Community Support Volunteer

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Coordinator | Nicole
Coordinator | Nicole
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Punti Salienti

Support community projects working with the city's most vulnerable youth
Mentor young people to provide hope and encouragement for a brighter future
Instil a love for learning in the city's young people
Experience the history and culture of this vibrant city
Make a real difference!
Assist with community projects in Philadelphia to support the city's vulnerable and reduce the impact of poverty. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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Love Volunteers works closely with a local partner on a range of important community initiatives. This US volunteer program focuses on the immediate needs of marginalized communities in the heritage city of Philadelphia.

Please see the 'Additional Info.' section for procedures in place during the pandemic.

While the USA is often seen as the land of plenty, the reality for many residents is income inequality, housing insecurity and a lack of basic resources. This program aims to address these issues by working with local organizations focused on helping low-income families and un-housed populations.  

This program is perfect for hard-working volunteers who want to support vulnerable communities in whatever way they can and are passionate about this program’s ultimate goal: to promote and support endeavors that result in thriving, vibrant and safe communities with equal opportunities and resources for all residents. 

Goals of this project:

  • Improving the quality of life for low-income and un-housed communities.  
  • Supporting organizations in providing easy access to food and basic necessities
  • Creating safe, positive spaces for residents who feel empowered in their own communities 
  • Enabling positive exchange between volunteers and communities that cross cultural, religious and socio-economic barriers 

How you can help

More than ever volunteers in the US are needed to assist local organizations in their work with vulnerable communities. In this ever changing world the challenges are multiple and often unpredictable. Volunteers on this essential program will gain an insight into the issues faced by these communities and will play a part in combating these challenges and empowering individuals to be active in their community.  

Volunteers will be matched with local initiatives based on skill-sets, preferences and the needs existing at the time of placement. The program partners with various organizations running a diverse range of projects and the work undertaken by each volunteer is meaningful and beneficial to the communities served. Placements may be with food banks, homeless shelters, donation warehouses, schools and community centres.  

Volunteer work will vary depending on the projects being undertaken and may include:

  • Assisting in food distribution, for example serving meals and packing grocery boxes
  • Sorting donations of food, clothing or household goods
  • Assisting local homeless shelters
  • Working with local groups to clean and beautify communal spaces

Typical day

Volunteers on the Community Development program in Philly can expect to work for around 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, with weekends free to enjoy this incredible location. While we ask for flexibility a typical day will look something like this: 

7:00am Breakfast at the Hostel

8:15am Travel to the project site

8:45am Pre-start meeting with the program supervisor

9:00am VOLUNTEERING DUTIES START

Lunch is taken at midday at an eatery near to the project site

2:00pm VOLUNTEERING DUTIES END

Afternoons and evenings are free to relax and explore the experiences Philly has to offer.

Free-time activities

Philadelphia, known fondly as 'Philly', is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania and one of the oldest settlements in the US, dating back to 1682.  A Unesco World Heritage City, Philly maintains the charms of its small town roots whilst embracing the glamour and culture of the modern metropolis it has become.

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Emergency Contact and CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for children through the power of mentorship and education. This project best suits those with experience and/or qualifications in the field of youth development and education but volunteers who simply wish to explore an interest in this field are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 09:00 - 14:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Love Volunteers
  • Dedicated pre-departure support
  • Exclusive access to the LV Trip Planner! 
  • Orientation & full safety briefing on arrival
  • Accommodation 
  • 24/7 local support network 
  • Project placement & onsite supervision
  • Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
  • The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
  • Certificate of Completion (on request)
  • LV registration fee
Airport Pickup at Philadelphia International Airport

Volunteers are met on arrival into Philadelphia by our local representative and taken to the hostel to settle in. A welcome dinner for new and current volunteers is a great opportunity to get to know fellow volunteers. 

Monday is Orientation Day, designed to help volunteers feel supported and comfortable in their new environment. The orientation will cover negotiating the public transport system and will include a visit to the project site and brief introduction by the community partner. 

    • Arrival Day: SUNDAY 8AM - 8PM
    • Departure Day: SATURDAY 
    • Arrival Airport: Philadelphia International Airport (code PHL)

    Accommodation

    Volunteers on this project are accommodated at one of Philly's popular hostels within convenient access to metro stations, restaurants and the many attractions of this vibrant city. Volunteers will stay in shared dormitory-style rooms of various sizes, with shared bathroom facilities. 

    All standard amenities are available in the hostel, including hot showers and modern bathrooms, air conditioning/ceiling fans, microwave, bed linen and free drinking water. 


    Youth Hostel
    Food & Beverages
    Volunteers are provided with a traditional Philly breakfast every day at the hostel (included in the program fee). They then have the opportunity to use other meals times to experience the amazing culture and cuisine on offer. Simply get a few of your fellow hostel mates together and head out to one of the many local restaurants, bars or cafes and enjoy all the local and international delicacies on offer! Easy!
    Internet Access
    Good access at the project site
    What's NOT included?
    Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
    Flight Tickets
    The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia. We assist you to find cheap flights to Stati Uniti.
    Travel Insurance
    Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Stati Uniti provides security and is a plus to have.
    Vaccines
    If you are intending to volunteer in Stati Uniti you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Stati Uniti.

    Date e Prezzi

    NO CREDIT CARD FEES

    Details on arrival

    This project is available year-round and programs start every SUNDAY. Spaces on this project are limited and therefore subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

    Availability
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    Duration
    1 - 8 weeks

    Program fees

    Costs: Prices in USD
    1 week (min. stay)
    $989
    2 weeks
    $1.475
    3 weeks
    $1.853
    4 weeks
    $2.273
    6 weeks
    $2.939
    8 weeks (max. stay)
    $3.229
    Average fees
    $696 /week

    Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Love Volunteers vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
    Deposit (15%)
    The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
    Final Payment (85%)
    Your final payment will be agreed with Love Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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    I nostri servizi sono gratuiti!
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    Community Support Volunteer

    Assist with community projects in Philadelphia to support the city's vulnerable and reduce the impact of poverty.

    $696/week

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