Philly Fellows App Deadline - February 7th
The deadline for submitting applications for Philly Fellows for 2016-2017 is Sunday, February 7th!

Philly Fellows is a year-long fellowship program that offers top college graduates the opportunity to work in Philadelphia's nonprofit sector and engage in the city's vibrant culture.

The program works to solve Philadelphia's most pressing social problems by building a pipeline of talent to the nonprofit sector. Fellows are placed in full-time positions in dynamic nonprofits for one year. They receive free shared housing with their peers, a living stipend, an education award, and other benefits in addition to undergoing leadership and professional-development training throughout their fellowships.

The program offers an exciting transition from college to the community where fellows can gain knowledge, contribute talent, and develop leadership while experiencing the best of Philadelphia.

College seniors with a passion for public service and an interest in exploring the nonprofit world are encouraged to apply.

A complete list of benefits, project descriptions for the 2016-2017 host agencies, and our online application are available at our website,

Speak at the University Council Open Forum Deadline - February 8th
The University Council Open Forum is taking place on Wednesday, February 17th from 4:30-6pm in Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. Individuals who want to be assured of speaking at Council must inform the Office of the University Secretary by 5pm on Monday, February 8th. Please indicate the topic you would like to discuss. Speakers' statements should be framed in terms so as to present policy issues and be directed to University Council as a body through the moderator.

Global Engagement Studies Institute Deadline - February 10th
Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on global development?

The Global Engagement Studies Institute (GESI) at Northwestern University will equip you to:
Work directly with local communities and community organizations in India, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Kenya, or Uganda
Earn 2 or 4 Northwestern course credits (summer or fall, respectively â€" equivalent to approximately 6 or 12 semester hours)
Live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for 8 or 10 weeks
Work in teams of undergraduates to contribute to development work in the areas of environmental sustainability, microfinance, education, social enterprise, global health, and more

Join GESI in India.

If you are particularly interested in living and interning in India, and either learning Hindi for the first time or further developing your language skills, Udaipur may be just the place for you. Past GESI interns have partnered with community organizations on a number of projects, from improving women's health through a social business, to reducing deforestation by introducing smokeless cookstoves, and working to increase treatment adherence in HIV and AIDS patients. We're excited to see what you will achieve by collaborating with local organizations abroad!

Ready to take the next step?

Visit for GESI participants' stories, past projects, logistical information, and to apply.

The application deadline for fall is February 10, 2016. Applications for summer are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2016. Apply for summer early, as sites will fill as we near the final deadline.

If you have questions and want to speak to a member of the GESI staff, please contact us at or 847.467.5759.

Netter Center Emerson Fellows - Deadline Extended February 22nd
West Philadelphia Emerson Fellow:

The Emerson Fellows of the Netter Center offers one graduating Penn senior who has worked with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses, and/or university-assisted community schools programs as an undergraduate an opportunity to engage meaningfully in practice, research and policy and to disseminate their work to a national audience through a one-year appointment. The Emerson Fellow will be a full-time employee of the Netter Center. For more information including info sessions dates, please visit the Emerson Fellow page on the Netter Center website. Application deadline is February 22nd, 2016.

Penn Program for Public Service - Deadline February 12th
The Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship is a 12-week multi-faceted summer program that immerses approximately 15 undergraduates in real-world problem solving in the West Philadelphia-Penn community. Interns receive a free course credit and a paid internship. Only current Penn students who will be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors this coming summer can apply. Applications are due February 12th, 2016.

After School Tutoring Volunteers Needed at People's Emergency Center
After School Tutoring Volunteers Needed: People's Emergency Center (PEC)

PEC is seeking volunteer after school tutors. Assist PEC children with their homework, reading skills and teambuilding activities. The children are primarily in Kindergarten �" 6th grade. Seeking volunteers on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, Monday �" Friday, 3:30pm �" 5:00pm. Please contact Meredith Pollock for more information at or 267-777-5829.

PEC is a homeless shelter for women and their children, located in West Philadelphia, within walking distance from Drexel and Penn.

*All volunteers must have PA Criminal Record, Child Abuse Clearances, and FBI Criminal Background checks completed before starting ($25.75 total).*

Volunteer Opportunities with Let's Get Ready
Let's Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. LGR volunteers provide students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and powerful role models for college. The UPenn chapter of LGR will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning in mid-February and running until mid-April. We are looking for tutors to commit to one night a week from 4:00-6:30 pm with a small group of five high school students at Paul Robeson High School (4125 Ludlow Ave).

Please feel free to contact Megan at or Erin Gold at if you're interested!

Link to apply:

Volunteer Opportunities with ACHIEVEability
Volunteer Tutors
Tutors help parents with college assign ments or children with homework and improvement of basic skills. Volunteers will tutor one hour weekly for the duration of a semester. Typical tutoring hours for ACHIEVEability parents and children are between 3 PM and 7 PM on weekdays, but the tutor's schedule depends on which parent/child they are matched with.

Tax Prep Volunteers
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Assist the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office in providing free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community. Training begins in the fall, and volunteers are needed several times per week, January through April.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities with Camp AmeriKids
Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2016 season.

A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of the one week camp session with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor's enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided.

Volunteers can apply for one or both of the following sessions:
Session One: July 25th â€" August 1st
Session Two: August 6th â€" August 13th

Applications are available on our website Please contact us at 203-658-9671 or if you are interested in more information.