Get Involved!

April is National Volunteer Month

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.

Philly Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Main Campus

Help to beautify our city in the West Poplar neighborhood near Main Campus by picking up trash, sweeping and cleaning city blocks. Please email Michael Miles to sign up.


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. 

Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden

Friday, April 17, 1 to 3 p.m. | 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 to sign up.

Personal Care Items Drive

Now through April 17 | Bring items to Rooms S3-03 or M2-34

As part of our continued partnership, we’re collecting shampoo, laundry pods, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and more for Spring Garden School students. Sign up to donate and see a complete list of needed items.

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! Please email Michael Miles to sign up.

Grady’s Community Garden

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 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 to get involved.

Volunteer Awards Celebration

Monday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

The Institute is thanking our incredible volunteers from the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters with awards, food and fun. Please RSVP to attend.

Ways to Give Back & Volunteer 

Welcome to the Spring 2023 Semester! We are excited to volunteer and serve alongside you soon. Below are ways you can contribute to our communities and our City! 

  • Sign up to Serve as a Volunteer through the College's Pride Portal to support our community
  • Give back to one of the many non-profits through the Mayor's office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service to meet the needs in our City
  • Create "Thank You" cards and signs to send, post online; or hold them up for your local first responders and other essential staff when you see them (e.g. Septa operators, police officers, firefighters, grocery store workers)
  • Check-in with your neighbor and put a care package together for those who need extra support 
  • Spread positivity on social media and reshare local service opportunities

Service Opportunity Resources