Web site to match volunteer interests and opportunities

Recruiting volunteers and finding volunteer opportunities has never been so easy.

A new Web site, www.uwindsor.ca/volunteer, will showcase events requiring volunteer help and allow UWindsor students to register with their interests and availability. They will be matched automatically with the specifications of event organizers and volunteer recruiters from any department or office.

“As a result, students will receive an automatic e-mail to inform them about the event and encourage them to sign up as volunteers,” says Laura Prada, support transition services intern.

“The Educational Development Centre is proud of this Web site,” Prada says. “We truly believe it will enhance the sense of community on our campus.”

She is launching a campaign to encourage University groups to make use of the resource and will distribute promotional cards starting in June. The site is directed at events, both on- and off-campus, she says: longer-term on-going volunteer opportunities may be better served by the Volunteer Internship Program.

Students will not have to register to learn about openings; the site boasts a browse feature that will allow visitors to search for opportunities by topic:

Learn more at www.uwindsor.ca/volunteer. For more information and inquiries about this site please e-mail volunteering@uwindsor.ca.