CEVF 2013 Recap - Part 1

CEVF 2013 Recap - Part 1

By: Alice Tao | Engagement Peer
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The 2013 Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair was one third of The BIG Fair, which also included Career and Professional School components. This year, the annual event was held over a period of three days, with one at the Surrey campus and two at the Burnaby campus. It included approximately fifty volunteer organizations which came out to recruit student volunteers and spread the message of their cause.

TD Community Engagement Centre

What qualifications do you look for in potential volunteers?

As long as you are willing to volunteer, we would love to provide training to help you exceed.

How long would a volunteer commitment be with your organization?

It depends on what volunteer opportunities you apply for, whether it is short-term or long-term.

What advice would you give to a student who is looking to volunteer?

We would advise students to be more involved in their communities.

Heart & Stroke Foundation

What qualifications do you look for in potential volunteers?

We believe an outgoing personality and excitement about what we are doing are top two qualities among many that we are looking for. 

How long would a volunteer commitment be with your organization?

You can sign up to volunteer for any upcoming events when you receive our email.

What advice would you give to a student who is looking to volunteer?

If something interests you, you should go for it. Remember why you volunteer in the first place.

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

What qualifications do you look for in potential volunteers?

We expect our volunteers to be patient and passionate about what we are doing.

How long would a volunteer commitment be with your organization?

We usually need a 3 month commitment on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

What advice would you give to a student who is looking to volunteer?

Volunteer for what you would enjoy and enjoy what you are volunteering for.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Simon Fraser

What qualifications do you look for in potential volunteers?

We would expect our volunteers to have some volunteer experience or have a great passion and willing to learn.

How long would a volunteer commitment be with your organization?

We usually require a minimum of three month. But we can also work around your availability.

What advice would you give to a student who is looking to volunteer?

Try to volunteer as it is a great opportunity to learn.

Posted on October 21, 2013