William & Mary

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.

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.

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/}}

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: [[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
Email: [[e|campusbuddies]]
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.

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
Email: [[e|charitywater]]
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.

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 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}}

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: [[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.

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}}

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.

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.

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.kofc.org/un/en/}}

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.
Website: {{http://lafayettekids.tumblr.com}}

Medical Relief for Nicaragua
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.

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}}

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

Swastha Nepal
Community Service
Email: [[e|swasthanepal]]
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}}