The Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) welcomes and appreciates your involvement in serving our city’s underserved students, veterans and bereaved families.

No matter your background, interest or skill set, there is an opportunity for you to truly make a difference. Please review the below opportunities and let us know how you’d like to get involved!



Volunteers make the world go round.  To grant us the gift of your time and energy, please contact Sophia Ozenbaugh, our Advancement Coordinator.


Interns get hands-on experience in program and development roles while being immersed in the POBS mission.  We have limited fall, spring and summer opportunities. Please view our Jobs page to check for openings and apply!


Lend your Expertise:

From attorney to zookeeper, we appreciate your donation of your professional skills and talents.  Please contact us for more information in partnering this way.

Sponsor a School or a Student:

Corporate, Foundation and Individual partnerships with schools or students allow us to bring courses to Philadelphia schools or send deserving students on expeditions.  Please visit this page for more information on both.



Almost 2/3 of our revenue is generated by local fundraising (the rest is tuition), so every effort contributes to our ability to serve more underserved participants on programs.  There are many different options whether you’re brand new or experienced at fundraising.

Join a committee.  Participate in an event.  Organize your own event.  The options are many!  Contact us to find the opportunity that is most exciting to you.


Quick, easy and impactful!  Learn more about the value of your donations here.

POBS Young Friends Board:

The Young Friends of POBS is a group of young professionals, supporters and friends united in the following goals: raise awareness about POBS in our community, fund important Outward Bound programs, involve and engage the community in the POBS mission, all the while maintaining an adventurous spirit along the way.  For more info, please contact Sophia.