Community Service Organizations

Alpha Phi Omega
Community Service
Email: [[e|alphaphiomega]]
Purpose: For college students to gather together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America to develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service to humanity.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/alphaphiomega/}}

Amnesty International
Community Service
Email: [[e|amnesty]]
Purpose: To support the national and international Amnesty International organizations in their goals of working for the release of all "prisoners of conscience;" ending torture, including the death penalty worldwide; and promoting human rights awareness in the community.

Bangladesh Relief Initiative for Children
Community Service
Email: [[e|bangladeshrelief]]
Purpose: To promote awareness of poverty, corruption, and the effects of natural disasters in Bangladesh, particularly as they relate to children. BRIC also aims to engage the community in non-profit work in the poverty relief sector by creating a service trip.

Black Caucus
Community Service
Purpose: Through communication and a heart for the community, The Black Caucus strives to unify and organize the African-American clubs and organizations on campus to maximize outreach and efficiency.
Email: [[e|blackcaucus]]

Bone Marrow Drive
Community Service
Email: [[e|bonemarrowdrive]]
Purpose: To hold various events throughout the year to raise funds which allows people to enter the National Registry for bone marrow donors
Website: {{http://wmbethematch.weebly.com/}}

Bosnia Project
Community Service
Email: wmbosniaproject@gmail.com
Website: {{http://wmbosniaproject.wordpress.com/}}
Purpose: A summer service trip focused on education and peace-building. It sends members to teach English in a 4-5 week summer camp.

Building Tomorrow
Community Service
Email: wmbuildingtomorrow@gmail.com
Purpose: To sustainablly provide quality primary schools for children in Uganda. Our efforts contribute to the purchasing of construction materials, while the community builds the schools and the government donates the land and teaches. The club's primary focus is on fundraising and raising awareness about the importance of quality education.
Website: {{http://buildingtomorrow.org/zeta/}}
Facebook: {{https://www.facebook.com/BuildingTomorrowWilliamMary/}}

Campus Buddies
Community Service
Purpose: This organization is designed to consolidate current student engagement projects with the disability community to include Buddy Ball, Buddy Art, Buddy Theatre, Lunch Buddies, and with potential for collaboration with other student organizations that work with the disability community. This body intends to coordinate and train volunteers, provide information to campus, present programs, host media nights, arrange speakers, and promote forums for discussion about relevant issues.

Children’s Well-Being Foundation
Community Service
Email: [[e|childrenswb]]
Purpose: Our purpose is to raise money for the Children’s Well-being Foundation, to learn about the Costa Rican medical system, and to prepare for and visit San Jose, Costa Rica.
Website: {{http://www.cwbfoundation.org/}}

Circle K
Community Service
Email: [[e|circlek01]]
Purpose: To develop future leaders and active citizens concerned with improving the quality of life on earth. Through personal involvement on campus and in the community, members of Circle K develop valuable leadership and organizational skills that may be attained through actual experience.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/index.php/site/page/circlek01/home}}

College Red Cross
Community Service
Email: [[e|collegeredcross]]
Purpose: To provide direction and coordination to William & Mary students in support of Red Cross Service delivery on campus and in the surrounding community.

Community Partnership for Adult Learners
Community Service
Email: cpalearners@gmail.com
Purpose: CPALs is a student-run organization that offers free English classes for the local community. CPALs evolved from a Hispanic Studies freshman seminar taught by Jonathan Arries with support from the Sharpe Community Scholars Program. Classes meet at 7:30 every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Morton Hall during the Fall and Spring semesters. Volunteers are welcome to help during the one-on-one tutoring that follows large group instruction each night. For more information about volunteering contact CPALs.

Food Recovery Network
Community Service
Purpose: Food Recovery Network at William and Mary is one of the chapter of the national nonprofit: Food Recovery Network. We unite students to fight food waste on campus and feed people in need in Williamsburg communities.
Facebook: {{http://facebook/WilliamMaryFRN}}

Global Medical Brigades
Community Service
Email: [[e|gmb]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to help provide sustainable health relief by sending student volunteers on brigades to places with limited access to healthcare, specifically in Honduras and Panama.
Website: {{http://wmgmb.weebly.com/}}

Global Village Project
Community Service
Email: [[e|globalvillage]]
Purpose: To plan, fund raise, and participate in a Habitat for Humanity international group service trip during Spring Break.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/globalvillage}}

Kidogo Kidogo
Community Service
Purpose: Kidogo,Kidogo, and by extension KKSG, is dedicated to lifting the financial barrier which prevents women in Tanzania from having access to life-changing mobile technology. In lifting this barrier, we hope to empower women, enabling them to improve their lives, business, health, and individual efficacy.

Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science (KITES)
Community Service
Email: [[e|kites]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to foster an appreciation of scientific principles in elementary school children by performing simple, engaging science experiments with college mentors. The goals of this organization are A) to encourage children to become familiar with basic scientific principles through experimentation, B) to mentor elementary school children in science and C) to further develop students’’ education in STEM fields.

Knot Your Granny's Yarn Club
Knot Your Granny's Yarn Club: We promote the art of crocheting and knitting, encouraging members to either learn or perfect the skills.

Lafayette Kids
Community Service
Purpose: In a partnership with the Learning Center at Lafayette Village, a Community Housing Partner’s low-income housing development in Williamsburg with a large minority population, William & Mary students will provide individualized tutoring twice per week, serve as mentors who believe in the value of a good education, provide educational programing, and encourage safe, fun play. William & Mary students will also learn about educational issues, be inspired to continue teaching in high needs school environments, and gain valuable experience working with children.
Website: {{http://lafayettekids.tumblr.com}}

LEAD Collegiate (Leadership, Education, Action, and Development) W. Taylor Reveley Chapter
Community Service
Purpose: The purpose of L.E.A.D. Collegiate is to create a partnership between W&M students and WJCC School system. W&M students will receive training in leadership strategies and implementation. The goal is to extend program opportunities to all interested W&M student participants.
Facebook: {{https://www.facebook.com/groups/512775708796873/}}

Merrimac Mentors
Community Service
Email: [[e|merrimacmentors]]
Purpose: The purpose of our organization is to educate and enrich the lives of both William and Mary students and Merrimac residents through mentoring, education enrichment activities, and tutoring. We will educate and prepare volunteers to engage in positive and encouraging relationships with the students of Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center.

Project Phoenix
Community Service
Email: prjphx@gmail.com
Purpose: To provide youth with the opportunity to participate in after school tutoring and weekend field trips. Project Phoenix is designed for middle school aged youth wishing to further develop academic and social skills.

Public Health Brigades
Community Service
Email: [[e|publichealthbrig]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to educate about and promote public health projects in various contries such as Panama, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Honduras
Website: {{http://wmpublichealthbrigades.wordpress.com}}

Ruritan Club
Community Service
Email: [[e|ruritan]]
Purpose: To promote fellowship and goodwill among members and citizens of the community and inspires each other to higher efforts

School House Block
Community Service
Email: [[e|schoolhouseblock]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/index.php/site/page/schoolhouseblock/home}}
Purpose: This organization seeks to provide educational opportunities to all students and to promote awareness of global need for improved childhood education. Our goals are to fund the project of building a new school abroad, to promote awareness of the lack of access to education, to advocate a change in the global status of women and children, and to volunteer in the community to address local needs for improvements in education. This organization desires to engage students involved to think critically of solutions to global illiteracy by integrating ideas of sustainability, public health, global awareness, and gender equality into its missions.

Sigma Mu Sigma
Community Service
Email: [[e|sigmamusigma]]
Purpose: To foster the ideals of unity, leadership, and responsibility in students. Projects include Steer Clear, College Partnership for Kids, and SEAC.

Steer Clear
Community Service
Email: [[e|steerclear]]
Purpose: To provide a reliable, secure and free means of travel for students on weekend nights when school is in session. The organization aims to reduce risky behavior, namely driving under the influence and traveling unescorted during late hours
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/steerclear}}

Student Organization for Medical Outreach and Sustainability
Community Service
Email: wmsomos@gmail.com
Purpose: SOMOS is an organization that seeks to promote improved health and healthcare through community capacity building projects in the Dominican Republic. SOMOS includes both an annual trip (during winter break), and a seminar for academic credit with Professor Aday.
Website: {{http://wmsomos.wordpress.com/}}

Student Partnership for Aid and International Development
Community Service
Purpose: The mission of SPAID is to establish partnerships with local communities and NGOs in Ghana and carry out research which helps elucidate community needs and facilitate community based development that is sustainable, ethical, and inclusive. SPAID seeks to gather the information necessary to empower a community to develop from within, based on self-determined need.
Website: {{http://wmspaid.weebly.com}}

Students for Life
Community Service
Email: sfl@lists.wm.edu
Purpose: The preservation of the right to life for the unborn. Provides education through literature, speakers, and debates and supports other local and national pro-life organizations through fund raising and volunteer counseling.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/studentsforlife}}

Students for Stop Hunger Now
Community Service
Email: [[e|stophunger]]
Purpose: To end hunger in our lifetime and whose mission is to provide food and life saving aid to the most poor and hungry throughout the world in the most rapid, efficient and effective manner. The club's primary responsibilities will be to raise funds and to host food packaging events.
Website: {{http://www.tinyurl.com/stophungerwm}}

Swastha Nepal
Community Service
Email: swasthanepal@gmail.com
Purpose: To provide William & Mary students and Faculty with the opportunity to aid local doctors in primary care and participate in research regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the Nepali health system.
Website: : {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/swasthanepal/home}}

Tribe Thon
Community Service
Email: [[e|tribethon]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization will be to raise awareness and funds to support the fight against pediatric illness and the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD). The goal is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against pediatric illness and CMN. Promoting and hosting a 12 hour Dance Marathon from which funds will be donated to CHKD. Promoting and hosting other fundraisig events throughout the year whose funds will be donated to CHKD. Dance every year until there are no more sick children.

United Against Inequities in Disease
Community Service
Email: [[e|uaid]]
Purpose: UAID is a student-operated service organization with a mission that is two-fold. In the Williamsburg community we aim to provide volunteer opportunities regarding HIV/AIDS through collaboration with local HIV-related organizations and host events that increase awareness and mobilize students. Internationally, we aim to provide testing and counseling to rural villagers in developing nations and pursue an awareness initiative to statistically at-risk populations. If you would like to contribute to the cause of infectious diseases on campus, in our local community, and globally, this is the organization for you.
Website: {{http://uaid.blogs.wm.edu}}