Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in gaining valuable volunteer experience? Do you want to be better prepared for your future career? Are you passionate about helping others? Apply to be a Career Peer Educator today. 

As a Career Peer, you will advise students on Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, LinkedIn and Work Search. You will receive valuable training on all these topics by SFU Career Advisors, helping prepare you for your future while being part of a larger team committed to helping others. Further opportunities include taking part in events, writing blog articles, and facilitating workshops.

Applications are accepted in March of every year.  

The Writer's Exchange

The Writers’ Exchange gets inner-city kids excited about reading and writing. There are spots available for literacy mentor volunteers both during the school year and over the Summer break.

From a volunteer:

I had the opportunity to help out with a number of grade 1-7 kids during WE's summer programming. I'd never thought of myself as someone who liked working with children, but my experience completely changed my tune. Their excitement is contagious, and I loved when we'd work on a literacy exercise that challenged them--when they would figure out a tricky problem, their eyes would light up with understanding. What a feeling to facilitate that! The volunteer coordinators were fantastic, and ensured that every exercise we would do was easily customizable to each child's individual ability level. I'm definitely hoping to go back next summer! - Katie, Summer 2015

SFU - Student Learning Commons

The Learning and Writing Peers are undergraduate student volunteers who help their fellow students with writing and study strategies.  They are selected based on at least a 3.0 GPA, solid academic writing skills, interpersonal skills, and attitude, and receive in-depth ongoing training on topics such as interpersonal communications, effective and ethical tutoring techniques, writing-in-the-disciplines, and language structure.

SFU - Friends of Simon  

As a Friends of Simon tutor you have an opportunity to serve in multicultural settings and contribute to the school success of newcomers to Canada. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, Friends of Simon tutors earn hourly wages that help them with their own university expenses.


Adbusters is seeking "culture jammers" for their Vancouver office.

Racing Readers

Gain experience working with kids, meet new people, and engage with the community!
The SFU Surrey TD Community Engagement Centre is recruiting volunteers for the Racing Readers Program . Racing Readers is a program was created in partnership with the Surrey School District. This after-school program is designed to fill the need for an increased level of physical activity, literacy and numeracy skills among children in grades 3-5.

Availability can be flexible, provided that notice is given to the Coordinators.

The program will seek to improve the well being of students in physical, educational, and social areas. Students will be lead through the program by high school, university and adult mentors who will foster companionship, support, discipline, and learning. Throughout the program, children will participate in physical activities, reading, writing and numeracy exercises, and will be served a healthy snack. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to celebrate their progress and success in both the physical and literacy aspects of the program.