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The Vancouver Aquarium: More than just a place to visit


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!

By: Laura Thornborough 9313 reads | 0 comments

What’s YOUR cause? A Meaningful Adventure!


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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Interested in Being an Entrepreneur?

CSI Blog

Venture Network (VN) is a new student-run entrepreneurs’ organization of passionate and motivated youths of all educational backgrounds who are interested in, or have begun, their entrepreneurial adventures. VN encourages and supports the development of new and existing ventures amongst its members through mentorship and collaboration.

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No Volunteers, No Elizabeth Fry


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?

By: Hannah Choo 7045 reads | 0 comments

A Second Term in Government: More of the Same?


Having completed my first work term for Health Canada as a Communications Officer Intern, I was eager to try something new, and the government was not where I believed that was going to happen. That is until I was offered a position at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada...

By: Courtney Novotny 2857 reads | 0 comments

The Co-op Connection Helps Retention


Did you know that one out of every four students will not return after their first year of university? What can we do to increase the retention of high risk students?

By: Heather Gerrits 1839 reads | 0 comments

Co-op Connections

Alumni Spotlight

From student to professional...Having worked at a high-end restaurant throughout my academic career at SFU, I first scoffed at the Co-op program since I assumed I already was making enough connections to eventually find another job upon graduation.

By: Alisha Edgelow 3330 reads | 0 comments

Become a LEADer


You may have heard of LEAD, the Certificate in Leadership at SFU. This program is a great way to learn how to be an effective leader within the SFU community and beyond the campus borders by completing a community project that tackles and attempts to address or solve a real life problem or challenge.

By: Laura Thornborough 5966 reads | 0 comments
[BLOG POSTING] A web resource for off campus opportunities


For access to a variety of off campus volunteer opportunities that fit your needs and schedule, go to 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., on the otherhand, includes everything from long term opportunities to short term event volunteer positions.

By: Laura Thornborough 7871 reads | 0 comments

Internship: a personal voyage


I write here today on the last day of my internship at SFU Career Services, thinking back over the past six months in fond remembrance. Six months ago I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, let’s face it – I was about to commit 150+ hours out of my already full schedule to an organization for no monetary compensation.

By: David Lindskoog 6144 reads | 0 comments

Opportunities for Various Faculties at the Fellburn Care Centre


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.

By: Hannah Choo 10204 reads | 0 comments

Health Sciences Student Profile: Mubnii Morshed

Student Spotlight

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.

By: Hannah Choo 7185 reads | 0 comments

The Perfect Fit

Career Exploration

We spend over 50% of lives working. Under this circumstance, it makes perfect sense to engage in a job that makes us happy; something we are passionate about. I am sure we have all encountered the question “How do I know this is the right job for me?”

By: Iris 5074 reads | 0 comments

An SFU student perspective on the Big Sisters Study Buddy program


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

Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society

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.

By: Deanna-Trina 6614 reads | 0 comments

Organization Profile: 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.  

By: Laura Thornborough 6115 reads | 0 comments

Volunteering: Is it dead?


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.

By: Amanda Chen 6781 reads | 0 comments

How can you contribute? Connecting your skills with the community


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


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


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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