Volunteer & Service Learning Hub

Sign up to Volunteer

Join us in helping others and improving our community. Did you know volunteering can be added on to your College applications, can help you earn a scholarship and receive a recommendation letter? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to do good, feel good and benefit your education through volunteerism. Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.

Log Your Service Hours

Are you volunteering through one of our many programs or representing the College as a volunteer? If so, log your hours here. All volunteers may be eligible for service awards and recognition!

April is National Volunteer Month

Get involved with community engagement through service in the month of April, because doing good feels good!

Philly Spring Clean Up | April 6, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participate in this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup! This is an annual, city-wide effort to remove litter from the neighborhoods of our great city. As a College community, we will meet at the College's Career and Technology Center (4750 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19139) to clean surrounding neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Sign up.

MANNA | April 10, 2024, 1 to 4 p.m.

Volunteer in the kitchen at MANNA! Here we will be chopping vegetables, packing meals, filling meal trays, making sandwiches, baking, and more. All meals you help prepare will go directly to MANNA's clients, who are battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV/AIDS. MANNA is located at 420 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130. We will meet on the Mint steps on Spring Garden St. at 12:30 p.m. before walking over to MANNA. Sign up.

Chosen 300 | April 13, 2024, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Chosen 300 provides meals and services to those who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity here in Philadelphia and beyond. We will be traveling to their location at 1116 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, to assist with their indoor meal program. Volunteers will help set up the room, serve meals to the guests and assist with clean up. Sign up

Sankofa Community Farm | April 19, 2024, 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us for our first staff and student volunteer day at Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden! We'll be planting seeds, weeding, preparing the garden for this upcoming season, and more. This is also an excellent opportunity to meet other students and serve alongside them. Bartram's Garden is located in Southwest Philadelphia at 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19143. Sign up

Volunteer Celebration | April 26, 2024

Those who participate in a volunteer project this April will be invited to attend. More details to come!

Service Learning Spotlight

The following academic areas have offered community engaged service-learning projects in partnership with the Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership!  

  • Black Studies students learned about community farming, gardening, harvesting and more at Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, a local farm rooted in the experience of the African Diaspora
  • Behavioral Health and Human Services students partnered with Gateway to College and Project Career Launch to practice Positive Youth Development Strategies for students on their path to graduating high school and entering college and the workforce
  • Students in Health Care Studies served at MANNA and prepared food for those who are chronically ill in our City
  • Respiratory Care students supported our Adopt-A-School Holiday drive promoting the initiative and collecting items for School District of Philadelphia students from K- 8th grades
  • Allied Health students supported Grady’s Garden to support food sovereignty at the College for our students and local community

Featured Volunteer Opportunities


If you are passionate about social justice issues, want to create change in your city and beyond, and you are interested in learning more about how our democracy works, get involved with #CCPVotes. The Institute’s civic engagement and voter education program has opportunities to volunteer at voter registration tables, participate in virtual voter education sessions, and intern at nonprofits in the city. Reach out to Olivia Edwards at   for more information about upcoming events and how to get involved. 

Grady’s Community Garden

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 17th Street, next to the Bonnell Building

The Garden promotes food sovereignty—the right to choose what you eat and how it's grown in a healthy, culturally appropriate, and ecologically sustainable food production system. Activities include planting, weeding, watering and more! Please contact Olivia Edwards at to get involved.

Next Steps AmeriCorps Program 

The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program gives first-year students the opportunity to be paired with a mentor to assist them in their freshman year of college. This is a great way to benefit from the wisdom of those who have successfully completed their first year at CCP, and be introduced to the various offices and services on campus that exist to help you do the same. All first-year students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to sign up. First-year students are also encouraged to engage as a service member for the following year as second-year students and become mentors to new students! Please email Michael Miles at   to sign up.

Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden

Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19143

Make an impact at Sankofa Community Farm in Southwest Philadelphia and join us for planting seeds, weeding, and preparing the garden for the next harvesting season to support the local community. Please email Michael Miles at mmiles@ccp.edu to sign up.

Contact Us

Do you have a question about volunteering or service-learning? Reach out to our team here:

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  • Olivia Edwards —