Get Involved

Add some practical experience to your résumé

At OFFA, we believe the best way to discover what you are passionate about and start building your résumé is to get involved in your community!

That's why we develop many partnerships with Francophone and bilingual organizations and offer you opportunities to enjoy unique experiences that are in line with your interests.

Here are a few options for the 2019-2020 academic year:

French for the Future Local Forum—Vancouver, April 2020

A great way to get involved is to be part of the volunteer team at the Local Forum organized by French for the Future.

Every year, towards the end of April, we are pleased to host this event on SFU’s Burnaby campus. About thirty volunteers are needed to provide an unforgettable experience for approximately 300 high school students, in French.

Want to learn more about the event? Visit www.french-future.org/fr/programmes/forums-locaux/

Does this event interest you? Send us a message to frecruit@sfu.ca to be part of the volunteer team.

Canadian Parents for French Concours d’art oratoire public speaking competition—Surrey, May 2020

Every year at OFFA, we are pleased to participate in the provincial finals of the Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Concours d’art oratoire by forming a team of judges.

The event generally takes place on the first Saturday in May and brings together approximately 300 students from grades 6 to 12 from across British Columbia.

If you already participated in the Concours d’art oratoire, perhaps you would be willing to relive the experience, this time in a judge's chair?

Even if you aren’t familiar with the competition, are you ready to be inspired by impressive oral presentations, all in French?

Note: It is not necessary to have experience as a member of the jury in order to volunteer. A short training session will be offered on the morning of the event.

For more details, visit bc-yk.cpf.ca/activities/youth-activities/concours-dart-oratoire/

Send us a message to frecruit@sfu.ca to join our team of judges.

Canadian Francophone Games—Victoria, July 2020

For the very first time, British Columbia will have the pleasure of hosting the Canadian Francophone Games (CFGames). This event, which brings together nearly 1,000 participants from across Canada, will take place in Victoria from July 14 to 18, 2020.

The Games organizing committee is seeking 700 volunteers to contribute to the success of the event. You can participate on one or more of the days and choose the type of volunteer work you would like to do. If you are from Greater Vancouver, you will receive free room and board on the dates you are working. In short, this is a golden opportunity to be part of a unique and memorable experience!

Important note: OFFA will soon be recruiting leaders who will be responsible for supervising groups of high school volunteers. Does this role interest you? Send us a message to frecruit@sfu.ca and mention why you would like to be part of the leadership team.

For all the details, visit http://jeuxfc.ca/

You can register now as a volunteer in the M’IMPLIQUER section.