Partners Spring 2014
St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen
Mondays 3:00 – 7:00p, St. Francis is a little bit different from the typical soup kitchen since the volunteers actually serve the guests restaurant-style, creating an interactive and dignifying atmosphere. Volunteers can do anything from waiting, busing the tables, dishing out food, cleaning dishes, helping hand out desserts, working the door hand outs and sometimes organizing the extra food. St. Francis Inn forms a welcoming community grounded in caring and respect.
Northern Home for Children
Mondays 5:45 – 8:00p, Northern Home is a place where we interact with at risk children. It is located in Roxborough, PA right outside of Manayunk. For the first hour we tutor children (help them with basic math, science, and reading) and then for about a half an hour we play outside or we do activities such as video games, pool, and foosball inside.
St. Agatha’s Soup Kitchen
Wednesdays 4:45- 7:30p, At St. Agatha's soup kitchen, part of the University City Hospitality Coalition, volunteers are responsible for preparing and serving the food and for cleaning up afterwards. To serve, volunteers can carry trays, serve food or pour juice. Students from other universities are usually also there. We return to campus between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
North Light Community Center
Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00p, Come to the North Light Community Center to help out with the after school program. North Light houses an after-school program for children ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. We work with the students one-on-one, providing homework help, playing games and organizing arts and crafts. Join us to become a role model...and have a lot of fun!
St. Barnabas Women’s Shelter
Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00p, ECS St. Barnabas Mission serves homeless women and their children, providing not only shelter but case management and related services to address the root causes of homelessness. As volunteers, we spend an hour playing with the children, and act as positive role models and friends. We play outside on their playground (weather permitting) as well as attempt basic arts and crafts.
Holy Family Nursing Home
Saturdays 10:00a-2:00p, Help serve, leader activities, and connect with the residents at this Kensington nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Students form relationships with residents through prayer, meals, and conversation. Time is spent aiding residents in various activities, serving lunch in a quasi-restaurant style, and chatting.