Charity & OServes

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).

Orientation Serves (OServes) is your first opportunity to get involved in the London community during your time at Western. During this Orientation Week event, you will have the opportunity to connect with community organizations, learn from them and support their efforts in making change in London. This year we are looking into some virtual and in-person opportunities to ensure all first year students have the opportunity to connect with our London community. After Orientation Week, the Western Serves Network allows students to continue volunteering locally throughout the year.

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?