK Day event in the United States – brings out tens of thousands of volunteers to assist at hundreds of volunteer projects throughout the region. The signature event occurs at Girard College, where volunteers can assist in various service projects, supervise carnival events for kids and assist with training sessions.

How to get involved: Prospective volunteers can register to serve at Girard College by clicking herePeople with questions can contact Campbell Bird at (215) 851-1805 or campbell@globalcitizen365.org.

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