READING, Pa. -- Penn State Berks students will be lending their "paws" for a good cause as they volunteer at a variety of nonprofit organizations during the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in September and October 2015.
Thursday, Sept. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. – Country Meadows Camp Fire Night — Students will make s’mores and engage in fun conversations with the residents at Country Meadows, 1800 Tulpehocken Road in Wyomissing.
Friday, Sept. 10, 1–2 p.m. — Volunteers will be socializing the animals at the Animal Rescue League in an effort to make them more adoptable for the public.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4–5 p.m. — Students will be participating in a Reading Enrichment Program with the youth at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club, 325 Walnut Street in Reading.
Friday, Oct. 16, 1–2 p.m. — Volunteers will be socializing the animals at the Animal Rescue League in an effort to make them more adoptable for the public.
Monday, Oct. 19, 1–9 p.m. — Loving Lion at Opportunity House
The Penn State Berks Hotel Restaurant Society and Berks Cares student organizations will prepare an American soul food five-star dinner for the clients at Opportunity House. Students will serve as hosts and hostesses, waiters and waitresses, and sous chefs and line chefs. Clients will enjoy a four-course meal that will include Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream. This has become a bi-annual event and has grown in popularity with students, garnering more than 60 volunteers since its beginning in the fall of 2014.
Saturday, Oct. 24 – Country Meadows Trick Or Treat Event (decorating starts at 10:30 a.m., event starts at 1:30 p.m.) — Students will assist with decorating Country Meadows for Halloween and later that day, they will assist Country Meadows residents with their trick-or-treat event for local children at the Wyomissing location.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 4–5 p.m.– Students will be participating in a Reading Enrichment Program with the youth at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club, 325 Walnut Street in Reading.
For more information on these or future community service initiatives, contact Brittney Schlechter, student activities coordinator, at 610-396-6068 or [email protected].