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Volunteering gives you a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment of giving back to the community and it helps other people. Volunteers are also one step ahead of the non-volunteer because it suggests initiative, leadership and progressive qualities, which are all beneficial. There are organizations and programs where students can volunteer around their schedules. Community service is not designed to be a burden on anyoneʼs shoulders, but rather a mechanism used to help people feel better about changing the community in a productive way. There are volunteering opportunities available at the West Chester Community Center (WCCC), with the after school program which helps students between the ages of 7 and 11 with homework. West Chester University also has itʼs own volunteering club called Circle K. Volunteering can also be accomplished at the Salvation Army in West Chester by helping the staff give out food to the homeless, participating in clothing drives and cleaning up the streets in trash-filled neighborhoods. For those who simply donʼt like the idea of reporting to a specific location and working for an organization, volunteering can be done on an individual basis.

You can get people on campus to raise money for the less fortunate by standing out on the corner of a major intersection in West Chester and ask for donations.

You can also even sell cookies, T-shirts, posters and more. You could also spend some time with neighbors who are in need of some kind of help. Any type of service to others that is not paid is considered volunteering even if it is not on a large scale. Volunteer opportunities are available and greatly encouraged.

If you are interested email Director Margaret Tripp at or call 610-436-3379. Meetings are held in Killinger Hall Basement, Room B-19. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 8va.m. to 5 p.m.

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