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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

Office Location:
705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 241
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: 610-436-3379
Fax: 610-430-5600

Volunteer Now

Students at a volunteering event

There are many unique opportunities for you to give back to your community. Whatever your passion or field of interest may be, there are service opportunities for you.

To start:

You can also stop by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs in Killinger Hall B19 to speak with our staff about finding a volunteer opportunity that best suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have a car?

We have several volunteer projects that happen right here at WCU. You can also take a look at our Walking Distance List to find an agency you can walk to or bike to from campus.

How much time do I have to commit to volunteering?

It depends on you and your schedule. Some students choose to volunteer on a weekly or regular basis, such as tutoring a child or being a buddy to an elderly person. Other volunteers participate in one-time events such as Relay for Life or decorating downtown for the holidays. Whether you want to volunteer every week, one day a month, or once a semester, we can help you find the right volunteer activity for you!

Do I need clearances to volunteer?

Some community agencies require volunteers to have clearances. If you plan to volunteer regularly with children or elderly populations, you may need to obtain clearances such as the ones listed below:

For more information about whether or not you will need clearances for a specific volunteer opportunity, stop by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs or contact the community agency.

How do I get an Off-Campus Community Service Federal Work Study position?

Students eligible for Federal Work Study may want to consider applying to be a Youth Mentor with the America Reads program to receive funding while mentoring local youth.