Orientation Serves

Text reading Orientation Serves with colourful wheel icons in the background

 

On Saturday September 11, 2021, new Western students will get to see an incredible side of London through Orientation Serves (OServes). This event, now entering its fifth year, sees Western partner with the community to provide YOU with an exciting day of volunteering as a keystone event during Orientation Week.

Why register for OServes?

You will have the rare opportunity to choose from over 60 different volunteer events happening across campus, in the community, and virtually. Through this experience, you will gain valuable leadership experience to add to your resume, while supporting the great work happening at non-profit organizations across London. Through your hands-on work, you will learn about key issues affecting both our local and global community and contribute to solutions. Topics include equity and diversity, health and well-being, climate change, poverty, and more.

When: Saturday September 11, 2021, 1:00pm - 4:00pm*
Where: Anywhere in the London area, on campus, or virtually on Zoom
Have a question? Contact us: orientationserves@uwo.ca

*NOTE: Some experiences may fall outside this time frame, so read carefully!

We strive to host inclusive, accessible experiences that allow all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility please contact us at orientationserves@uwo.ca.

How does it work? 

This year, we're focusing OServes around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each community partner has identified the SDG their organization seeks to achieve, meaning you can contribute to the cause that's most meaningful to you.

We've organized the opportunities by neighbourhood to make it easier for you to narrow down the choices that are closest to you.

North (Huron, Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Lambton Hall) 

East (Elgin Hall, Medway-Sydenham Hall, Delaware Hall) 

South (Perth Hall, Ontario Hall, London Hall, Essex Hall)   

Off-Campus (including Brescia)

North (Huron, Saugeen-Maitland Hall, Lambton Hall)

42*81 (London Open Mic Poetry)

Organization Background

Formerly known as London Open Mic Poetry, 42*81 provides a platform for local artists to perform and publish their work. They work to create safe space for experimentation and collboaration, and to ensure that artists are being paid fairly for their work.

Activity

Do you love social media and being creative? Come help us create a social media marketing plan for 42*81!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 15

Register HERE!

Antler River Rally & Western Sustainability

Organization Background

Antler River Rally is a volunteer group that leads monthly cleanups of the Thames River. They believe that a healthy river is the lifeblood of a strong community and strive to find the most direct way to help Londoners get involved with cleaning up the Thames.
Western Sustainability is dedicated to embedding and amplifying sustainability in operations, student engagement, outreach and academia at Western. The team provides assistance and guidance and works with various groups across campus to help achieve mutual sustainability goals.

Activity

Help keep our campus and waterways clean by participating in our community cleanup project!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: International & Graduate Affairs Building, Outdoor Tent

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 45

Register HERE!

Black Students' Association Western

Organization Background

Founded in 1993, the Black Students’ Association (BSA) is a student-run club dedicated to supporting the local Black community and enhancing their student experience. By creating an inclusive group that celebrates and promotes Black culture and heritage on and off-campus, the mission is to foster an environment for students involved to grow socially, professionally, spiritually and emotionally. All ethnicities are welcome to attend BSA’s events and help spread the love!

Activity

Want to be an advocate for social change? Participate in BSA’s anti-racism letter-writing campaign, followed by a group activity to reflect critically about race, privilege, and allyship.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 2020

Spots available: 36

Register HERE!

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

Organization Background

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre (CNRC) supports the process of neighbours helping neighbours in the Hamilton Road community. With an emphasis on diversity and inclusion in all areas of community life, the CNRC brings people together to plan, develop, and provide services that nurture the well-being of residents through five areas: Impact, Early Years, Children & Youth, Basic Needs & Advocacy, and Community Development. Ongoing initiatives include emergency food cupboards, tax clinics, and drop-in children's playgroups.

Activity

You will assist in a community cleanup at their community garden on Hamilton Road.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

Good Neighbors Canada

Organization Background

Good Neighbors Canada is a branch of Good Neighbors International, a humanitarian operation that has helped alleviate poverty in 45 countries through 199 community projects. Through working with local governments and United Nations agencies, they support programs that promote education, health, income generation, water sanitation, and hygiene. Good Neighbors’ mission is to continue being good neighbours and advocate for human rights in a respectful, effective way!

Activity

Work in a team to create video content on what being a good neighbour means to you! You also learn about Good Neighbors’ projects in Guatemala and help reply to gratitude letters from children in their sister community.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 1: No Poverty

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 2028

Spots available: 22

Register HERE!

Indwell - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Indwell is a charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging. Its enhanced supportive housing offers tenants a permanent affordable apartment and provides services through an on-site interdisciplinary staff team skilled in housing support, food security, nursing, and mental health and addiction. These supports increase the likelihood that tenants are successful in maintaining stable housing and pursue their goals in a supportive community.

Activity

Are you passionate about poverty reduction? Come assist in our building maintenance projects, which will include repainting walls and gardening.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 1: No Poverty

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 0

Register HERE!

Innovation Works

Organization Background

Innovation Works is a collaborative community of socially minded innovators dedicated to a positive transformation of our community. It is an initiative founded by the Pillar Nonprofit Network, an organization that supports nonprofits, social enterprises and social innovators by sharing resources, exchanging knowledge and creating meaningful connections across the three pillars of nonprofit, business and government.

Activity

Passionate about social impact? Come help write letters expressing gratitude for Innovation Works’ clients, who continuously supported the organization despite the hardships of COVID-19!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

LIFE*SPIN

Organization Background

LIFE*SPIN is a charity that empowers low-income individuals in their journey of self-development. Operating in London for over 25 years, LIFE*SPIN seeks to build a stronger, more resilient community by providing resources to combat systemic poverty through education, advocacy, and community building. Their compassionate team of volunteers and staff acknowledge financial barriers people may encounter throughout their lives and provide a safe, no-judgement space to learn and thrive.

Activity

You will help prepare their community garden and buildings for the winter. You will learn how community gardens operate and explore the Old East Common, an urban oasis in London's Old East Heritage District.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 15

Register HERE!

London Anti-Human Trafficking

Organization Background

The London Anti-Human Trafficking Committee raises awareness about human trafficking through public speaking events at local high schools, universities, and colleges. They also offer training for health and social service employees on how to identify and respond to trafficked people.

Activity

You will participate in a social media focus group and help create placards to raise awareness on human trafficking in London. You will then participate in an awareness walk across campus to engage other students in conversations about the topic!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 3018

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

London Community Resource Centre

Organization Background

London Community Resource Centre (LCRC) is a volunteer-driven non-profit that aims to address the issue of food security with services including community gardens, meal planning, and healthy eating advice. Their hope is for the shared experience of growing and preparing the food to foster confidence, build meaningful connections, and create positive social change!

Activity

You will support a community garden cleanup and learn more about its operations and the benefits of buying local produce.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

Since it is an outdoor, hands-on activity, make sure to dress appropriately (don't wear your fanciest outfit!) and remember to bring a hat, gloves, and close-toed shoes!

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

London Environmental Network

Organization Background

The London Environmental Network helps to protect our environment and build a more sustainable community by building participation, collaboration, and capacity in our community to co-create positive environmental change. Its vision is for London to be known as one of the greenest and most resilient cities in Canada. One of its ongoing projects, Community Moth-Up, aims to raise awareness about the European Gypsy Moth, which is invasive to this region. By saving trees, this project will help to keep London's urban forest healthy. 

Activity

Passionate about saving the trees? Help us remove moths that would otherwise destroy our native tree species.  

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Your volunteer group will meet at the main entrance of Saugeen-Maitland Hall and travel to the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate (101 Windermere Rd, London, ON N6G 2J4).

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water! 

Spots available: 22

Register HERE!

Make-a-Wish Foundations & Health Science Dream Team - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 35,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone. The Faculty of Health Sciences Students’ Council Dream Team raises funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario.

Activity

Bring out your creative side and help decorate gift boxes for the children, which will contain personalized gifts to brighten their day.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-2:30pm

Location: Talbot Bowl Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Muslim Resource Centre & Western Muslim Students' Association

Organization Background

Founded in 2009, the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) is a non-profit, anti-violence, and social support agency promoting family safety and wellbeing within London’s diverse Muslim communities. With a family-focused and strengths-based approach, MRCSSI hosts programs such as counselling support services and awareness initiatives to address gender-based violence. Western MSA is the largest faith-based association on-campus. It strives to provide a safe and inclusive environment that empowers students with opportunities of Islamic education and spiritual growth.

Activity

You will help create hygiene kits for the Muslim Soup Kitchen! These weekly kits support vulnerable people in the Downtown area by providing food and other essential items.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 1: No Poverty

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 2050

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

ReForest London

Organization Background

Did you know that London is proudly known as Ontario's "Forest City"? ReForest London is a small but mighty non-profit organization on a mission to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City by inspiring, educating and empowering Londoners to be part of a sustainability-focused future. With programs that plant trees on all types of land in every corner of the city, ReForest London not only increases biodiversity, but also improves air and water quality, creates shade and opportunities for recreation, and contributes to healthier and more beautiful neighbourhoods.

Activity

You will help plant trees in one of London's parks! Work with fellow Western students to learn how to pick, plant, and care for trees to make a greener city.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes or rubber boots), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 1

Register HERE!

Seniors with Skills

Organization Background

The mission of Seniors with Skills is to end social isolation for seniors across the world through their volunteer programs – the Online Buddy Program, the Cards and Knitting Program, and Computer Training Program. Since its founding, Seniors with Skills has reached over 1000 seniors with the help of over 300 volunteers.

Activity

Would you like to brighten a senior’s day? Come write letters and/or create video content for seniors living in long-term care homes!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-2pm

Location: University Community Centre, Mustang Lounge

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

Type Diabeat-it

Organization Background

Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of death around the world? Type Diabeat-it aims to fight the disproportionate rates of Diabetes in Canadian and Belizean minority groups by helping individuals make necessary lifestyle changes, advocate for prevention measures, and reduce the cost of treatment resources. With fundraisers such as London's annual 5K Walk for Diabetes, Diabeat-it is ultimately working towards creating the first Diabetic Medical and Research Centre in Belize!

Activity

Do you want to gain experience in marketing and public relations? You will assist in a door-to-door canvassing activity in a London neighbourhood, where you will deliver flyers that address the local government’s neighbourhood decision making process and the grant that Type Diabeat-it has proposed to improve community health.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to wear sunscreen and bring water!

Spots available: 21

Register HERE!

Urban Roots London

Organization Background

Urban Roots is a non-profit that breathes new life into London's agriculture by revitalizing underused land to produce high-quality, organic vegetables and distributing them directly to community consumers. Recognizing that many people may not have access to fresh produce, Urban Roots' model of thirds distributes a third of the harvest at an affordable, below market rate, donates another third to community events and centres, then provides the remaining third to food outlets.

Activity

Do you love food and gardening? Come help out with farm operations, including the seasonal garden clean-up, moving the compost pile, and harvesting one of the last batches of summer vegetables. Since you will be on a farm, you'll have the chance to learn more about urban agriculture, and grasp how the food you see on your dinner plate is produced and distributed!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

Since it is an outdoor, hands-on activity, make sure to dress appropriately (don't wear your fanciest outfit!) and remember to bring a hat, gloves, and close-toed shoes!

Spots available: 43

Register HERE!

USC Ethnocultural Support Services

Organization Background

Ethnocultural Support Services (ESS) is a USC Peer Program that aims to highlight issues surrounding ethnocultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. Their goal is to empower students through community enhancement, education, advocacy, and as well as by celebrating the myriad of cultures being represented on Western's campus.

Activity

Do you love being creative? Help create a chalk mural consisting of cultural art, symbols, and flags to celebrate the diverse cultures here at Western! You will also get a chance to learn about ESS’s new BIPOC mentorship program.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 2pm-3pm

Location: Concrete Beach at University Community Centre

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

USC Gender Equality Network & Anova

Organization Background

The Gender Equality Network (GEN) is a USC Peer Program that works to educate Western University’s campus on issues of gender equality and gender diversity by providing intersectional and feminist educational programming through events, speaker series, conferences, and collaborative initiatives with various on‐campus groups and community partners. In the past, they have organized the US-She International Women’s Day event, the Women in House trip to Ottawa, Purple Sex, a Feminist Mixer, My Costume is Not Consent booths, research and policy work, and much more.

Activity

Passionate about gender equality? Participate our educational workshop on gender-based violence led by Anova, followed by creating an art mural that contains messages of hope and support.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 3024

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

Western Heads East

Organization Background

Western Heads East is a program dedicated to improving community health, economic growth and women’s empowerment in East Africa in collaboration with local NGOs and institutions. This is done through probiotic foods, primarily yogurt. The social enterprises are mostly owned by local women and youth groups and also function as community centers for lay counselling, nutritional awareness, social support, and entrepreneurship. The Canadian team collaborates with its African counterparts on research, knowledge translation, fundraising, best practices for probiotic foods production, quality control procedures, and sustainable business education.

Activity

Participate in a case competition to tackle global health and gender equity issues!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 2200

Spots available: 22

Register HERE!

East (Elgin Hall, Medway-Sydenham Hall, Delaware Hall)

City of London - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Water and the environment are important and essential parts of London and its surrounding areas. The City of London manages and operates several different facilities, programs, and initiatives to preserve London's water and environment and deliver services to both residents and businesses. This includes 5 wastewater treatment plants and 38 pumping stations that keep London's pipes free and clear and helping to reduce backups, basement flooding, and environmental impacts.

Activity

Bring out your creative side and help paint us fish on storm drains around campus to raise awareness on the importance of keeping our streets and waterways clean!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Main Entrance

Spots available: 0

Register HERE!

Forest Edge Community Pool

Organization Background

Forest Edge Community Pool provides families with a safe and lively place to unwind outdoors during the summer. Fondly referred to as the "Heartbeat of Westmount'', this non-profit organization offers swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and community events with certified lifeguards. Promoting a healthy active lifestyle in a welcoming atmosphere is what Forest Edge Community Pool does best!

Activity

You will assist in a cleanup activity in preparation for Fall/Winter closures, which may include moving picnic tables, painting change rooms, reorganizing offices, and cleaning up litter in the park.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 8

Register HERE!

Girl Up Canada

Organization Background

Founded by the UN Foundation in 2010, Girl Up helps to support UN programs that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence.

Activity

Are you interested in learning more about and taking action against the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples across Canada? Come help send letters to elected officials to raise awareness on current issues affecting Indigenous peoples.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Social Science Centre, Room 1032

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

L'Arche London - Jubilee House - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

L'Arche is an international organization that works for the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people with intellectual disabilities. For over 19 years, L'Arche London has enabled people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life in a community with a wide circle of family, friends, and neighbours. They help individuals with intellectual disabilities discover their gifts and abilities and support them in achieving their meaningful life goals. L'Arche London is a community within the London community working with others to build a world where everyone belongs.

Activity

Love helping folks with disabilities? You will assist in a fall garden clean-up at the Jubilee House, which is one of their residential homes. You will have the chance to interact with their lovely residents!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 0

Register HERE!

London CAReS - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Around 35,000 Canadians are homeless on any given night. London CAReS is an organization that aims to reduce and prevent homelessness through providing housing and response services to those facing chronic and persistent homelessness. They work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a Housing First approach.

Activity

You will help assemble harm reduction kits to be distributed to homeless folks in the community.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 1: No Poverty

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Elgin Hall Residence, Outdoor Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

London Food Bank - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Now celebrating 35 years in operation, the London Food Bank is a front-line agency that assists people in need of food and works towards a solution to poverty. Through the use of vertical gardening, driven volunteers, and the generosity of community donations, the London Food Bank has helped over 7,000 individuals each month in the past year!

Activity

Want to learn more about the operations of a food bank? You'll have the chance to engage in a variety of activities with representatives of the London Food Bank, such as gardening, yard clean-up, and food packing. By helping out, you will be making a large contribution to this city's food security.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Make-a-Wish Foundation & Health Science Dream Team - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 35,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone. The Faculty of Health Sciences Students’ Council Dream Team raises funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario.

Activity

Bring out your creative side and help decorate gift boxes for the children, which will contain personalized gifts to brighten their day.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 2:30pm-4pm

Location: Talbot Bowl Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

mindyourmind & ConnexOntario

Organization Background

mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. It works with young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. Its parent organization, ConnexOntario, is a service that provides free, confidential, and personalized responses 24/7/365 to individuals about mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services throughout Ontario.

Activity

Passionate about mental health? Participate in a variety of activities, including creating an art mural, swag bag, crafts, letters, and social media content.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

Motionball

Organization Background

Motionball is a national non-profit that empowers young Canadians to be leaders in their communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics through integrated social and sporting events. They believe that the next generation of Canadians, today’s students and young professionals, are the future of the Special Olympics movement – with the power to make meaningful difference for generations to come.

Activity

Passionate about supporting folks with intellectual disabilities? Come participate in a fun session of sport and connect with local Special Olympic athletes!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: South Practice Field on Huron Drive

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. athletic wear, running shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 54

Register HERE!

Old East Village Business Improvement Association

Organization Background

The Old East Village BIA is proud to represent a wide variety of businesses in this unique neighbourhood. Its initiatives center around facilitating connections between potential consumers and businesses. The hope is to create a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable heart of an inclusive community for people to live, work, shop, and play.

Activity

Do you want to explore the shopping, dining, and entertainment options available in London? Come support small businesses – you will be given construction dollars (essentially free money) to spend at local shops. You will even get to experience an event featuring live music, street performers, and dance troops!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 3

Register HERE!

Parkinson's Society of Southwestern Ontario

Organization Background

Parkinson's Society is the home for all those living with Parkinson’s Disease looking for services, workshops, advocacy, education, and research focused on spreading awareness. It offers a wide selection of events and programs ranging from counselling to a music choir. Parkinson’s Society emphasizes the idea that some of the best memories and made together in a place of belonging.

Activity

Help out with their annual Walk for Parkinson's event by cheering on participants, directing them through the walk route, as well as encouraging social distancing and masking protocols.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 10:30am-1pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to wear sunscreen and bring water!

Spots available: 1

Register HERE!

ReForest London - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Did you know that London is proudly known as Ontario's "Forest City"? ReForest London is a small but mighty non-profit organization on a mission to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City by inspiring, educating and empowering Londoners to be part of a sustainability-focused future. With programs that plant trees on all types of land in every corner of the city, ReForest London not only increases biodiversity, but also improves air and water quality, creates shade and opportunities for recreation, and contributes to healthier and more beautiful neighbourhoods.

Activity

You will help plant trees in one of London's parks! Work with fellow Western students to learn how to pick, plant, and care for trees to make a greener city.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes or rubber boots), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection is a community dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. They provide practical support, counselling services, and programming, education and resources for safe sex. They also offer a needle and syringe program for injection drug users to reduce disease transmission.

Activity

Interested in serving vulnerable populations? Help out with our gardening project at the John Gordon Home, which provides a haven for individuals who are experiencing significant challenges in their lives due to HIV, HCV, and other complications.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Seniors with Skills

Organization Background

The mission of Seniors with Skills is to end social isolation for seniors across the world through their volunteer programs – the Online Buddy Program, the Cards and Knitting Program, and Computer Training Program. Since its founding, Seniors with Skills has reached over 1000 seniors with the help of over 300 volunteers.

Activity

Would you like to brighten a senior’s day? Come write letters and/or create video content for seniors living in long-term care homes!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 2pm-3pm

Location: University Community Centre, Mustang Lounge

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

Thames Talbot Land Trust

Organization Background

Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) is a non-profit that actively works to protect, conserve, and restore nature within Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth counties. They have created a growing network of nature reserves and work to create healthy habitats for all species including some of Canada’s rarest by planting native plants, managing invasive species, constructing wetland and meadow habitats and removing litter.

Activity

Interested in supporting our local ecosystem? Join us for a Buckthorn Bust! Buckthorn weeds are a non-native invasive species that forms extensive thickets, outcompeting native plants and altering soil chemistry.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes or rubber boots), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 24

Register HERE!

USC Accessibility

Organization Background

USC Accessibility aims to create a community in which all students have the tools they require to make the best of their undergraduate experience. They conduct outreach work to learn more about the specific needs of students with disabilities on campus, and addressing them as they arise. Throughout the year, they run several events to raise awareness about issues of accessibility on campus, and advocate for those issues within student government.

Activity

You will participate in a workshop on resources available on-campus to students with disabilities, followed by a letter-writing campaign to advocate for improved access to supports and accommodations.

We welcome students with disabilities to participate in this event and provide valuable input on accessibility resources at Western.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 2pm-3pm

Location: Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rm. 16

Spots available: 36

Register HERE!

USC Ethnocultural Support Services

Organization Background

Ethnocultural Support Services (ESS) is a USC Peer Program that aims to highlight issues surrounding ethnocultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. Their goal is to empower students through community enhancement, education, advocacy, and as well as by celebrating the myriad of cultures being represented on Western's campus.

Activity

Do you love being creative? Help create a chalk mural consisting of cultural art, symbols, and flags to celebrate the diverse cultures here at Western! You will also get a chance to learn about ESS’s new BIPOC mentorship program.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal #: Title

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 3pm-4pm

Location: Concrete Beach at University Community Centre

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

Young Artists Pre-College Academy

Organization Background

Young Artists Pre-College Academy (YAPCA) aims to foster young musicians who wish to further their skills, knowledge and technique within an open and collaborative community. It gives students the opportunity to learn, grow and hone their musicality as well as provide the chance to learn from highly skilled faculty and guest artists.

Activity

Love classical music and social media? Help us create a social media marketing plan for YAPCA’s Instagram!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 16

Register HERE!

South (Perth Hall, Ontario Hall, London Hall, Essex Hall)

Carrefour Communautaire Francophone de London

Organization Background

Carrefour Communautaire Francophone de London (CCFL) serves as the voice for the Francophone community in London. It is a Francophone hub bringing together the various local Francophone organizations, the Francophone and Francophile community as a whole, without distinction as to race, culture, religion, age, origin, or gender.

Activity

You will support a variety of programs, including senior’s yoga and painting, youth mentorship, art gallery, French library, and COVID-19 reopening protocols. The CCFL highly encourages French-speaking students to participate in this event!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 14

Register HERE!

Child & Youth Network - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

The Child & Youth Network (CYN) is a collaboration of over 170 organizations and individuals working together to increase and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in London, Ontario. Everything CYN partners do is guided by our shared vision: "Happy, healthy children and youth today: caring, creative responsible adults tomorrow."

Activity

Are you interested in helping youth navigate supports? Participate in a focus group on the Atlas London website and learn about current trends in poverty in London.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2202

Spots available: 0

Register HERE!

Climate Action London

Organization Background

Climate Action London works to educate people in ways they can engage in reducing their carbon footprint and understand the urgency of the climate crisis. Through community outreach events, Climate Action London inspires London residents to lower their emissions and advocate for sustainability.

Activity

Passionate about climate justice? Come help deliver flyers containing sustainable lifestyle advice at our student neighborhoods!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Your volunteer group will meet at the main entrance of London Hall and travel off-campus for your activity.

Spots available: 18

Register HERE!

Crafting for a Cure - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Crafting For a Cure is a charity that looks to ensure all children are having a positive experience when a hospital visit is necessary. They believe that a child deserves a distraction and a smile no matter what. They bring their mission to light through their four main programs: Committed to Crafting, Creating Breathing Space, Smiles For All, and University Clubs.

Activity

Bring out your creative side and help create craft kits for the sick children whom the charity serves.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Saugeen-Maitland Hall Residence, Outdoor Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Egale

Organization Background

Egale’s mission is to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada and around the world. They plan to achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy. Their vision is a world without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias.

Activity

Passionate about 2SLGBTQ+ issues? Participate in a workshop on transphobic violence in schools and help develop an action plan to create a safe environment in schools.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 40

Register HERE!

Hindu Cultural Centre

Organization Background

The mission of the Hindu Cultural Centre (HCC) is to promote and preserve the Hindu religious and cultural heritage and to strive for inter-religious harmony, understanding, and universal brotherhood among Canadians of all ethnic groups and persuasions.

Activity

You will support assist in a cleanup activity of the temple, followed by a meditation session and focus group on how the HCC can better engage with the university. The HCC highly encourages Hindu students to participate in this event!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: 24

Register HERE!

Jabez Therapy Ranch

Organization Background

Jabez Therapy Ranch provides therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with special needs. Through the EAGALA program, the ranch has implemented Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, which incorporates horses to promote emotional learning and growth for patients experiencing mental illness, substance abuse, and behavioural issues. Ultimately, their goal is to foster "Friendship and Freedom through the Spirit of a Horse"!

Activity

Interested in horseback riding and mental health? Help assist in a cleanup of the ranch!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4:30pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 24

Register HERE!

L'Arche London - Bethany House - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

L'Arche is an international organization that works for the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people with intellectual disabilities. For over 19 years, L'Arche London has enabled people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life in a community with a wide circle of family, friends, and neighbours. They help individuals with intellectual disabilities discover their gifts and abilities and support them in achieving their meaningful life goals. L'Arche London is a community within the London community working with others to build a world where everyone belongs.

Activity

Love helping folks with disabilities? You will assist in a fall garden clean-up at the Bethany House, which is one of their residential homes. You will have the chance to interact with their lovely residents!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

L'Arche London - Cana House - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

L'Arche is an international organization that works for the creation and growth of homes, programs, and support networks with people with intellectual disabilities. For over 19 years, L'Arche London has enabled people with and without intellectual disabilities to share life in a community with a wide circle of family, friends, and neighbours. They help individuals with intellectual disabilities discover their gifts and abilities and support them in achieving their meaningful life goals. L'Arche London is a community within the London community working with others to build a world where everyone belongs.

Activity

Love helping folks with disabilities? You will assist in a fall garden clean-up at the Cana House, which is one of their residential homes. You will have the chance to interact with their lovely residents!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: 0

Register HERE!

Old East Village Business Improvement Association - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

The Old East Village BIA is proud to represent a wide variety of businesses in this unique neighbourhood. Its initiatives center around facilitating connections between potential consumers and businesses. The hope is to create a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable heart of an inclusive community for people to live, work, shop, and play.

Activity

Do you want to explore the shopping, dining, and entertainment options available in London? Come support small businesses – you will be given construction dollars (essentially free money) to spend at local shops. You will even get to experience an event featuring live music, street performers, and dance troops!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

ReForest London - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Did you know that London is proudly known as Ontario's "Forest City"? ReForest London is a small but mighty non-profit organization on a mission to enhance environmental and human health in the Forest City by inspiring, educating and empowering Londoners to be part of a sustainability-focused future. With programs that plant trees on all types of land in every corner of the city, ReForest London not only increases biodiversity, but also improves air and water quality, creates shade and opportunities for recreation, and contributes to healthier and more beautiful neighbourhoods.

Activity

You will help plant trees in one of London's parks! Work with fellow Western students to learn how to pick, plant, and care for trees to make a greener city.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoors activity, make sure to dress appropriately (ie. long pants, closed-toed shoes or rubber boots), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Seniors With Skills

Organization Background

The mission of Seniors with Skills is to end social isolation for seniors across the world through their volunteer programs – the Online Buddy Program, the Cards and Knitting Program, and Computer Training Program. Since its founding, Seniors with Skills has reached over 1000 seniors with the help of over 300 volunteers.

Activity

Would you like to brighten a senior’s day? Come write letters and/or create video content for seniors living in long-term care homes!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 3pm-4pm

Location: University Community Centre, Mustang Lounge

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

Soroptimist International London

Organization Background

Soroptimist International London is a local branch of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Through these values and their public awareness and fundraising programs, they hope to give women and girls the resources and opportunities to reach their full potentials and live their dreams.

Activity

Passionate about empowering women and girls? Help send letters to businesses to support their fundraising campaign or develop a marketing plan to promote their annual Live Your Dream Award!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-2pm

Location: Essex Hall Residence, Outdoors Tent

Spots available: 36

Register HERE!

St. Leonard's Community Services - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

St. Leonard’s Community Services help to assist those in conflict with the justice system, reintegrate them into society, advocate for better policies within the justice system, and educate communities on how they can help prevent crime and reduce stigma.

Activity

Are you passionate helping vulnerable populations? Come help assemble harm reduction kits and learn more about issues affecting the London community!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 1: No Poverty

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Perth Hall Residence, Outdoors Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Urban Roots London - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Urban Roots is a non-profit that breathes new life into London's agriculture by revitalizing underused land to produce high-quality, organic vegetables and distributing them directly to community consumers. Recognizing that many people may not have access to fresh produce, Urban Roots' model of thirds distributes a third of the harvest at an affordable, below market rate, donates another third to community events and centres, then provides the remaining third to food outlets.

Activity

Do you love food and gardening? Come help out with farm operations, such as garden cleanup and harvesting, and learn more about urban agriculture!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-3:30pm

Location: Off-campus (free transportation provided)

What to bring

As this is a hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

USC EnviroWestern - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

EnviroWestern is a USC student service with the goal of making Western a more sustainable campus by leading initiatives to enhance student awareness of environmental issues, promote eco-friendly practices, and provide a network for students to address their environmental concerns in the community. Programs include a vibrant greenhouse that grows fresh organic vegetables year-round, a community garden, and tours of our green buildings on-campus!

Activity

Passionate about sustainability? Come help out with our community garden cleanup and learn about ways to get involved with environmental initiatives on-campus!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 13: Climate Action

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: EnviroWestern Community Garden

What to bring

As this is hands-on, outdoor activity, make sure to dress appropriately (i.e. closed-toed shoes), wear sunscreen, and bring water!

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

USC Ethnocultural Support Services - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Ethnocultural Support Services (ESS) is a USC Peer Program that aims to highlight issues surrounding ethnocultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. Their goal is to empower students through community enhancement, education, advocacy, and as well as by celebrating the myriad of cultures being represented on Western's campus.

Activity

Do you love being creative? Help create a chalk mural consisting of cultural art, symbols, and flags to celebrate the diverse cultures here at Western! You will also get a chance to learn about ESS’s new BIPOC mentorship program.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-2pm

Location: University Community Centre, Concrete Beach

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Off-Campus (including Brescia)

Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada

Organization Background

The Child Welfare Political Action Committee Canada is a charity that advocates for a progressive child welfare system. Research has shown that youth leaving the child protection system at the age of majority have worsened life outcomes than their peers. The system continues to struggle to ensure youth succeed after care. The key to breaking the cycle is evidence-based policy-making aimed at improving youth life outcomes.

Activity

You will learn about the foster care system and send letters to elected officials in support of the Foster Privacy Fairness Act, a bill that protects privacy rights for people raised in the Ontario child protection system.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 40

Register HERE!

Community Living London - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Community Living London (CLL) supports those with developmental disabilities by offering programs and services for employment, person-centered planning, accommodation, children and youth, and community access. They are dedicated to ensuring that all individuals with developmental disabilities can live fulfilled lives, just like anyone else.

Activity

Participate in a fun and engaging trivia game with CLL’s lovely clients.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario

Organization Background

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) enhances the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy by providing a network of services that educate, support and build community awareness.

Activity

You will assist in creating a database of organizations that ESWO could reach out to for donations.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 19

Register HERE!

LEADS Employment Services

Organization Background

LEADS Employment Services is a non-profit employment and skills development agency. Since 1986, they have been providing specialized services for people with disabilities and/or employment-related barriers throughout Southwestern Ontario. At LEADS, Employment Specialists work with clients who need varying levels of assistance developing skills and accessing employment opportunities, and/or post-employment supports.

Activity

Passionate about accessibility and inclusion? Help research statistics on disability and employment and create a social media campaign for LEADS.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: 16

Register HERE!

Participation House Support Services

Organization Background

Participation House Support Services (PHSS) supports individuals with developmental, medical, and/or complex physical needs to live in their own homes, and participate in community with family and friends. PHSS supports 250+ individuals in 60+ locations across Ontario through various programs and services. PHSS is committed to encouraging and creating an inclusive community where individuals with disabilities have access to all the community has to offer and are included in a valued and meaningful way.

Activity

Passionate about accessibility and inclusion? Come participate in “Love the World, Experience the World”, an initiative that pairs you with one of the clients they support. You will help create an immersive experience powered by VR technology by curating video playlists suited to their interests.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: TBD

Spots available: 8

Register HERE!

Participation House Support Services (Virtual) - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Participation House Support Services (PHSS) supports individuals with developmental, medical, and/or complex physical needs to live in their own homes, and participate in community with family and friends. PHSS supports 250+ individuals in 60+ locations across Ontario through various programs and services. PHSS is committed to encouraging and creating an inclusive community where individuals with disabilities have access to all the community has to offer and are included in a valued and meaningful way.

Activity

Passionate about supporting vulnerable populations? Participate in a games night, featuring trivia, Jeopardy, and Family Feud with PHSS’s lovely clients!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1:30pm-4pm

Location: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided)

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

USC Food Support Services - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Food Support Services (FSS) is a USC student service dedicated to reducing hunger on-campus through their food hamper system and food bank service. With the rising costs of tuition, housing, childcare, and food, they provide essential support to undergraduate students, graduate students, and students supporting families. USC Food Support Services also educates and advocates for local and global issues related to food insecurity, hunger, and poverty through their yearly campaigns and events.

Activity

Interested in reducing food insecurity on-campus? Come help assemble meal kits for FSS’s future events!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-4pm

Location: Music Building, Outdoor Tent

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Make-a-Wish Foundations & Health Science Dream Team - SOLD OUT

Organization Background

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. They are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 35,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone. The Faculty of Health Sciences Students’ Council Dream Team raises funds and awareness for Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario.

Activity

Bring out your creative side and help decorate gift boxes for the children, which will contain personalized gifts to brighten their day.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 1pm-2:30pm

Location:

Rally Point: University Community Centre, Concrete Beach 

Event Location: Talbot Bowl Tent 

Spots available: SOLD OUT

Register HERE!

Seniors With Skills

Organization Background

The mission of Seniors with Skills is to end social isolation for seniors across the world through their volunteer programs – the Online Buddy Program, the Cards and Knitting Program, and Computer Training Program. Since its founding, Seniors with Skills has reached over 1000 seniors with the help of over 300 volunteers.

Activity

Would you like to brighten a senior’s day? Come write letters and/or create video content for seniors living in long-term care homes!

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 3pm-4pm

Location: University Community Centre, Mustang Lounge

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!

USC Ethnocultural Support Services

Organization Background

Ethnocultural Support Services (ESS) is a USC Peer Program that aims to highlight issues surrounding ethnocultural equity, diversity, and inclusion. Their goal is to empower students through community enhancement, education, advocacy, and as well as by celebrating the myriad of cultures being represented on Western's campus.

Activity

Do you love being creative? Help create a chalk mural consisting of cultural art, symbols, and flags to celebrate the diverse cultures here at Western! You will also get a chance to learn about ESS’s new BIPOC mentorship program.

UN Sustainable Development Goal

Goal #: Title

Date & Time: Saturday, September 11 at 3pm-4pm

Location: Concrete Beach at University Community Centre

Spots available: 27

Register HERE!