Skip to main content
Beedie School of Business
SFU Student

Six people posing for a photo at Fusion Festival

Imagine visiting Japan, India, Ireland and many other iconic countries all from the comfort of a local neighborhood park. Fusion Festival allows thousands of locals and out of province guests to experience different cultures, art, musical extravaganzas and many other interactive activities right in the heart of Surrey’s community every year!

Striving to be the most community engaged university in the world, SFU never ceases to amaze me with the level of interaction with all different kinds of individuals from various age ranges that visit the SFU booth. From interactive games, to winning prizes, to a kid friendly environment, the SFU booth has it all! I had the pleasure of volunteering as a Team Leader for SFU’s booth at the 2016 Fusion Festival.

As a Team Leader, I worked alongside a dynamic team of other Team Leaders, several volunteers and Trisha Dulku, SFU Surrey’s Community Projects Coordinator. Together, our team was able to provide community members with knowledge about SFU as well as engage and interact with the audience in a way which truly built a communal vibe. Our goal for the SFU booth was to connect with community members and to create an environment that was fun for guests and for us!

Volunteering for SFU’s booth at Fusion Festival was truly rewarding. Team members were very supportive and volunteers were very enthusiastic. Team Leaders were provided the opportunity to pitch new ideas, improve existing techniques and openly discuss or role and work pertaining to key activities. This opportunity allowed me to expand and add to my skills and abilities of being in a leadership role. I was able to plan, execute and pitch ideas with more confidence after my volunteer experience at Fusion. This was a very rewarding factor for me because not only was I helping my university and engaging with my community, but I was also learning hands on and real life skill sets which became very valuable assets in work place settings and even day-to-day life.

The SFU booth at Fusion Festival has become an iconic destination for individuals of all ages to come and have a good time. Volunteering and being on the side of providing this iconic experience was invaluable. I highly encourage current students and alumni to participate in this opportunity as it provides and experience like no other which can even lead to long term friendships! Fusion Festival 2017 is anticipating over 100 000 thousand individuals with performances from renowned artists and celebrities from around the world. Join the fun and become a volunteer for the SFU booth! 

Recruitment for Fusion Festival volunteers is currently happening! Application details are available at MyInvolvement. Questions can be directed to

SFU Student
visibility  85
Jul 13, 2017

You Might Like These... Volunteering, Sustainability

Iceberg Melting
What’s Your Cause? Polar Regions, Climate Change, Cultural Awareness, New Immigrant

Over the course of the past semester, SFU Volunteer Services set out to learn what causes motivate SFU students to get involved in their communities–either on campus or beyond. We collected information through the ENGAGE blog and want to highlight some now in hopes of inspiring others to think about what their cause is and how they can contribute!

Children playing hopscotch
An SFU student perspective on the Big Sisters Study Buddy program

You may have heard of them–you may even have an idea of what they do. But have you ever thought of being one? Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland has been serving girls in one-to-one mentoring relationships since 1960, with the mission of “enhancing the confidence, self-esteem and well-being of girls through supportive friendships with caring women”. Each Big and Little Sister match gets together once a week for at least one year. 

Mubnii smiling with her hands in an open position, in front of an aquarium
Health Sciences Student Profile: Mubnii Morshed

Heath Sciences offer students one of the most comprehensive and diverse programs, focusing on everything from epidemiology, molecular biology to political science anthropology. These days, there are many volunteer opportunities associated with the Health Sciences.

You Might Like These... Volunteering

Students in a classroom
What Volunteering Can Do For You That Classrooms Can't

Academics are certainly important, but volunteering can certainly help you in other aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. Nicola explains some key benefits to gain from volunteering.

Jenny Vo Headshot
How to Maximize Your Return on University Investment | Part One | Get Involved and Utilize On-Campus Resources

Have you ever wondered why you should go to university and what you have done to make your university life meaningful? Have you ever been in a situation where you have no clue of what to do with your life and how to start making every penny of your tuition fees worth it? Have you ever felt frightened when thinking about your future career? I was in the same position so I want to share some tips on how to not regret going to school and how to get ready to face your future!

Photo of Arvin
He Shoots, He Scores! A Legacy in Robot Soccer

Applied Sciences graduand, Arvin Amini, leaves SFU with a lasting impact by founding the SFU Robot Soccer Club. Over the years, the club has received funding from various engineering organizations and has been involved in community outreach with students in grades 5 to 8. Read about his passion for highlighting the fun in STEM.