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F You Cancer!

Company/Organization Spotlight

If you have ever searched for volunteer opportunities or have become aware that the Vancouver community has an expanding wealth of socially conscious organizations, each promoting their own individual cause. Ideally you want to engage an organization that represents a cause you believe to be socially significant

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Volunteer with MS Society of Canada and help raise awareness!

MS Society of Canada

This event is sponsored by the MS Society of Canada, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with MS as well as raising money for research. MS can be a devastating disease targeting the brain and spinal cord and affecting vision, memory, balance and mobility. Canadians have one of the highest rates of MS in the world, which is why it is important that SFU students know more about this disease.

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Write for Esque 21 and expand your writing portfolio!

Opportunities

Ever wonder what it would be like to write for an online magazine? Well, look no further. Esque21 is a newly-launched online magazine that is seeking regular contributors as well as random those who would like to feature their articles once in a while.

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Help create a public space for all

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The Vancouver Public Space Network works to fix urban alienation. Formed in 2006, this grassroots organization has evolved from a collective of a few dozen individuals with similar ambitions to over a thousand members.

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Volunteer to help promote sustainability at SFU

Volunteering

As most of you probably know, April 22 was Earth Day.  It was a day to inspire and raise awareness about our planet and all the various environmental issues that we are facing.  While Earth Day only comes once a year, we should do our part for the environment on a more regular basis.

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My interview with Jessica: An insider’s look at volunteering

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Jessica Coccimiglio, a third year Communications & Interactive Arts and Technology student, is no stranger to volunteering. She is an active volunteer in the Vancouver community, using her volunteer experiences as a method to advance her career goals.  Read on to find out more about Jessica’s volunteer experiences and her advice on how you can get started with your volunteer opportunity search.

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Get involved with OpenMedia.ca and help build a New Media Ecology!

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“OpenMedia.ca is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada.” – OpenMedia.ca. Formally called The Campaign for Democratic Media, OpenMedia.ca is a project run by The Center for Information Awareness. 

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Survey showed high student interest and demand for volunteer-related services

ENGAGE

Volunteer Services conducted a student survey on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement back in March this year, and we received a total of 644 submissions – a 34% increase in student response compared to last year! Not only did we get a better response rate, we also saw some very positive trends!

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Apply for C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award: Volunteer abroad with your flight costs eliminated!

Opportunities

Let SFU and C.A.R.E Housing Society help you get there! C.A.R.E. Housing Society is a federally registered non-profit organization in Vancouver that uses Asia Miles donation to redeem airplane tickets for individuals who are travelling abroad to do civic engagement.

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An evening with the International Mentorship Program

Opportunities

Bellies got full at the Himalayan Peak, located at the Cornerstone, for the International MentorshipProgram’s annual appreciation dinner on Friday, March 26, 2010. Volunteers were treated with at least five different types of curry at the buffet and a rich selection of dessert.

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Calling all sports enthusiasts: Volunteer for Burnaby MoreSports!

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YELL is a youth leadership program run by Burnaby MoreSports, a non-profit organization that provides sustainable sport and physical activity opportunities for children and families living in Burnaby. 

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Student Profile: Pamela Santos on becoming an Orientation Leader

Volunteering

When I first met Pamela Santos at this year’s Leadership Summit, I was immediately drawn to her enthusiasm. Pamela, who is currently a third-year Business and Criminology student, introduced herself to me in an icebreaker game at the summit.

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Student Profile: David Weston on Career and Networking through Volunteering

Volunteering

Students often don’t realize that on top of learning new skills and gaining work-related experiences through volunteering, it is also a great way to meet and network with potential employers as well as leading you to endless “hidden” career opportunities that you would never be aware of if you did not volunteer.

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Become a Mentor and Make a Difference!

Opportunities

The mentoring program is set up to promote healthy eating and physical activity among young girls as well as encouraging them to develop a positive self-image. Volunteer mentors each lead a group of girls to participate in fun and educational activities and discussions about balanced eating, active living and self-esteem.

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Why you should become a Volunteer Blog Writer

Opportunities

In this article, I can probably go on and on about why you should consider applying for Volunteer position as Blog Writer.

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Making a difference at home and abroad with SOS!

Opportunities

Students Offering Support (SOS) is a national student-led charity which has chapters in 14 universities across Canada. SOS volunteers coordinate and run group exam review sessions in exchange for a $20 donation.

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SFU Leadership Summit 2010: Thoughts and main takeaways

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Sean Petersopened this year’s summit by exploring the theme of the event (Being the change: Leadership redefined). Through his dynamic and engaging presentation, Peters discussed the inception of Global Agents for Change, a non-profit organization that he co-founded

By: Kelvin Claveria 5834 reads | 0 comments
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Apply to become an Orientation Leader

Opportunities

As an Orientation Leader, you can volunteer to work with new students through the Discover SFU New Student Orientation. Your main responsibility is to provide mentorship to a group of 15-20 new students throughout the first term, including showing them around campus during the Orientation day.

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Are we doing enough to combat tuition fee increases?

Opportunities

As a student who has fought hard to get back to school to finish my degree, I believe that the issues of tuition fee hikes and of post-secondary funding cutbacks are important.  In order for Canada to continue to compete fiercely on a global scale, it needs to support post-secondary education.

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Jordan Robinson: Volunteer, Learn & Have Fun!

Peer Programs

Do you want to improve your writing and communications skills? Do you want to meet other SFU students? If you answered “yes” to any of the two questions, becoming a peer educator may just be right for you! Let Jordan Robinson, a 4th-year Sociology student, tell you what valuable skills and experiences.

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