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GoVolunteer.ca: A web resource for off campus opportunities

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For access to a variety of off campus volunteer opportunities that fit your needs and schedule, go to govolunteer.ca. While SFU’s Symplicity posting system posts off campus opportunities, it focuses on volunteer positions that are connected to skill development or an academic discipline. Govolunteer.ca, on the otherhand, includes everything from long term opportunities to short term event volunteer positions.

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Opportunities for Various Faculties at the Fellburn Care Centre

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Located in Burnaby, the Fellburn Care Centre is a 110 bed extended facility for residents and families. It is part of Fraser Health and offers many services, including both residential and day care for seniors.

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Health Sciences Student Profile: Mubnii Morshed

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Heath Sciences offer students one of the most comprehensive and diverse programs, focusing on everything from epidemiology, molecular biology to political science anthropology. These days, there are many volunteer opportunities associated with the Health Sciences.

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An SFU student perspective on the Big Sisters Study Buddy program

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You may have heard of them–you may even have an idea of what they do. But have you ever thought of being one? Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has been serving girls in one-to-one mentoring relationships since 1960, with the mission of “enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of girls through supportive friendships with caring women”. Each Big and Little Sister match gets together once a week for at least one year. 

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Advancing causes at SFU – intestinal disease awareness

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Many SFU students have causes that they are passionate about. Some join clubs, some volunteer for related organizations, and others see a gap in what is out there and take initiative to further their cause. Deanna Douglas, a 4th year student at SFU, is passionate about increasing education and awareness of intestinal diseases, reducing the stigma so people can talk openly about it, and supporting other students at SFU with these diseases. This may not be a cause with a high profile or celebrity following, but it’s an important one.

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Organization Profile: SFU Pocket Farmers Market

SFU Pocket Farmers Market

SFU staff and volunteers are putting in hours every week to bring the SFU community a sustainable, cost-effective and healthy farmers market that is conveniently located at Cornerstone on the east side of SFU’s campus.  

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Volunteering: Is it dead?

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The concept of altruism and donating one’s time selflessly in the form of volunteering has undoubtedly changed to adapt to modern times. Not surprisingly, the state of volunteering has been a topic of constant deliberation.

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How can you contribute? Connecting your skills with the community

SIFE

He is a familiar face around the SFU Surrey campus–you may recognize him from banners on the SFU main page celebrating the fact that he was named Entrepreneurial Leader of the year by ACE (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship)and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), or perhaps even from the Volunteer Services ad in the Peak this week that asks “how can you contribute?”

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What’s your cause? Polar regions, climate change, cultural awareness, new immigrant

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Over the course of the past semester, SFU Volunteer Services set out to learn what causes motivate SFU students to get involved in their communities–either on campus or beyond. We collected information through the ENGAGE blog and want to highlight some now in hopes of inspiring others to think about what their cause is and how they can contribute!

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Next Leader’s Network: Volunteer Vancouver

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This time of year can be very bittersweet–sure, maybe you are graduating but that means the never ending job hunt is just around the corner. As many career advisors will tell you, the key to a successful job search begins and ends with networking, networking, networking. But what if corporate networking isn’t really your thing? Volunteer Vancouver has an answer.

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Education: Friends of Simon tutoring project

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SFU students are at it again–lending a hand in the community, that is. Recently, the United Way of the Lower Mainland featured the Friends of Simon tutoring project on their website, highlighting a community based partnership between them and Simon Fraser University’s Education department.

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Finding employment in the non-profit sector

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Early this semester, Volunteer Services and Career Services hosted a panel on “Working in the Non-Profit Sector.” The session, featuring a variety of employees in the non-profit sector, was well attended and informative, and highlighted the interest of many SFU students to work in the non-profit sector upon graduation.

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Neat web tip for student-led social change initiatives – bring your web actions together

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Students as a group are very active in their communities and society in general. They promote, advocate, volunteer, protest and on and on with goals to enact change. At SFU, this can be seen by the variety of clubs dedicated to social and environmental causes, as well as other student groups such as SFPIRG Action Groups.

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What’s YOUR cause? Health Promotion and Prevention

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If you have ever heard the Health Matters radio show on SFU’s campus radio station, CJSF, you know very well who Madiha Mahmood is and what her cause is all about. As host and producer of the bi-weekly show, Madiha has the freedom to tailor her program to express her passion–to increase awareness of health promotion and prevention. A third year Health Sciences student, Madiha has always had an interest in health.

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“Volunteering is alive and well in Canada” – Metro News

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Rafael Brusilow, reporting for Metro Canada in the March 2nd issue, spoke to a variety of volunteer “experts” across Canada to find out about current trends in volunteering.
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What’s YOUR cause: Marine Mammal Rehabilitation

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Kelsey Fonda has always had a love for the water. That’s what happens when you grow up with a tug boat captain for a father. “I am probably on a boat once a week at least” she says. “Growing up a lot of times he’d be working on something and I’d be stuck sitting there on the dock. I guess those times of contemplation by the water kind of make you think and it stuck with me.”

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