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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs


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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

Office Location:
705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 241
West Chester, PA 19382

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

  • WCU volunteers worked with the American Red Cross to set up an emergency shelter at WCU to assist community members who lost electricity in their homes due to a winter storm.

  • WCU's Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service where volunteers made blankets for Fleece for Keeps, Chester County Hospital, and Nemours A. I. DuPont Children's Hospital.

  • Over 1,200 pounds of food was donated by West Chester University students and staff to the Chester County Food Bank and West Chester Food Cupboard.

  • Students spent a week on Alternative Spring Break in Philadelphia working on a community revitalization program through community arts, gardening, and youth mentoring.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Faculty Workshop: Best Practices for Creating a Service-Learning Course
Wednesday, March 18th - 11:00am - 1:00pm, Sykes Student Union, Room 209
This workshop is designed to give faculty the tools to incorporate community based learning into the curriculum. The workshop will include definitions and examples of service-learning, handouts for getting started, examples of current courses at WCU, and student speakers. Feel free to bring your course syllabi. Please RSVP to Joellen Reindl at For more information, contact the Service-Learning Faculty Associate, Sara Lamb Kistler at Lunch will be provided.

Report Your Community Service Hours!
The Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs tracks student volunteer hours across campus. We ask that all clubs, organizations, fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, and individual students fill out our Community Service Monthly Report Form so we can better publicize your hard work and commitment to serving others.

Scholarship for Outstanding Volunteers
Take a few minutes and nominate a friend for the Outstanding Public Service Award! Nominations are due by April 17, 2015.

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