Community Service

College of Education

Mrs. Judith MacDonald
College of Education
610-436-0042
Jmacdonald@wcupa.edu


Community Service in Chester County (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County

Location: 749 Springdale Dr., Exton, PA 19341 

Contact Information:

Margaret Rybinski, Executive Director

Phone: 610-524-5850

Email: margaret@ccdisability.org

Website:  www.ccdisability.org/volunteer/

Community Service Activity: Play Together, located in West Grove and Chester Springs, is a fully inclusive group where children with developmental disabilities can interact with typically developing peers. Volunteers will assist our Early Intervention staff to help children participate in a variety of activities, including arts, crafts, circle time, and snack. The group is held 9:00 to 11:30 am on Tuesdays in a day care center in Chester Springs and 9:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday at the day care center in West Grove. 

Volunteers are also needed for Special Needs Child Care.  These individuals are needed for child care one night per month from 7-9 pm during our Parent Support Group for Parents of Children with Physical Disabilities.

Other Child Care opportunities are available, however, they vary in times and days.  For instance, volunteers are needed to help assist the Holiday Breakfast, an annual event held at the Elks Lodge in West Chester. This event is held on the first Saturday in December. Families who have been and who are currently being served by CPA are invited to a pancake breakfast with Santa. Volunteers are needed to hand out toys and to assist children in making crafts.

Chester County Art Association

Chester County Art Association (CCAA) promotes participation in the arts through education, exhibitions, and community outreach at it West Chester and Exton locations.

Location: 100 North Bradford Ave., West Chester, PA 19382

Contact information:

Paul Andreas

Phone: 610-696-5600 ext. 23

Fax: 610-918-1327

Website: www.chestercountyarts.org/support/volunteer

Community Service Activities: Volunteers are needed to help with art show openings, public art events, art camp, and Exton Square Studio classes.  Volunteer assignments are available during weekdays, evening, and weekend hours.

Chester County Futures

Location: 704 Haywood Dr., Exton, PA 19341

Contact Information:

Nicole Fiorilla

Phone: 610-458-0519

Email: nfiorilla@ccfutures.org

Website: http://www.ccfutures.org/index.php/volunteer

Community Service Activities: Mentors and tutors for high school students. Training is required and is provided.

Chester County Historical Society

Location: 225 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380-2658

Contact Information:

Phone: 610-692-4800 x 232

Fax: 610-692-4357

Email: tmcintyre@chestercohistorical.org

Website: http://www.chestercohistorical.org/volunteer.php

Community Service Activities: Assist with areas of the cultural center, education department and library.

Chester County Youth Center

The mission of the Chester County Youth Center is to provide secure, safe custody, to promote the health and well being of youths committed to its care, and to create an environment that fosters social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Location:  505 South Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA  19382

Contact Information:

Gary L. Blair, Director

Phone:  610-793-5910 ext. 5028

Email: gblair@chesco.org

Website: http://pa-chestercounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=381

Community Service Activity: Tutoring youth ages 12-18 in all subjects though a particular need for math and science, 4-6 p.m.

Coatesville Area School District

Location: 1445 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320

Contact Information:

Darian Smith

Phone: 610-383-7900

Email: smithdn@coatesville.k12.pa.us

Website: http://www.coatesville.k12.pa.us

Community Service Activity: Mentoring to high school and middle school students.

Coatesville VA Medical Center

Location: 1400 Black Horse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320-2096

Contact Information:  

Earl Johnson

Phone: 610-384-7711 ext. 4272

Website:  http://www.coatesville.va.gov/giving/assignments.asp

Community Service Activities: Coatesville VA Medical Center has multiple volunteer opportunities listed below.

  • Patient Escort: provide assistance with pushing patients in wheelchairs to their scheduled appointments. Open hours.
  • Amenity Relief Volunteer: assist and support nursing staff on inpatient units providing amenities and special attention to patients as needed. Open hours.
  • Volunteer Nursing Assistant:  help patients who need assistance feeding themselves. Open hours.
  • Recreation Volunteer:  help assist patients with various recreational activities. Hours are open.

Volunteer Application: http://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/

Community Youth and Women Alliance

Location: 423 E. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320

Contact Information:

Candace McCoy

Phone: 610-384-9591 ext. 15

Email: cmmcoy@gmail.com

Website:  http://www.veronicagarcia.com/cywa/

Community Service Activity: Mentor to Coatesville children (5-13 years old). Volunteers act as a friend, confidant, and tutor for homework.

Crime Victim's Center of Chester County

Seeking volunteers to provide direct services of victims of crime in Chester County.  The organization relies heavily on volunteers during the weekend and evening hours.

Contact information:

Courtney Winkler

Phone: 610-692-1926

Email: volunteer@cvcofcc.org

Website: www.cvcofcc.org

Community Service Activity:  Working directly to provide services to crime victims of Chester County