Community agencies are able to partner with us in a variety of programs to suit their specific needs.
Working under the supervision of a community partner, students complete community-based projects and/or placements as part of their course credit. Projects are defined by community organizations to meet their unique needs and intentionally aligned with learning outcomes of courses in various disciplines. Visit our List of Course Opportunities to identify courses you may want to partner with.
Orientation Serves is a new program that will give first-year students the opportunity to learn about the London community from the moment they arrive in our city.
On September 9th between 12:00 and 2:30 pm, groups of 10-40 students will be sent to provide service to organizations indicating a need for their support. This support can be in the form of tactile service (e.g., gardening, cleaning, painting) or knowledge-sharing service (e.g., assistance with social media, providing ideas about how to engage youth in your organization). Learn more about how you can register to collaborate with Western for the inaugural year of Orientation Serves.
Our Orientation Month Timeraiser is an extension of Orientiation Serves. For the Timeraiser, small to medium sized groups of (8-25) students can provide service to organizations indicating a need for their support. We hope to have students sign-up to participate in timeslots of 2-3 hours on weekday evenings, or anytime during the weekends. Our goal is for students to provide 10,000 hours of service within the London community. If you are interested in the TIMERAISER, please fill out the proposal form: https://www.westerncareercentral.ca/recruit/oserves/month.htm
As part of the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, student participants, student team leaders and staff and faculty team leaders are required to engage in a team building service experience in the London community prior to their week-long service experience over Reading Week. ASB Serves 2018 will take place during the week of January 14-20, 2018. If your organization is interested in hosting a group of approximately 8-12 Western students, staff and faculty for a service experience, please contact Melissa Ostrowski, Global Experiential Learning Coordinator.
Do you have multiple opportunities for students to volunteer regularly with your organization? Consider applying to participate in Western’s 2017 Volunteer Fair on September 12, 13 and 14 in the University Community Centre* Applications will be available mid-July and due mid-August. More details will be forthcoming via email. Cost is $20 and includes parking and lunch. For more information, contact Valerie (Universtiy Students' Council) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*each organization will be assigned to one day