Jewish Relief Agency
Once a month, volunteers gather at Jewish Relief Agency's warehouse on Fridays and Sundays in Northeast Philadelphia to pack boxes of nutritious kosher food and deliver them to individuals and families. Volunteers will pack 3,200 boxes of food, including fresh produce, for families in need. In addition to the standard food box, volunteers also pack family friendly food bags and toiletries for some of our recipients.
Broad Street Ministry
Broad Street Ministry provides a free meal, mail service, and clothing closet for the homeless and food insecure Monday- Friday with their culture of "Radical Hospitality." Radical Hospitality shows up in the care, inclusivity, attention to detail, and support they provide in all their services, but most specifically restaurant-style meal service. Volunteers help serve the meal, act as personal shoppers in their clothing closet, and sort and distribute mail in their mail service.
Mitzvah Food Program
Mitzvah Food Program's five pantries distribute nutritious food to all who are in need, regardless of race, income, gender, age or religion. Their choice-based model allows visitors to choose the foods they like from the inventory, rather than receiving a one-size-fits-all package. Sign up to package and/or deliver food to home-bound clients, or volunteer in our pantries! All are welcome, but folks who can volunteer with MFP on a regular basis are preferred.
Read by 4th/Global Citizen
Reading Captains are the community’s arms of the Read by 4th childhood literacy movement. In collaboration with Read by 4th, Global Citizen steers the Reading Captains Initiative and broader community mobilization throughout the city. Reading Captains are community members who are passionate about closing the literacy gap in their communities. They talk to family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors about the importance of reading on grade level by 4th grade.
Our Closet Pop-Up Shop
Our Closet is a non-profit organization that provides free, quality clothing to vulnerable Philadelphians. They need volunteer groups to sort through donated clothes and accessories and individual volunteers to serve as sales associates at their pop-up shops throughout the city.
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children
WePAC’s mission is to promote childhood literacy by engaging volunteers in Philadelphia public schools through re-opening and staffing libraries and academic mentoring. In their vision, every Philadelphia student will be empowered with the literacy skills vital to the success of the child and the prosperity of our community. Sign up to be a volunteer librarian, or sign up to help us do the back end work of organizing a library!
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia
JFCS offers an array of volunteer opportunities to enhance the lives of their clients through programing which includes: art therapy, cooking, financial empowerment, and holiday celebrations. Volunteers will connect with Holocaust Survivors, children, and clients living with disabilities to help make a difference.
Philly Farm Crew
Philly Farm Crew is a program of Repair the World. The program aims to support urban farmers in Philadelphia by coordinating and recruiting adult volunteers to assist with urban farm work. Philly Farm Crew engages people in community-centered volunteering and providing space for experiential food justice education. Sign up for a volunteer day, learn hands-on about gardening, urban farming and food justice, and meet some awesome people along the way!
Philadelphia Orchard Project
POP works to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. POP provides orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production, environmental benefits, and opportunities for nature education. Join POP at our monthly work days, supporting school orchards through work days and curriculum development, and participating in gleaning days.
Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger's community program takes Challah for Hunger's campus program and works with teens, adults with disabilities, and families. Challah for Hunger works to bake and sell challah and proceeds go to local hunger relief non-profits of the group's choosing. Challah for Hunger educates students and children about the importance of giving charity, food pantries, and hunger relief non-profits. They occasionally need volunteers to help assist at challah bakes.