Information for Schools and Community Groups

What is the FSS Service and Volunteer Program?
The FSS service curriculum offers opportunities for school and college students to perform community service, and do internships, project work, and job shadowing. Programs vary in complexity, depending on the school’s objective.  Students have previously done birthday gift, toy, clothing and food drives as well as service projects (painting, uniform collection) for Martin Luther King Day.  Collected items are distributed to children and families by FSS social workers, or made use of in designated program sites.  Volunteer interns have worked in classrooms, assisted teachers, or provided nursing assistance. Contact the development office at for more information.

Download a Service and Volunteer Program Information packet (205K)

How does the program work? 
Participating schools or universities work with Family Support Services to tailor service opportunities to grade and school–specific goals.   Internships are matched to individual interests, and vary depending on the objectives.

Job shadowing opportunities are matched to individual interests. To inquire about specific job shadowing, please email our administrative office at

Which schools have participated in FSS’s Service and Volunteer Program?
Family Support Services has provided community service or internship opportunities to students at the following schools, camps, and universities.

The Agnes Irwin School, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College, Eastern College, The Episcopal Academy, Temple University, The Hunn School, Skidmore College, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, University of the Arts, Radnor Elementary School PTO, University of the Sciences, Saint Monica’s School, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, The Shipley School, The William Penn Charter School, and Widener University.