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Great Volunteer Opportunity!

Do you want to give back to the London community and collect volunteer hours to boost your resume? Join Western's Adopt-a-Street program for an easy way to help out & be recognized for your contribution. This program is available to Western students who want to show their spirit in their local community.


Western students who register by October 31st for the Adopt-a-Street program and maintain active participation during the academic year are eligible to add this volunteer activity to their Western Co-Curricular Record. A co-curricular record is a supplement to your transcript which will contain all of the non-academic roles, programs or volunteer opportunities you participate in during your years at Western. This is a great way to build up your resume and grad school applications.

To add programs to your co-curricular record, sign in to Career Central.

How do I get Involved?

Gather up your roommates or a group of friends to register for the program. You have the flexibility to select the area you want to clean up and set your own clean up times.

To register, simply e-mail each group member's name, Western e-mail address, and the area your group wants to clean up to:


Send any questions to Ashley Royer, Western's Off-Campus Housing Coordinator.


Lots of snow & no shovel? Western's Winter Houses are here to help!

Western students can borrow a shovel from the Western Winter House in your area. Winter Houses are operated by student volunteers living in the off-campus community.

Want to borrow a shovel?

Bring your Western student I.D. to your Winter House during daytime hours to sign out a shovel. You must return the shovel within 24 hours, as the shovel is University property. There will be a sign posted at the front of the house noting if a shovel is available or not.

Where are Winter Houses located?

Contact to find out if there is a Winter House in your area. You will need to include your rental accommodation address in the e-mail, so the closest Winter House address can be provided.

Tenant Responsibility

Unless noted otherwise in the lease, it is the tenant's responsibility to clear snow & ice if you do not share the driveway and/or walkway with other tenants from a separate rental unit or lease.

Questions about Winter Houses?

Contact Western's Off-Campus Advisors for more information or visit our web site.

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