705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 241
West Chester, PA 19382
There are many unique opportunities for you to give back to your community. Whatever your passion or field of interest may be, there are service opportunities for you.
You can also stop by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs in Lawrence 241 to speak with our staff about finding a volunteer opportunity that best suits you.
We have several volunteer projects that happen right here at WCU. You can check out our Volunteer Opportunity Directory and select that you only want to view agencies within walking distance of campus. You can also take a look at our Walking Distance List to find an agency you can walk to or bike to from campus.
It depends on you and your schedule. Some students choose to volunteer on a weekly or regular basis, such as tutoring a child or being a buddy to an elderly person. Other volunteers participate in one-time events such as Relay for Life or decorating downtown for the holidays. Whether you want to volunteer every week, one day a month, or once a semester, we can help you find the right volunteer activity for you!
Some community agencies require volunteers to have clearances. If you plan to volunteer regularly with children or elderly populations, you may need to obtain clearances such as the ones listed below:
For more information about whether or not you will need clearances for a specific volunteer opportunity, stop by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs or contact the community agency.
Students eligible for Federal Work Study may want to consider applying to be a Youth Mentor with the America Reads program to receive funding while mentoring local youth. If there is another community need you are interested in addressing through your work as a FWS student, please contact Jamie Williams.
To find out more about Federal Work Study eligibility and requirements, please contact the Schock Financial Aid Office.