Community Service Organizations

AIDS Tanzania
Community Service
Email: [[e|aidstanzania01]]
Purpose: Plans a yearly trip to Tanzania where the group will work with a local organization concerning community outreach. The goal is to increase awareness of the effects of nutrition and health on AIDS through educational sessions held in various rural communities of Tanzania
Twitter: {{http://twitter.com/#!/AIDSTanzania}}

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://www.wm.edu/so/apo}}

Alter Ego
Community Service
Email: [[e|alterego]]
Purpose: Fashion/entertainment/urban arts club which puts on a creative event each semester to give back to a charity.

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.

Ask Not
Community Service
Email: asknot@email.wm.edu
Purpose: Ask Not at The College of William and Mary is organized and operated by students as a grassroots organization that seeks to challenge the students at the College to reimagine their responsibilities to their communities and to their country. We shall educate students on the many opportunities for national service, to advocate on behalf of the youth voice in the national conversation on service; and to create infrastructural change to connect the student desire to serve with the multiple of opportunities for service within the local communities of our students. Ask Not seeks to invest in and create opportunities for students to complete a Service Year either before, after, or during their college years.

Banaa
Community Service
Email: [[e|banaa]]
Purpose: Provide a full, 4 year scholarship to a student from Sudan in an effort to prevent future conflict.

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.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/bangladeshrelief/}}

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Community Service
Email: [[e|bigbroandbigsis]]
Purpose: Helps young people in our community achieve their highest potential during their formative years by providing positive, caring mentor relationships.

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://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/bonemarrowdrive}}

Bosnia Project
Community Service
Email: [[e|bosniaproject]]
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: Destination Kampala
Community Service
Email: [[e|kampala]]
Purpose: To give students the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for infrastructure projects benefiting orphans impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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.
Email: [[e|campusbuddies]]

Campus Initiative for UNICEF
Community Service
Email: [[e|unicef]]
Purpose: To raise money and awareness for the United Children's Fund by incorporating local schools and educating the community
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/unicef}}

Charity: Water at William & Mary
Community Service
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to work with Charity: Water, a non-profit organization dedicated to building water pumps in developing counties in order to provide clean and sustainable water for those in need of it. The organization will hold fundraisers each semester with the aim to raise enough money to build at least one well.
Email: [[e|charitywater]]

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://web.wm.edu/so/circle-k/}}

College Partnership for Kids
Community Service
Email: [[e|wmcpk]]
Purpose: To offer tutoring to school students in the Williamsburg area
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/offices/oce/educationalprograms/cpk/index.php}}

Color Me Stress Free
Community Service
Email: [[e|cmsf]]
Purpose: An organization that tries to help students relieve stress through simple and fun arts and crafts projects. We hold weekly meetings for our members as well as other programs to the rest of the William & Mary community.

Community Partnership for Adult Learners
Community Service
Email: [[e|cpalearners]]
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.

Daughters of Isabella
Community Service
Purpose: The Order of the Daughters of Isabella is a charitable organization of practicing Catholic women founded on the principle of its motto: Unity, Friendship, and Charity.
Email: [[e|wmdaughters]]

Empower Congo
Community Service
Email: [[e|empowercongo]]
Purpose: To bring attention to the community the atrocities being committed against women and girls on a massive scale in the Democratic Republic of Congo and to aid in the current relief efforts in this region

Escort
Community Service
Email: [[e|escort]]
Purpose: To provide an escort home for students studying alone at night.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/studentescort}}

FIT4FUN
Community Service
Purpose: FIT4FUN has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable purposes, including but not limited to the promotion of healthy decisions and physical fitness in elementary aged students throughout the great Williamsburg area.
Email: [[e|fit4fun]]

Global Medic al Brigades
Community Service
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.
Email: [[e|gmb]]

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}}

Green and Gold Christmas
Community Service
Email: [[e|greengoldxmas]]
Purpose: To give students an opportunity to provide a Christmas party for the underprivileged children in the Williamsburg community.

Home Environmental Recommendations Organization (HERO)
Community Service
Email: [[e|greenings]]
Purpose: An organization which serves the local Williamsburg community by providing free environmental impact and energy audits to area residents. Its purpose is both to reduce Williamsburg’s environmental impact and to improve college and city relations through student interactions with the community.

Hospice Club
Community Service
Purpose: The purpose of Hospice Club will be to promote the awareness of and experiences in hospice; to inspire community involvement in a local hospice program; and to directly help a local hospice organization.
Email: [[e|hospice]]

Kenya Sustainable Village Project
Community Service
Purpose: The purpose if this organization is to support the efforts of Children of God Relief Initiative (COGRI) – Nyumbani Village, in their mission to help meet the basic needs of marginalized youth and elderly in rural Kenya. When possible and permissible, KSVP will organize students into traveling teams to work with the Nyumbani Village by providing manual labor, and service learning curriculum to the 7th and 8th grad students in their primary school. This partnership between William and Mary and COGRI doesn’t not already exist on campus, and a host of students have expressed interest in supporting CONGRI regardless of the organization’s travel status. The Kenya Sustainable Village Project will provide William & Mary students with the valuable experience of learning about community engagement and service learning, and out students will also learn extensively about HIV/AIDS relief in Kenya, and community development founded on the concepts of permaculture.
Email: [[e|ksvp]]

Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering, and Science
Community Service
Purpoose: 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.
Email: [[e|kites]]

Knights of Columbus
Community Service
Email: [[e|knights]]
Purpose: To help the members grow in the Catholic faith and to improve the quality of life at the college through service projects and other activities.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/knightsofcolumbus}}

Lafayette Kids
Community Service
Email:: [[e|lafayettekids]]
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.

Maasai American Student Association
Community Service
Email: [[e|maasai]]
Purpose: To volunteer abroad with the Maasai American Organization in the Narok District of Kenya
Email: {{http://masa.blogs.wm.edu/}}

Medical Aid in Nicaragua:: Outreach Scholarship
Community Service
Purpose: The goal of the project is to develop sustainable solutions to health problems in Cuje, Nicaragua.
Email: [[e|manos01]]
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/manos01}}

Medical Relief
Community Service
Email: [[e|medicalrelief]]
Purpose: To provide an annually determined group of W&M students to volunteer abroad with an organization called International Service Learning. The students will be responsible for organizing the trip and fundraising.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/medicalrelief}}

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.

Operation Smile
Community Service
Email: [[e|opsmile]]
Purpose: Operation Smile Student Programs empowers youth, creating a global movement for positive change through leadership, service, education and philanthropy.

Optimal Healing Environment Club
Community Service
Email: [[e|optimalhealing]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to provide entertainment and intellectual stimulations for geriatric residents in Williamsburg, The main goal is to contribute to an optimal healing environment. To accomplish this we will share our time, creativity, and musical talent with these residents to enhance the quality of their lives.

Partnership for Public Service Careers
Community Service
Purpose: Purpose is to coordinate the career center and the OCES along with the government department to enhance student participation in the public and nonprofit sectors. This will be accomplished by informing students about how to find these jobs and various qualifications, advocating employment outside private sector, and brining speakers on the subject to campus.

Project All
Community Service
Email: [[e|projectall]]
Purpose: A long term partnership between students and the Academy of Life and Learning to work together in furthering the development and success of alternative education programs in Williamsburg

Project Clearwater
Community Service
Email: [[e|clearwater]]
Purpose: We raise awareness about the global water crisis, as well as raise funds for international projects to build sustainable water infrastructure in places that do not have it.
Website: {{http://wmpeople.wm.edu/site/page/clearwater}}
Facebook: {{http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533513666#!/group.php?gid=111601918858624}}

Project Phoenix
Community Service
Email: [[e|projectphoenix]]
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.
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/offices/oces/communityengagement/localengagement/projectphoenix/index.php}}

Reading Enriches and Diversifies (R.E.A.D.)
Community Service
Email: [[e|read]]
Purpose: To allow students to form a personal relationship with a nursing home resident or medical patient by reading to them on a weekly basis.

Rotaract
Community Service
Email: [[e|rotaract]]
Purpose: To provide an opportunity to develop professional and leadership skills; to emphasize respect for the rights of others and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations; to provide opportunities to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world; to provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsoring Rotary Clubs, and to movitate young people for eventual membership in Rotary
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/so/rotaract}}

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

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: [[e|somos]]
Purpose: To annually choose members of the undergraduate student body to work with physicians in a medical clinic overseas over winter vacation. The organization shall give said students experience in a medical setting and provide an opportunity for service abroad.

Student 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.

Students' Petersburg Initiative for Community Engagement
Community Service
Email: [[e|spice]]
Purpose: To assist in the social and economic revitalization of the City of Petersburg in the State of Virginia by partnering with local leaders and organizations through various service activities
Website: {{http://www.wm.edu/offices/oces/communityengagement/localengagement/petersburg/index.php}}

Students Engaged at Envoy
Community Service
Purpose: Seen will exist to get William and Mary student volunteers involved with the Envoy Nursing Home in Williamsburg, VA. This organization will serve as the main channel of communication between interested student volunteers and the Envoy Nursing Home. Seen will keep a record of students’ total volunteer hours. Seen will foster relationships with other on-campus organizations that may be interested in bringing their specific skills and talents to Envoy. Seen will seek to educate the student body about the issues of loneliness in elderly residents and what we can do to combat it.
Email: [[e|seen]]

Students for Belize Education
Community Service
Email: [[e|belizeeducation]]
Purpose: To plan, funraise, and participate in an international service trip to Belize during winter break. The purpose of the trip is to help in the upkeep of a Belizean elementary school, help supervise the children during the school days, provide alternative after-school activities, and engage in the cultural exchange that results from working and playing with the students.

Students for Dekpor
Community Service
Email: [[e|dekpor]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to provide education for children and teens in Dekpor, Ghana. The wealth disparities in Ghana cause most resoureces to be sequesterd in major cities, leaving distant villages without effective education systems. The goal is to assist the growth and functionality of the Dekpor school system.

Students for Somalia
Community Service
Email:: [[e|studentssomalia]]
Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to help relieve the distress and suffering of refugees around the world.

Students Helping Honduras
Community Service
Email: [[e|honduras]]
Purpose: To provide fundamental human needs to orphaned and impoverished children in Honduras. Also works to educate college students about volunteerism, global responsibility, and sustainable development.

Swastha Nepal
Community Service
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.
Email:: [[e|swasthanepal]]
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 Infectious Diseases
Community Service
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!
Email: [[e|uaid]]
Website: {{http://uaid.blogs.wm.edu}}

Unite for Sight
Community Service
Email: [[e|uniteforsight]]
Purpose: To work with the local community to improve access to health programs, to prevent blindness through free community vision screenings and health programs for medically underserved children and adults, and collects used eyeglasses to donate to eye clinics in developing countries; also raises funds to help cover cost of cataract surgeries in developing countries

Up Til Dawn
Community Service
Email: [[e|uptildawn]]
Purpose: To inform and promote the St. Jude organization and cause while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Wesite: {{http://web.wm.edu/so/uptildawn/index.html}}

William & Mary 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.

William & Mary in the Muslim World
Community Service
Email: [[e|wmmuslimworld]]
Purpose: To plan, fund raise, and participate in an annual international service trip to various Islamic countries during summer break. To promote awareness of poverty and corruption in Islamic countries.