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 and make an 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.

Ben Franklin High School
550 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

We will be working with Temple alumna Shalimar Thomas, KLN, '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

Thursday, April 27
8:30–11 a.m.

1501 Diamond St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Join your fellow Owls and community members at Dr. Tanner G. Duckrey Elementary School during their weeklong state-mandated testing period. All Duckrey personnel and staff will spend the week preparing grades 3 through 6 for testing, so they’ll need support with kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade.

We invite Global Days of Service volunteers with completed and approved child abuse clearances to Duckrey to interact with, read to, and support classroom activities with the kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd graders. We still welcome the participation of those without child abuse clearances; you will engage in outdoor projects such as cleaning up the outdoor schoolyard area and playgrounds.

Capacity: 50



Tuesday, April 25
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Liacouras Center | Fox Gittis Room
1776 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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 its 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.