PAPCA is partnering with Grow Philly and the Nationalities Service Center (NSC) to bring you the PAPCA Summer of Service (SOS) campaign.  We know RPCVs like to work on the ground and get their hands dirty.  And we also know that RCPVs love to build relationships across cultures.  So, we have organized volunteer opportunities throughout the spring and summer with Grow Philly's urban farm and NSC's community gardens, which all serve immigrant and refugee communities. Our goal is collectively to complete 500 volunteer hours by summer's end.  There will also be prizes for the volunteer(s) logging the most hours.

To join the campaign, register on MyEffect  and join the PAPCA group.  Then search for 'PAPCA SOS' opportunities (called 'Actions' on MyEffect) and sign up.  If you download the MyEffect mobile app, you can check yourself in and out of opportunities.  As you volunteer, MyEffect will track your hours.  We'll keep a running tally and have a celebration at the end of the campaign.  (If the technology is too burdensome, no worries, just remember to tell the volunteer coordinators at the sites that you are with Peace Corps when you check in, and we'll do our best to track your hours manually.)

And because volunteering is more fun in a group, you can also participate as a team (in which case your hours will be averaged across your members).  You can create a team on MyEffect or just register your team here.

Here are the times and locations of the PAPCA SOS volunteer opportunities:

Grow Philly

3660 S Lawrence St.

Philadelphia, PA

You do NOT need to come for the entire time!  When you arrive, ask for Adam.
April 29th: 9:30 am - 2 PM
May 6th: 9:30 am - 2 PM
May 20th: 9:30am - 2 PM
June 10th: 9:30 am- 2 PM

(additional dates will be added to the Grow Philly site as they are determined)

Nationalities Service Center (note: NSC has two separate gardens)

Growing Home Garden:

2009 S 8th St

Philadelphia, PA

(Volunteer coordinator: Pablo or Ellen)

May 6th: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
June 3rd: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
August 5th: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
October 7th: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Growing Together Garden: 

2500 Reed St

Philadelphia, PA

(Volunteer coordinator: Pablo or Ellen)
May 6th: 10:00 AM - Noon
June 3rd: 10:00 AM - Noon
August 5th: 10:00 AM - Noon
October 7th: 10:00 AM - Noon

Philadelphia Area

Peace Corps Association

PAPCA Summer of Service (SOS) Campaign