How can you help
We hope you will consider a financial contribution to support our work. Your gift will go a long way toward helping homeless families regain their independence and set a foundation for a solid, productive future. Please contact Grace Hightower, director of fund development, at 215-240-4800 x1140 or email@example.com for more information or to make a donation.
Volunteers are always welcome! You can help by assisting our adult, children, and visitor programs and with occasional administrative tasks. Here are some ways you can lend a hand:
Would you enjoy helping the children in our after-school program with homework assistance and tutoring? You’ll be making a real difference, have fun doing it, and meet wonderful people as well. If you have a willingness to work with children in a busy after-school environment, excellent people skills, and an enthusiasm for helping others, please consider joining us.
Kindergarten-10th grades; Monday-Friday, 3:00pm 6:00pm
Our parents need your help as well! Most of the men and women living in our shelter have a 4th- to 6th-grade reading level and need their General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to earn a living wage to support their families. Increased literacy will also improve their life skills and level of independence. We’ll supply the training so you can join others in providing tutoring in small groups or a one-on-one basis.
We provide a wide array of fun and educational activities for our children each summer. These include trips to museums and parks, arts and crafts, sports, educational activities, and afternoons cooling off at city pools. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer to accompany and monitor our children.
30th Street Kiosk
We need volunteers to respond to travelers’ questions on Philadelphia’s cultural attractions, restaurants, and shopping destinations at our 30th Street Amtrak train station kiosk Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Shifts typically last 2-4 hours. Volunteers must be energetic, outgoing, people-oriented, and have strong verbal communication skills. While it helps to be knowledgeable about the city of Philadelphia and its attractions, we’ll provide you with all the information you’ll need. You also may be asked to also help with occasional fundraising efforts.
Corporate relations & fundraising
We need volunteers to recruit and develop relationships with other non-profit organizations and corporations in Philadelphia and beyond. You’ll team up with Travelers Aid staff to develop fundraising events, assist in cultivating new donors, and help create and manage our donor database and communications projects.
If you are interested in volunteering at Travelers Aid Family Services of Philadelphia, please contact Grace Hightower, director of fund development, at 215-240-4828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.