Volunteer Services


Camp Goodtimes - Make summer memorable for children and families affected by cancer


Lauren give the scoop on Camp Goodtimes and why you should volunteer for this great cause! Act fast because volunteer applications are due soon!

By: Lauren Kresowaty 5696 reads | 0 comments

Effective Web for Engaged Organizations: A Case Study of Amnesty.ca

Volunteer Services

Whether you are passionate about defending human rights, or are in the process of designing a website to promote your own community engagement or philanthropic organization, Lauren highly recommends visiting the website of Amnesty International Canada!

By: Lauren Kresowaty 4676 reads | 0 comments

Mentor International Students with the International Mentorship Program

Volunteer Services

Find out about Sabrina's personal experience being a mentee and how it inspired her to volunteer to mentor someone. Learn the ways that you can get involved and make a difference in someone else's life!

By: Sabrina Azaria 3674 reads | 0 comments

Learning to Say No

Life Balance

Career Peer, Alix, talks about how getting involved is great but also how saying "no" is great too. Learn about when you should consider turning down an opportunity, even an exciting one.

By: Alix Juillet 4484 reads | 0 comments

First Volunteering


My first volunteering experience at SFU was as an Orientation Leader. I learned a lot of valuable information about the university and about leadership, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I can’t say the same for my first job… or my second, or third.

By: Tabatha Patterson 3805 reads | 0 comments

Working in the Non-Profit Sector, Part One

Trina Isakson

2011 EVENT RECAP: Five panelists came to speak to students about how they ended up with their current profession, life lessons they learned along the way, and addressed the many questions students had about the nature of the non-profit sector. Here are the stories the panelists have to share with you.

By: Sonya Reznitsky 6143 reads | 0 comments

Working with Grace: Volunteer for Your Career


Volunteering is one of the quickest and easiest ways to meet new people, learn new skills and advance your career. So, before you say "no" to a volunteer opportunity that you think you don't have time for, consider the learning and career possibilities it may lead you to if you said "yes".

By: gmc2 8493 reads | 2 comments

Helping Out on the Hill

Student Services

Each week, there are a myriad of events happening at SFU. Amid all the excitement, it is easy to forget the huge amount of effort and organization that goes into the planning and implementation. For events to be successful, they require the invaluable resource of volunteers and this is where you (yes you!) can make a difference on campus.

By: Amanda Chen 5065 reads | 0 comments

Strategic Volunteering

Community Engagement

Have you ever wanted to volunteer in a position that uses your skills and experience to benefit the goals of an organization you love? That is the dream. However, no matter how hard you search, sometimes the position of your dreams just isn’t out there. What do you do? Why, create one of course!

By: Jessica Doherty 5882 reads | 0 comments

Outreach in Enkanini


Earlier this year, five SFU students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa with the Light and Love Home organization to support humanitarian projects in the township of Enkanini. They recently spoke to the OLC to share their story with us.

By: Matthew Sy 10460 reads | 0 comments
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