Western Serves Network - Community Partner Proposal

Western Serves: Community Partner Request

The Western Serves Network (WSN) aims to connect community organizations in the London area with the support they need.
Community partners are welcomed to submit group volunteer opportunities through this form, and the Western Serves Network team will work to find students to support your organization and its initiatives. Organizations are welcome to submit a variety of types of activities, including:

  • Unique, one-off events and requests

  • Reoccurring events (ex. A group that might meet once a month)

  • An ongoing partnership with a student organization

New this year! The Western Serves Network is supporting a limited number of ongoing partnerships with student groups.

Groups like Western's Leadership and Mentorship Program have self-identified as looking to create ongoing, year long partnerships with a local organization. What does that mean for you? Students in those student groups would support your team from September through to April. In the fall, teams of roughly eight students would look to participate in (ideally) two days of service with your organization. In the spring, they'd collaborate with your organization's volunteer coordinator and develop programming or services that could help increase outreach and/or student engagement at your organization. In short, the student organization would help develop and implement strategies to help your organization attract more Western students, making their impact sustainable for the future. The project could take many forms from a social media strategy and campaign, to a new website, poster series, campus-based event, etc.

Visit www.westernserves.uwo.ca for more information on this exciting new method of engaging students!

The Western Serves Network runs during the academic year, from September through April.

Please submit a request for group volunteering opportunities through the form below, and someone will be in touch as soon as possible. If you have questions about the Western Serves Network, you can visit our website here: http://success.uwo.ca/experience/western_serves/index.html

Need help envisioning how the Western Serves Network of volunteers could help your organization, or just have more questions? Please email Brent Boles, Community Engagement Coordinator at bboles3@uwo.ca or call at 519-661-2111, ext. 85214.

Note: While the Western Serves Network will work to connect you with students, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide volunteers for every event as it’s dependent on student schedules and sign ups. A representative from the WSN will keep contact with you and update you on registration as your event draws close.
Note: You may wish to investigate working with one of the courses on campus that participates in Community Engaged Learning. Details on those classes can be found here: http://success.uwo.ca/experience/curricular/index.html. Please contact Community Engaged Learning Coordinators Brea Hickey or Kelly Hollingshead for more details on that opportunity, at bhickey4@uwo.ca and khollin2@uwo.ca

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