Is Volunteering on Campus a part of Campus Life?

Is Volunteering on Campus a part of Campus Life?

By: Rebekah Abebe | ENGAGE Blog Writer
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The majority of students at Simon Fraser University commute to school. Although there is a campus life at Simon Fraser University, campus life is certainly not something SFU is known for. But being a part of campus life can increase your network. A larger network can increase your chances of finding a job or at the very least provide you with several references.

 What comes to mind when you think of campus life? When I think of campus life the first thought that comes to mind is being a part of a club or sports team. I am not a part of either and for a long time I believed that I was not a part of campus life. Then I started analyzing the results of my volunteering on campus. Through volunteering for organizations that work on the SFU campus I met students from other faculties. I also established references that I would not have gotten if I had not volunteered in those organizations. If I had not attended SFU I would not have had the opportunity to volunteer in on-campus organizations that reserve volunteering opportunities for Simon Fraser University students.

 Before I started volunteering, I was just a full-time student who commuted to school. I felt locked in and trapped with studying. It was a very lonely time. Through volunteering for organizations that operate on campus I met new people and made new friends. I believe that volunteering on campus is experiencing and being a part of campus life.

Posted on June 21, 2013