Are you interested in volunteering with us? We’re always looking for more people to help in our community programs. These programs are our mission in action.

Take a look at our Volunteer Opportunities listed below.  Each will have their own application process, so please follow the instructions listed below the opportunity.  If you have any questions, email us at info@historicfairhill.com

**Some opportunities will require background clearances and/or training before you begin. Our staff will make arrangements with you to meet all requirements.

Volunteer Opportunities
Reading Buddies volunteer program
Be a Reading Buddy

Our reading buddies are paired with local classrooms where they provide one-on-one reading support to young students. Many of the students in these programs don’t have adults available to read with them in their lives outside of school. This is an ongoing commitment; we will provide training, guidance, help with getting state clearances, carpools, and good fellowship. For more information, please contact us.

Start Reading Buddies Application



Help us build raised beds!
Garden with Us

Gardeners are needed to work in the main Fairhill history garden, four satellite gardens and two school gardens.

We garden Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and there is always good work to do: watering, weeding, planting, mulching, harvesting in the beautiful, abundant Fairhill gardens. Enjoy good company of gardeners young and old, in English and in Spanish. Bring work gloves. Lunch sandwiches are good at the Indiana Street Mini-Mart.  We also hold tree planting days twice a year, in April and November.

Email us to garden


Reading in the Library
Help in the Julia de Burgos Elementary School Library

HFH reading buddies are helping to re-open the library at Julia deBurgos School at 401 W. Lehigh. If you want to help, contact us for application, clearance forms, orientation. We plan to read with the  children during the summer, since the Lehigh branch of the Free Library is closed for two years of construction.

Email us to be a library helper



....Volunteers gathered to plant eight new trees
Help Plant Trees in Fairhill

Our branch of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program and our neighbors have planted 60 new trees along the streets of our neighborhood. More trees went in on April 23. Help us increase that number in 2016; another planting day is in November! We hold planting days quarterly and could always use more hands. For more information, please contact us.

Email us to plant trees