Volunteer Opportunities with Families Forward Philadelphia – Current Opportunities are filled Until September.

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Reading Rescue Program

Families Forward Philadelphia Department of Education needs volunteers to assist children in our Family Residence to achieve educational goals in our Reading Rescue Program. Volunteers will be essential in aiding children with literacy enrichment. We welcome volunteers from local universities, organizations and churches. Volunteers assist students in grades k-8 at our literacy stations developed by the Education Department Staff. Volunteers will help enforce basic math, literacy, and writing skills, which are all 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 helping others!  Kindergarten – Twelfth grades.  Wednesday and Thursday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm.

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

Parent Assistant

Workshops are held throughout the week for the parents living in the Family Residence. Parents who have infants and toddlers must keep their children with them at all times so volunteers are needed to provide child-care so parents can focus on workshops and resources that are offered. Child-care assistance is needed during these workshops.

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.