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Community Partners:

Thank you for your interest in our Service Learning program.  Please use the link below to submit information about service opportunities available with your organization: 

Form for Community Partners

We will be able to post summer volunteer opportunities for June, July and August up until June 22nd.   

 

 

Opportunities for Service:

 

You need to be logged into your school google account to access any of the google sign-up links.

 

 

Click here to download the Service Log for 2018-2019 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

SPARK THE WAVE

Wave Week 2018

July 9-13 Villanova University

July 23-27 University of Maryland

Wave week is the premier Service Leadership Institute for youth offering both national and international volunteer opportunities.  Held throughout summer 2018, Spark the Wave offers an intensive program of leadership development, community service, team building activities, and big time fun! Participants will plan their own community service projects and gain the leadership skills necessary to implement these projects.  Participants are not required to have prior experience in community service–all levels are welcome! Visit http://www.sparkthewave.org/wave-week/ for more information and to register.  

 

Greater Glenside Patriotic Association: July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Wednesday 7/4/2018

3:30 until dusk if helping with both parade and fireworks

Volunteer Opportunity for students who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Greater Glenside Patriotic Association is once again sponsoring a parade and fireworks! They need your help to collect donations along the parade route and at the fireworks.  Please email Mrs. Gillespie at cgil354@gmail.com if you are able to help out.   

 

 

 

 

Penbryn Piranhas Swim Team Meets

Dates vary: 6/27-7/7: please see the sign up link below

Times will vary: please see the sign up link below

Volunteer Opportunity for students in grades 9-11

We are looking for adult volunteers or teens that need service hours to help at swim meets! Get an early start:

Click Here to volunteer for Childcare for the Penbryn Piranhas Swim Meets

 

 

 

Help bring an Inclusion Park to Abington.

On-going service project opportunity for current grade 10 students, eligible for graduation project.

A few Abington Township Commissioners are embarking on a project to build an inclusion park somewhere in Abington.  They are looking for a few high school students that are interested in either architecture or land planning to assist with that project. To give you some background, an inclusion park is a playground that is accessible and usable by ALL children, meaning disabled and abled alike.  It involves complex ramping, as well as special equipment, but the end goal is that the separation that typically existed in the past between disabled and abled children is eliminated, and abled children learn to appreciate and accept their disabled peers, and play in unity with them.  This is an excellent learning opportunity and could be a great graduation project, as well. This may take a few year to complete. Ideally, We would like to select four sites in the first visioning session, and have four students brainstorm how we could use those sites for this cause. The stakeholder team would pick one scheme, and then work with the full team of four students to develop a schematic vision for what the park could be. Outside experts will be available work with students to help them understand ADA and design considerations for the disabled along the way.

We are aiming to have an early visioning session in late April/ early May with parents and a few other key stakeholders.  

You must be logged into your school google account to access the signup link below.

Please click here if you are interested in becoming a part of the Inclusion Park Project in Abington.  

 

 

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities: 

 

 

ABINGTON FREE LIBRARY

Abington Free Library, a short distance from the High School is looking for computer-savvy students who are able to assist library patrons with their computers and electronic devices.  Days and times are flexible.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Brian Marino at Abington Free Library 215-885-5180 ext. 13 or bmarino@mclinc.org to arrange a time to meet.

 

Ongoing volunteer opportunity for grades 9-12

 

Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council

On-Going Service Opportunities

Service Project Ideas

Please visit http://eac-abington.org/ and click on the VOLUNTEERS tab to see the many ways you can volunteer with the EAC. They also have opportunities for ongoing service projects including: Building rain barrels, Public gardens and green space, Building raised vegetable beds and row covers, Tree plantings and maintenance, Mussel surveys in local streams, In spring: “Great American Cleanup” (litter cleanups), In October: Ocean Conservancy “International Coastal Cleanup” (litter cleanups), Hosting tables at public fairs and events (like theAbington Pre-Night Out), Creating environmental videos.

For more information contact eac.abington@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Organizations in and around the Abington / Philadelphia area

Please note this is a partial list of volunteer organization in our area.  This list in no way endorses or suggests that you must use these as part of your service learning requirements.   Many will allow you to enter your age in order to be matched with age-appropriate opportunities.  

Montgomery County Volunteer Opportunities  http://www.montcopa.org/358/Volunteer-Opportunities

Volunteer match.org  https://www.volunteermatch.org/

Montgomery County Alive Volunteer Opportunities http://montgomerycountyalive.com/volunteer/

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County  http://www.habitatmontco.org/

Manna  http://www.mannapa.org/   or  http://mannaonmain.org/give-time/how-to-volunteer/ 

Inter-Faith Housing Alliance  http://www.i-fha.org/get-involved/#volunteer 

New Life Thrift: http://www.newlifethriftinc.org/volunteer/ 

 

Charitable walks in and around the Abington / Philadelphia area

Note: this is a partial list of charitable walks and runs in the Philadelphia area.  Your participation is not limited to this list. Many organization websites also list volunteer opportunities in addition to participation in the walk or run.  Please make sure that your contribute the minimum donation and take your log sheet for signatures and complete contact information.  This list in no way endorses or suggests your participation in these or other walks/runs.  The walks listed here, and others, count for service credit in real time or for 5 hours when the required donation (or $20) has been made.  Information contained herein is subject to change.  Please consult each website for details.   

Susan G. Komen walks to fight breast cancer

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the night walks (October)

Walk Against Hunger (spring)

Walk Against Homelessness (spring)

March of Dimes March for Babies

Gift of Life Donor Dash

Run for Clean Air

Victim Services Center of Montgomery County Run & Walk

Lung Force Walk

Gary Papa Run

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (September)

Walks for MS

Sjogren’s Walkabouts

Greater Glenside Patriotic Association Keep the Parade Running

Be the Match

Run Wild for the Zoo

Run to rebuild

Walk to end Alzheimer’s 

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (October & May)

Making Strides against Breast Cancer (many events fall & spring)