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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at ACHIEVEability. Your help assists us in providing the best services for our families. Our mission is to provide housing and support to single parent families so that parents can pursue degrees in higher education. Every year we look to increase the number of parents who achieve self-sufficiency and are able to graduate.
Please note that we ask all volunteers to submit a Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check to ensure the safety of our families and staff. Also, if you would like to work with children, we ask that you complete a Child Abuse Clearance. These forms are not necessary if you are planning to work on one-time service projects.
Time slots are listed below to give you an idea of the time commitment required for each position; it does not mean that you must volunteer for each of the days included in each category. Volunteer jobs are based on availability.
Help parents with college assignments or help children with homework and improvement of basic skills. Volunteers must attend a tutoring training session, after which they must commit to one volunteer session a week for the duration of a semester. Typical tutoring hours for ACHIEVEability parents and children are:
Assist the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office provide free federal and state tax preparation services through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Training will begin in the fall. Last tax season, we successfully tax returns for 234 local residents. In all, these residents received over $402,000 in tax refunds.
Are you looking for a team building activity for your company, your department or your group? ACHIEVEability can provide the perfect outlet for this need. Help ACHIEVEability prepare homes for new families to rent. By participating in this "Day of Caring" project, your group can clean, paint and/or do minor repairs to ACHIEVEability homes. In turn, your group will walk away from the project with a strong sense of accomplishment, knowing that they successfully helped to ready a home for a family in need.
We are flexible with scheduling. Each service event should be at least four hours to be able to produce meaningful results. If a team has more time to offer, we will avail of the extra help.
The ACHIEVEability Community Services Office can use your support in various forms of volunteer services:
By partnering with ACHIEVEability, your company or department can help the agency maximize its fullest potential by providing skills based volunteerism. The expertise of your company or department can help us to improve our program performance, prove value and guide investment decisions. Specifically, you can assist ACHIEVEability by providing resources for staff development, evaluations of operations and technology, guidance for marketing and public relations, and assessments of our strategic planning and program delivery.
Help collect various items for ACHIEVEability families to help them achieve their goals. We provide our families with items throughout the year that many of us take for granted.
ACHIEVEability Development Staff: