Volunteer With Philadelphia Platoon

Platoon Summary

The Philadelphia Platoon is a Platoon dedicated to all the communities we serve. Our primary focus is on neighborhood beautification but we also support organizations that focus on addressing homelessness, food insecurity, and educational needs. Originally formed in 2014, the Philadelphia Service Platoon was reinvigorated in 2022. Our partners include Furtick Farms in the Nicetown area, where we have helped transform the farm into a wonderful place where the community can come together to garden, gather, and share resources. Projects at Furtick Farms have included the creation of outdoor reflection areas for gathering spaces and food gardens that help feed local families. While committed to supporting the Nicetown community, which will always be at the center of the platoon’s efforts, in 2023 the platoon expanded its operational focus and partnered with Martin Luther King High School in the East Germantown area. Projects have included school beautification, which facilitates a positive learning environment, and creating and supporting job fairs for students to offer post-graduation opportunities. Our other partners include Who So Ever Gospel Mission and Center in the Park. Our service with these organizations helps the Germantown area homeless and elderly population receive a wide variety of supportive services.

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Summer Clean Up and ADA Planters at Furtick Farms

Location: Furtick Farms 4300 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19140

June 1, 2024

09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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Cradle 2 Crayons

Location: Cradles to Crayons 4700 Wissahickon Ave Suite 142 Philadelphia PA 19144

July 13, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Change of Leadership Ceremony

Location: Furtick Farms 4300 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19140

August 10, 2024

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

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Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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