Office of Service-Learning
& Volunteer Programs
West Chester University
Office Location: B 19 Killinger Hall
Mailing Address: 238 Sykes Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Updated on December 4, 2013
Chamber of Commerce Needs More Volunteers! Friday, December 6th Old Fashioned Christmas Parade - Rain or Shine!
Volunteers are needed to serve as parade marshals for the Jingle Elf Run (6:30 p.m.) and for the parade (7:15 p.m.). The marshals will assist with crowd control and guiding the units within the parade along the route. Come by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteers Programs and pick up a registration form. The office will fax the form to the Chamber of Commerce for you. For more information call (610) 696-4046 or email:email@example.com
Friends Association has many Volunteer Opportunities
An immediate need for Friends Association is a person or persons with a truck/van to move clients from the emergency shelter to their new homes. They also need volunteers to pick up furniture from the warehouse in Downingtown and move it to their apartments.
Ongoing needs at Friends Association:
Shelter Cleaning -- Need three or four people – great for groups – to come in and clean the shelter units as family move out in preparation for the new family. The volunteer job is sporadic … could be once every few weeks or once every two months – depending on client turn over. Each time should take three or four hours.
Academic Tutoring – once a week in the afternoon for one hour tutoring school age clients in reading and math skills
Child Care Leader- Friends Association is seeking fun-loving, dependable people to interact, read and play with children living in emergency family housing or participating in the Homeless Prevention Program.
Contact Robin Meixner at:
Kennett Area Senior Center Needs Volunteers for Various Arts & Crafts
Volunteers are needed for the following days at the Senior Center.
Please contact Tom Hoehle at (610) 444-4819 (w), (610)247-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to assist residents with Scrapbooking activities
Tuesdays, Paint for Fun
Volunteers with artistic experience in painting are needed from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to join in the Paint for Fun Program
Fridays, Arts & Crafts
Volunteers are needed to help residents participate in varied Arts & Crafts programs from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Date may be subject to change.
Kennett Area Senior Center – Neighbors in Action Program
Volunteers needed to be matched up with members who need assistance with various services such as: transportation, light housekeeping, minor home repairs, yard work and companionship. Availabilities upon request. Call or email for more information. Tom Hoehle at (610) 444-4819 or email@example.com
Scott Middle School - Tutors & Mentors Needed
Explore the exciting world of tutoring and mentoring children in grades 6 through 8. We are looking for passionate individuals to foster encouragement and empowerment in pre-teen and teen youth. Responsibilities will include: tutoring in math and literacy, engaging in small gym activities, building interpersonal relationships with the youth and maintaining a positive attitude. Clearances are required. Those who can speak Spanish are a plus but this is not required. For more information contact Devin Kirby at DK770544@wcupa.edu
Wednesday, November 18th - Friday, January 31, 2014 Brother II Brother Tie Drive
In an effort to improve retention and admissions rate of minority males, the Brother II Brother Initiative has scheduled a Brothers Week for the spring 2014 semester which will kick off with our keynote program entitled The Ties that Bond. The forum is open to all West Chester University community members, and the Brother II Brother Ambassador Council (B2BAC) is focusing additional efforts to encourage male students of color, as well male faculty and administrators to attend. The forum will conclude with a Special Bonding Ceremony where each young man in attendance will not only receive a neck tie of their own, but also will be taught how to properly tie the traditional and bow tie knots by fellow students, faculty, and members of the administration who have taken a vested interest in their development. They have set a goal to raise 1,000 Neck Ties by January 31, 2014! They would greatly appreciate any donations of ties. If you do not have ties available and you would like them to purchase ties for you, monetary donations can be sent. For pick up or any more information, contact Edward Franklin at EF796776@wcupa.edu
Wednesday, December 4th Holiday Bazaar at The Hickman
Volunteers are needed to help set up the day before (December 3rd) between 2-5 p.m. Help with clean up is also needed at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Contact Jen Harris at 484-760-6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and sign up.
Friday, December 6th Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
Volunteers are needed to serve as parade marshals for the Jingle Elf Run (6:30 p.m.) and for the parade (7:15 p.m.). The marshals will assist with crowd control and guiding the units within the parade along the route. For more information call (610) 696-4046 or email:email@example.com
Friday, December 6th Old Fashioned Christmas Parade - David's Drive 831
Would you like to walk in the West Chester Christmas Parade and support a great cause? Come join David’s Drive 831 in the West Chester Christmas Parade, the theme is patriotic community. Our goal is simply to show the power of community, people and groups joining together as one waving American flags walking together chanting USA! To learn more about David’s Drive 831 visit www.davidsdrive831.org, to participate or if you have questions please contact David Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 7th, A Kolbe Christmas
Several volunteers are needed to help at a parish fundraiser for St. Maximilian Kolbe which is just off route 202, about 5 minutes from here. The event is “A Kolbe Christmas” Usually drawing several hundred visitors from both the parish and the general public, lots of volunteers are needed from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to work with young children at the “craft corner.” They do not need to commit to the entire 4-hour shift, but working at least 2 hours would be helpful. All the crafting supplies will be provided. Volunteers can also come by on Friday evening, December 6, if they would like to see the set up and crafts ahead of time, although that is not required. Contact Maryanne Higbee at HOSEY59@verizon.net or (610) 453-6705.
Wednesday, December 11th, Art Night
Let your artistic juices flow!! Friends Association needs volunteers to assist Peace Works in art projects for both parents and children from 6 to 7.30 pm. Contact Robin Meixner at (610) 431-3598 or friendsassoc.org
Friday, December 13th Gift Sorting
Feel the season upon us! Friends Association needs volunteers to assist in preparing donated gifts for distribution from 10 am to 2 pm. Contact Robin Meixner at (610) 431-3598 or friendsassoc.org
Sunday, December 15th Gift Distribution
Friends Association needs volunteers to come and act as elves to distribute holiday gifts from 12.30 – 4.30 pm. This could be alot of fun for all! Contact Robin Meixner at (610) 431-3598 or friendsassoc.org
Sunday, December 15th Jingle Bell Run/Walk
Be a part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Volunteers are needed to help set up prior to walk (including sponsor booths, seating, information booths, parking directing, etc.) Help will be needed throughout the day which includes helping runners with water before during and after race. This event takes place at Great Valley High School. Families from the area will be out in full force trying to raise awareness about Arthritis. This is a family event. If someone has an idea for a booth that will help the kids get involved and they would like to run it please let us know. Ma
Come and help share some smiles at the Hickman while dancing with the residents from around 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Contact Jen Harris at 484-760-6306 or email@example.com for more information and sign up.
Wednesday, January 8th Family Night
Friends Association needs volunteers to lead and/or assist a Family Activity Night for both parents and children. This can be a one time opportunity or every month on the second Wednesday 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Robin Meixner at (610) 431-3598 or friendsassoc.org
Friday, February 14thValentines Dinner & Dance at the Hickman
The Following Agencies are Seeking Additional Volunteers
NOTE: The following listing is updated on a regular basis.
Adopt-A-Family (Bringing Hope Home)
Bringing Hope Home (BHH) is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through emotional and financial support. Bringing Hope Home offers a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Adopt-A-Family and Family Gifts and Gift Card Drive are just a couple of ways you can make this happen. Contact Caitlin Mahon, Development Coordinator for more information at (484) 580-8395 or www.Bringhopehome.org
American Red Cross
Giving blood to the American Red Cross is not the only way that you can volunteer with this outstanding organization. There are multiple opportunities to help others in need and make a difference. A few of the skills that are needed in various volunteer opportunities include administrative, communication, IT, emergency, and teaching skills which can be used at health fairs, events, and the office headquarters. Please contact Barbyose Noisette Sanders, the Volunteer Specialist at 215.405.8554 (office), 267.228.1619 (mobile), or Barbyose.Sanders@redcross.org for a brochure and more information.
The Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national, voluntary health agency seeking the causes, cures, preventions and treatments for the more than 100 forms of arthritis. The Foundation has more than 100 offices and service points nationwide to provide community-based programs and to raise funds. By Volunteering with the Arthritis Foundation, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of 50 million adults and the 300,000 children living with arthritis. As an Arthritis Foundation volunteer, you can use your talents and experience to make a vital difference in your community.
Barnstone Art for Kids
Barnstone Art for Kids is a privately funded outreach program offered through Barnstone Gallery in Phoenixville, PA to promote the benefits of art interaction with children in need in our communities. Children benefit from a sustained one-on-one encounter with a motivated mentor and our mentors are rewarded with a sense of fulfillment and a chance to make a difference. Barnstone is running a six-week program this fall on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 p.m. beginning October 16th in West Chester and on Thursdays from 4:15-5:30 p.m. beginning October 17th in Phoenixville. For more information go to www.BarnstoneArtForKids.org
Bike & Build - Pedal for Affordable Housing
Looking for a way to make a tremendous impact while meeting other incredible students, all as part of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Check out Bike & Build at bikeandbuild.org. Each summer, we operate 8 team-based cycling trips for young adults to pedal across the United States to raise money and awareness for affordable housing, building along the way with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and other small nonprofits. Cycling experience is not necessary; just a passion for service and adventure! They even provide the bike (which you get to keep). Good deal, right? Trips last about 10 weeks. If you don’t have that much time, they also offer the Capital Ride which is a two-week ride from Richmond to Philly in mid-July. If you have any questions, visit www.capitalride.org or contact Justin Villere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandywine Hall Center
Brandywine Hall appreciates volunteers especially during the evenings and weekends. There are several ways that you can volunteer at Brandywine Hall Center. They need nail painters, musicians who love to share their talents, actors to do skits and plays, and even artists who could share their thoughts and art. The residents at Brandywine Hall also appreciate volunteers who facilitate games for groups. If your talent or idea is not listed above, Brandywine Hall is open to suggestions! Donations of recent magazines are also enjoyed immensely by the residents of Brandywine Hall. They do not have to be the most current issue, but at least within the year. The residents enjoy visitors who can just spend time with them. It’s a wonderful treat for them to have visitors and friendly faces, new and old! Please contact Sue Founds, Director of Recreation at 610-738-3624 for more information.
Bringing Hope Home
Bringing Hope Home (BHH) is a non-profit organization that provides unexpected amazingness to local families with cancer through emotional and financial support. Bringing Hope Homes offers a one-time grant to pay essential household bills for families with cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area. There are many ways students can help in raising money or adopting a family. For more information go to www.Bringinghopehome.org or call Caitlin Mahon at (484) 580-8395.
Chester County/Main Line CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The Board of Directors is looking for a volunteer to support their ongoing activities. Tasks would include helping with administrative tasks, publicity, outreach, and providing assistance at our meetings.
This is a great opportunity for a student studying psychology, social work, or education. Learn more about ADHD, empowering individuals and families, and how grassroots organizations work. We can provide a letter of recommendation for you at the end of the year.
The time commitment is :
4 to 6 hours each month to assist a CHADD leader at a location in the borough of West Chester.
1-2 hours assistance at a monthly meeting (evening) for our community members.
To apply for this opportunity, contact
Chester County Food Bank - Many Volunteer Opportunities Available
Volunteers are an integral part to the operation of the Chester County Food Bank. From individuals to corporations, each person and every volunteered hour makes an impact on their mission to feed and nourish the community. Volunteer opportunities are available year round; however, our need does vary based on season, weather, inventory and program schedules. The following is a list of ongoing opportunities. You can also get more information by going on their Facebook page and registering online to receive upcoming and immediate volunteering needs.
Spots are limited. If your group would like to register to volunteer, please complete the online application for groups at chestercountyfoodbank.org/donate/volunteers. All volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and must wear closed-toe shoes.
Kitchen Volunteers – Must be 16 years or older, will assist with processing and repacking food and fresh product.
Morning Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Afternoon Shift: Monday-Friday 1:00pm- 4:00pm
Eat Fresh Volunteers – This smiling volunteer will check in registered program participants and had out recipes for the weekly share of Eat Fresh produce the Food Bank delivers earlier in the day. Bilingual in English/Spanish is helpful but not required. Two locations and times below:
Eat Fresh Coatesville: Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm
Eat Fresh Oxford: Mondays 4:00pm-7:00pm
French Creek and Marsh Creek State Parks
Get involved in volunteering at one or both of these parks! Complete an application online at
https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/VolunteerApplication.aspx. Upon approval for volunteer work, you will have access to a list of projects which may be posted online, and they will be emailed about any additional volunteer events. Our volunteer work season runs in spring, summer and fall only. There is a wide variety of projects/work available including tree planting, environmental education program support, invasive plant management, wildlife census (bats and turtles), litter cleanup, trail work, etc. In addition, we also offer unpaid externships. Interested students should fill out the application found here, and state where they would like to extern: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/humanresources/externs/index.htm
Friends Association looking for a Front Desk/Receptionist Volunteer
Perform various clerical duties, answer the telephone, greet visitors, perform data entry using a variety of computer applications, filing, and assist with mailings, stuffing envelopes, and special projects as needed.
Shifts available Monday and Thursday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00 am to 11.00 am. Contact Robin Meixner at email@example.com or (610) 431-3598, etx 204
Qualification and Skills:
- Respectful and welcoming of clients; protective of clients' privacy.
- Able to understand/speak English
- Must be able to move and lift up to 20 pounds
- Strong communication skills both written and oral.
- Fundamental understanding of office methods, procedures and practices.
- Demonstrated proficiency with the use of computers, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Ability to work with minimal guidance to identify appropriate applications of a wide variety of written policies and procedures.
- Ability to problem solve in an effective, efficient and timely manner
- Ability to perform basic clerical work involving judgment, accuracy and speed with minimal supervision.
- Ability to maintain records and files; ability to screen incoming telephone calls and visitors, and maintain confidential files.
- Ability to handle various special projects on an ongoing basis while addressing daily needs for the office.
Requirements and Commitment
- Background Check and provide two references
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 1 shift per week for at least 3 months
Friends Association looking for a Children's Activity Leader Volunteer
Title: Children’s Activities Leader
Area: Program Support
Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator
Friends Association is seeking fun-loving, dependable people to interact, read and play with children living in emergency family housing or participating in the Homeless Prevention Program. Contact Robin Meixner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 431-3598, ext 204
• Responsible for interacting with and keeping the children busy and suitably entertained while also motivating children to take part in various activities. She/he need to be extremely caring and should have an intrinsic inclination for children.
• Provide quality, loving care to children attending one of the Friends Association sponsored events.
Qualification and Skills:
• Proficiency in arts and crafts or sports desired
• Excellent communication, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills
• Extremely patient, caring and have an intrinsic inclination for children
Requirements and Commitment
• Background Check and provide two references
• Must be at least 18; or at least age 14 and volunteer with a parent or guardian
• Orientation or Training
• 2 Hours a week for at least 6 months
GED Tutors Needed!
GED is looking for students and/or staff who may be interested in assisting students with improving their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Many of our students left high school without basic knowledge and have difficulty in a classroom setting. Without basic skills and /or a GED, employment and further education is out of reach. Volunteers would be working with small groups or one-on-one at DCCC campuses in both Delaware and Chester Counties. Volunteer form is available at dccc.edu/ged-tutor and for more information, contact email@example.com 484-237-6244.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania!
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania would like to become your partner in developing girls of courage, confidence and character. As a volunteer, you can choose to be involved in one of several flexible Girl Scout “Pathways”—no matter what your schedule looks like or where your skills lie, there’s a volunteer path that’s right for you. Lead or assist with a troop, facilitate a one-time program, chaperone at camp, organize and run an event, recruit girls, or help out behind the scenes—whichever option you choose will be rewarding and fun! Volunteer with us and make it possible for girls throughout Eastern Pennsylvania to tap into their full potential and become strong, empowered leaders! Visit us at http://www.gsep.org/volunteers/become-a-volunteer.php to learn more!
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey is the local affiliate of the national organization Girls Inc. Their mission is to inspire ALL GIRLS TO BE STRONG, SMART & BOLD. They work with girls ages 6-18 and provide outreach programming by partnering with local schools, camps, recreation centers and other youth serving organization. Girls Inc. is currently looking for interns/ volunteers to assist the Program Facilitators. To schedule an interview, please email the following information to www.girlsincpa-nj.org
Glen Acres After School Homework Club
After school program at Fern Hill Elementary School in the West Chester Area School District has approximately 20 very eager children who need additional help in order to succeed in the school system. The homework club runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15. They are looking for some WCU students to volunteer in this program. Through this program, they will have an opportunity to work with a diverse population of students who have language differences, who are struggling in school, and whose primary opportunity to learn may only exist from bell-to-bell. If you know of anyone who might be interested and is looking for experience with a diverse population of students, please have them contact Denise Mastrangelo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Valley Senior Center
Great Valley Senior Center has existed as a non-profit activity center since 2000 to serve the social and education needs of those over 60 living in the Great Valley School District, providing them with meaningful activities. The Senior Center meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Great Valley School District's Office at 47 Church Road, Malvern, PA. The Center Volunteers are needed as instructors to teach a variety of subjects and activities on these days. In order to support the Senior Center financially, cash bingo is held every Monday at the Knights of Columbus, 1392 Old Phoenxville Pike, West Chester from noon until 3:00 p.m. On Bingo Mondays, volunteers needed to sell the games from 10:30 until noon. Volunteers are also needed to work in the snack bar, call back the numbers, and hand out winnings, and help clean up at the end of the day. Contact Carol McKeon at (484) 653-1761 regarding Bingo and Pat Tirney at (610) 889-2121 regarding other activities
Heartland Hospice in Chadds Ford, PA
Heartland Hospice is in constant need of volunteers to offer one-on-one time with patients as well as administrative help in their office. This is an opportunity to share a listening ear and a caring heart to those who need it the most. Please contact Laura Beth Jewell, Volunteer Coordinator and Music Therapist at (484)840-0811 or (610)655-7729 for more information.
Kennett Blue Demons Girls Lacrosse Coaches Needed, Kennett Square, PA
Coaches needed for girls lacrosse grades 1st-8th for Spring 2014. The season begins in March and continues through the end of May. Practices are two nights a week with games on the weekends. Lacrosse knowledge required, but will provide training and practice plans. Criminal record check is required. Contact Jill Hunt at (302) 275-5089 or email@example.com or Heather Connolly at (484) 880-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.U.B. of Hope HIV/AIDS Ministry
The H.U.B of Hope mission is to educate the faith communities about HIV/AIDS, its impact on the community and ways in which they can help. They are in desperate need of a volunteer with marketing experience to create a marketing plan and package for this non-profit interfaith ministry. This could be a great opportunity for a student in the Communication Department. For more information, please contract Rev. Deborah Tanskley Brown, Ministry Director, email@example.com or Cheryl Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with Advocacy
We are looking for groups or individuals who have an interest in public policy to perform letter writing campaigns and make visits in groups or with an LLS representative to their local state senators or House of Representatives. This is an ongoing project, currently focusing on Oral Chemotherapy Access Legislation. For more information, please contact Patient Services Manager, Ilana Benyosef at 610-238-0360 ext 6781 or email email@example.com
Lionville YMCA Daycare
Lionville Community YMCA
Volunteers are always welcome to help with the preschool/daycare population at the YMCA anytime of the year, including summer. This opportunity can adapt to meet the needs of your schedule. Available times to volunteer are between 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. You can volunteer for one hour or a few hours, anything is greatly appreciated! Please contact Sue Gualtieri at 610-458-9090 x2822 for more information.
Lionville YMCA kindergarten and afterschool programs
Lionville Community YMCA
Volunteers are needed to work directly with the school age population at the YMCA from now until elementary schools end in June. This opportunity is flexible to meet the needs of your schedule. The afterschool program runs Monday through Friday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. One or two volunteers are also needed during the day from 12pm-6pm in the kindergarten school age program. Please contact Sue Gualtieri at 610-458-9090 x2822 for more information
Project Manager needed for MetaVivor Research & Support for a 2014 cross-country awareness run starting February 1 in San Diego and ending June 15 in New York City
This is an exciting opportunity for a volunteer who has good management skills and experience working on large projects. This could potentially be an excellent Master's Thesis project. This is a very worthwhile charity, to step into a project that is a sure "go" and to take charge of an endeavor that already has a significant number of dedicated volunteer and activities in the works. To learn more about MetaVivorm, go to www.metavivor.org. Contact C.J. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 353-3733 if interested
Save Lids to Save Lives CampaignZeta Tau has a partnership with the Yoplait yogurt, Save Lids to Save Lives campaign. They are collecting pink Yoplait lids around campus and will be sending them in to donate money to breast cancer research. If you would be willing to buy Yoplait and collect your lids, it would be greatly appreciated! All of the proceeds go straight to breast cancer and they are striving to collect 1,000 lids this season. If you would like to help out, please contact Kira Shollenberger at KS758513@wcupa.edu
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Through April 15, 2014
Volunteers are needed to help with free tax preparation for low income households. No prior experience is needed, but free IRS Certification training is required and will be provided. Multiple roles are available including: tax preparer, quality reviewer, interpreter (English/Spanish) and greeter. A minimum of 24 hour time commitment is requested through April 15. Please call 610-380-9099 ext. 12 or email rbaxter@QuietRevolution.org for more information.
West Chester Area YMCA - Adaptive Swimming Instruction
Volunteers are needed to assist with their adaptive swimming instruction. Class runs Saturdays from 2:45-3:15. This would be a great opportunity for a special education major, but truly rewarding to anyone! Great experience and resume builder as well! Contact Julia Smith at email@example.com
Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies Program at WCU offers an 18 credit minor, that provides hands-on experience in the role youth can play in social change in their environments. The courses provide background in urban issues and historical and contemporary change related to social systems, such as schools, government, health and more. Students enrolled in the YES program work with youth in the Philadelphia region. Collaborations and partners include: Motivation High School, Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative, and Need in Deed. For more information, please contact Dr. Hannah Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUBS
The Abbé Society is an organization of female students at West Chester University that commits itself to the service of others on campus and throughout the surrounding communities. The society is based on three ideals: Friendship, Leadership, and Character and have prided themselves on these characteristics since its establishment in 1959.
President: Lauren Simmons
Adopt a Block
The goal of Adopt a Block is to enhance campus and community relations by providing opportunities for students to interact with long-term community members, as well as with other students who live in the Borough. For more information, contact Karen Wislocky at KW332950@wcupa.edu or Christina Brenner at CBrenner@wcupa.edu
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity that is based on Boy Scout principles and focuses on leadership, friendship, and service to help grow our fraternity and our brothers as individuals. APO is involved on and off campus and works closely with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Ronald McDonald House, children hospitals, etc. They are also open to working with other organizations and their programs.
President: Matthew Guerron
Ashraya Inititiative for Children (AICWCU)
Ashraya at WCU is a service organization that fundraises for an orphanage in Pune, India.
Autism Speaks U West Chester University (Autism Speaks U WCU)
Autism Speaks U West Chester University is a new student organization created to further the mission of Autism Speaks by engaging he campus community and the local community through awareness, education and fundraising and in so doing, positively affect the lives of those struggling with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Best Buddies is an international, non-profit organization. It is devoted to pairing college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities. The ultimate goal of Best Buddies is to promote one-on-one friendships.
President: Alexandra Stein
Circle K International
Circle K is a group of individuals who love to do service in the West Chester community, as well as surrounding areas. The goal of Circle K is to help others and make a positive difference. Join the Circle K family where they live to serve and love to serve.
President: Ashley Schmidt
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a collegiate chapter of the American Cancer Society where we plan and implement the 24-hour Relay For Life event held each Spring at WCU. We also provide cancer education, advocacy, and survivorship efforts for students during our monthly on-campus programs and events. We are a service organization that meets every Wednesday evening at 7pm in Sykes Ballroom C. All are welcome to join! For more information or if you have any questions regarding CAC, please e-mail email@example.com If interested in participating in WCU's Annual Relay For Life event on April 28 & 29, 2011, please visit www.relayforlife.org/pawestchester to register yourself or form a team. Our Team Development Chairs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer any questions you may have regarding this year's event.
Emergency Medical Services (WCU-EMS)
Provides emergency medical services to the campus community.
Habitat for Humanity(Habitat)
Habitat for Humanity International is a service organization that strives to end poverty housings and homelessness. On campus we divide our efforts between fundraising, raising awareness about poverty housing & homelessness and working on homes.
Friars are an all-male service organization of West Chester University, who are invited to the Society in recognition of outstanding leadership, honor, virtue, character, and friendship. The Friars' Society continues the tradition of serving the University and the community since their establishment in 1937.
President: Michael DePrince
Phi Sigma Pi
Phi Sigma Pi is a National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity whose three main ideals consist of scholarship, leadership and fellowship. The tripod, as they call it, is their basis and philosophy.
President: Rob D'Ippolito
The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
President: Taylor Schaeffer
Student Outreach to Urban Schools (S.O.U.S.)
Student Outreach to Urban Schools (S.O.U.S.), a WCU service organization, helps to improve upon the education of underprivileged youth living in urban areas through various volunteer projects and fundraising opportunities.
University Ambassadors UA)University Ambassadors provides weekly tours to prospective students and their families. We also assist in Preview Days, Accepted Students Days and Saturday Sessions.