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February 01, 2020

Where to volunteer in Philadelphia this month

Three local organizations are looking for a little help

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Leap Year brings an extra day this month, so consider using it to volunteer somewhere in Philadelphia. 

There are various ways to help out in February, including a litany of opportunities at the world's largest indoor flower show. If flowers aren't your thing, maybe help make a kid's Valentine's Day extra special this year. 

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

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY ASSISTING AAMP

Where to volunteer: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.

What you can do: February marks Black History Month. The African American Museum in Philadelphia needs volunteers throughout the year to help with special events, lectures, public programs and exhibit openings. Volunteers will help the museum continue its commitment to sharing the story of African Americans. 

How to get involved: Complete a volunteer application by filling out the form here. For more information, call (215) 574-0380, ext. 227 or email info@aampmuseum.org. 

MAKE VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL FOR KIDS

Where to volunteer: Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia, 4700 Wissahickon Ave. 

What you can do: Dads can bring their daughters to Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia's Dads & Daughters Valentine Volunteer Day on Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. Fathers and daughters can spend meaningful time together as they complete a service project designed to help children in need. And they can enjoy a special treat as the afternoon winds down. 

How to get involved: Space is limited and registration is required. Parents can register by clicking here. A Cradles to Crayons member will email parents to confirm their registration. 

HELP OUT AT THE PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW 

Where to volunteer: Philadelphia Flower Show, 1101 Arch St.

What you can do: The Philadelphia Horticultural Society kicks off its annual Flower Show on Feb. 29. Among the various volunteer opportunities: Helping out with Butterflies Live!, an interactive exhibit featuring more than 1,000 butterflies, and Bloomin' Brunch, a new 3-course meal served in a garden setting. Volunteers are also needed to serve as concourse ambassadors, ticket kiosk attendants and tour bus greeters. 

How to get involved: Prospective volunteers can register by clicking here. When registering, select the volunteer positions that interest you. Contact PHS Volunteer Manager Betty Greene at bgreene@pennhort.org if you have any questions. 

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