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Office Location:
715 S. New St.
Commonwealth Hall, Lower Level
Enter at Student Health Services
West Chester, PA 19383


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

Announcements and Upcoming Events

THE QUESTION IS…. WHY VOLUNTEER? - When asked this question of many WCU student volunteers, this is what they shared.. “You step outside of yourself where your helping others and it’s not all about you.”  “You get to meet other students and make new friends.” “You learn more about the community around you.”  “You can take a break from your stressful day and mix it up a bit by serving others”.  So now, the question is WHY NOT?  Stop by our office for more information or assistance in finding a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you! 

Resource Pantry’s Move Out Food Drive Volunteers - Calling student volunteers! Interested in volunteering with the WCU Resource Pantry? Now is your chance! The Resource Pantry will be having its annual Move Out Food Drive at the end of this semester and is in need of volunteers to help with collecting food from the residence hall collection sites and counting and sorting items at the Resource Pantry. Volunteer as an individual or get your student club or organization involved! Please visit the here to sign up for one of our volunteer time slots. Volunteers are more than welcome to sign up for more than one time slot! Thank you for your support in our efforts to fight food insecurity!

WCU Resource Pantry Launches an Amazon Wish List! - Now you can donate to the WCU Resource Pantry from the comfort of your home by shopping on our new Amazon Wish List. Click here to access the wish list and see what the Resource Pantry needs most to stock our shelves. Thank you for your support!

Camp Abilities at West Chester University - Weekend of May 24th (times vary for Camp and Coach Training) Camp Abilities Pennsylvania is an annual education sports camp for students with visual impairments. It is a national concept that aims to empower youth with visual impairments through sport, physical activity, and wellness education. Student volunteers are needed as a one-on-one coach for an athlete with a visual impairment. Join them here at West Chester from 2:30pm on May 23rd to 3pm on May 27th to become part of a staff of the greatest performance coaches possible. Volunteering gives you a chance to not only help our athlete progress in sports and become an advocate for themselves, you too can become an advocate for our friends while gaining practical experience working with children, volunteer hours, being an active member in the community, building a stronger resume, and learning about new sports and experiences.  Register to be at coach at www.campabilitiespa.org/coach, and for more information contact CampAbilitiesPA@gmail.com.

Sidewalk Clean-up Day - Saturday, April 27th, 10am-2pm - Come celebrate Earth Day by helping to sweep up the sidewalks of downtown West Chester! Check-in is at 9:30am in the Chestnut Street Garage and there will be refreshments, lunch and contests throughout the day! Help make West Chester cleaner and greener! For more information or to sign up visit https://west-chester.com

 YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Volunteers, Saturday, April 27th, 9am-3pm - Kennett Square’s YMCA is holding their Healthy Kids Day for the community and needs your help! If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that is fun and rewarding and makes a difference in kid’s and family’s lives then this is perfect for you! Help is needed with set-up, running activities, manning tables, and break-down. If this interests you please visit here

Camp Lionheart Volunteers - Camp Lionheart is looking for individuals who want to help provide the best week possible for Chester children at a 5-day/4-night adventure camp in NorthBay Maryland! They are currently looking for camp counselors, adult chaperones, and dining hall staff. If you would like to register for any of these positions visit here. In addition, they are also looking for one volunteer who is skilled in the office and in working in a database! If you think this sounds like you and you are interested in filling this position, please contact Karen Hicks

  

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