The Episcopal School in North Philadelphia

Interested in Volunteering?

Your time and talent is always welcome at St. James School and the Church of St. James the Less. Volunteer opportunities are varied from a one-time project or an ongoing commitment. These gifts of time and special expertise help us to maximize limited resources and provide our students and community with the best quality services.

Our Top Needs

The Welcome Table

Saturdays from 7:00am – 12:00pm.

Join The Welcome Table Team, volunteers, and neighbors every Saturday morning. Help is needed organizing and distributing food and clothing. To RSVP contact Maggie Sanborn at msanborn@stjamesphila.org.

Community and Family Service Day

Select Saturdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Join St. James School families, community members and faith community partners for a hands-on volunteer experience. The Head of School and Volunteer Coordinator will provide you with a list of tasks for the morning. Whether it is cleaning, organizing, painting or raking leaves, there is always plenty of work for you or your group. Dress comfortably and bring a pair of work gloves. To RSVP please contact Maggie Sanborn at msanborn@stjamesphila.org.

Saturday Academic Clinic

Select Saturdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm. See below for dates

Your academic assistance is needed! Use your time to assist individual students or a small group with homework or help students complete projects. A lead teacher is present to assist you and provide you with more information. This academic year we are focusing on MATH! To RSVP please contact Maggie Sanborn at msanborn@stjamesphila.org

Other Volunteer Needs

  • Field trip chaperones
  • Alumni college visits chaperones
  • After school tutoring; help students brush up on skills 3:00pm-4:00pm, 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Kitchen volunteering 
  • Garden Club – gardening, yard work, campus clean ups
  • Church of St. James the Less and cemetery volunteers 
  • Something else–do you have an idea of how you’d like to lend your talents in a way that’s not listed? Let us know!

Volunteer schedules are very flexible and can span one week, specific days across weeks, or partial weeks.

2021-2022 Service Saturday Dates



13 – Academic Clinic
20 – Academic Clinic
20 –  Family and Community Service Day

4 – Academic Clinic
11- Family and Community Service Day
18 – Academic Clinic

8- CANCELLED- Academic Clinic 
15 – CANCELLED – Family and Community Service Day
22 – Academic Clinic 

5 – Academic Clinic 
12 – Family and Community Service Day
26 – Academic Clinic 

12 – Academic Clinic 
19 – Family and Community Service Day
26 – Academic Clinic 

16 – Academic Clinic
23 – Family and Community Service Day
23 – Academic Clinic

7 – Academic Clinic
14 – Family and Community Service Day
21 – Academic Clinic

4 – Academic Clinic
11 – Academic Clinic
11 – Family and Community Service Day

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