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Lancers Care Volunteer Fair

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11am - 2pm
Student Centre Commons - University of Windsor
Windsor, ON

The University of Windsor's Career Development team is hosting the Lancers Care Volunteer Fair, providing students seeking volunteer positions with the opportunity to speak face-to-face with representitives from non-profit and community organizations. 

Students from all programs and year levels are encouraged to come out and learn about various opportunities.  If you are looking to give back to the community, volunteer your time, and gain experience, this event is a great venue for you to network and learn about available volunteer positions in the community. 

Admission is FREE for students.  Tips for students planning to attend: Research the organizations attending, bring copies of your resume, practice your pitch, and dress for success!

Information for Students

  • How to Prepare
  • See Exhibitor List below for organizations that will be in attendance.

Information for Exhibitors

Contact Information:

Sarah Overton
Campus Engagement Cooridinator
401 Sunset Avenue, JEC 100
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
careerevents@uwindsor.ca
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2594

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

We couldn't host great events like these without the help of student volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to assist with promotion, employer assistance, set up and tear down.

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2019 Lancers Care Volunteer Fair Exhibitors

The AIDS Committee of Windsor (ACW) is a registered charity that provides support, education and outreach services for people living with, affected by, or at-risk of HIV and or HCV. Our services span the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent counties.
Since 1988, the ACW has evolved and diversified to address the emerging needs of our community. Our committed volunteers, peers, board and staff work very hard to offer in-reach and outreach services through both our Support Service and Needle Syringe programs. Additionally, we deliver educational presentations, workshops and or training to community members and service providers working with populations that are most vulnerable HIV and or HCV.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex is the leading Agency in the the not-for-profit/charitable sector providing mentorship services to children and youth in our community.

Our Vision is to ensure that every child in our region that needs a mentor has a mentor.

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing Windsor-Essex County in Ontario, Canada. Since 1983, we have been committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

CNIB

Community Living Essex County, a non-profit, registered charitable organization provdies quality supports and services to people of all ages who have an intellectual disabiltiy and their families in Essex County.

The Downtown Mission exists as a Place of Sanctuary. In response to the mandate of the Gospel, through outreach we provide: food for the body, nurture for the spirit, shelter for the homeless, advocacy for the impoverished, and opportunity for human growth.

We rely on University of Windsor students to help us ignite our vision at Family Respite Services. We work alongside 1100 families who are caring for a child with a disability across Windsor and Essex County. We want to ensure we are a community where families are strong and ALL children belong.&nbsp;<br />

Are you interested in engaging with children and youth a coupe of a hours a day, a couple of days a week?

&#8203;Established in 1994, Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex is a non-profit, non-denominational faith-based housing organization.&nbsp; 100% of all administrative and fundraising costs are paid for by the operation of our ReStore.

House of Sophrosyne offers a holistic approach in treatment women for substance misues through evlidence based practices.

Housing Information Services in partnership with the United Way Centraide of Windsor-Essex offers an after school program, "Youth First", currently operating out of Catholic Central High School.&nbsp; Homework assistance and/or academic support including a nutritional snack, job preparation and mentoring are all components of the Youth First Program to assist in building positive relationships built on trust and respect to help youth reach their full potential.<br />

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Our current program model follows the 5-year strategy of the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex.&nbsp; This initiative is located within one inner-city high school; an anti-poverty strategy intended to strengthen families and create safer neighbourhoods.&nbsp; As a funded partner, the primary intention of our initiative is to make a difference in terms of youth's academic performance, development of relationships and ensure they make healthy nutritional choices.&nbsp; Youth are provided with tutoring assistance 5 days a week from one staff and a variety of University of Windsor student volunteers as well as, peer tutors who attend the high school.&nbsp; This program operates after school and is an opportunity for extension to student's school day and their lived lessons in school.&nbsp; The program is a place where newcomer/international students can practice English-speaking/conversation, develop confidence in tackling their homework and have full use of a computer library in which to work on their Individual Study Units.&nbsp; School supplies are provided for students in need.&nbsp; They are also provided with a nutritional snack donated by local food banks.&nbsp;<br />

Our current program model follows the 5-year strategy of the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex.&nbsp; This initiative is located within one inner-city high school; an anti-poverty strategy intended to strengthen families and create safer neighbourhoods.&nbsp; As a funded partner, the primary intention of our initiative is to make a difference in terms of youth's academic performance, development of relationships and ensure they make healthy nutritional choices.&nbsp; Youth are provided with tutoring assistance 5 days a week from one staff and a variety of University of Windsor student volunteers as well as, peer tutors who attend the high school.&nbsp; This program operates after school and is an opportunity for extension to student's school day and their lived lessons in school.&nbsp; The program is a place where newcomer/international students can practice English-speaking/conversation, develop confidence in tackling their homework and have full use of a computer library in which to work on their Individual Study Units.&nbsp; School supplies are provided for students in need.&nbsp; They are also provided with a nutritional snack donated by local food banks.&nbsp;&nbsp;

To assist children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities, and those who support them, through information sharing, support, and relevant programs.

Mission Thrift Store is a not-for-profit used good reslae store. We take in donations of used goods, and use the money from reselling them to empower lives in the local community, and in communities around the world. We also reduce landfill waste by giving items a new life. All donated goods are converted into cash and invested in leadership and literacy programs in over 40 countries.

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.

New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc. is a community based, direct-service agency&nbsp;which exists to assist, support and promote the full and equitable participation of immigrants&nbsp;and refugees in all aspects of social, cultural and economic life in the Windsor-Essex Region.

Ready-Set-Go, established in 1996, forms a partnership with families of young children (ages birth to six) living within the downtown core. We assist families in overcoming obstacles such as hardships associated with being newcomers to Canada, poverty, neglect, social isolation, poor health, and inadequate nutrition. Ready-Set-Go inspires parents/caregivers to build connections and celebrate their community. We share the responsibility for raising healthy, resilient children, and strengthening family well being.

When a child is seriously ill caregivers often find themselves traveling far from home for required medical care. That&#39;s why Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario provides welcoming home environments that give families emotional and physical comfort and support as they stay close.

RMH Windsor is the first House within a Hospital in the Canada and has been operating for over 3 years supporting families in Windsor/Essex and beyond to are dealing with having a sick child in the Hospital.

SECC provides employment services, community supports and settlement services to people living in&nbsp; Leamington, Kingsville &amp; Wheatley&nbsp;

We are a long term care home that serves our senior population for Windsor/Essex County.

It is our mission to provide holistic health care in a home environment, located within an intermal neigbourhood design that promotes a caring community, with emphasis on optimal health and life purpose for each resident.

The WYC serves the basic and immediate needs of homeless and at-risk youth in a safe and friendly atmosphere with the aim to foster positive change and growth.&nbsp;The WYC prides itself on our six Core Values: dignity, safety, service, open communication, honesty, and trust.

Transition to Betterness (T2B) is a local, grassroots organization dedicated to providing comfort to patients and families dealing with life-altering illnesses through their 20+ programs.&nbsp;

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County&nbsp;is part of a national Movement with similar priorities &ndash; reducing poverty, supporting kids and families, and strengthening neighbourhoods. Our vision is that a&nbsp;generation from now, Windsor-Essex County is a prosperous community where all children have the ability to achieve their dreams and reach their potential.

The Alumni Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1903 by our founding institution, Assumption College which traces its roots back to 1857. The mandate, now as then, is to provide an opportunity for its members to foster, by their own participation, those programs and undertakings which will contribute to their personal growth and overall development and to the development, prestige and advancement of the University of Windsor. Equally important is the fostering of social, cultural and business relationships among alumni and friends.

VON Canada has been pioneering care at home for over 120 years. Today, we are a highly-trusted non-profit organization that works with our clients, employees, volunteers and partners to provide innovative clinical, personal and social support to people who want the comfort and peace of mind of living in their own homes and communities.

Homeless shelter providing emergency housing for woman and families for Windsor and Essex County

WECHC provides primary care,&nbsp;counselling services and health promotion in Windsor Essex County.

Windsor Regional Hospital is the 11th largest hospital in the Province of Ontario and the 3rd largest community teaching hospital, serving a population of about 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County along with providing tertiary and quaternary care to thousands more.<br />

The hospital is responsible for all acute care services in Windsor and currently operates out of two campuses&nbsp;- the Met Campus and the Ouellette Campus. The hospital has more than 3,700 staff members, 515 physicians, and 890 volunteers. Through Windsor Regional Hospital&#39;s affiliation with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry-Windsor Campus, there are also a number of medical school students and resident physicians working at the two campuses.

Windsor-Essex Compassion Care Community (WECCC) is a movement of 1500 plus members and more than 50 local organizations working to raise equity and improve quality of life for residents across Windsor and Essex County. WECCC provides 6 services to improve quality of life which includes advance care planning, workshops on stamping out loneliness and one to one coaching.

Youth Diversion (YD) is a not for profit charitable organization that has successfully served thousands of at-risk youth across Windsor and Essex County through its effective community-based programs since its incorporation in 1980. Using a youth perspective and research-based information, YD raises awareness about issues affecting youth on topics such as social media and it&#39;s various implications on self and others, and bullying/cyber bullying, excessive gaming and substance abuse, encouraging youth to develop skills that promote and support a positive response to self, others and the community.<br />