Meet Our Initial Partners Who Do Impactful Work
Fighting Poverty In Our Communities
Learn more about the types of volunteer opportunities available through Life Science Cares
Greetings!
You may already be familiar with the initial partners being supported by Life Science Cares Philadelphia and have jumped in to volunteer! If not, check out these brief summaries of our partners to learn more about them and consider which volunteer opportunities interest you or your team.

Click on the "Get Involved" button at the top of this email to learn about scheduled volunteer opportunities. You can also contact pete@lifesciencecares.org to schedule an event for your company or schedule a presentation about Life Science Cares Philadelphia for your colleagues.
Practice Radical Hospitality
A “first responder” for vulnerable populations, Broad Street Ministry is a trauma-informed engagement center that provides meal services alongside essential needs such as clothing, toiletries, mail, and comprehensive on-site social services provided by our trusted collaborating partners. Our integrated Concierge Service helps guests navigate these and other services around the city and develop a coordinated, holistic care plan towards stability. Our core values of radical hospitality means our doors and services are open to all. Watch this video to learn more about volunteering at Broad Street Ministry.

Volunteers serve meals to guests of BSM and provide the service one would receive at a fine restaurant, and with the hospitality you would feel at your family’s holiday meal. Volunteers can also help sort and distribute mail to the numerous guests using BSM as their permanent mailing address. 
It's More Than a Cause, It's a Kid
Cradles to Crayons works with families, individuals, community groups, and companies to serve over 70,000 children every year in the Philadelphia region. New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers in The Giving Factory. Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children through Cradles to Crayons collaborative network of diverse service partners. Watch this video to learn more about how volunteering at Cradles to Crayons supports youth in our community.

Volunteers sort through donations, assemble outfits, and package items to go out to children in need.
Opening doors to the minds of tomorrow
FirstHand powered by University City Science Center engages Philadelphia youth providing an immersive, hands-on, laboratory-based learning experience that exposes the middle and high school students to careers in STEM. Over the past five years, FirstHand has served more than 2,500 youth over 22,000+ engagement hours from 14 Philadelphia schools. Watch this video to learn more about the student experience at FirstHand.

If you are interested in participating in these learning experiences or mentoring students in this program contact pete@lifesceincecares.org
"Beet Hunger!"
Philabundance’s mission is to drive hunger from our communities today and to end hunger for good. As the Delaware Valley’s largest hunger relief organization, we serve 90,000 children, families, and older adults every week through our member agency network and other programs. In addition to food distribution, we strive to reduce food waste, increase accessibility to nutritious meals, and tackle the root causes of hunger through programs such as our Ending Hunger For Good initiative. Watch this video to learn more about how volunteering at Philabundance makes a difference in our community.

Volunteers at the Hunger Relief Center sort and pack food to be distributed through our programs and agency network.
Help Young Adults Reach Their Potential
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing motivated young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. The Opportunity Divide is the vast gap that exists between young adults from underserved neighborhoods, who have the motivation to succeed but lack access to the resources that will enable them to do so, and companies who have sizable human capital needs and lack access to a viable pool of motivated and diverse talent. Watch this video to learn more about the youth participating in Year Up.

Volunteers serve as mentors, participate in mock interviews, resume reviews or share their experiences as a guest speaker.
Want to get started today? It is as easy as clicking below to find a volunteer opportunity! If you don't see what you are looking for, check back in a few weeks as we will be adding volunteer opportunities on a regular basis. You can also check in with pete@lifesciencecares.org to find out more about upcoming events.
Learn more about LSC Philadelphia
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In Office
Drives
You choose what you’d like to collect at your office and when you’d like to run a drive. We’ll help with marketing materials, setting targets and coordinating logistics of pickup and drop-off. Together, we can help our neighbors in need through the winter months. 








Life Science Cares Philadelphia
P.O. Box 670 Ardmore, PA 19003