What is Charity?

The Charity team is responsible for managing the One-Stop Charity Tent every night of Orientation Week. The One-Stop hosts food, games, and other interactive programming activities to educate students and Sophs about Charity team initiatives and how to get involved in London. The Charity Soph Team also organizes events such as Charity Lunches and the Terry Fox Run (Sept 19). Proceeds from Charity Lunch will be donated to the London Food Bank!

What Does a Charity Soph Do? 

A Charity Soph is responsible for the planning and execution of Charity programming and community-building initiatives during the summer, Orientation Week, and the 2021-2022 school year. A Charity Soph’s goal is to connect incoming students and other Sophs with the London community and empower students to volunteer with local organizations through the school year.

Western Charity 2020

Western Charity 2019

Where can you find the One Stop during O-Week? Top of UC Hill

Western Charity Socials:

Orientation Serves

Charity, Faculty, Residence, and Affiliate Sophs help facilitate Orientation Serves with Western Student Experience. 

Orientation Serves (OServes) is your first opportunity to get involved in the London community during your time at Western. OServes provides students the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community through an afternoon of volunteering. During OServes, 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.

OServes will take place on Sept 11th.