Volunteering

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Under the African Sun Part 1

Co-op Reflections

Darryn DiFrancesco, Communication student from SFU is volunteered in Lenana, Kenya as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator for the Global Volunteer Network. In this article,  the first in a series, Darryn discusses her first impressions of volunteering in Africa.

By: Darryn DiFrancesco 4257 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 2

Africa

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, Darryn shares her insights to the beauty, the corruption and the desperation of people of Lenana.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3830 reads | 0 comments
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Under the African Sun Part 3

SFU International

Darryn Difrancesco is currently volunteering as an HIV/AIDS counselor and educator with  Global Volunteer Network located in one of many Kenyan slums, in a small community called Lenana, approximately 30 minutes northeast of Nairobi. In this article, the third of a series, Darryn shares her frustrations of corruption and denial.

By: Darryn Difrancesco 3715 reads | 0 comments
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Moldovan Memories Part 3: A Look into My First Real-life Surgical Experience

International

While beginning to understand the common 'first surgery faint', Kerri Jang observes a multitude of surgeries, including a tongue repair, while volunteering in Moldova.

By: Kerri Jang 4559 reads | 0 comments
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Diary of a Volunteer: How to Create a Volunteer Position

Volunteer Services

Ever thought about creating your own volunteer position? Francisco has some tips and strategies on how to do just that in this installment of “Diary of a Volunteer”.

By: Francisco Gallegos 3763 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering Internationally: A How-to Guide

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As midterms wind down and projects and final papers ramp up, you have probably been daydreaming about life outside of school. While for some that may just involve an uninterrupted evening of TV, without the accompanying guilt for procrastinating, for others it paints a more adventurous picture. More and more, people from all over the world are taking up “voluntourism”

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Part 2: A Story from Abroad; Kelsey Newsham

Volunteering

Do you know if you’d be a good volunteer? Do you find the idea of “voluntourism” full of mystique and adventure? Kelsey Newsham, an SFU Communication student, is back for the second part of this two-part series to tell you about what she has learned from volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania.

By: Kelsey Newsham 4170 reads | 0 comments
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Wake: Changing Attitudes towards Fish through Education

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The Wake Project is an organization of individuals committed to changing the dire Oceanic situation our habits  have caused.  Their goal is to reduce the demand for unsustainable and inhumanely caught species, such as shark and tuna.  A major aspect of Wake’s work is to reach local communities through positive action.

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Diary of a Volunteer: Where to Look for a Volunteer Opportunity

Diary of a Volunteer

Looking for a volunteer opportunity targeted to your desired skills and interests? Read an article from Volunteer and Service Learning's e-newsletter, find a great volunteer opportunity.

By: Francisco Gallegos 4982 reads | 0 comments
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Out of the Ashes to Fighting For A Cause

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A few days ago, I received a call nobody should ever have to receive. It was a friend on the other line telling me that the night before, one of our childhood best friends was killed after being struck by a drunk driver.

By: Amanda Chen 5008 reads | 0 comments
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