For the past 18 months, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful
Executive Director Michelle Feldman
has been spreading the organization's message of environmental stewardship to local public school students. From educational presentations and workshops to hands-on projects, Feldman has been tireless in her efforts to inspire and empower children to beautify their communities.
To date, the organization's programs have reached over 1,500 students, and they want to do more.
"We came to the realization that we could do so much more if we had volunteer teachers who were out there and passionate about this [work]," explains Feldman.
In an effort to achieve its goal, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is seeking five volunteers
willing to train with the organization and then work as part-time ambassadors in area elementary, junior high and high schools.
Prospective volunteers should have a passion for recycling and other environmental issues, and must commit to two presentations per month, with each engagement lasting roughly an hour.
Volunteer teachers will be responsible for leading presentations similar to Keep Philadelphia Beautiful's signature program, "Litter-Free School Zone." Supplemental activities include field trips, local clean-up events and on-site recycling demonstrations.
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful also coordinates with community groups to create unique one-off learning opportunities such as DIY-style programs on creative reuse.
The organization will attract and engage with prospective volunteers through its website
and social media
channels, and additional details will appear in its upcoming October newsletter.
Interested in applying? Complete the online application by November 30
Writer: Dan Eldridge
Source: Michelle Feldman, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful