When you think back to your own journey to college and into your early career, who were those individuals who helped guide, cheerlead, and inspire you along the way? Are you ready be part of the village that helps energize and encourage a Philadelphia student to reach their college goals and career success? We are always eager to engage with individual volunteers, corporate volunteers, and community partners to expand and strengthen our work, and hope you will consider donating your time and talents to support our mission.

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Ways to Get Involved

The volunteer opportunities outlined below are available to a range of age bands (middle grades through college). Most of these opportunities Most of these opportunities are in-person with some virtual options.

  • Serve as a career speaker or panelist (similar opportunities shown here).
  • Serve as a career development volunteer – resume review, interview skills, and/or business etiquette.
  • Serve as a STEM career mentor – multi-week engagement with STEM-interested students.
  • Offer skills-based volunteering to the PEF organization directly – in IT, marketing, HR, graphic design, etc.
  • Host a career field trip or shadow day at your company.
  • Assemble a small group of team members to host a small group of students for a school-based career experience.

Are You Ready To Make an Impact?

Click the button below to start by completing the Volunteer Interest Form, and someone from the PEF team will be in touch with you! If you have questions, please contact Catherine Jennings, Special Assistant to the CEO at cjennings@philaedfund.org.


“I loved this [experience]! Would love to continue to volunteer in any capacity and with any age group.”

S.M., Career Readiness Workshop Volunteer

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