Engagement and volunteer opportunities

Through SFU's faculties and departments, there are many engagement and volunteer opportunities for alumni. Explore your options below.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Become an Applied Science Mentor!

  • Provide career guidance to senior students in computing science and engineering programs
  • Develop leadership skills and help shape leaders of tomorrow
  • 2023 marks 50 years of computing excellence at SFU: learn more and celebrate with us!  

Questions? Please email

Beedie School of Business

  • Mentors in Business
  • Case competitions
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Become an alumni ambassador


  • Provide workshops for students
  • Speak at events
  • Help us to complete an important project
  • Nominate a peer for an FCAT Alumni Award

To learn more, email

Faculty of Environment

  • Mentor a student, and provide learning, skills & training and career advice
  • Be a guest speaker in classes, workshops, podcasts, career nights and recruitment events
  • Showcase your work at public talks or academic dialogues
  • Be featured in a faculty or department/school newsletter, website, social media
  • Provide internship/co-op and other career opportunities

To learn more, email

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Share your career story and provide advice to students at recruitment events
  • Attend thesis defences and research seminars
  • Participate in alumni surveys

For more information, email

Faculty of Science


Yes, you can hire a future SFU alumnus through the coop program!
  • SFU has worked with over 16,500 employer contacts since 1975
  • SFU has approximately 9,000 students ready to work locally, nationally and internationally
  • SFU students have won the nationwide title "Co-op Student of the Year" four times since 2002

SFU Surrey: TD Community Engagement Centre

  • Working with children, youth and newcomers to Canada in Surrey
  • Alumni are welcome to get involved

Questions? Please email


Beedie Luminaries

  • Alumni needed from all faculties to mentor new SFU students

SFU Reads

  • Online book club where you can read interesting books and engage in stimulating conversations

SFU Tandem

  • A free, eight-week language exchange program that supports multilingualism and intercultural communication, gives SFU community members the opportunity to enhance their language skills through informal dialogue related to interesting topics.