Volunteer Opportunities

There are many practical ways you can make a difference at Cornerstone. Please consider how you can serve from the list of options below and fill out the Volunteer Application online

You can also contact our Development Associate for Partnerships, Ashleigh Bynum, to find out more.  Ashleigh Bynum can be reached by phone at 215.724.6858 ext. 233, or by email at abynum@cornerstonephiladelphia.com.

All volunteer opportunities that directly involve working with the students requires a Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and a FBI Background Check or PA Resident Certification and Waiver.  You can find all the websites, forms, and instructions you need to complete by visiting this link: Volunteer Clearance Instructions.  The Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Certification are free for volunteers to complete.


Where & How You Can Help

Facilities Improvement & Beautification
Service Days are planned throughout the academic year for groups to do cleaning, light maintenance and upkeep.  Cornerstone's Facilities Manager can also direct one or two individuals in specific jobs any day during the week.  Work teams come during the summer to help with larger, more intensive renovation and maintenance projects.  Supplies and equipment are provided.  All ages depending on task and project.  

Library Leaders
If you enjoy reading and books, consider volunteering in our library program!  The library program serves grades K-3rd in six week sessions at a time.  Sessions are for one hour each on Wednesday afternoons.  Each library session includes reading a story with students, helping them select books, and doing fun activities.  Volunteers are also needed to help process and shelve books.  Ages 14 and up, depending on task.

Middle School Mentors
Individual mentors are matched with Middle School students according to gender and personality fit.  Mentors are asked to meet one-on-one with their student twice per month during the lunch hour, and participate in four service projects with all mentors and their students throughout the year.  This is a great chance to get to know a student personally, and help direct them through a crucial time in their academic career.  For more information visit: Middle School Mentoring. Ages 18 and up.

Classroom & Student Support
Volunteers are invited to help in specific grade levels - working either one-on-one or in small groups with students on reading or math skills.  Volunteers also can provide support to the teachers in the classroom on special projects, lessons, and more.  Ages 14 and up, depending on task.

Information Technology and Computer Lab Assistance
The computer lab has a need for volunteers during or outside of class sessions.  Each grade level has computer class, and volunteers can help, especially with K-2nd grade students, in supporting instruction.  Ages 14 and up, depending on task

Office Support
The Front Office and Development Office can use individuals to do clerical work, prepare mailings, and other office tasks. Ages 14 and up, depending on task.

School Nurse Office Volunteers
Help support our School Nurse and Office Staff by being present with children who are sick or in need of very basic first-aid care.  This most often involves sitting with students until their parents come to pick them up.  Schedule is flexible and during school hours.

See an opportunity that is a good fit for you?  Fill out our Volunteer Application today to get started!