How to Volunteer

There are lots of opportunities to contribute your time and talents to the community through PBCIP.

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PBCIP is in full planning mode for our next Haddon Avenue Street Festival which takes place Saturday, September 29, from noon to 4 p.m. We are looking for sponsors - a great way to promote your business to 1,000+ attendees. We are also in need of monetary donation, goods and services, including giveaways to promote your business.

Last year, Rutgers-Camden students joined us to assist with set-up and helping kids enjoy the Comcast Children's Zone throughout the day. We can always use extra hands for set-up and break-down and folks willing to man volunteer tables

To sponsor, donate items or volunteer, please contact parksideoutreach@pbcip.org

List of Ongoing Needs:

PBCIP can often use volunteers to man phones, stuff envelopes etc. at our office. In addition, we have several annual events that are an enjoyable way to help out the community:

Fun Day (late summer community event in Farnham Park)
Volunteers needed for morning set-up and late afternoon clean-up, manning information stations, food/barbecue area, children’s games, greeters.

Items needed include giveaways (we welcome branded items to promote your business), plastic tablecloths, paper plates and plasticware, water, juice, soda, hot dogs and buns

Haddon Avenue Street Festival
(Fall festival on Haddon Avenue including vendors, children’s activities, live entertainment)
Volunteers needed for early morning set-up and late afternoon clean-up, manning information stations, children’s games, greeters.

Items needed include lending of tables and chairs, plastic tablecloths

Fundraising Events and Community Meetings
(PBCIP usually holds one fundraising social event each year and several community meetings that may include entertainment, games and prizes)
Volunteers needed for set-up and clean-up, manning sign-in table, inside greeters and outside greeters, runners to assist with managing raffles, giveaways, etc. Prior to the event, volunteers are needed for envelope stuffing, reminder phone calls, soliciting and/or picking up donated items.

Items needed include giveaways (we welcome branded items to promote your business), donated gift cards, items to raffle off, plastic tablecloths, paper plates and plasticware, water, juice, soda, food items.

Service Projects
(PBCIP schedules several community clean-ups from spring through the fall and also organizes spring and fall plantings in Parkside’s Garden of Hope and along the Park Boulevard median.)
Volunteers needed to solicit and /or pick up donation items, make reminder phone-calls, raking, sweeping, clean-up of lots, weeding, mulching, planting in gardens. Volunteers are also needed for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of alleys, gardens and medians.

Items needed include use of a truck and driver for supplies, heavy duty trash bags, rakes, shovels, brooms, gloves, water, food items.

Presentations
(PBCIP is always looking for expert speakers on topics of interest.)
PBCIP’s Hope Institute homebuyer education program uses a financial literacy curriculum geared toward homeownership. Guest speakers cover topics such as homeownership readiness, credit restoration, and mortgage application. If you have professional qualifications in this area, contact Miosha Lawrence at mlawrence@pbcip.org or (856) 964-0440, x. 15.

PBCIP Community Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., except in July and August. Each month a topic of interest is selected, which may include a current issue affecting the community, a seasonal topic such as “Summer Childcare Options” or “Winterization.” We are open to considering a variety of topics and welcome suggestions. Social service agencies and businesses are welcome to contact Elaine Finn at efinn@pbcip.org or (856) 964-0440 to be added to our database of available speakers.

Office Help is occasionally needed at PBCIP. Join our friendly office for a few hours when we need a little assistance to answer phones, stuff envelopes, or make reminder calls.