Office of Service-Learning
& Volunteer Programs

West Chester University

Office Location: B 19 Killinger Hall
Mailing Address: 238 Sykes Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3379


Clubs and Organizations

Abbe Society

The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs aims to support clubs and organizations in finding service opportunities in the community. You can stop by our office in Killinger Hall or we can come to a club meeting to talk about how your organization can get more involved. The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs also has drop-in hours in the student organization offices in the Sykes Student Union, 2nd floor across from Sykes 238. Drop-in hours are from 11:00am - 1:00pm Monday - Friday.

Tell Us About Your Community Service!

The University wants to know what volunteer work your clubs and/or organization is doing in the community. By reporting your hours, we can publicize your hard work, apply for grants and awards, and support your efforts! We ask that all student organizations and residence halls complete the Monthly Service Report Form  It's a simple form! If your service contact has changed, email Joellen Reindl, Secretary of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs with your Name, Organization Name, Phone Number and Email.

Volunteer Council

The Volunteer Council was created in the fall of 2012 to help support the community service efforts of WCU's clubs and organizations. The committee is co-chaired by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs and a Leadership Consultant from the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. The committee is made up of a broad range of Community Service Chairs and/or the Philanthropy Chairs from organization, clubs, fraternities, and sororities across campus. If your organization would like to get involved with the Volunteer Council, please contact Jamie Williams. The group meets once a month to discuss upcoming service projects at the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs.

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer of the Month or Outstanding Volunteer Project of the Month

Each month Outstanding Volunteers and Outstanding Volunteer Projects are selected from nominations from the West Chester University campus community. Outstanding Student Volunteers are individuals who exhibit an on-going commitment to community service; while Outstanding Service Projects are community service projects that are coordinated by student clubs, organizations, or sports teams that show a deep commitment to our community.

Nominees for Outstanding Volunteer of the Month receive a certificate, pin, and their name on the composite plaque in the Sykes Student Union. The volunteer that is awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Month is automatically entered for the $200 Volunteer Leadership Scholarship awarded each fall and spring semester.Deadlines for monthly service reports and nominations for Spring 2014 is the first day of each month. To apply go to: https://orgsync.com/login/west-chester-university-of-pennsylvania. 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUBS

Abbe’ Society

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. Contact: abbeservice@yahoo.com 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.

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. Contact: apowcu@yahoo.com President: Matthew Guerron

Autism Speaks

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

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. Contact: as734400@wcupa.edu 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. Contact: wcuckpresident@gmail.com 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 wcucac@gmail.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 wcucacteams@gmail.com to answer any questions you may have regarding this year's event.

Habitat for Humanity

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 Society

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.Contact: friars@wcupa.edu.

 

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.

Contact: RD739617@wcupa.edu President: Rob D'Ippolito

 

Rotaract

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.

Contact: TS743756@wcupa.edu 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.