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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Right to Play

About us:
Right To Play Western is a charitable organization that uses the power of sport and play to educate children who are facing adversity, poverty and conflict.

More Information:
https://www.righttoplay.ca/en-ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtpwestern
Instagram: @rtpwestern

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Western

About us:
Are you interested in improving equity in education, empowering women, and promoting fair trade products? Are you passionate about youth empowerment? If so, join WUSC and help us spread awareness about the refugee crisis and other important humanitarian issues to fellow students on campus and within the London community!

More Information:
https://wusc.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/WuscWestern
https://www.instagram.com/wuscwestern/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Oxfam Western

About us:
Created to promote Oxfam Canada and Oxfam International principles and goals(through hosted events), including poverty alleviation, human rights and gender empowerment.

More Information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OxfamWestern
Instagram: @oxfamwestern

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Friends of MSF UWO

About us:
Are you a student? Become part of your University’s Friends of MSF group and support our work around the world! Friends of MSF (FoMSF) are student societies from various Canadian universities. They are the official student support organization for MSF. Joining is a great way to get involved in MSF’s work, to meet new people and help save lives around the world by raising money and awareness. While the Friends of MSF groups are recognized supporters of MSF Canada, they operate independent of the day-to-day operations of MSF Canada and do not directly represent MSF Canada.Goals of FoMSF Groups: (1) Raising awareness for MSF: Friends of MSF engage in various awareness activities throughout the school year including, campaigns, petitions, workshops, movie screenings, and speaker nights with individuals who have worked with MSF in the field.(2) Fundraising for MSF: Friends of MSF organize a number of fundraising activities to raise money to support MSF’s work around the world. FoMSF UWO chapter hosts Western’s Got Talent, Western University Health and Research conference, as well as holiday-themed fundraising events. (3) Encouraging others to consider work with MSF: Although students cannot work with MSF field missions, Friends of MSF groups strive to make students aware of future opportunities with MSF in the hopes that they will consider working with MSF later in their professional careers. They provide information on MSF, the nature of fieldwork, and emphasize that professionals from a wide range of medical and non-medical professions are needed.

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/WesternMSF
https://www.instagram.com/western_fomsf/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Asian Christian Fellowship

About us:
We are a club that exists to bring glory to God in all that we do, whether it be through retreats, guest speakers, worship, bible studies or game nights. Our goal is to build Christ-centered relationships with one another and grow together in our understanding of Christ through our various ministries. We meet every Friday night at 7pm on Zoom. Feel free to reach out to us at westernacf@gmail.com for more details and to receive the Zoom links.

More Information:
https://westernacf.wordpress.com
Instagram: @westernacf
Facebook: www.facebook.com/uwoacf/
Email: westernacf@gmail.com

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Cancer Awareness Society

About us:
Cancer impacts everyone around us; whether it might be a personal battle, a family member’s story, or a friend’s experience, nobody is immune. Heading into our 15th year, the UWO Cancer Awareness Society is club with 100+ members who are passionately engaged in the fight against cancer. We are focused on bringing attention to the realities of cancer by deepening the understanding of our peers at Western through awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Some of our signature events include “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”, Movember, our Cancer Research & Care Symposium and annual Bar Night for Boobies fundraiser. Our proceeds go towards supporting the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of each year. CAS is currently working on potentially establishing volunteer opportunities for our members in future years! We believe in the importance of spreading information surrounding cancer prevention and early detection and hope to continue sharing stories of survivors with our Western community. Although we are facing a pandemic this year, we hope to find new and creative ways to promote our message while fighting against COVID-19. Also, our executive positions are currently live! Please consider applying here: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NMDnKCIjlXz3tH To learn more about our team this year and the ways to get involved, please visit the brief Prezi presentation in our website link!

More Information:
https://prezi.com/view/qnoD7L8urtglwyvfi5O8/
https://www.facebook.com/WesternCAS/
https://www.instagram.com/WesternCAS/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

The Purple Spur Society

About us:
THE PURPLE SPUR SOCIETY is Western’s oldest and largest social club, we are committed to fostering school spirit and meaningful student connections through exciting social events, all the while raising as much money as we can for our yearly charity. We are determined to continue our legacy this year through various online events, and we’re excited to get creative with ways we can give back. Joining our club is being part of a family that has brought likeminded individuals together in charity and social fun since 1942.

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/thepurplespursociety
https://www.instagram.com/purplespur_uwo/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

UNICEF Western

About us:
UNICEF Western is one of the largest humanitarian organizations at Western and is affiliated with the non-governmental organization UNICEF Canada. We strive to promote the wellbeing of children and their families in the London community, across Canada, and around the world. We adhere to this commitment through fundraising, advocacy, and other programming. Like us on Facebook (UNICEF Western) or follow us on Instagram @unicefwestern for more info!

More Information:
unicefwestern.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicefwestern
Instagram: @unicefwestern

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Heart & Stroke Western

About us:
Heart & Stroke Western is a campus organization that represents Heart & Stroke throughout the Western community. We organize large scale events and fundraising initiatives, as well as campaigns that focus on spreading awareness about heart disease and stroke.

More Information:

https://www.instagram.com/heartandstrokeuwo/
https://www.facebook.com/HeartAndStrokeUWO
https://www.linkedin.com/company/heartandstrokeuwo/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

London Bridges

About us:
London Bridges is a community service club at Western. Our goal is to connect the Western student body to the greater London community by giving students the opportunity to volunteer and fundraise for local charitable organizations in need of greater support. London Bridges is not only committed to raising awareness, but also to actively respond to the issues that affect London residents. We understand that our members come from a variety of backgrounds and have different interests. So, we work with a variety of charitable organizations and give our members the opportunity to choose the organization that best suits their interests and schedules.Our main goal is to give our members the perfect environment to do meaningful work – volunteer and fundraise for organizations in need of support so that they can make a positive difference in the London community. This year, due to COVID-19, we are trying to come up with online volunteer and fundraise events. We need your help to serve the London community as we enter uncharted territory this year! Put down your name and email to receive notifications regarding our AGM and exec positions available for the year: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19xCS-Ewp5RicCwDJtkc8gI7ftp7LoeUVWoIYdRNJkFg/edit?usp=sharing

More Information:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LondonBridgeUWO/