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ORGANIZATION: West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 9 people are interested
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The West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) is a local nonprofit that engages volunteers to reopen and operate elementary school libraries in Philadelphia. In our vision, all Philadelphia students will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to their success and the prosperity of our community. WePAC has now reopened 19 school libraries where we place dedicated volunteers who provide library services to thousands of children each week. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our libraries are in great need of reorganization. If you or your group are interested in hosting a service event at one or more of our school library sites, we encourage you to volunteer with us today!

Large group service events help sustain our library programming in a variety of ways. Large groups enable WePAC to continue to build our library collections, expand our reach to different schools and ultimately engage & empower Philadelphia elementary school students in reading and literacy. Even though the projects are normally behind the scenes, they are a huge benefit to the volunteer teams that run our library programming. WePAC relies very heavily on volunteer input. The hours our volunteers’ spend in the libraries, seeing students just couldn’t be done unless we hosted numerous large group service events to get our libraries operational. Should you decide to have your service opportunity with WePAC, know your service will be a key component of WePAC’s success!

The location for your group service event(s) will be discussed with WePAC's Program Director after interest is expressed. However, most of WePAC's school libraries are located in the West Philadelphia, with the exception of two.

4 Shifts

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  • Tue Aug 30, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Fri Aug 26, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wed Aug 24, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tue Aug 16, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
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About West Philadelphia Alliance For Children

Location:

5070 Parkside Avenue, #1414, Philadelphia, PA 19131, US

Mission Statement

WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries and academic mentoring. In our vision, every Philadelphia student will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to the success of the child and the prosperity of our community.

Description

WePAC re-opens and staffs volunteer-run libraries in Philadelphia public elementary schools. WePAC volunteers can serves in a variety of functions. Library Team Members work together during regular school hours to host library sessions that support classroom learning. Every session includes a storytime and book check out for students. Library Cataloguers can work behind the scenes and at a varitey of school libraries cataloguing additions to our collections. Library Buddies, in one-on-one sessions, become reading mentors to students selected by teachers. If you are not sure how you'd like to volunteer with WePAC email volunteer@wepac.org and ask to be added to our volunteer council list for special opportunities.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Mon Aug 08, 2022 - Fri Sep 30, 2022
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

Multiple locations Philadelphia, PA 19139

(39.96002,-75.22749)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Library Sciences
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hours per week

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