Volunteer Programs

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 next to the opportunity. If you have any questions, email us at the button below.

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

Be a Reading Buddy

Our reading buddies are paired with local classrooms where they provide one-on-one reading support to young students. This is an ongoing commitment; we will provide training, guidance, help with getting state clearances, carpools, and good fellowship. Learn more at the link below.

Garden with Us

Come help in the grounds and gardens. Attend Saturday work days, 10am – 3pm.

Wear work clothes, a hat, and work gloves if you have them.  There is always work to be done: Raking woodchips, mulching, weeding, resetting grave stones.  

For more info, contact us.

Help in the school libraries

Volunteer in the school libraries of Julia deBurgos, Hartranft, or William Cramp Libraries.  Email us to apply as a library helper.  

Help Plant Trees in Fairhill

Our branch of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s Tree Tenders program and our neighbors have planted 130 trees since 2012. Join us in planting trees one Saturday every April and November. We can also always use volunteers to chat with neighbors for tree tenders recruitment.

For more information or to help with planting, please email us.

Help with An Event

We put on family events in the historic park throughout the year including tree planting, sledding and camp fires. Spring Fest, Summer Fest, Harvest Fest, Winter Fest with sledding, snow people and campfire   Volunteers who work regularly with kids get state clearances, free through HFH.  Contact us about your group volunteering with HFH today!


Join Fairhill Neighbors for first Monday meetings 5pm – 6 pm by Zoom. Join actions such as voter registration, education, and turnout; block clean ups; IPM; storm drain marking; trash pickup, integrated pest management, bandit sign removal. Email Towanda for more information.

Host a book Drive

Good books help make strong readers. You can collect books with your religious congregation, corporate service group, resident association.  Contact us for a book list of high quality, culturally relevant books or gather up the books your kids have loved and outgrown.  We can send  suggestions for your drive.  Contact us today to hold a book drive for Fairhill kids!

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