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Kyle Jung: Expand Your Horizons through Volunteering

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Did you know that you can make a difference through volunteering, as well as discovering your passions and career goals? These are just some of the benefits of volunteering, according to Kyle Jung, a 5th-year SIAT student who is also the Vice President of Operations, Interactive Arts & Technology Student Union (IATSU) and the SFSS Forum Representative.

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Kyle Jung: Gain Valuable Skills & Experiences through Volunteering

Student Spotlight

Many students think that volunteering is just another way to kill time, but they often overlook the valuable experiences and skills they gain from it. Kyle Jung, a SIAT student, shares his thoughts on volunteering and the significant role volunteerism plays in his professional and academic skill development.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Richmond Youth Service Agency (Part 2)

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 Janet Woo, RYSA Manager of Resource Development, shared with us her past experiences working with SFU volunteer students, and today she gives us her two cents about the benefits of volunteering and why SFU students should get involved with RYSA and in their community…

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Volunteer Opportunities at Richmond Youth Service Agency

Opportunities

Are you passionate about diversity? Do you enjoy helping children, youth and families? Would you like to gain experience in creating an online newsletter?

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What’s YOUR Cause? Building Global Friendship!

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CISV is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization that promotes cross-cultural friendship and understanding. The idea is that children that grow up with world knowledge and friends all over the world will work for peace.

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Alumnus Profile: How Crystal Kwon Advanced Her Career Through Volunteerism

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Students often overlook one important benefit of volunteerism. While students realize that scholarships and bursaries usually require community engagement, they often forget that volunteerism can also give you the edge you need after you finish your degree.

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Oh My! What is Symplicity?

Opportunities

At the Volunteer and Civic Opportunity Fairs and Volunteer Services Open House last month, many students asked me where they could find volunteer opportunities. My answer to them was: “Well, as a starting point, you can go on Symplicity to find some opportunities!” However, most of them never heard of Symplicity or knew that SFU Volunteer Services has this volunteer opportunity posting service available to them…

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Creating Possibilities for Children with PLEA’s KidStart

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If you want a volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in your community and gain some valuable skills and work experience, you should contact PLEA Community Services Society of BC. If you also enjoy working with children or teens, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on!

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Jen Clune: Making Connections at SFU

Volunteering

SFU has had to deal with the stereotype of being a “commuter” campus for years–it comes with the territory of being a University on a mountain. But take a look at the many programs offered by SFU’s Student Services departments and the countless students that partake as either volunteers or participants, and you would be hardpressed to say that SFU has no community. 

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Share Your Vision for Canadian Foreign Policy with Canada’s World

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Interested in Canadian international policy but don’t know where to start? Now is your chance to get involved and shape Canada’s role in the world!

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End hunger and save the planet!

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Want to help end hunger and reduce waste at the same time? This is exactly what Quest Food Exchange is all about! Ever since 1990, Quest Food Exchange has been collecting and redistributing non-marketable food to those in need, helping individuals and communities and protecting the environment.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 2

Student Spotlight

She has been involved with SFU LEAD, Peer Programs and the SFU Muslim Students’ Association, just to name a few. Now, Sana Siddiqui, a Criminology student, reflects back and shares with us the invaluable academic, personal and professional skills and opportunities volunteering opened for her, read on to find out what she has to say about getting involved on campus and in the community.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 1

LEAD

What’s so great about volunteering? It’s a way for you to stay connected with other SFU students and the greater community. As well, it’s about filling in the gaps that you see in the causes that you are passionate about and furthering them. Last but not least, volunteering offers you endless opportunities for professional and personal skill development.

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End Hunger and Poverty with Meal Exchange

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If you ever missed a meal when you were really hungry, you know how excruciating hunger can become. Help end hunger and poverty by volunteering your time and talent with Meal Exchange! Founded by a university student in 1993, Meal Exchange has since raised over $2 million worth of food for communities across Canada.

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Engage with SFU Surrey: the Student Ambassador Program

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Various organizations from the community took over the Mezzanine at the Surrey campus as part of the SFU Volunteer & Civic Engagement Week, hosted by SFU Surrey Student Life.  This was an opportunity for students who only attended the Surrey campus

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To Apply or Not Apply?

Opportunities

During last month’s Volunteer & Civic Engagement Week, a lot of students came up to me and asked me this similar question: “If I saw an opportunity that I really want to apply for on Symplicity but the organization asks for volunteers that are in a different major or field, can I still apply?”

By: Grace Chiu 15175 reads | 0 comments
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Spread Your Love for Music with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

If you love classical and popular music and you often find yourself converting families and friends into music fanatics, becoming a student ambassador for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) may just be the right volunteer opportunity for you…

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The Vancouver Aquarium: More than just a place to visit

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I visited the Volunteer & Civic Opportunity Fair at SFU Burnaby campus last month to find out about different volunteer opportunities in and around the university. One of the guests at this year’s Volunteer and Civic Engagement Week was the beloved Vancouver Aquarium. Many people see the Aquarium as just a place to visit but there is another great way to get involved with the Aquarium…volunteering!

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What’s YOUR cause? A Meaningful Adventure!

Switzerland

Want to make your next trip fun and meaningful? Sima Gerami, a future group leader for Developing World Connections, has some great ideas for you…Developing World Connections (DWC) is a non-for-profit organization that connects volunteers to developing countries where they can provide assistance and care to those in need while traveling abroad.

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No Volunteers, No Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry Society

Many are familiar with Elizabeth Fry, often affiliating the name with a volunteer organization in Vancouver. But who exactly is Elizabeth Fry? And what kind of volunteer services does it provide to the community?

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