Mayor Nutter Challenges City to Serve:

Click HERE to view Mayor Nutter announce his 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge.


Dear Fellow Philadelphian ~

Are you willing to share your time and talents to help solve problems and strengthen our city?  Will you match your passion with action?

If the answer is “YES!” then you are ready to take Mayor Nutter’s 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge.

Let’s get started!

The 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge is designed to tap into the time, talent and generous volunteer spirit of citizens committed to making Philadelphia great.  Over the next year, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service will partner with faith communities, neighborhood groups, educational institutions, and leaders in the volunteer movement to mobilize citizens in support of projects designed to address both local and citywide challenges.

As a City, these are our "Top 10" volunteer priorities -

  1. Teach Someone to Read
  2. Become a Graduation Coach
  3. Volunteer at a Library or Recreation Center
  4. Support Your Block Captain (or become one!)
  5. Tend a Tree or Community Garden
  6. Promote Recycling
  7. Organize an Ongoing Community Clean-Up
  8. Serve on a Board
  9. Help Create a Healthy Philadelphia
  10. Donate Blood

Click any of the "Top 10" volunteer priorities to find ways that you can get involved - check back often as we will be updating opportunities on a regular basis!

Volunteer Recognition
Every four months Mayor Nutter will host a recognition ceremony to honor volunteers and celebrate the impact they have had on addressing specific local and citywide challenges.  

Organizations registered for the Challenge can nominate 3-5 outstanding volunteers to be recognized by the Mayor at the recognition ceremony.   Any individual can nominate a volunteer for recognition by going HERE.

Outstanding volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win gift certificates to restaurants, museums, and theatrical performances around the city.


It's time to register!

Individuals, click HERE

Groups/Organizations/Faith Communities, click HERE


For additional questions about the Mayor's 2011 Volunteer Impact Challenge please contact:

Melanie A. Johnson

SERVE Philadelphia Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service