Charity Sophs are responsible for planning, executing, and promoting philanthropic events to incoming students. Their goal is to empower students to volunteer with local organizations and participate in the London community. They are responsible for organizing one of our largest events in OWeek called Orientation Serves (OServes).
OServes connects students to volunteer opportunities in the London community. Incoming students and their Sophs spend the Saturday afternoon (September 12th) working in the community, alongside and supporting the great work happening at non-for profits in the London region. Students assist these organizations, learn about their efforts, and give back to the community while also bonding with their peers.
Over the past two years, Western students have raised over 12,000 hours of volunteering through their participation in Orientation Serves.
Are you a Community Partner looking to participate in the OServes Program?
Orientation Serves marks the first volunteering opportunity for Western Students. Through collaboration with community partners, thousands of students can volunteer for the afternoon. You will have access to a large pool of volunteers to help you accomplish long-term plans, standing volunteer opportunities, and prepare for the rest of the year.
What better way to build bridges between Western and the community than to start week one?