Inside the building, many residents volunteer to serve on committees and task forces that plan programs, help with operations, and offer recommendations on policy issues to the Board of the Philadelphian Owners Association (POA). The Board issues a "Casting Call" annually to identify new members for committees on Arts and Entertainment, Communications, Elections, Engineering, Finance and Budget, the Fitness Center, Internal Dispute Resolution, Landscaping, and Welcome. The Green Task Force also invites participation, and residents can apply to join special task forces that arise around specific needs.
Outside the building, residents tutor students at local elementary schools; volunteer at nearby institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, the Eastern State Penitentiary, and the Friends of the Free Library; and participate in nonprofit organizations of all kinds. Some residents find volunteer activities through the Fairmount Civic Association and Spring Garden-Fairmount Concerned Citizens.