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Help Wanted!

This is a new page on SPC's website -- and very much a "work in progress."  Hands-on efforts -- gifts of time and talent -- are every bit as important to most of our local mission partners as the funds that we contribute through our pledge dollars to support their infrastructure needs.  Posted below are current needs and opportunities for volunteers.

A brief description of each agency or program that SPC supports  can be found on the Local Outreach page.  More complete information can be found by visiting their websites.  Simple click on the logo (left) of any given organization to get to it's website.

Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA)  Chester Charter School for the
Reading Beach Club
Reading Beach Club is CCSA's signature volunteer reading program. Each trimester, for six weeks, more than 35 volunteers come to the school to read with Kindergarten students at 3:00pm on Friday afternoons. They call these volunteers “Storytellers.”  Storytellers are typically paired with one or two students. A good number of SPCers serve regularly in this role and welcome your questions and interest: Marilyn Henkelman, Ray Hopkins, Abbie and Dave Rowley, and Peggy Thompson are among the most regular.  For more on the background and to register your interest, click here: CCSA Reading Beach Club.

Chester Eastside  Chester Eastside Inc.
Work with Children in the After School Program
Four afternoons a week (Monday-Thursday), Chester Eastside (CE) offers tutoring, homework help and enrichment programs to 25 elementary school children. Tutors are needed each afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00pm.

Work with Adults in the GED program 
Tutors are needed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to noon. Most wanted: help with high school sciences and English. 

Pick up Donated Produce from Philabundance 
Drivers are needed Tuesday mornings from 8:15 to 9am. Round trip is less than two miles.  Truck or van is needed.

​Questions?  Offers?
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Bill North at for more complete information.
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Alternative Christmas:
Local Outreach:
World Mission:

Will you let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you?
Pray that I might have the grace 
to let you be my servant, too.

Servant Song,
by Richard Gallant
Local Mission Volunteer Needs