We’re looking for feature or blog writers!

Are you passionate about civic engagement? Do you regularly volunteer and see the value of doing so? Are you interested in honing your web writing skills?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, volunteering for SFU Volunteer Services as a Feature & Engage Blog writer might be just for you! This fall, we’re recruiting a few more writers to help us with our mission of empowering SFU students to become engaged students.

As a volunteer, some of examples of stories you can scout for are the following:

- Current, interesting stories at SFU related to volunteerism and civic engagement,
- A neat campus volunteer program
- A timely news story on volunteerism or civic engagement
- An individual or student group doing great things, etc.

You will then have the opportunity to write short (100-400 word) entries on these interesting stories to be posted at this blog.


- Critical thinking skills to identify relevant stories
- An interest in and knowledge of what’s going on around campus
- Good writing and research skills
- Ability to commit approximately 2-3 hours a week over 6 months (note: graduating students can still participate as alumni)


- Ability to volunteer on your own time, in any location
- Training on Volunteer Services philosophy and vision
- Training and experience with online writing
- Get enhanced digital profile from being author
- Contribute to the promotion of volunteerism and civic engagement at SFU
- Senior volunteers have opportunity to mentor new scouts and writers
- Network with other students interested in volunteerism and civic engagement
- Reference letter provided after successful completion of volunteer commitment

If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, read an article about why you should volunteer as a blog writer for SFU Volunteer Services.

Please send an email to Kelvin Claveria at volunteer@sfu.ca and briefly explain why you’re interested.  Applications are accepted until October 1, 2010.

To learn more about Volunteer Services, please visit our “About us” page, visit us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.