686 Old Marple Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Divine Providence Village,
established in1984 and administered by the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence,
is a community living facility dedicated to the needs, care, and nurturing of
developmentally disabled women aged 16 and older. Its main campus houses
ninety-six women with mild to profound mental retardation. Diving Providence
is affiliated with Catholic Social Services, including the Don Guanella
School and Cardinal Kroll Center.
volunteer opportunities that exist through DVP
may be of particular
interest to Human Services majors, Psychology majors, Special Education majors
and Nursing students.
Tiereney Keefe – Activities Director/Volunteer Coordinator
opportunities available through Divine Providence are very flexible.
Groups and individuals are both easily accommodated, as DPV simply
desires the women to have as much one on one attention as possible. Volunteers
can come once or can commit to a schedule for a longer period of time.
Activities with the women are diverse and creativity is always welcome. The
women enjoy aerobics, arts, sports, music, parties, and more every month. There
are also dances and other social events with the Cardinal Kroll Center (a men’s
facility) in Springfield.
well, DPV would love to have volunteer “buddies” for residents who live
in houses together in the community.
Volunteer drivers are also desired to help transport the women to activities off
When: Each month
and season the activities (and sometimes schedules) for the women fluctuate, but
generally opportunities for volunteering exist daily from 9:30 a.m. until
approximately 8 p.m., including weekends.
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