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Become a LEADer

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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.

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GoVolunteer.ca: A web resource for off campus opportunities

Opportunities

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

Volunteering

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

Volunteering

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.

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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

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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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