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The Mission Continues is looking for fellows! The Mission Continues Fellowship Program empowers post-9/11 veterans, Guardsmen and Reservists to deploy on new missions in their communities on the home front. Each fellow participates in volunteer service, professional development and personal growth to impact their community. In return for their service, each Fellow receives a stipend provided by The Mission Continues, along with personal coaching and mentorship from staff. Learn more here

​​​​​​​Learn about the Intersection of Judaism and Justice
 October 10
Julian Abele Park
913 S 22nd St. 
Join Repair the World: Philadelphia to examine and learn about intersection of Judaism and justice for their Social Justice Beit Midrash---Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration & Refugees.
The event will involve a dive into Jewish texts that can inform thinking and action about immigration and refugees. People of all backgrounds are welcome to join for dialogue and find ways of working for justice.
After the learning, stay for some social justice singing. Register here.


Hosts and Homes for Families in Need
Hosts for Hospitals is looking for families and individuals to volunteer to provide families with lodging when they come from out-of-town to the Philadelphia area for medical care. Learn more here

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If you represent an organization in need of volunteers or service support opportunities, let us know! We'll work with you to develop an outreach plan, workshops on community engagement, volunteer recruitment mailings, or direct support for a service event. From there, we'll feature your organization in our newsletter to help spread the word.

Please contact us here
October 2017 Newsletter
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Dear --FNAME--, 

As recovery efforts continue in the wake of recent devastating hurricanes and flooding, including the impact on millions of Americans living in US territories, please consider making a donation to one of the organizations vetted by Charity Navigator. Learn more here.  ​​​​​​

We are looking forward to our 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday January 15. We hope you will join us on this momentous day and continue your efforts to foster sustainable community impact. In preparation, please participate in one of our Neighbors in Action Workshops for opportunities to learn more about how to get involved and design an impactful project. 

As a lead up to King Day, there are a wide variety of civic engagement opportunities that deserve our attention and support. We hope to see you at some of these volunteer events.

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is hosting a STEM Fun Fair on October 14th and needs volunteers to lead interactive and educational activities for children and families. Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) is seeking volunteers for their annual Give Kids Sight Day on October 21st. If you're looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity, consider volunteering with Philadelphia READS. 

For additional volunteer opportunities this month and beyond, visit our Events Calendar. If your organization is interested in submitting a service project for our calendar, please click here. If you represent a volunteer group or a service organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. To learn more about our programs, visit, email us at or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the 2018 King Day of Service.​​​​​

Best regards,

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service

Greater Philadelphia
Martin Luther King Day of Service Planning Workshops
October 12 - Center City 
October 19 - Webinar

Join Global Citizen for a workshop series focused on building community leadership and civic engagement for the 23rd annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service and beyond. These workshops share best practices in civic engagement and leadership, as well as guide participants through the process of developing service initiatives.

To RSVP for the October 12 workshop at the Urban Affairs Coalition in Center City, click here
To RSVP for the October 19 webinar workshop, click here

For more information, please contact Mela Still at or call 215-851-1806.

STEM Fun Fair
October 14
9 AM – 12 PM
Sheet Metal Workers Hall
1301 Christopher Columbus Boulevard 
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is searching for volunteers to develop and lead interactive activities and fun demonstrations for students and their parents during the STEM Fair portion of our Day of Caring Signature Site event. They intend to bring participants' attention to the many STEM related programs in the region and provide simple activities such as a basic experiment, science themed craft, STEM themed manipulatives that kids can touch and interact with or a demonstration they can watch. Interested volunteers and organizations should register here. 

Give Kids Sight Day
October 21
8:30 AM – 1 PM
Jefferson Alumni Hall 
10th & Locust
 Philadelphia, PA 19107

PCCY’s Give Kids Sight Day will take place on Saturday October 21st. Volunteers are needed! They are looking for volunteers to help with registration, language interpretation, ambassador, data entry and the like (administrative), as well as volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, technicians, or employees of Wills Eye or any eye-care facility (clinical) to help Give Kids Sight. Registration and more information can be found here.


Book Bank Volunteers Needed 
Mondays 2:30 – 6 PM
Wednesdays 2:30 – 6 PM
Martin Luther King High School
6100 Stenton Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19138

Philadelphia READS needs volunteers to help sort and organize their Book Bank to ensure that the space is an effective resource for teachers and community members. You can register to volunteer here

Thank you to the following organizations for their ongoing support of 
our Year-Round Volunteer Program