Volunteering is a great way for you to learn new skills, meet new people, and improve your resume. It’s also a genuinely important and meaningful way to make the community in which we live, work, and learn better.
There are many opportunities on campus to volunteer and take on leadership roles with clubs, societies, events, advisory boards, and more. Check out those listed on the Student Success and Leadership Centre’s site for some great ideas and get involved!
If you are looking to expand your volunteer involvement off-campus, there are dozens of local non-profit and charitable organizations who could use your help in some way, whatever your existing skillset may be. Three excellent websites to find community volunteer opportunities are WEVolunteer, Volunteer Canada, and CharityVillage.
A note for students in the Faculty of Science or Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Taking on leadership roles also helps earn points toward the Science or FAHSS LEAD Medallion Scholars program awards.