Courtesy of our CHAP committee
The value of volunteering is much deeper, fulfilling and important in contributing to a healthy and vibrant community than money could ever measure. We believe that community outreach is important because it creates a meaningful bridge between students and the members of the public.
The WCCS wants to inspire students and chiropractors to embrace opportunities that make a positive impact in their communities, both on a personal and professional level.
Please get in touch if you would like to share community outreach activities that you have experienced with your chapter so that we can inspire each other even more (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Christmas shoebox donation
WSD: outreach into Bournemouth town and hand out flyers about straighten up exercises & primary school outreach
Regional Event: raised 400€ for World Spine Care
collaboration with college about consciousness of recycling
Rare Disease Day: raise awareness through social media
Plastic collection drive: use reusable straws instead of plastic straws
Plans for the future:
Volunteer at a children`s place of safety (Ethembeni)
Offers shelter to abandoned, neglected and abused
children & babies
Offer chiropractic care
Christmas in July - party with product donation
Annual Christmas party at an old aged home and put on a morning tea or lunch and engage with the community.
Annual school visits – recently went to a primary school and did ‘play time’ with the kids in their lunch break which included colouring in spines and doing functional exercises, getting the kids active and outside.
Beach and community rubbish clean-ups.
Macquarie focuses on community service within the uni, they currently do things such as:
Spine week information stalls
Soccer matches against the physios
Provide information talks on wellness, health and spinal care at aged care facility adjacent to our campus
Provide multiple cost-free Pilates classes to students of our university in promotion to health and wellness
Provide free lunch to the student body with health promotion