SPFC supports volunteers through listing ongoing, one-time, individual and group volunteer projects  (“opportunities”) which are collected through internet searches. SPFC exclusively lists the projects we find that appear to be consistent with the mission of SPFC. The opportunities listed on the SPFC DIY Service page are not SPFC sponsored group or individual volunteer opportunities. Volunteers may use the web listings to find appropriate opportunities and manage their own volunteer registration and involvement. This disclaimer in no way operates to cover the volunteer opportunities listed on the SPFC web site and coordinated by agencies sponsoring such opportunities.


Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Contact: Nick Mandillo, volunteer coordinator, NMendillo@sundaybreakfast.org, www.sundaybreakfast.org. Located at 13th & Vine Streets. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission has a parking lot where volunteers may park cars while volunteering.

Volunteers may serve meals to homeless clients Mondays through Saturdays. 

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dinner: 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m

.Other volunteer opportunities include service projects around the building, sorting food donations and cleaning the facility and area around the building. There are also volunteer opportunities at our Thrift store. 

Requirements to volunteer: opportunity appropriate for students 11 years of age and older.  Before volunteering, individual students and family members must fill out the application found at http://www.sundaybreakfast.org/get-involved/serve-a/meal/; groups can fill out a group application found at http://www.sundaybreakfast.org/get-involved/group-volunteer-opportunities/; thrift store volunteers can fill out application at http://www.sundaybreakfast.org/get-involved/thrift-store-volunteer-opportunities/.



contact: Jaclyn Elwell, volunteer@philabundance.org

All of Philabundance's sorting and packing takes place at our Hunger Relief Center in South Philadelphia. Hundreds of volunteers are needed every week to sort and pack supplemental and emergency food items. Volunteers sort and pack food that is distributed though our programs and our network of almost 500 food cupboards, emergency kitchens and shelters.

Shifts available, Tuesday through Saturdays and every 2d Tuesday night of every month

Volunteers for weekdays and weekends must be at least 14 years of age.*

All ages may volunteer on Family Night which is the 2d Tuesday of every month, 6-8p.m.*

*To volunteer, please sign up at http://philabundance.volunteerhub.com/Events/Index


JRA Jewish Relief Agency

Contact: Melissa Samen, jra@jewishrelief.org, www.jewishrelief.org

Service Opportunity: This wonderful fun opportunity brings, individuals, families and groups together for one common goal to provide food to more than 3,000 families in need. Volunteers of all religions, ages and abilities pack and deliver food from our warehouse, located at 10980 Dutton Road, Philadelphia, 19154, to struggling families of all religions throughout the greater Philadelphia area. 

Volunteering times are flexible. Groups or all sizes are fine. Community service forms available.

Cynwyd Trail

Contact: Chris Leswig, cleswig@lowermerion.org

Organization Name: Friends of the Cynwyd Trailwww.cynwydtrail.org

Service opportunity: We have many opportunities for you to volunteer to help protect, enhance, restore and preserve our natural resources. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join us in fun, rewarding outdoor stewardship projects. Work includes weeding, mulching, relocating plants and maintaining and constructing trails and general care of the trail.  Upcoming workday is October 19, 8:30 until 1. Meet at Cynwyd Trail on day of service.

Ages for which this opportunity is appropriate: Elementary School (ages 5-10), Middle School (ages 11-13), High school (ages 14-18) and adults. Parents are required to chaperone young children.

For More Information: Go to website for details and to sign waiver from Township.

Contact: Kari Rowe

Email Address: krowe@donors1.org

Organization Name: Gift of Life Family House

Please indicate the ages for which this opportunity is appropriate. : "Elementary School (ages 5-10)", "Middle School (ages 11-13)", "High school (ages 14-18)"

"Parent/guardian required to attend?"

Please describe the service opportunity, including all details such as location, date(s), and hours.: Location: 401 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (we have a secure parking lot)

The Home Cook Heroes program provides a much-needed support service to families who often don’t have the time, resources or energy to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal. Family House meals are served each evening and brunch is served on the weekends. There are opportunities to make baked goods on off peak hours as well!

How Does Home Cook Heroes Work?

Dinner: Every night at 6 pm

Brunch: Weekends only at 10 am

Baking: Every day at off-peak hours

*Groups of up to 10 people can provide, prepare (on or off site) and serve a meal for our transplant families. (Please note: If you have children coming to volunteer, we ask that you have one adult for every three children under the age of 18.)

*Groups are only required to bring the ingredients for the meal. The Family House will provide all the tools you’ll need to prepare the meal in our fully-equipped kitchen complete with 4 ovens, stoves, microwaves, and sinks. We will also provide plates, platters, utensils, etc. (Please note that limited kitchen/pantry items are available. Be sure to notify the Family House in advance if there is anything specific you will require.)

*The amount of servings needed per meal depends on Family House guest occupancy. Group leaders will be notified prior to their scheduled date with an estimated headcount. (Based on our current occupancy over the past several weeks, we usually range from 40-50 people per night.)

Guidelines, sign up forms, and the calendar of dates are located here:

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