Students volunteer in the community

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Penn State Berks students will be “lending their paws for a good cause” as they volunteer at a variety of nonprofit organizations during the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in September. 

From noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13,  students will assist with parking and serving food at the Country Meadows Fall Festival. Country Meadows Retirement Communities is located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, students will visit the Animal Rescue League to walk dogs, help clean up the facilities, and assist with a variety of other tasks.

From 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, students will return to Country Meadows where they will be facing off against the residents in a friendly Wii Bowling tournament.

From 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, students will visit Elmcroft Senior Living Communities for their Adopt-a-Senior program, a monthly social event for the students and Elmcroft residents. This will take place at Elmcroft’s Reading location.

From 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, students will serve dinner to the residents of Opportunity House, the Reading emergency shelter.

For more information on these or future community service initiatives, contact Brittney Schlechter, student activities coordinator, at 610-396-6068 or via email at

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