Community Service

College of Education

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


Community Service in West Chester (1, 2, 3)

America Reads

The America Reads Program offers West Chester University students the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children. Through tutoring, mentoring, and homework assistance, you will help to foster educational growth in the children you work with.

Care Center for Christ
·        Volunteers provide day care and  homework assistance to youth.
·        Day care or After School Program Available:  Monday-Friday, 7:30 am- 5:00 pm
·        Within walking distance of WCU
·        Contact Sierra Calaman to get involved:
SC811930@wcupa.edu.

The Melton Center
New Directions After School Program
·        Volunteers work with students in grades 1-5 on homework  and reading.
·        Monday-Thursday, 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
·        Within walking distance of WCU
·        Contact Christine Sferco to get involved CS734059@wcupa.edu.

Sankofa Academy Charter School
·        Volunteers provide tutoring and mentoring to students in grades 5-12.
·        Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
·        Within walking distance of WCU
·        Contact Karen Lawson to get involved KL743941@wcupa.edu.

Scott Middle School
Success After School Program
·        Volunteers assist students with homework, math, and reading skills.
·        Monday- Thursday 2:30 pm- 5:00 pm
·        Distance from campus: 14 miles/ carpool available!
·        Contact Devin Kirby to get involved DK770544@wcupa.edu.

Oscar Lasko YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center
·        Volunteers mentor kindergarten children by encouraging learning
·        Monday- Friday, 6:30 am- 6:30 pm
·        Within walking distance of WCU
·        Contact Nicole Campbell to get involved: nc767078@wcupa.edu.

Oscar Lasko YMCA - YPAL Program
·        Tutors provide “at risk” students ages 6 to 13 years with mentoring, tutoring, and homework assistance.
·        Monday- Friday, 3:30 pm- 6:00 pm
·        Within walking distance of WCU
·        Contact Kevin Beal to get involved: kb738937@wcupa.edu.

 

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center

The American Helicopter Museum is dedicated to the preservation and display of historic rotorcraft.

Helicopter Museum

Location: 1220 American Blvd., West Chester, PA 19382

Contact Information:

Ms. Sherron Trio, Administrator

Phone: 610-436-9600

Email: strio@americanhelicopter.museum

Website: www.helicoptermuseum.org

Community Service Activity:  Exhibit tour guides are needed for assisting in educating and inspiring children, adults, families, and groups about the history and innovation of Helicopters. The museum also needs volunteers to visit schools with Stubby, their traveling helicopter, to reach out to people and create recreational interactive programs for children and adults.

 

Andrew Hicks Jr. Foundation

Location: 914 Kenmara Drive, West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

Andy Hicks, Board President

Phone: 610-429-1034 or 484-390-0686

Email: getinvolved@AndrewLHicksJrFoundation.org

Website: andrewlhicksjrfoundation.org/

Community Service Activities: Interested individuals can have the opportunities to volunteer for many of the programs run through the Andrew Hicks Jr. Foundation, such as the Henderson High School Warrior Guides Mentoring Club, sports tournaments, and other community events.  Individuals should contact Andy Hicks for current direct volunteer opportunities, for these opportunities are constantly changing.

 

ARC of Chester County

The mission of The Arc of Chester County is to empower individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives. 

Location: 900 Lawrence Dr., West Chester, PA 19380 

Contact Information:

Stephanie Cory, Director of Development

Phone: 610-696-8090 ext. 210

Email: scory@arcofchestercounty.org

Website: http://www.arcofchestercounty.org/

Community Service Activity: Opportunities to volunteer include assisting in the following programs: toddler swim sessions every Friday 10 am-12 pm, Fun Club one Saturday a month (ages 7-16), and one-on-one volunteer for community activities, such as party and art activities.

 

Barclay Friends

The volunteers at Barclay Friends play an important role in helping enrich the lives of the residents. The active volunteer program provides opportunities for those in the community who can share their time and talents in the horticultural program, the arts program, the recreational programs, resident visits, and many other areas of the daily life of the residents at Barclay Friends.

Community Service

Location: 700 N. Franklin St., West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

Ms. Lauren Earle, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 484-887-7933

Email: learle@bf.kendal.org

Website: http://www.barclayfriendswestchester.com

Community Service Activities: Volunteers will assist with special events, play games with residents, offer computer support, bake, run Bingo, and read to residents. Residents are ages 50-100 years old in assisted living and nursing facilities.

Boy Scouts of America

Location: 504 S. Concord Rd., West Chester, PA 19382 

Contact Information:

Mr. Bob Brown

Phone: 610-696-2900

Email: robbrown@bsamail.org

Website: www.cccbsa.org/volunteer 

Community Service Activity:  Volunteers will become weekly program mentors for local cub scout outreach programs, coaching positions for elementary school soccer programs, an assistant leaders for camp projects

 

Boy Scouts/Scoutreach

Scoutreach Cub Scout Pack in West Chester is part of Boy Scouts of America that brings Scouting to underprivileged youth.  Through the program, the young scouts attend a free after-school program at the Chestnut St. YMCA called YPAL.  The Pack is in need of adult leaders for 2011/2012 school year. The meetings start for the upcoming academic school year in mid-late September.  Scoutreach meet each week, usually on Mondays or Tuesdays from 4:30-6:15pm for the duration of school year.

Location: 1 East Chestnut St., West Chester, PA 19380 (West Chester YMCA)

Contact Information:

Ms. Linda Moore, Cubmaster for Pack 88

Phone: 610-836-2635

Email: dbm4wind@aol.com

Community Service Activities:   Volunteers will assist or become adult leaders for Boy Scout Pack.

Volunteers are requested to commit to at least one semester account of successfully building relationships and bonds with the cub scouts.

 

Brian's House Inc.

Brian's House, Inc., a non-profit organization, provides a broad range of human services to people with special needs and challenges.

Location: 1300 S. Concord Rd., West Chester, PA 19382

Contact Information:

Ms. Lori Plunkett, Executive Director

Phone: 610-399-1175

Email: lplunkett@brianshouse.org

Website: www.brianshouse.org

Community Service Activity: Brian's House Inc. serves adults primarily with developmental disabilities. Volunteers may assist participants in a day program that operates in Downingtown from 9am-3pm weekdays. Typical activities include communication skills, sensory stimulation, arts and crafts, games and music. Residents of Brian's House are non-verbal and have significant disabilities.  

 

Care Center Foundation

The Care Center Foundation currently provides services to over 200 individuals - children, youth, and adults - annually. These services include pre-school for 3 to 5 yrs, after-school, day camp, Girl and Boy Scout, and social service programming. Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Care Center Foundation

Location: 127-129 South Matlack Street, West Chester, PA 19382

Contact Information:

Ms. Blondell Parsons, Executive Director

Phone: 610-436-6226

Email: ccfcinfo@comcast.net

Website: http://www.carecenterfoundation.com/

Community Service Activity: Volunteer opportunities are available Mondays through Thursdays for tutoring grades 1-5 after school.  Interested individuals would assist students one-on-one after school from 3-6 p.m. daily. Special programs such as scouting, Kids Explore, and cooking classes are available from 5-6 p.m. daily for volunteers to help assist.  Volunteers are also needed in their Pre-School Program in assisting with children ages one through five years of age.

 

Catholic Social Services 

The Community-Based Services Division of Catholic Social Services is committed to preserving and nurturing family life through preventative, rehabilitative and support services.

Location: 125 N. Darlington St., West Chester, PA 19380

Contact Information:

Ms. Mary Anne Nagel

Phone: 610-344-7028

Email: mnagel@chs-adphila.org

Website: http://www.css-phl.org/

Community Service Activities: Volunteers will mentor young mothers and visit the elderly.  PA Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Record Check is required.

 

Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center

Location: 501 E. Miner St., West Chester PA 19382 

Contact Information:

Mr. Winston, Executive Director

Phone: 610-692-9290

Email: kennethwinston1@comcast.net

Website: www.meltoncenter.org

Community Service Activity:  Volunteers will help assist a variety of activities, including tutors for the after school program, counselors for the summer program, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, basketball team (Saturday and Sunday), performing arts, music, and art-choir.

Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center requests that individuals who are interested in tutoring a student one-on-one commits to participating in the program for the academic year.