Get Involved
Life Sciences Day: Friday October 30
Issue area: Survival | Youth
Join colleagues in Greater Philadelphia and Boston as we support Cradles to Crayons and help address the needs of local children. Volunteer activities include:
  • In Person Volunteering: with updated safety protocols and reduced capacity. Join the shifts from 10am - 12pm (limited to 20 volunteers) 
  • Clean Out Your Closet: receive a list and collect gently used children's essentials from your home. Volunteer your office or home as a drop off point for your colleagues or deliver materials to the 24/7 contact free Smart Boxes at the Giving Factory
  • Virtual Shopping: receive a list of clothing needs for a child and purchase items from an Amazon Wish List which will be shipped directly to C2C

Complete our short survey to get involved in the event!
Mentoring, Tutoring or Career Development
Volunteer Opportunities
Issue areas: Education & Sustainability | Youth

This fall looks significantly different for students across Greater Philadelphia, and for the nonprofit organizations who support them with programs focused on education and economic sustainability. 

Life Science Cares Philadelphia is recruiting volunteers who are interested in being virtual tutors, mentors and career speakers for a variety of opportunities under development.

Please share some information about your interests and background and we will be in touch to match you with opportunities as they are developed. 
Upcoming opportunities include:
  • Connect with students who are interested in starting a business: work with a small group of students to guide them through the process of developing a business plan & budget, developing a pitch, and conducting informational interviews
  • Help review applications from high school graduates who are interested in gaining a basic understanding of laboratory skills 
  • Share your career experiences working with computers, data or information technology with underserved young adults who are pursuing a technology career
Impact
Last week we had fifteen volunteers register to participate in a virtual SMART goal setting session with over thirty Year Up students from Wilmington. Volunteers listened as students described their goals and coached the students to think about each element of the SMART goal setting process. Most importantly, students and volunteers shared experiences and learned from each other. These experiences were incredibly important and impactful as the Year Up students are just starting the classroom sessions and having realistic attainable goals will help them stay focused and on track as they work to bridge the opportunity divide. 
Thank you to our volunteers from Harmony Biosciences, Venatorx Pharmaceuticals, KPMG, Strongbridge Bio, Aerotek and JLL!
Thank you to the seventy organizations who provided financial support to Life Science Cares Philadelphia by electing to donate the Life Sciences Pennsylvania Annual Awards Program fees to us for use in supporting education and economic sustainability projects. We look forward to sharing the impact of these donations with you in the very near future!
Get Involved - Other ways to help
Support MANNA - Pie in the Sky

Join Team Life Science Cares as we help sell pies in support of the "Pie in the Sky" fundraiser for MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance). Money raised goes directly towards preparing and delivering Thanksgiving dinners and providing year-round services for people with acute nutritional risk from a life-threatening illness such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, HIV/AIDS and more.

There are over 20 locations for you to pick up purchased pies in the Greater Philadelphia area including: Center City Philadelphia, Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Cherry Hill and more!
 
  • Purchase a pie and identify Peter Wolf or your company representative on the Life Science Cares Team as your "seller"; or 
  • Sign up to be part of our team as a "seller" for your company - then share the opportunity to buy pies with your company or social network
Help narrow the digital divide
Since 2000, Hopeworks has been paying Camden residents to learn basic web development skills. Once they graduate, Hopeworks hires them as interns for its two companies, which work on web development and mapping projects for paying clients. As COVID-19 struck, the Hopeworks students and interns needed access to computers - so the team got to work refurbishing old laptops, eventually getting 88 of them to students and members of the team who didn't have devices at home. As the pandemic continues, Hopeworks has a need for additional computers to support the young adults in their program. 
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Life Science Cares Philadelphia
P.O. Box 670 Ardmore, PA 19003