Volunteer Program | Project HOME

Volunteer Program

From Thanksgiving to the New Year, Project HOME has many opportunities for involvement to help make the holidays a special time for our community. Please contact Stephanie Lin at volunteercoordinator@projecthome.org with your interest or any questions.

Women of Change is a safe haven residence for women located at 20th and Arch Streets. (Photo by Project HOME)

Eileen McGovern first visited Project HOME’s Women of Change Safe Haven in 2015 with a group of Mercy Associates.  She currently serves as a receptionist there. 

When Kristin Segro decided to give back, our Home Spun Boutique was the perfect match. Kristin’s eye for design, fashionable palate, and consistent presence is an anchor at the boutique. Every Tuesday you’ll find her at her post, where she is responsible for sorting clothes, researching and pricing designer items, and organizing donations. (Her favorite part is jewelry!) “I appreciate that I can be useful in a small way for an organization that is providing service and opportunity in a very big way,” she said.

 

Pool Table for Kairos House
Kairos House lost their beloved pool table in a flood, and now that the basement is restored and renovated, we’re on the look-out for a replacement! If you can donate and deliver a pool table for Kairos House, please call 215-320-6199.     

The Indispensable Volunteer | Bill Shriver

The community space in our 1515 Fairmount Avenue headquarters filled with the hum of conversation - punctuated by moments of laughter - as Project HOME community members gathered to celebrate an important landmark.

Just as Volunteer and In Kind Gifts Coordinator Anabel Genevitz laid out the party treats - which included neon pink cupcakes - Bill Shriver entered the room to a round of applause.  The appreciative crowd (including Bill’s mom) was there to recognize two significant milestones - Bill's 50th birthday and his 10th anniversary as a Project HOME volunteer.

 

Here at Project HOME, we have long recognized that the solution to homelessness may begin with a roof and four walls, but must also include relationships and belonging in a vibrant community. Volunteers at Project HOME are often largely responsible for bringing people together.

 

Yesterday, we printed an article from our News from HOME newsletter about the Hub of Hope. Today, we print a personal reflection from Kat Delancey about her experience as a volunteer at the Hub.

 

Steve Lozowski volunteers at St. Columba, a safe haven for chronically homeless men who suffer from severe mental illness. Steve helps provide meals, comfort, and - perhaps most importantly - companionship to the residents.

Project HOME (PH): Tell us a little about yourself.

 

The mother/daughter duo of Sharlene and Amy Goldfischer facilitate the popular knitting club at 1515 Fairmount Avenue where our residents - many of whom are already painters, sculptors, and illustrators in their own right - hone their knitting skills with an eye toward crafting items for personal use or to sell at local craft shows. 

Project HOME (PH): Tell us a little about yourselves.

 

Kim Covello is a volunteer for Project HOME who previously blogged about her experience doing street outreach with Sam Santiago of our Outreach Coordination Center. 

It was Sunday, May 15, and I was driving from my Main Line home into Center City Philadelphia, excited and a little nervous. I am a 52-year-old retired attorney and suburban mom. I model for QVC and local commercials part-time and am really into health and fitness. 

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