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Local Charities

Best Buddies Western

Best Buddies is a national charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those in the community by fostering one-to-one friendships between adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and Western students. Through one-to-one meetings and monthly group events, their club can create real friendships between people who normally would not have the chance to meet and thus help promote social inclusion for people with learning and developmental disabilities.


Duke of Edinburgh's Club

The Western Duke of Edinburgh's Club was created to give UWO students an avenue to begin and complete their involvement with the internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh Award. The club facilitates and encourages students to grow their interests through individually oriented skill development, community service, physical fitness and expeditions/explorations. Within the purpose of the club is to form a social environment that brings together students with similar interests, creating an atmosphere of encouragement, experience sharing, and dedication.


Envelope for Joy

Envelope for Joy is a charity-focused club that supports both global and community initiatives through a pen-pal program to impoverished students around the world. By providing financial and emotional support to underprivileged orphanages, schools worldwide, and London neighbourhoods, becoming part of the Envelope of Joy family will help you make a positive impact in the world!


London Bridges

London Bridges is a community service club at Western. Their 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.

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MusicBox Children’s Charity - Western Chapter

They aim to bring music education to vulnerable children in the London area. An education in music is incredibly beneficial for young children—they know that it helps develop interpersonal skills, goal-setting skills, motivation and resiliency and it provides them with a hobby that they can enjoy. They believe that vulnerable children should be granted the same opportunities for growth and development that music education provides that are available to their peers. They run one-on-one instrument lessons for school-aged children and group music activities for younger children at their community partner.


Rotaract (Local + Int.)

Being a Rotaract member means you'll have the opportunity to get a lot of experience out in the London community: whether it is working with families that have children with juvenile diabetes in their free annual camp, reading books to children at the local libraries, serving hot meals at a local soup kitchen, or even participating in some of their unique fundraising events (like comedy or movie nights).



S.W.A.M volunteers their time to privately teach children with special needs at the Western University Recreation Centre Pool in London. Their mission is to provide the organizational and logistical support necessary to facilitate the opening and operation of SwimAbility programs across the country.


Seniors in IT

Seniors in I.T. is a dynamic student-run volunteer organization. They strive to provide senior citizens with the knowledge and skills to operate in this new technology-based world. Seniors in I.T. aims to provide seniors with a fundamental understanding of technology so that they are able to achieve a variety of personal aspirations.


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