Alpha Phi Omega Seeks to Empower Volunteers

 

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Alpha Phi Omega
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A former emergency medical technician (EMT) with American Medical Response and the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Todd Belok serves as a mental health technician at Temple University Hospital’s Episcopal Campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alongside his career in health care, Todd Belok has given back to the community through the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.

First envisioned after World War I by Frank Reed Horton, H. Roe Bartle, and Herbert G. Horton at Lafayette College, in Easton, Pennsylvania, Alpha Phi Omega came into existence to promote service across university campuses. Today, the fraternity continues to assist students in connecting with the community and one another through leadership, friendship, and service.

In 2017, Alpha Phi Omega hosted its national volunteer conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference takes place every year, in addition to the fraternity’s regular convention, as a way to promote giving back to local communities.

The fraternity also offers alumni an opportunity to gain further education through its Volunteer University. With eight different tracks, or colleges, the Volunteer University provides volunteer training and support for its members.

For more information about these volunteer support opportunities or to learn more about Alpha Phi Omega, visit www.apo.org.

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Alpha Phi Omega to Hold 44th Biennial National Convention

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An experienced healthcare professional, Todd Belok serves as a mental health technician at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Outside of his professional activities, Todd Belok volunteers his time as a dedicated member of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) service fraternity.

APO members across the country are currently preparing for the 44th Biennial Alpha Phi Omega National Convention, which will be held December 27-30, 2016, at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The four-day event will feature a variety of networking activities and more than 70 workshops that will give APO brothers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, gain new knowledge, and take part in fraternity business.

In addition to various social and learning events, the convention will feature an awards ceremony honoring outstanding APO members and chapters. Registration for the 44th Biennial APO National Convention is currently open. To find detailed pricing and lodging information, as well as a full schedule of convention activities, visit www.apo.org.

Service Group Gears Up For National Service Week

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Alpha Phi Omega
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Todd Belok, who enjoys helping others, has been an EMT since 2008, and is currently a mental health technician at Temple University Hospital. In addition to his professional work, Todd Belok volunteers with the Alpha Phi Omega Professional Community Service Fraternity in Washington, DC.

Alpha Phi Omega is a national service organization that seeks to inspire its members to contribute to their communities and develop leadership skills. Counting over 400,000 members across 375 campuses, the organization is the largest service group of its kind, and its members continue to serve in alumni groups long after graduation.

Each year, Alpha Phi Omega designates the first week of November as National Service Week, a time when chapters across the country unite around a common theme. During this time, chapters undertake creative, high-impact service projects directly related to the year’s theme. In 2016, National Service Week will be held November 6-12, and the theme will be Improving Literacy in Youth, a continuation of 2015’s theme, Improving Literacy in Adults.