Vancouver Police Athletic League – Engaging Youth, One Game at a Time


The PAL is opened to all youth; however, there is a focus on kids who come from lower socioeconomic statuses or more vulnerable backgrounds. As mentioned earlier, one of the great things about PAL is that it is free of cost.

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Help this Holiday Season and Volunteer


Looking to get onto Santa’s nice list this year? Try volunteering around the holidays! There are so many events from mid-November through the end of December that require volunteer help. If you want to give back around the holidays but find your student budget doesn’t go so far, volunteering is the perfect solution.

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Mark Your Footsteps Around the World with AIESEC!


As university students, we always wonder, how? How can I get more out of my education? How can I get a job after graduation? How can I travel the world? How can I truly make a difference? Shia Liu, a third year computer science student from ZheJiang University in China who is currently on an international exchange at SFU, found the answers to these questions through AIESEC.

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Helping Out on the Hill

Volunteer 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.

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Interview with Abby on the “Agape Walk”


The Agape Street Ministry regularly hosts “Agape Walks”, where volunteers give candy bags to women living on the streets of Vancouver and Surrey. Below is a Q&A session with Abby, a first year SFU student who has personally undergone the “Agape Walk” and found it extremely rewarding.

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Make a Difference with AIESEC!


Everyday, the media informs us of new global issues arising in different parts of the world. We think about how troubling the situation is for a little while and then go on with the rest of our day. In most cases, this is where the story ends.

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My Experience Volunteering at the Nursing Home

Cherington Place

Several days ago, I was able to visit Cherington Place with my friends, a nursing home located in Surrey.  Our task was to keep the elderly company, so we made them cards and cookies, and prepared performances to keep them entertained (offering our time, treasures, and talent).

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Strategic Volunteering

Career Planning

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!

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“The Clean Bin Project” Shows It’s Possible to Live With Minimum Waste


“The Clean Bin Project” is a locally-produced documentary that examines what it’s like to live in our modern world with minimum waste. The link between consumerism and environmental issues is something that we all probably intuitively understand; Project explores this issue by showing the struggles of two ordinary Vancouver residents in their quest to not produce waste.

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Volunteer to Enrich Your Co-op Search

Communication, Art and Technology

Offering up your time and skills for a cause you believe in can also benefit your career. There is great value in putting yourself out there, to discover what you love doing, or to expand on your skills doing what you love.

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