In keeping with the mission of Immaculata University to develop a truly educated person who is value-oriented and committed to truth, service, justice, and peace, some volunteer or service-learning opportunities are listed below.
Catholic Social Services
Telephone: 610-563-7312 or 610-344-7028
Mary Ann Nagle
125 North Darlington Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Ann Marie Barr
105 Prospect Avenue
West Grove, PA 19390-1107
Muscular Dystrophy Camp
Muscular Dystrophy Camp Nurse
Contact: Stephen Kolter
The Philadelphia Cares website is a great source for service opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia area (includes the suburbs, and sites in New Jersey and Delaware). You can search for opportunities in your area. A brief orientation is required, but there are many times and locations to do this.
American Red Cross
B.S.N. students in Community Health (NUR 440) can contact Naomi Mirowitz, southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter disaster health services coordinator, for assistance in meeting the senior project requirements in disaster management.
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger fights hunger in southeastern Pennsylvania through education, outreach, and advocacy. Through our outreach, we are also working to improve participation in and access to the Food Stamp Program. B.S.N. students can contact Patricia Kersting, Volunteer Coordinator, for information about training for food stamp eligibility screening.
MANNA, Philadelphia, PA
Delivering nourishment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Phildelphia. Service opportunities include helping with meal preparation or meal delivery. A car and car insurance is required for meal delivery.
215-496-2662 ext. 113
CityTeam Ministries, Chester, PA
CityTeam Ministries is a non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless. Since 1957, CityTeam has provided life-saving food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, youth outreach, camp for at-risk inner city kids, discipleship and other essential care 365 days a year.
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
Contact: Paul Homan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Action Development Commission (CADCOM), Norristown, PA
The mission of CADCOM is to mobilize the human and financial resources of Montgomery County by initiating, developing and administering community and economic development programs designed to provide the tools needed to achieve self-sufficiency.
113 E. Main St.
Norristown, PA 19410
Contact: Gloria Fuentes, ext. 11
The Patrician Society of Central Norristown
The Patrician Society functions as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization designed to meet the basic human needs of economically disadvantaged adults, children and families in the community. Volunteer opportunities include helping in the food cupboard and the summer camp.
Contact: Joe Maccolini
121 E. Chestnut St.
Habitat for Humanity
Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. Visit the site below and type in your zip code to find the Habitat for Humanity projects in your area.
Alex's Lemonade Stand
"Fighting childhood cancer one cup at a time."
A great service opportunity for any size group - from your family front yard to a large community project. This website gives you all the information you need to host a lemonade stand to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. This project was started by Alexandra Scott when she was four years old and continues in her memory.