Student Profiles: Colleen and Iris on their AIESEC Experience

Professional Associations and Clubs

As you’ll see below, AIESEC provides many students the platform to discover and develop their leadership potential. AIESEC is completely powered by students who volunteer their time. Its Global Internship Program allows students to acquire international work experience.

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Volunteer with the CNIB to Support those with Vision Loss


Our eyes are what we depend on everyday for just about everything.  We would be lost without them.  But for some people this is the unfortunate reality that they have to live with on a daily basis.  This is why the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has been established.Ever since 1918, the CNIB has been a wonderful source of support, information and hope for Canadians suffering with vision loss. 

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A Stroll with Artistry

Walking Home

Are you interested in volunteering with an organization that values artistic interpretation, creative thinking and local history? If you do, then Walking Home Yaletown Public Art (WHYPA) is the perfect opportunity for you to learn, analyze, and interact with your community.

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Volunteer with Beauty Night Society – Because Dignity is Beautiful

Beauty Night Society

Are you interested in volunteering with a charity that helps marginalized women, youth and children?  If so, then Beauty Night Society is the perfect choice.  This unique charity provides wellness, literacy, fitness, personal and leadership development programs for marginalized women so they can increase their self-esteem and make positive changes in their lives.

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Student Profile: Cheryl Tan On Her AIESEC Experience


AIESEC (pronounced “eye-sek”) is the largest student-run organization in the world. It offers students the ability to gain leadership skills by promoting its Global Internship Program.  It prides itself as the international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential.

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S-PEaking Out


Volunteerism takes on many forms. It can range from manual labor, to education and medicine. I personally find writing to be the most fulfilling type of volunteering. Not only do I sharpen my communication skills, I also help in promoting an important cause.

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Get involved with SFPIRG to maintain a just community

Company/Organization Spotlight

On Friday, May 28th, I dropped into the SFPIRG (Simon Fraser Public Interest Group) office to chat with volunteer coordinator Emily Aspinwall about how students can help achieve the group’s goals of social and environmental justice.  The group’s activity- as with everywhere else at SFU- is quieter in the summer.

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Giving Children the Gift of Sight – ORBIS International


On Saturday May 15th 2010, I attended the ORBIS Pull for Sight fundraising event at Vancouver International Airport.  At the event I saw men and women from various backgrounds and organizations come together in support of ORBIS International and the work they are doing to help eliminate preventable blindness in the developing world.

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The Streets Jingled with VSPN


Saturday, June 26th was a very hot day, the occasion was called ‘Stick it to the Streets’ and was organized by the Vancouver Public Space Network. The group works as a mediator for the protection of public space in Vancouver and to provide opportunities for outdoor civic participation.

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F You Cancer!


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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