Become A Volunteer!
We've got a busy schedule year-round with all kinds of events, programs and activities. Whether we’re sponsoring free flu shots, ringing in the joy of the season at our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, helping other community organizations with their neighborhood events, or producing the three-day annual West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival, there's always a critical need for volunteers.
Being a volunteer is very rewarding. Volunteers learn valuable skills, and have a lot of fun at the same time. A network of dependable volunteers is essential to our community revitalization work. Volunteers keep a sharp eye on what's going on in our neighborhood, and help us maintain a presence in the community. Over the years, we've partnered with a variety of organizations in and around Northwest Philadelphia, and connected them with willing and able volunteers ready to take on any assignment.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
* Night Market
- Night Festival held on June 20th, 2013, from 6-10pm on the same foot print as the Jazz Festival, 7100-7500 block of Ogontz Avenue.
For more information, Please email Kamesha Callands at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Build a playground
-OARC is working with the PrinceHall Alumni Association, Kaboom and Foresters to build a small playground at 6007-6011 Ogontz Avenue, (next to the David Cohen Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia). Site preparation will take place Thursday and Friday, June 6th & 7th. Full build day will be Saturday June 8th. Volunteers are needed for all three days. So come, join the fun and help rebuild your community! Please Click on the link below to register.http://wfc2.wiredforchange.com/o/8608/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=71769
OARC is always looking for new and innovative ways to foster economic development in the community. Accomplishing our mission takes sponsors, and there are plenty of opportunities for sponsorships! Businesses, groups and individuals who share our values and vision are an inspirational force and part of our drive to keep researching, planning and building greater quailty of life options for our residents.
We encourage the collaboration that unique sponsorships offer - developing educational and training programs, community beautification projects and projects that attract new businesses and entrepreneurs. In particular, the West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival attracts sponsorships that help brand your company name and allow you to meet your corporate citizenship and community affairs goals.
Interested in being part of a growing and pulsating community? For more information on how to become a sponsor, Call 215-549-9462.