Volunteering is a great way for students to learn new skills, meet new people, and improve their resumes. It’s also a genuinely important and meaningful way to make the communities in which we live and work better. Whatever your existing skillset, there are dozens of local non-profit and charitable organizations who could use your help in some way.
Here are some resources and ideas to check out if you're looking to expand your volunteer involvement:
- **New for Summer 2020** Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) - The global COVID-19 pandemic has created economic and social challenges for post-secondary students and recent graduates, and notable disruptions to the essential community services provided by not-for-profit organizations. In response, the Government of Canada has created the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG), a program that will provide post-secondary students and recent graduates with volunteer opportunities to help with the response to COVID-19 at Canadian not-for-profit organizations. You can learn more about the CSSG at https://www.canada.ca/IWanttoHelp
- WEVolunteer - United Way Windsor-Essex County's official database of volunteer opportunities. By creating a profile, they can match you to volunteer opportunities that will meet your goals.
- Volunteer Canada - Volunteer Canada is a registered charity, providing national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences.
- CharityVillage - A career resource to over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations across Canada. They offer and free volunteer and event listings as well as paid job postings.