Service Link Volunteer Application Spring 2018: DEADLINE 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24th, 2018
DEADLINE: 11:59pm on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24th, 2018.

There will be a mandatory training session for new volunteers on Monday February 5th, likely in the evening.

Volunteers are expected to volunteer every other week for a 3 hour shift. Outside of normal shifts, there will be around 5 hours per semester of other mandatory commitment time required for trainings/meetings/speakers/etc. Please make sure your schedule will allow you to volunteer before applying.

Service Link is not limited to undergraduates but volunteers must somehow be affiliated with Penn.

We are looking for volunteers who intend to stay at least a year with the program.

If you have any questions, please email us at or visit our website at

Email address *
Full Name *
Your answer
Penn Affiliation *
Expected Graduation Year *
Your answer
Please tell us briefly why (specifically) you want to volunteer for Service Link and whether you have previous experience in counseling, mentoring, social services, or public health. *
Your answer
Think about what would make an ideal Service Link volunteer. What qualities do you have that would make you a good volunteer for Service Link? *
Your answer
What do you personally hope to achieve by being a Service Link volunteer? Would participating in Service Link fulfill any personal or professional goals for you? *
Your answer
Do you have any experiences working with refugee communities or related activities that may be relevant to working on a special project with a refugee clinic? If you are interested, what languages do you know?
This question is completely optional and will not affect the overall application decision but is rather a way of gathering interest in such an opportunity.
Your answer
Service Link has 4 different sites at which you can be a volunteer. Please read this site information sheet ( and indicate to which sites you would like to apply. *
Please be aware that applying for any Community Site may require a short, informal interview between Saturday Jan. 27 - Tuesday Jan. 30. See next question for more details.
If you are applying to Community Sites, you may be interviewed between Saturday Jan. 27 - Tuesday Jan. 30. Please list your general availability for these dates below in the format (Sa:...; Su:...; M:...; T:...;). If chosen for an interview, our site coordinators will email you with a meeting time after all applications are received. *
This application can be re-edited after submission so do not worry if you need to change your availability later on.
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What are your other time commitments this semester? Please list each activity and the approximate number of hours dedicated each week. *
Your answer
It is important for Service Link to sustain our work over Summer 2018. Will you be in Philadelphia this summer and available to continue volunteering? *
This will not affect your application but is important for us to ensure we have sufficient volunteers for the summer.
Will you be free on the afternoon of Monday February 5th to attend a mandatory training for new volunteers? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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