Greetings, Alumnae Sisters!
Welcome to the volunteer page for the Alumnae Association for the Philadelphia High School for Girls! Throughout the year, we have many exciting opportunities to volunteer both for the school and the Association.
The school needs volunteers to staff the library, so our girls have a quiet place to study. A decade has passed since The School District of Philadelphia eliminated all full-time librarians due to a lack of funding. The library remained shuttered until 2019, when the Alumnae Association called its members to be present at the school, enabling the library to open at least once a week. Click the button below to sign up!
March 17th - Career Day was started almost four decades ago by your own Distinguished Daughter, Joan Parker Frizzell (#209). She recognized the need for current students to hear the stories of success, struggle, and roads less traveled told by our Alumnae. Career Day has fostered many mentor-mentee relationships over the years, and there is no reason to believe that this year will be any different. Share your journeys with our current students. You could provide the spark that ignites the fire of passion in future Distinguished Daughters. Click the button below to sign up before February 24th!
March 31st - Museum Day 2023. Once a year, learning moves outside the classroom. We are looking for volunteers, Alumnae Ambassadors, to accompany the girls as they explore. Eastern State Penitentiary The Fairmont Waterworks The Franklin Institute The Philadelphia Art Museum. We appreciate the volunteer spirit of Alumnae Ambassadors, who give their time for special events and open houses. Our ambassadors are at the frontline for registration and greeting prospective students and their parents and are the first face of the Girls’ High experience. We may be called upon to proctor tests or chaperone trips with the girls. Click the button below to sign-up!
If you are volunteering in the school, clearances are mandatory. To obtain these no-cost clearances, please visit the School District of Philadelphia volunteer portal.
The Alumnae Association Needs You, Too!
Like the school, the Association also needs alumnae volunteers. Recently, Alumnae Ambassadors operated tables at the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends event. We had a strong presence at the Granite Run and Plymouth Meeting Boscov’s stores. Our ambassadors sold the discounted guest passes to eager shoppers. Next year we’d like to expand to other stores in Exton, Neshaminy, Wilmington, New Jersey, and Maryland! If you live in those areas, we’d love your help. The Association keeps 100% of every guest pass sold. What a fun and easy way to raise money for the organization!