SERVE Philadelphia is run by the Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service. In 2011, Wikidelphia posted this letter from Mayor Michael Nutter:
In January of 2010, I was delighted to announce that Philadelphia was awarded the Cities of Service Leadership Grant, enabling me to hire the City’s first Chief Service Officer and establish the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I release SERVE Philadelphia, the City’s strategic blueprint for service.
SERVE Philadelphia has three important goals:
- Create or elevate volunteer opportunities that impact educational outcomes and contribute to community vitality.
- Make it easier for citizens of every age to volunteer.
- Support both public and private sector efforts to engage more volunteers in ways that have the greatest impact.
- Volunteer: Find An Opportunity