Projects by Region

 

Eastern Region

Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Harrisburg, Lancaster, New York, Raleigh/Durham

Saturday, April 29, 2017
1–4 p.m.

732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Volunteers are needed to inspect, sort and pack food donated to the Food Bank.

Capacity: 60

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m. (all are welcome to join us for a casual lunch afterwards)

1311 E. Club Blvd.
Durham, NC 27704
(located at the corner of Kiss Dr. and Club, make a left and the warehouse is located inside the green fence)

The Diaper Bank of North Carolina was founded on the simple belief that all children deserve clean diapers. This may seem obvious, but the heartbreaking truth is this: every day, children go without the diapers they need to stay healthy and comfortable. On Saturday, April 29 we will be helping the diaper bank to pack diapers into packs of 25, so that they can be immediately distributed to the community. This helps in many ways including inventory, minimizing storage needs for partner organizations and consistent quality and cleanliness of the diapers that are distributed. All ages are welcome, so please feel free to bring your kids! Please note: the temperature inside the warehouse is the same as the outside so important to dress appropriately and to also wear closed-toe shoes.

Capacity: Unlimited

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

265 Harrisburg Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603

The Lancaster Chapter is hosting a volunteer site clean-up of the Lancaster Area YMCA. Come help out!

Capacity: 25

Saturday, April 29, 2017
5–8:30 p.m.

600 W. Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

Volunteers will develop a four-course menu, prepare and serve dinner to the over 40 members of the shelter.

Capacity: 10

Sunday, April 30, 2017
3–5 p.m.

46 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Get this community soup kitchen back in tip-top shape after its weekly 900+ meal service. You'll provide a vital service and assistance by helping sweep, mop, wash down and put away tables and chairs etc. Join your fellow owls and make a difference!

SOLD OUT!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7–8 p.m.

635 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Volunteer to entertain the children of Ronald McDonald House through fun, creative activities such as arts and crafts, bingo with prizes, face painting, etc.

Capacity: 10

Friday, April 28, 2017
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

413 S. 19th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104

HELP Ministries operates a centralized emergency assistance office—known in the community as “The HELP Office”—for our community’s most vulnerable citizens, with services including: The central intake location for all Dauphin County shelters serving homeless women, single parents or families; Rental Assistance programs to help families in crisis avoid homelessness, or help those in homelessness to get back on their feet. Volunteers will assist the with indoor cleaning and organizing project, and possible painting. If the weather permits, volunteers may also help with outdoor clean-up activities.

Capacity: 25

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
4:30–7 p.m.

1116 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Volunteer to assist in distributing meals to those experiencing the effects of homelessness.

Capacity: 30

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Shift 1: 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m.
Shift 2: 2–5 p.m.

2233 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Come volunteer at Circle Thrift by sorting through donations, placing items on the sales floor, pricing items, and organizing the products currently on the sales floor. Through your time you will be helping fulfill Circle Thrift’s mission of seeking to bring hope to the challenges of 21st century urban life.

Capacity: 16 total (8 per shift)

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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

Be part of the change in Temple’s main campus community. Join Temple alumna Shalimar Thomas, 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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
  8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
*Note: Volunteers are invited to come for any period of time between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.*

533 Foundry Rd.
Norristown, PA 19403

Join your fellow Owls by serving at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This service will include various activities in addition to sorting through donations, and facility clean-up and restoration.

Capacity: 10

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Shift 1: 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Shift 2: 1–3 p.m.

2901 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Volunteer 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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

3259 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Serving breakfast to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry patients and the North Philadelphia community at New Vision Methodist Church on North Broad St.

Capacity: 25

Friday, April 28, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

23rd PAL Center
1845 North 23rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Volunteers at PAL will be painting the gym and cleaning up the facility and its surrounding community.

Capacity: 30

Thursday, April 27, 2017
4 p.m.

1900 W. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132

Volunteering to support the center’s Senior Walking Program.

Capacity: 20

Saturday, April 29, 2017
12 p.m.–4 p.m.

2315 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Volunteers will engage in a series of service projects at our Life Do Grow farm. Working along side North Philadelphia youth, volunteers will turn compost, spread mulch, clear trash, plant seeds, paint signs, and will engage in conversation about building a healthier North Philadelphia.  

Philly Urban Creators is a North- Philly based organization, working to activate local communities through art, urban agriculture, and community organizing.  Founded in 2010 by a diverse group of students from Temple University and surrounding North Philly neighborhoods, the group now operates a 2-acre Urban Farm just a few blocks north of Main Campus.  Growing fresh produce for the local community, providing educational opportunities and jobs for local use, Urban Creators facilitate relationship building between members of the Temple & North Philly community.  

Capacity: 50

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

1301 Ruscomb St.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Volunteers will be registering seniors into the “Vial of Life Program,” performing blood pressure screenings, and conducting drug review/counseling.

Capacity: 20

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

2212 Camac St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Volunteers will be spring cleaning the house, cleaning the yard, and planting a garden of vegetables.

Capacity: 10

Friday, April 28, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Tacony Creek Park
East Olney Ave. and North Tabor Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Join United By Blue and Temple University for a cleanup of the Tacony-Frankford Creek! Flowing for 6.8 miles, and eventually joining the Delaware River near the Betsy Ross Bridge, the Tacony-Frankford creek is a part of the larger Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed. The two creeks come together at the historic Tacony Creek Park welcoming outdoor enthusiasts, bird-watchers, and hikers, as a green retreat from its urban surroundings.

As a part of Temple University's Global Days of Service, United By Blue invites the community to help preserve this Philadelphia green space. Please help us to clean up the Tacony-Frankford Creek!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

N. 18th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Located just north of Center City Philadelphia, The Spring Gardens Community Garden allows 180 neighborhood families to come together, garden, and voluntarily maintain an entire block of open green space. Volunteers will be gardening in this award winning urban garden that has been in operation since 1995.

Capacity: 30

Saturday, April 29, 2017
1–5 p.m.

1430 W Susquehanna Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Volunteer to help the Treehouse Books team clear and renew the backyard space at their office in order to create a welcoming and useful space for the young children who take part in the programs offered by the organization.

Capacity: 15

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Valley Green Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Our group will be assisting the Friends of the Wissahickon (FoW) organization with a park clean-up project. The specific project location and subject will be confirmed in early April.

Capacity: 20

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International

Tokyo

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:15 a.m.–2 p.m.

Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0041. Japan

Tokyo Chapter is going to visit Children's home called Christmas Village. Volunteers will make curry and rice with the children, eat curry with them and play games with them.

Capacity: 40

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Online

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:01 a.m.–11:59 p.m

Online

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. 24 Hours where over 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 (over 125,000 in 2015, over $140,000 in 2016) from over 2,500 donors (1,200 in 2015, 1,300 2016) supporting 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.

Capacity: Unlimited

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Temple Campuses

Main Campus, Ambler, School of Podiatry

Monday, April 24, to Sunday, April 30, 2017
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

All donations can be dropped off at the Foot and Ankle Institute located at: 148 N. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The School of Podiatric Medicine is partnering with Back on My Feet to recycle gently used athletic shoes, raising awareness about the global impact of shoe recycling, helping to put reusable, re-wearable shoes on the people who need affordable options and turning their recycling collection into a great, green and meaningful fundraising opportunity. Learn more about the shoes accepted.

Capacity: Unlimited

Friday, April 28, 2017
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

580 Meetinghouse Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002

EarthFest is an event that highlights how communities can come together to protect and preserve our environment, our towns, and ourselves - it's all about sustainability! We are looking for volunteers to assist in morning of set up, overseeing exhibits areas, guiding guests, participating in the activities and break down/clean up after the event.

Capacity: Unlimited

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

1801 Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Fox School of Business Alumni Association will host sophomores and juniors from two local high schools for their first-ever College Day! Students will learn about the college application process and timeline, how to prepare themselves, and what Fox and Temple specifically have to offer. Throughout the day, they'll have opportunities to interact with alumni volunteers, ask questions, and participate in an Alter Hall scavenger hunt. Volunteers will be needed for both student interaction and behind-the-scenes roles.

Morning and afternoon shifts are available. After completing your registration, please contact Kelly O'Donnell to request a specific shift.

Capacity: 65

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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 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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Hillel at Temple University
The Edward H. Rosen Center for Jewish Life
1441 West Norris St.
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Volunteer to network with and provide guidance, advice, and direction to students before they embark upon their professional careers.

Capacity: 40

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Western Region

Phoenix, Northern California, Los Angeles

Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.

330 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Day will be spent serving meals to members of the shelter experiencing homelessness, and helping with overall work needs.

Capacity: 30

Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

501 S. 9th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Service will including serving and boxing up meals, assisting in everyday operations, sorting through donations.

Capacity: 10

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

21100 Lassen Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Join the L.A. chapter of the Temple University Alumni Association, as we help pack gift boxes for U.S. troops at the headquarters of Operation Gratitude. Then enjoy lunch at Los Toros Mexican Restaurant with your fellow Owls.

To volunteer, please contact:
Jeff Yurcan
yurcan@temple.edu

Capacity: 50

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