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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

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

Volunteer Now

Students at a Volunteering Event

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.

To start:

You can also stop by the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs in Commonwealth Hall, lower level to speak with our staff about finding a volunteer opportunity that best suits you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have a car?

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.

How much time do I have to commit to volunteering?

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!

Do I need clearances to volunteer?

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.

How do I get an Off-Campus Community Service Federal Work Study position?

Students eligible for Federal Work Study may want to consider applying to be a Mentor with the America Reads Youth Mentoring 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

Kate Colyer


To find out more about Federal Work Study eligibility and requirements, please contact the Schock Financial Aid Office.

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