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Creating Possibilities for Children with PLEA’s KidStart

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If you want a volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in your community and gain some valuable skills and work experience, you should contact PLEA Community Services Society of BC. If you also enjoy working with children or teens, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on!

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Jen Clune: Making Connections at SFU

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SFU has had to deal with the stereotype of being a “commuter” campus for years–it comes with the territory of being a University on a mountain. But take a look at the many programs offered by SFU’s Student Services departments and the countless students that partake as either volunteers or participants, and you would be hardpressed to say that SFU has no community. 

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End hunger and save the planet!

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Want to help end hunger and reduce waste at the same time? This is exactly what Quest Food Exchange is all about! Ever since 1990, Quest Food Exchange has been collecting and redistributing non-marketable food to those in need, helping individuals and communities and protecting the environment.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 2

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She has been involved with SFU LEAD, Peer Programs and the SFU Muslim Students’ Association, just to name a few. Now, Sana Siddiqui, a Criminology student, reflects back and shares with us the invaluable academic, personal and professional skills and opportunities volunteering opened for her, read on to find out what she has to say about getting involved on campus and in the community.

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Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism opens up endless possibilities – Part 1

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What’s so great about volunteering? It’s a way for you to stay connected with other SFU students and the greater community. As well, it’s about filling in the gaps that you see in the causes that you are passionate about and furthering them. Last but not least, volunteering offers you endless opportunities for professional and personal skill development.

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End Hunger and Poverty with Meal Exchange

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If you ever missed a meal when you were really hungry, you know how excruciating hunger can become. Help end hunger and poverty by volunteering your time and talent with Meal Exchange! Founded by a university student in 1993, Meal Exchange has since raised over $2 million worth of food for communities across Canada.

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Engage with SFU Surrey: the Student Ambassador Program

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Various organizations from the community took over the Mezzanine at the Surrey campus as part of the SFU Volunteer & Civic Engagement Week, hosted by SFU Surrey Student Life.  This was an opportunity for students who only attended the Surrey campus

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Spread Your Love for Music with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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If you love classical and popular music and you often find yourself converting families and friends into music fanatics, becoming a student ambassador for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) may just be the right volunteer opportunity for you…

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The Vancouver Aquarium: More than just a place to visit

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I visited the Volunteer & Civic Opportunity Fair at SFU Burnaby campus last month to find out about different volunteer opportunities in and around the university. One of the guests at this year’s Volunteer and Civic Engagement Week was the beloved Vancouver Aquarium. Many people see the Aquarium as just a place to visit but there is another great way to get involved with the Aquarium…volunteering!

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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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