Partners

Partners Spring 2014

St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen

Every other Monday, beginning on Monday, January 27th

Website: http://stfrancisinn.org

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 Children's Services

Website: http://www.northernchildren.org/

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

Website: http://uchc.phillycharities.org/
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

Website: http://www.northlightcommunitycenter.org
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

Website: http://www.ecsphilly.org/our-impact/#barnabas
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

Website: http://www.littlesistersofthepoorphiladelphia.org
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.

Semester Dates

Monday, Nov 25th: Fellows Applications released

Tuesday, Nov 26th: Thanksgiving break begins, no service

Monday, Dec 2nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, Dec 5th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Thursday, Dec 12th: Service Ends

Friday, Dec 13th: Fellows Applications due

Friday, Dec 20th: Fellows notified

Thursday, Jan 16th: Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Jan 21st: Service Begins

Week of Feb 17th: Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm

Friday, Feb 28th: Spring break begins, no service

Monday, March 10th: Service resumes

Wednesday, April 16th: Easter break begins, no service

Tuesday, April 22nd: Service Resumes

Thursday, May 1st: Service Ends


To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)

Resources

Please download the following resources:

* COV Fellows application Spring 14.docx
COV Fellows Application, Spring 2014
* ReflectionJournal.doc
Reflection Journal
* HolyFamily_Orientation.doc
Holy Family Orientation
* NorthLight_OrientationSheet.doc
North Light Orientation
* St.Agathas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Agatha's Orientation
* St.Barnabas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Barnabas Orientation
* St.Francis_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Francis Orientation
* COVnews_Jan2012.pdf
COV Newsletter - January 2012