Engage with your community, meet new people, and add volunteer experience to your resume (or talk about it in your next interview!) with the civic engagement and volunteer opportunities below.
Campus Philly is thrilled to collaborate with the incredible organizations listed here, and we encourage you to follow them on social + join their email lists for even more volunteer opportunities so you can stay engaged throughout the year.
Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service
The Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (OCEVS) empowers Philadelphia residents to create lasting, positive change through active participation in their communities. Toward this goal, OCEVS works to reduce barriers and expand capacity for participation.
National Youth Bike Council
NYBC is a youth-led initiative that provides a safe space for our peers to lead, learn and connect in the bicycle community. NYBC believes bicycles enable connected, climate-friendly, and more people-centric communities for youth. Adults and youth can volunteer to help execute one of their annual projects or help keep the council running on the backend.
PHENND is a network of over 25 colleges and universities that strengthens service-learning, civic engagement, and community partnership in Philadelphia, connecting academics with community involvement. PHENND Fellows is an AmeriCorps VISTA project that places recent college graduates at local nonprofit organizations and public schools, developing the next generation of leadership.
Global Citizen is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to promote, lead and advance social justice efforts through ongoing civic engagement among diverse groups. Areas of focus include poverty, racial equity, citizen action, community volunteering, literacy education, service learning, community building, public health, economic opportunity, digital inclusion, the environment, leadership development and civic dialogues.
Jewish Relief Agency
Every month, JRA volunteers pack and deliver boxes of nutritious kosher food for low-income individuals and families in Greater Philadelphia. Volunteers can participate by attending a food packing shift at JRA's Northeast Philadelphia warehouse or volunteers with a car can deliver the boxes to community members in need. JRA delivers to over 90 zip codes in the region. Food packing and delivery occur once a month over the course of 5 days. Food packing shifts occur Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Deliveries take place Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. For more info, visit jewishrelief.org.