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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

ENGAGE

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

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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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Kyle Jung: Expand Your Horizons through Volunteering

Student Spotlight

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)

Opportunities

 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!

Opportunities

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

Alumni Spotlight

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?

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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

PLEA

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

Orientation

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

Opportunities

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!

Company/Organization Spotlight

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

Volunteering

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

Volunteering

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

Volunteering

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

Volunteering

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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