Education, environment, health and hunger. All issues affecting Temple’s own community as well as its neighbors all over the world. Five projects addressing these needs to create a vibrant connection between Temple and Philadelphia have been organized for your participation throughout the week. Find your passion an make and impact.

None of the opportunities below work within your schedule or location? We encourage all Owls to volunteer for any project or organization they feel passionately about—and to tell us about it. No matter where you are, you can get involved! Submit your service to have your good deed count towards the Temple University Global Days of Service impact!


Share Food Program

Tuesday, April 25
Shift 1: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Shift 2: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

2901 W Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19129

We will be working with Share Food Program, a local organization that provides free food to more than 500 food cupboards, which distribute the food to more than 600,000 low-income Philadelphians each month. Temple’s project with Share will include packing boxes of food for the food cupboards and, weather permitting, helping out at Share’s urban farm, which harvested 15,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables last year.

Capacity: 50 per shift


North Broad Renaissance

Saturday, April 29
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Various locations along North Broad Street

We will be working with Temple alumna Shalimar Thomas, SMC, '08, executive director of North Broad Renaissance, to help transform North Broad Street into a “Workshop of the World,” featuring new businesses,cultural organizations and a thriving community. Volunteers for this project will participate in cleanups and landscaping along North Broad, helping to bring some beauty to this often neglected swath of the city.

Capacity: 100


Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School

Date TBD
Time: During the school day, specific time slots to be determined. Stay tuned!

1501 Diamond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

This event will take place at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Public School, one block beyond Temple Main Campus in North Philadelphia. This event will include an array of outdoor and indoor projects. Indoor projects will include helping with shifting classrooms, cleaning up and refreshing classrooms, organizing books, helping with library inventory, and refreshing bulletin boards and common spaces. Outdoor projects will include cleaning up the outdoor schoolyard area, painting murals on the walls of the school. Please be advised: Indoor projects can only be completed by those who have approved child abuse clearance.

Capacity: 50



Tuesday, April 25
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location TBD

Support your local community in an easy and convenient way to give back and save a life. With your help, the American Red Cross can fulfill it's mission of ensuring the availability of a safe and reliable blood supply to patients in the community and across the nation. Give the gift of life and sign up to donate your blood! Please be advised: You may only donate blood if you haven't donated blood within 56 days of the blood drive date.

Capacity: 60


Temple Toast

Tuesday, April 25
12:01 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

Temple University’s one-day giving campaign, Temple Toast, is a day for giving back. It’s a day for celebrating what it means to be a Temple Owl. Twenty-four hours when more than 300,000 Owls can have an impact on Temple’s exciting future.

In Temple Toast’s first two years, the university raised over $250,000 ($125,000+ in 2015, $140,000+ in 2016) from more than 2,500 donors (1,200+ in 2015, 1,300+ in 2016). Temple Toast supports every school, college and area of the university, benefiting scholarships, financial aid, academic programs, athletics and more. Toast to make your impact felt in 2017.