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Tutoring Club

Volunteers are needed in the Department of Education to assist children in our Family Residence and Community Housing Program achieve educational goals by providing homework help and tutoring. Homework help, and tutoring takes place on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 3:30 to 5:30 throughout the school year. We welcome volunteers from local businesses, universities, organizations, and religious organizations. Our volunteers focus on reinforcing basic math, literacy, and writing skills, which are subject areas our children tend to struggle with. Volunteers should have a willingness to work with children in a busy environment, excellent people skills, and an enthusiasm for education! Kindergarten – Twelfth grades.

Volunteers should be willing to work in a busy environment and have a strong desire to help. Our students living in the shelter often struggle with:

  • Basic math
  • Literacy
  • Writing
  • Fundamental socialization skills

For more information about our tutoring club and how you can brighten a future, please contact Nicol Moody, Director of Education and Quality, gro.y1547745310llihp1547745310drawr1547745310ofsei1547745310limaf1547745310@ydoo1547745310mn1547745310.

Parent assistance

We hold workshops for the parents living in our community housing program every Thursday from 10am to 3pm. Parents who are not enrolled in school or currently working are required to attend these workshops. Child-care assistance is needed during these workshops.

If you’d like to help out for a few hours, please contact Shelly Chatterjee.

Passenger Assistance at 30th Street Kiosk

We enlist volunteers to become information specialists at our kiosk in 30th Street’s Amtrak Train Station. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm, during 4 hour shifts. Volunteers must be energetic, outgoing, people-oriented and knowledgeable about the City of Philadelphia, with strong verbal communication skills. Volunteers may also be asked to help with occasional fundraising efforts.


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Our 185 families need all types of assistance and support, contact us today to see how you can get involved.