Puentes de Salud: Summer Volunteers

Puentes de Salud promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant population through health care, education, and community building initiatives. The Puentes Education branch serves youth ages 3-18 and their families through year-round, out-of-school-time programming.


We are currently in need of volunteers for our elementary school summer programming this Summer 2019. For more information about positions, please see our Summer Camp Volunteer Application and apply as soon as possible, by March 17th. Email education@puentesdesalud.org with questions.

Drueding Center

Spanish-speaking  students to volunteer/intern at the Drueding Center (near 4th and Master Sts.—not far from Temple) especially on Tuesdays from 9-12noon.  If Tuesdays don’t work, then Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 would also work.  The majority of pantry guests who speak Spanish are coming in on Tuesdays.


Please contact:

Tanya Thampi Sen, MPH, RD
Community Nutrition Program Manager
Coalition Against Hunger
215-430-0555 ext. 101
tsen@hungercoalition.org | www.hungercoalition.org

Mighty Writers Intern

About Mighty Writers

150 hours

Mighty Writers is a nonprofit that teaches Philadelphia kids, seven to 17, to think and write with clarity. Our free, out-of- school writing programs in South & West Philadelphia have grown to serve 2,000 kids a year. We will expand to serve more students in two brand new locations in North Philadelphia and the Italian Market neighborhood (serving bilingual Spanish- and English-speaking students) in 2015.

Position Description

The MW Program Intern is a part-time position (10-15 hours/week, 150 hours in all) that reports to Program Director and supports the Program Manager in overseeing many aspects of programs including:

  • Tutoring in the Academy and/or serving as a teaching assistant to workshops
  • Program registration
  • Family/student intake interviews
  • Family/student phone calls
  • Program breakdown and closing the building
    The program assistant also assists with some administrative tasks related to programs such as:
  • Light filing
  • Data collection and entry
  • Document creationResponsibilities
  • Maintain physical presence and support programs at site no less than 10 hours/week during the term of the internship.
  • Stay informed about current projects and timelines for writing assignments within the Academy program, as well as any workshops for which s/he serves as teaching assistant.
  • Read new student writing and respond.
  • Become familiar with Mighty Writers writing rubrics and best practices of writing instruction and implementthroughout programs.
  • Assist with preparing a variety of documents (e.g. correspondence, agendas, event programs, bulletins, etc.) forworkshops and other programs.
  • Assist with maintaining files and records pertinent to the programs.
  • Responds to a variety of inquiries from a variety of internal and external parties (e.g. staff, parents, students,public agencies, etc.)
  • Help with overseeing inventory of supplies and materials.
  • Help to oversee some operations, such as:o Troubleshoot physical site issues as needed (electric, HVAC, plumbing) o Keep sites clean and in good shape

o Outfit spaces with new/current technology and replace as needed o Update décor as needed
o Systems (computers, phones).

  • Be one of the public faces of the organization and represent Mighty Writers to the media, other organizations and the public at large.
  • Remain knowledgeable and informed regarding any issues, regulations or professional standards that may impact Mighty Writers’ policies or operations.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent or sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Education and Work Experience
    • High School diploma or GED required
    • Two years college and/or equivalent experience desired
    • Experience working directly with city youth in an educational settingQualifications
    • One year direct experience working with youth in an education-focused environment prefered
    • A strongly held educational philosophy of how to inspire kids to write and succeed
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong organizational, time management and computer skills
    • Some leadership capabilities
    • Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for working with children, youth and adultsTo apply:Please submit resume and cover letter to the program director of the site where you would like to work. MW South – Tanesha Ford (tford@mightywriters.org)
      MW North – Shamira O’Neil (soneal@mightywriters.org)
      MW West – Khalia Robinson (krobinson@mightywriters.org)

      MW El Futuro – Madeline Karp (mkarp@mightywriters.org) Cover letter should answer these questions:

    • What is your educational philosophy of how to inspire kids to write and succeed? Where does this philosophy come from?
    • How does your previous work and life experience qualify you to take on this position?

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Mighty Writers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Mighty Writers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Volunteer at Temple University Hospital – At Your Service Volunteer Intern Program

The At Your Service Volunteer Intern Program at Temple University Hospital provides non-clinical learning opportunities to undergraduate students. Students will engage in proactive non-clinical rounding on inpatient and outpatient units as well as greeting and assisting visitors at our concierge desk and throughout the hospital. The At Your Service Volunteer Intern Program partners with the Patient Experience Department to enhance the experience for patients and visitors while gaining familiarity working in a hospital setting.
“At Your Service” Intern Program:


To provide patients and visitors a positive experience during their visit by offering a variety of hospitality services both at the Guest Relations Desk and while proactively rounding to meet and exceed patient expectations.


Proactively round on assigned units daily. Check on comfort level of patients and ensure patients and families are having a positive experience. Communicate with Guest Relations supervisor and unit staff serious concerns from patients.

Assist patients with hospitality services and information including: hotel and restaurant reservations, taxi services, directions, business services (faxing, copying, scanning), wireless internet access, notary services, gift and entertainment delivery and other requests as needed.


Please commit at least 6 hours/week on a consistent basis. 75 hours required for a letter of recommendation.

The Guest Relations Desk is open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Weekends Noon-4pm.

Physical Requirements, Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Frequent walking > 10 minutes/hour

Frequent sitting > 30 min/hour

Frequent Standing > 10mins

Occasional lifting > 5 lbs


Verbal communication

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. To request an accommodation, contact Human Resources. TUHS is committed to compliance with federal, state, and local laws regarding individuals with disabilities.

Link: http://tuh.templehealth.org/content/volunteer.htm