Episcopal Community Services is delighted to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

Throughout the year, our volunteers make a tremendous difference in the lives of the individuals and families we work with. In the hours spent mentoring young people or with lonely senior citizens, collecting goods for our food cupboard, and in gathering back-to-school materials for students, their impact comes in all shapes and sizes. And such impact is worthy of celebrating.

From Sunday, April 15 through Saturday, April 21, we’ve organized a variety of events and activities that honor the generosity and service of volunteers. It’s our way of saying thank you and encouraging others to get involved with the many volunteer opportunities we offer at Episcopal Community Services.

Join us for an Open House or at a volunteer activity. Details of the action-packed week are below.

Sunday, April 15

Volunteer Opportunity: Cook-Off

Volunteers gather every month to assemble 200+ nutritious dinners for frail seniors throughout Philadelphia. Our staff handles the cooking and volunteers assemble the meals, so even the busiest of volunteers are able to make an impact while fitting service into a busy schedule.

Note: April’s Cook-Off is already full (!), but if you’d like to lend a hand in the future, contact nancyd@ecsphilly.org to learn more.

Location: St. Barnabas Mission (6006 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151)
Time: 1:00—2:00pm

Monday, April 16

Join Us: Volunteer Open House

Free and open to the public, the Volunteer Open House will connect guests with fellow volunteers and spotlight the many opportunities for service offered at ECS. Through our main doors and into a convivial open space, stations will be set up with information of specific volunteer needs for our many programs. This event is hosted by ECS’ Young Friends Circle. Please save the date to join us.

Location: ECS Main Office (225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Time: 5:00—7:00pm

Tuesday, April 17

Pop Up Thank-You’s (Day 1)

In the weeks leading up to National Volunteer Week, all-star volunteers have been the topic of conversation around ECS. Who goes above and beyond? Who can we always count on? On Tuesday and Thursday, standout volunteers will be surprised and celebrated by staff. (Think Publishers Clearing House without the big check.) Are your ears ringing? It may just be you! Follow along on Facebook to see how things unfold.

Location: Varies
Time: Varies

Wednesday, April 18

Join Us: Cultivating Volunteers into Donors

Geared toward nonprofit professionals, Cultivating Volunteers into Donors will bring together industry experts for a lively panel discussion on how to leverage the connections they make with volunteers and converting those into committed donors. Click here to RSVP.

Panelists:
Carolyn Biondi, Executive Director | Arm in Arm
Alex Coll, Directory of Annual and Institutional Giving | The Chester Fund
John Federico, Director of Development | Ralston Center
Martha Heuser, Nonprofit Fundraising Consultant
Victoria Sicks, Chief Development Officer | Episcopal Community Services

Location: ECS Main Office (225 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Time: 8:00—9:30am

Thursday, April 19

Pop Up Thank-You’s (Day 2)

In the weeks leading up to National Volunteer Week, all-star volunteers have been the topic of conversation around ECS. Who goes above and beyond? Who can we always count on? On Tuesday and Thursday, standout volunteers will be surprised and celebrated by staff. (Think Publishers Clearing House without the big check.) Are your ears ringing? It may just be you! Follow along on Facebook to see how things unfold.

Location: Varies
Time: Varies

Friday, April 20

Volunteer Opportunity: Day of Service

Having compassion is a big part of working at ECS. With a diverse staff of 150 part- and full-time employees, each member of the team is called to serve. During our Day of Service, staff from all departments and sites, the Board of Trustees, and committee members will join forces to complete service projects together for different ECS programs. Come out and join us for any and all of the projects below! Contact christopherr@ecsphilly.org to learn more.

Location: To be announced
Time: To be announced