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Community Center at Visitation

In this challenging COVID-19 time we are establishing new safety procedures throughout all our programs for everyone's well being.

Community Center at Visitation offers free day dropping shelter to women who are seeking a safe space to relax, eat a warm meal and do laundry. A space where they feel like they belong.

We are looking for friendly, community-oriented volunteers to offer support to women during their time at Thea Bowman Women's Center. This support helps each guest assisted reach their personal goals daily.

No prior experience is required. We ask that everyone joining our program bring a welcoming and supportive attitude towards community members of all lingual, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Orientation and support will be provided throughout the volunteering process by our Managing Team.

Thea Volunteer Tasks:

HOSPITALITY & LAUNDRY-Welcome guests according to check-in guidelines. Facilitate the laundry process in a timely manner.

BREAKFAST & LUNCH-Prepare breakfast and lunch according to the weekly menu (flexible) while being mindful of potential food allergies and restrictions.


Time Commitment:

  • The program typically runs all year long
  • Volunteers can commit to 2 months consecutively and extend or renew their commitment every two month for as long they wish to support.
Once a volunteer has chosen a schedule, they are expected to uphold their commitment through the end of the term. If for any reason volunteers are not able to honor their commitments, please communicate with Managing Team.

Qualifications:

All volunteers must...

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Have a willingness to collaborate with CCV staff a welcoming environment for guests & fellow volunteers
  • Commit to consistent, punctual participation in the program. Volunteers are an integral part of our programming, and we rely on their participation to offer these programs.
  • Complete all required paperwork and background checks before starting volunteering.


To volunteer you may fill out the form below now:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVdjabyaDfcMxplvruimVr6MujdCpELtu-JzjtK6pg7ArZzQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

or

Contact:

Nahomie Laurore
Managing Director
Thea Bowman Women's Center
215-426-9422 ext. 204
Cell: 347-719-1253 (text preferred)
nlaurore@CommunityCenterAtVis.org

More opportunities with Community Center at Visitation

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Community Center at Visitation

Location:

2646 Kensington Avenue, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125, US

Mission Statement

The Community Center at Visitation is committed to provide a safe place for community outreach, continuous education, and recreation among the diverse cultural communities of Kensington and its surrounding neighborhoods. Serving as a "Beacon of Hope," the Center embraces and celebrates this community with particular regard for nurturing the potential of its youth, senior, and immigrant populations.

Description

Guided by core values of hope, hospitality, community spirit, gospel values, preferential option for the poor, and acknowledged and promotion of the dignity of each person, the Community Center at Visitation provides services that respond to the needs and hopes of a diverse neighborhood. The following are a list of population served and programs offered:

Adult Education: Three levels of English as a Second Language (ESL), GED classes, literacy classes, and computer classes are all offered at the CCV.

Children and Youth: Youth mentoring, summer camp, and after-school program partnerships are only some of the many ways the CCV accompanies local youth.

Community Outreach: Monthly dinners, community meetings, movie nights, nonprofit partnerships, exercise classes, open gym time, and neighborhood festivals help the CCV to form meaningful relationships with local community members.

Seniors: Weekly bingo, low-impact exercise groups, and home visits from the CCV staff and volunteers keep the local senior population healthy and engaged.

Parish Life: s a partner of both Visitation BVM Parish and School, the CCV supports all parish and school activities through donation of meeting and recreation space and participation in major community events.

Sports and Recreation: Basketball and soccer leagues, exercise classes, and open gym times at the CCV help keep the local community active and fit.

Community
Hunger
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2433 Kensington Avenue2646 Kensinton AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19125

(39.98667,-75.13092)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Data Entry
  • Food Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each commitment is for at least 2 hours per week, for a minimum of 8 weeks.

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