Volunteer with SFU Public Square
Much of what we do would not be possible without the time, skills and expertise of our volunteers. We welcome community members, students from all SFU departments, and even SFU staff, to join us both in our office and at events—virtually and in-person.
In-office volunteers support our research, communications, writing, design and social media engagement.
Event volunteers help with planning and logistics before an event, and with facilitation, note-taking and hospitality during an event.
Regardless of how you join our team, we take a strengths-based approach to working with volunteers: your tasks will be rooted in the professional skills and interests you bring to the program.
Whether you are a natural-born “people person” or would rather support from behind the scenes, your contribution will be valued. You will gain professional experience working towards community engagement, make connections within SFU and the community, and support conversation and action for social change.
SFU students who volunteer with us are also eligible to receive credit on their Co-Curricular Record!
Karen Dar Woon
"In recent years, I’ve changed from being an Interested Member of the Community to one who is engaged in the planning, research and execution of events through SFU Public Square.
Being a regular volunteer with the SFU Public Square office provides me with an opportunity to develop skills around research, communications and interpersonal relationships. Because the people include a range of ages, skills and interests, I can learn something new, almost every day. Continuing to volunteer with SFU Public Square aligns with my personal development goals to increase my awareness of public policy discussions, and to develop new skills. Sometimes I feel like an outsider, as I’ve no prior relationship with SFU; but the community is open and welcoming, and we all support each other."
“SFU Public Square is a space in which you can build social capital, advance your interpersonal and administrative skills, and optimize your university experience. It is a symbiotic combination of a convivial and professional environment. Staff are accommodating and supportive of their volunteers as well as provide informative instructions for daily duties. It has been overall a splendid experience with SFU Public Square."