Dear --FNAME--, 

We live in troubling times. Just last week, our nation was rocked by three tragic events of domestic terrorism-- at a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, the massacre of eleven Jews by an avowed anti-Semite; a right-wing extremist from Plantation, Florida is accused of mailing fourteen pipe bombs to critics of President Trump; and in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, a white man with a history of violence is accused of shooting dead two African-Americans at a supermarket following a failed attempt to barge into a black church, which could have been a Mother Emmanuel-like mass slaughter.

At Global Citizen, we are guided by the principles and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He famously said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” 

These three tragedies do not just affect the victims, their immediate families, and friends. They affect all Americans and the principles of our democracy. Therefore, we all must share a sense of responsibility to reverse the corrosive climate of hate that too often poisons our society.

Global Citizen’s mission is to promote social justice through civic engagement, which results in breaking down barriers, building relationships, finding common ground and turning community concerns into citizen action.  

One of the most important opportunities to be an engaged citizen is next Tuesday, Election Day, November 6. Registered voters across the nation will have the opportunity to elect 435 Members of Congress, 35 US Senators, and 39 Governors.  The partisan balance of the house and senate are particular focal points.

As you prepare to vote, here are some available non-partisan resources, including 866ourvote.orgto verify the location of your polling place and how to proceed if you experience any election irregularities.

Also, the Committee of Seventy Voter Guide breaks down the candidates, where to vote, and your rights as a voter, while the WeVote app makes Seventy's Voter Guide accessible on your phone. 

 annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is fast approaching. We encourage groups and individuals to organize projects that embrace Dr. King's legacy of citizen action, social thJanuary’s 24justice, and meet the needs of the community. A mission of the King Day of Service is to continue community involvement year-round.

To register a project(s), visit and click the “Register a Project” button on the top menu bar. Please register your King Day project(s) as soon as possible and no later than Saturday, December 1. This will allow for greater lead time to publicize projects, recruit volunteers, and request free King Day of Service T-shirts.
To help support your organizing efforts, we are hosting a series of King Day of Service planning workshops and webinars. We will discuss best practices for project development, volunteer management, and outreach. To see upcoming events and resources available, visit

If you need help using our website, please call us at 215-851-1811 or email us at Any other questions about the planning process, contact Yoon Kim, Outreach and Programs Manager, at or 215-851-1806.

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 organization interested in enlisting our support, please click here. 

PennSERVE, the Governor's Office of Citizen Service, is seeking a professional with demonstrated commitment to AmeriCorps, national service, and volunteerism to join their growing team to support volunteerism and service across Pennsylvania. 

This Program Officer for PennSERVE will provide direct oversight, monitoring, training and technical assistance to PennSERVE's portfolio of AmeriCorps programs and other National Service grantees and constituents. For more information, click here.

To learn more about our programs, visit, email us at or call 215-851-1811. Please like us on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on upcoming events, service opportunities, and the King Day of Service. 

Todd Bernstein, President, Global Citizen 
Founder and Director,
Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service
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As you begin to plan for Thanksgiving, help Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission plan their meal by adding a few essentials to your shopping list for those in need. 
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission 
serves three free meals a day and they need your help to keep their pantry stocked. You can help by purchasing any items on their shopping list. Click the button below to see the full shopping list.
If you would like to donate any items for the Thanksgiving meal, please contact by phone at
215- 922-6400 ext. 1007 or by email at
Shopping List
Community Activist Rev. Paul “Earthquake” Moore will be coordinating several events, the 24 Food‐A‐Thon (November 10) & the Annual Turkey Run & Giveaway (November 17). The purpose of the events is to help families in need and provide them with full turkey baskets. They aim to help families who need assistance with food to eat, contributing positively to meet their basic needs this season.

In order for them to achieve their goal of helping 100 families, they are asking for donations. They need turkeys, new can goods, new side items & funding in order to execute and deliver baskets to families at the Turkey Giveaway event. 

Please contact by phone 215-385-2696 or via email
Date: November 10th
Time: 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Location: William Way LGBT Community Center
                1315 Spruce St.
                Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Reunion Project was founded in 2015 by long-term HIV survivors Matt Sharp and Jeff Berry, who recognized that there is an entire group of individuals who had survived the epidemic, but in many ways have been left behind by the community that they helped to build. The Reunion Project provides a safe space for HIV/AIDS survivors to come together and honor those who have weathered great adversity and tremendous loss. Matt and Jeff believed that the stories of survivors deserved to be told and shared, to help those who suffered tremendous trauma find their way back out of isolation and depression that came as a result of surviving the epidemic.
This year, Philadelphia is proudly hosting The Reunion Project in honor of those in the tri-state area who have been long in the fight. The venue for this year’s event will be at the William Way LGBT Community Center. Food, fellowship, education, and fun will be a part of this celebratory event!
To be part of this event, click the button below to register, and click here to see the featured artist and the guest speaker.  
Register Here
Date: November 17th
Time: 8:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Location:131 Rosemary Av, Ambler, PA 19002
*Parking lot is off of Poplar St

Help plant 28 shade trees to beautify and restore tree canopy in Ambler Borough.
Meet at 8:45 AM at the Borough Hall parking lot to get your trees, site maps, tools, and other teammates. 
Tasks will include: 
  • walking to the planting site
  • digging holes
  • carrying tools 
  • watering
  • applying mulch 
  • walking back to Boro Hall for Report 
Please wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty; bring gloves, shovels or trowels, if you have them.
Teams of 2 to 5 young people and adults will be assigned to plant 2 to 3 trees. An experienced TREE TENDER will guide each team.
Plenty of lunch restaurants around town to enjoy after the event.
Contact Susan Curry to register by phone at 215-591-1551 or via email at
Date: November 17th
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Brown's Family Shoprite
                24th & Oregon
               Philadelphia, PA 19145

UAC’s efforts to feed those in living poverty during this time of year are critical as Philadelphia’s poverty rate continues to climb. Over 400,000 Philadelphians live in poverty, giving Philadelphia the second highest poverty rate (28%) among the nation’s largest cities. Additionally, more than 470,000 Philadelphia residents are eligible for food stamps, but not all receive them. That’s 3 out of every 10 city residents! Recently, published a story that Philadelphia has the highest deep-poverty rate among the 10 largest cities. “Philadelphia's deep-poverty rate is 12.3 percent, or around 186,000 people - 60,000 of whom are children.”
Here's how you can volunteer to feed those in poverty:
  • Stuff Thanksgiving baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite, 24th & Oregon. Basket stuffing this year will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9AM - 12PM
  • Volunteers can also help by distributing the baskets at Brown's Family Shoprite Parkside, 1575 N 52nd Street on Monday, November 21, 2018
  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

If you are interested in signing up as a volunteer, click below to register. If you have any questions regarding the Thanksgiving Basket Program, please contact Greer Roberts at or call 215-851-1718.
Register Here
Date: November 22nd 
Time: 11 AM - 4 PM
Location: Thomas Paine Plaza
                1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard
            Philadelphia, PA 19102
Our friends from the African Daughters of Fine Lineage are hosting their annual Thanksgiving day project on Thursday, November 22.  
Due to high volume of interest, the volunteer opportunity for this event is full. 
Please consider making a donation, even if you are not able to volunteer on Thanksgiving. We will need meals and individually wrapped snacks (cookies, crackers, candy, etc. for the take away packages). We also need new clothing for men and women, including coats, blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, socks, hats and underwear.
For more information, please contact Yoon Kim at
215- 851-1806 or

A Reading Captain is a person over the age of 18, who is committed to sharing literacy resources with the members of his/her community.
Complete the below form to attend an orientation session to learn about Read by 4th, understand what your role as a Reading Captain requires, and receive hard-copy resources and swag!
Read by 4th is a citywide coalition of partners managed by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Click below to apply! 
Registration Form

Are you a registered 501(c)3 non-profit located in the Philadelphia-area? Do you need furniture for your organization? Find new-to-you workstations, chairs, furniture and much more for FREE through Temple Surplus! Click here for more info! 
PennSERVE seeks a professional with a demonstrated commitment to AmeriCorps, national service, and volunteerism to join our growing team as we support volunteerism and service across Pennsylvania. 

As a Program Officer for PennSERVE, you will provide direct oversight, monitoring, training, and technical assistance to PennSERVE's portfolio of AmeriCorps programs and other National Service grantees and constituents.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. PennSERVE is seeking an individual with a dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and is comfortable working respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability and socioeconomic status.

AmeriCorps Alums and individuals with national service experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must apply by November 8 via the PA Employment website.
To view the position description and submit an application, click below. 

PennSERVE Contact: 
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1306 │Harrisburg, PA 17121
Ph: 1-866-6-SERVEU│
DateNovember 2nd
Time:  10 AM - 2 PM
Location: 1900 Summit Ave
                Croydon, PA 19021
Help get Croydon Woods tidied up for the winter. You'll work on removing any trash that has settled in after the summer. (Rain date 9th)
*Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact or 215-345-7020 to sign up!
DATE: November 10th 

Participate in LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day to get outside and help beautify Philly's parks! The event is held each year at 100 neighborhood parks across Philadelphia. Volunteers will plant trees, collect leaves for compost, and prepare public green spaces for the winter season. Click below  to volunteer at a participating park near you! 
Find a Park
DateNovember 11th
Time:  1 - 4 PM
Location: 610 N. 6th St.
               Philadelphia, PA 19123 
Helping Hands has an opportunity for 10-12 teen or adult volunteers on Sunday November 11 from 1-4 pm. Volunteers are to dress casually and they will be preparing tables and serving a hot meal to those who attend their service.
All volunteers must arrive by 1 PM and be prepared to stay until 4.
Volunteers must be 12 years and older.
If you are interested contact Marossa Davis, at 
Date: November 17th 
Time: 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall
                    1020 Locust St 
                    Philadelphia, PA 19107

Public Citizen for Children and Youth are coordinating a day of free eye exams and eyeglasses for children, particularly those with no insurance or vision coverage.
Volunteers are needed to provide medical care, register children, entertain families and much more.  
If you are interested in helping with registration, language interpretation, ambassador, data entry and the like, click on the button below.  Please note, we also have pre-event day opportunities in this link. Click here to download a flyer with more information that you can share.
Volunteer for gksd
Date: November 17th
Time: 8 AM - 12 PM
Location: Point Breeze Community                                   Development Corporation
                1155 S 20th St
                Philadelphia PA 19146
Join TMF as they rally 300+ Philadelphia community members and area high school students to partner with 12 civic/community organizations in the Point Breeze community of Philadelphia. Dozens of volunteer sub-projects will exemplify good character and a commitment to service by: 
  • a park clean-up
  • trash pick up
  • alley clean out  
  • vacant lot clean 
The project is dedicated to fallen heroes, MAJ John Pryor, US Army, KIA Iraq 2008; CPL Gennaro Pellegrini, US Army/Philadelphia Police  Department, KIA Iraq 2005; LT Demetrius Frison, US Army, KIA Afghanistan 2011.
Register by November 9th, to receive a T-shirt! 
Click below to register. 
Register Here
Date: November 22nd
Time: 12 - 2 PM
Location: 2721 North 5th. St
                    Philadelphia, PA 19133
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, Taller’s staff gives thanks to the people in the neighborhood with free hot meal and winter clothing. If you are interested in participating or to drop off winter coats, please contact Carlos Pardo at

If you are interested in volunteering on Thanksgiving day, click on the button below to find a participating shelter near your area. 
Participating Shelter
Coat Drive Information
Date: November 20th
Time: 5 PM- 7:30 PM 
Location: 719 W. Girard Ave. 
                    Philadelphia, PA 19123

D.I.V.A.S Ministry Group, Somerset Academy & Ms. YUMMIES For Your TUMMIE have all collaborated together to feed the Community.
Those who may be struggling, single parent families, or those who may be experiencing homelessnes.
We invite you to come out and Fellowship with us. All are welcome to come and share a meal with us.
Register Here
Join Global Citizen for the next King Day of Service Planning Workshop! These workshops will help participants identify how they may organize service projects and utilize Global Citizen in a partnership, as well as provide information on getting involved in the next King Day of Service.

If you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming King Day of Service, you can explore current projects and opportunities by clicking the volunteer button below. Here are a few projects in need of volunteers so far. 
*To access King Day of Service volunteer opportunities, you must create an account as a volunteer.

  • Work Day at the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery- Volunteers will be weeding, and general cleaning-up of the cemetery | 1130 Vaughan Lane Gladwyne, Pennsylvania 19035
  • Wesley Enhanced Living- Families will gather to create personalized calendars and bookmarks to hand to residents of Wesley Enhanced Living |100 Halcyon Drive Media, Pennsylvania 19063
  • Shelter Clean-Up- Friends Association for Care and Protection of Children are currently seeking a dedicated group of volunteers to help them overhaul their shelter with a deep clean and assist in yard work as needed! | 113 W. Chestnut Street West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380 
  • One on One with an Entrepreneur- Join Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center on King Day and assist Rose Bryant with assuring the event is running smoothly and creating a dialogue between different community members | 761 North 47th St. Philadelphia, PA 19139
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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

Click here to go on Repair the World's website for even MORE volunteer opportunities! 

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