Penn State Berks students volunteer in the community

Student preparing food at Opportunity House

A student prepares food at Opportunity House.

Credit: Penn State

READING, Pa. — As part of the college’s commitment to community engagement, Penn State Berks students will volunteer in the community, with a variety of nonprofit organizations during the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in September 2018.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:45–8 p.m. —  Opportunity House Dinner
Students will prepare and serve dinner at Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3–6 p.m. — PAL College Days
Students will be taking part in a program with the youth at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club, 325 Walnut Street in Reading. They will facilitate activities to get 11- to 12-year-olds thinking about their futures and the steps they need to take to pursue their dreams.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 1:30–3 p.m. — Country Meadows of Wyomissing
Students will visit the residents of Country Meadows. The visit will include playing games with the residents and assisting with afternoon snacks.

For additional information, contact Autumn Fritz, assistant director of community development, at 610-396-6098 or [email protected].