Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
610-436-0042
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in Delaware County

Aardvark Child Care and Learning Center

Aardvark Child Care and Learning Center is a non-profit organization providing quality care in a wonderful atmosphere where children can learn, grow and play.

Location: 335 Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Contact information:

Phone: 610-358-8998

Website: http://www.aardvarkchildcare.com

Community Service Activities: assist with children's activities


Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Location:  Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA 19063

  • 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Contact information:

Phone: 610-566-1725

Website: www.colonialplantation.org/volunteer

Email: info@colonialplantation.org

Community Service Activties:  Volunteer interpreters greet visitors and share with visitors what they have learned about colonial life.  Some interpreters participate in special weekend events, demonstrate colonial skills, and are tour guides. Volunteers can also teach classes, conduct workshops, or answer questions of visitors. 

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is open on weekends from April to November.


Community Action Agency of Delaware County

The mission of the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC) is to assist families and individuals to move toward economic self-sufficiency and reduce their dependence on public support through innovative approaches to programs, including provision of professional case management services, life skills training, employment training, social services, and creation of affordable housing, and community and economic development activities.

Location:

  • Mailing Address: 201 West Front Street, Media, PA 19063
  • Physical Location:  Toal Building, 2nd and Orange Streets, Media, PA 19063

Contact information:

Deborah Lamborn

Phone: 610-891-5101

Website: www.caadc.org/index.php?/site/volunteer/

Email: info@caadc.org

Community Service Activities:

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers will serve at one of the many shelters and resource centers.

Delaware County Literacy Council

The Delaware County Literacy Council works with adults, who wish to read, write, speak and understand English, helping them to increase their communication skills and to participate more fully in society. The Council uses volunteers to ensure that programs are free and accessible to everyone.

Location: 2217 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA 19013

Contact information:

Susan Keller, Volunteer and Commyunications Coordinator

Phone: 610-876-4811

Email: skeller@delcoliteracy.org

Website: http://www.delcoliteracy.org

Community Service Activity:Volunteer tutors work one-on-one, helping an adult to learn basic reading or math skills or to speak English as a second language. Tutors and learners meet twice a week in a public place for 1½ hours each time. Tutor training is required (10 hours). Training is offered in Reading Tutoring (also called Adult Basic Education, or ABE, Tutoring), English as a Second Language Tutoring (ESL), and Math Tutoring.


Don Guanella School

Don Guanella School provides residential services for boys with developmental disabilities on the campus of Don Guanella Village.

Location: 1797 S. Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064

Contact information:

Director of Volunteer and Community Relations, Catholic Social Services

Phone: 215-854-7058

Email: cssvolunteers@chs-adphila.org

Website: http://www.developmentalprogramsphilly.org/volunteering.php?form_id=2

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are asked to do things that they feel most comfortable doing. Taking a walk, reading a story, helping with an arts and crafts activity are some of the ways you can contribute to the lives of those supported by the Don Guanella School.


Fair Acres Geriatric Center

Location: 340 N. Middletown Rd., P.O. Box 496, Lima, PA 19037 

Contact Information:

Cheryl Everngham, Volunteer Services Director

Phone: 610-891-5770

Fax: 610-891-8290

Email: evernghamc@fairacres.org

Website: http://www.fairacres.org/volunteering.html

Community Service Activity: Volunteers will assist residents on outings and day trips, such as to the beauty shop, physical therapy, and at bingo events.  Volunteers are also needed to help plan and assist residents with crafts, play individual games with the residents or assist in a group program such as casino day, parachute games, and bowling, as well as sharing musical, dance, or artistic talents with residents.  Volunteers may also provide one-on-one visits to individuals in their rooms in an effort to provide social interaction and sensory stimulation through reading, listening, conversing, and doing sensory activities.


Family & Community Services of Delaware County

Family and Community Service of Delaware County (FCS) is an incorporated, nonprofit, multi-service counseling agency serving Delaware County.  FCS provides services from offices in Media and Clifton Heights, the Ralph Moses House in Chester, and in other community locations.

Location: 600 North Olive Street, Media, PA 19063

Contact information:

Cheryl Thomas, STAP Supervisor

Phone: 610-566-7540, ext. 227

Website: http://www.fcsdc.org/volunteering-3

Email: cthomas@fcsdc.org

Trish Fulvio, Development and Communications Consultant

Email: pfulvio@fcsdc.org

Tom Kavitski, Program Manager

Phone: 610-859-3806

Website: www.fcsdc.org/volunteering

Community Service Activities:  Family & Community Services of Delaware County has many volunteer opportunities throughout the year for interested individuals.  For instance, the Second Time Around Parents Program is always looking for volunteers to help with grandchildren's activities, such as trips to the zoo and aquarium.  Child care assistants are sometimes needed for our kids' groups.  Additionally, the Ralph Moses House, a supportive, transitional housing facility for homeless men with HIV and AIDS also have many opportunities for volunteering.  Adopt a Family for the Holidays takes places during the winter holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas, and volunteers will assist in providing them with food, new clothing, or gifts.


Family Support Services

Location: 201 South 69th Street, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Contact Information:

Phone: 610- 352-7610

Email: Development@FSSinc.org

Website: http://www.fssinc.org/jobs_volunteer.aspx

Community Service Activity: Programs vary in complexity, depending on the school’s objective. However, volunteers can work in classrooms, assist teachers, or provide nursing assistance.


Heartland Hospice

Location: 5 Christy Drive Suite 103, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Contact Information:

Judith Dervaes, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 800-807-3738

Website: http://www.heartlandhospice.com/volunteers/who-can-be-a-volunteer/

Community Service Activity:  Volunteers will assist in care giving through direct patient care, visiting patients, bereavement support, assisting in knitting and crocheting as well as in pet-therapy. Training is required and is provided for all volunteers.


Muscular Dystrophy Association

Location: 600 Reed Rd., Suite 104, Broomall, PA 19008

Contact Information:

Melanie Parks

Phone: 610-325-5758

Fax: 610-325-0506

Community Service Activity: Volunteers are needed for MDA "lock ups" to greet and direct participants and "arresting officers" as well as to serve as camp counselors for annual summer camp for kids with MS.


The Outreach Program

Location: 4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Contact Information:

Diane Spencer, Eastern Pennsylvania TOPSoccer Chairperson

Phone: 610.238.9966

Fax: 610.238.9933

Email: dspencerepysa@verizon.net

Website: http://www.epysa.org/programs_camps/topsoccer/

TOP Soccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities, organized by youth soccer association volunteers. The program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girls, age 8-19, who has a mental or physical disability. Our goal is to enable the thousands of young athletes with disabilities to become valued and successful members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer & US Youth Soccer families.


Rocky Run YMCA

Location: Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063

Contact information:

Advanced Family Services Director

Phone: 610-627-9622

Email: sherr@philaymca.org

Website: https://philaymca.org/branches/rocky-run/

Community Service Activities: As a YMCA volunteer, you will serve as role model for young people or help with special events.


Special Olympics - Delaware County

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Location: 307 Lenox Rd., Havertown, PA 19083

Contact information:

Ric Koehler

Phone: 610-449-2199

Email: special.olympics@verizon.net

Website: http://sodelco.org/


Yeadon Library Homework Help Club

The Yeadon Library is looking for volunteers for its Homework Help afterschool program. The afterschool program is designed to provide programming and homework help for 1st through 8th graders. This is a great opportunity to work directly with children, help our community, and fulfill your Community Service Experience (CSE) requirement.

Location:

Yeadon Public Library
809 Longacre Boulevard
Yeadon, PA 19050
Close to SEPTA Regional Rail and buses

Program dates and times:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 PM, starting March 3
(volunteering one day a week is acceptable)

Program format:
30 minutes programming/activities, the rest individual help

Contacts:
Program Coordinator
Dafan Zhang
dafan@meetdafan.com
484-469-8683

Library Director
Richard E. Ashby, Jr.
610-623-4090