Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
Phone: 610-436-0042
Fax: 610-436-2874
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service for College Breaks

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine supports children with life threatening illnesses and their families. Camp Sunshine staff consists almost entirely of volunteers who donate their time. Over 2,000 dedicated volunteers participate in our program each year. 

Location: 35 Acadia Rd, Casco, Maine 04015

Contact information:

Mike Katz, Campus Director

Phone: 207-655-3800

Email: bpackard@campsunshine.org

Website: http://www.campsunshine.org/volunteer/

Community Service Activities:   Volunteers help arts and crafts, recreational leadership, one-on-one assistance, child care and more.  Volunteer must complete and submit an application, which is located on Camp Sunshine's website.

LiveUp

LiveUp is a curriculum-based weekend adventure for adults Down syndrome that is dedicated to helping participants improve life skills, healthy living, and communication. 

Contact information:

Phone: 516-652-8006

Website: http://liveupprograms.org/liveup-staff

Community Service Activities: We seek volunteers that are willing to have a one of a kind experience with our participants over the Labor Day Weekend.  Our program is a one-to-one model, which means each volunteer would be a roommate with one of our participants.  The mentors (volunteers) would spend August 27-31 following the participants through fun activities like a National's Baseball game, Cooking Lessons, Fitness Classes, and Exploring our Nation's Capital.  Volunteers go through a training at the start of the program and no prior experience is needed. Anyone interested in volunteering can apply online. 

Victory Junction Gang Camp

The mission of Victory Junction located in Randleman, North Carolina, is to enrich the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. The program offers a week of exhilarating, challenging and nurturing fun under comprehensive, but unobtrusive, 24-hour medical supervision. Activities include arts and crafts, wood shop, an adventure course, archery, swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding, music and theater, and a special NASCAR-themed program area complete with race cars, racing simulators, and racing gear.

Location:

  • Mailing Address:  4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman, NC 27317
  • Physical Address:  5467 Fred Lineberry Road, Randleman, NC 27317

Contact information:

Email: crutan@victoryjunction.org

Website: http://www.victoryjunction.org/

Community Service Activities: Victory Junction Gang Camp has a variety of volunteer opportunities available, however, Cabin Counselors are the most relevant for community service requirement.  Cabin Counselors take acre of the daily needs of six to eight campers.  This position requires being actively involved in the supervision, guidance, and motivation of campers by building working relationships with children and staff to ensure that a high standard of care is maintained. Cabin counselors are expected to sing, dance, and play with the children.

Interested individuals must complete a volunteer application, have criminal clearances, provide three references, and complete a phone interview.