Skip to main content

Volunteer SFU

SFU Staff
N/A
Career and Volunteer Services

empty
Iceberg Melting
It is an amazing experience where you learn cultural practices of different people from across the globe.

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!

“There are three inter-linked causes that I am incredibly passionate about: climate change, the Polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic) and meaningful youth engagement.  I founded and co-chaired the International Polar Year Youth Steering Committee (now the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists – APECS).  The committee’s goals are to involve youth in all aspects of polar research and policy, to increase collaboration between the sciences, arts and education, and to foster respect for different ways of knowing.

I was part of the official youth delegation to the UN Climate Change Meetings and was one of 200 Canadians selected by the Climate Project Canada to be trained by Al Gore to present an updated version of the award-winning Inconvenient Truth slide show.  I traveled to Antarctica in 2006 with Students on Ice as part of their education staff and joined them again in August 2008 for their Arctic Expedition.  I am currently looking at how to mobilize huge numbers of Canadian youth leading up to COP 15, the United Nations Climate Change Meetings in Copenhagen this December.”

 - Amber Church

 

“The Host program at Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISS) pairs up newcomer immigrant and refugee people with individuals who have been in Canada for a while. The goal is to create a support system for newcomers so that they can adapt and integrate into Canadian society. It is an amazing experience where you learn cultural practices of different people from across the globe. Currently they are looking for volunteers everywhere but specially in the Coquitlam area. If you are interested please contact Thea Fiddick at thea.fiddick@issbc.org."

- Nathalie Lozano 

Those are just a few of the thoughtful responses we received from SFU students engaging in a wide variety of activities. Do you have a cause that you would like to share?  

  • Volunteer SFU Apr 30, 2009
    Like to recommend this item
    visibility  43

Author

Volunteer SFU

SFU Staff
N/A
Career and Volunteer Services

You Might Like These... Volunteering, Equity, Diversity + Inclusion, Community Engagement, Job Description

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.

Hands holding a volunteer badge
Sana Siddiqui: Volunteerism Opens up Endless Possibilities | Part Two

She has been involved with SFU LEAD, Peer Programs and the SFU Muslim Students’ Association, just to name a few. Now, Sana Siddiqui, a Criminology student, reflects back and shares with us the invaluable academic, personal and professional skills and opportunities volunteering opened for her, read on to find out what she has to say about getting involved on campus and in the community.

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

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!

You Might Like These... Professional Development

Get Involved Banner
How Volunteer Experience Can Help Land You a Co-op Placement

Have you ever wondered if volunteer experience can be a more valuable experience in a hiring manager’s mind? Have you ever wondered about hidden benefits that go with volunteerism? If yes, this article is for you. Find out what makes volunteering distinct on your resume, and how it can help you land a co-op!

dance marathon participants
Dancing for Those Who Cannot, For the Kids #FTK

I'm sure that you've heard about the SFU Dance Marathon Club, but do you know what it's all about? You might be asking, “Is it another SFU dance team?”, “What is this club’s initiative?”, “How can I get involved?” This article answers those questions and highlights SFU's Dance Marathon’s history on campus.   

STC West Coast
Alumnus Profile: How Crystal Kwon Advanced Her Career Through Volunteerism

Students often overlook one important benefit of volunteerism. While students realize that scholarships and bursaries usually require community engagement, they often forget that volunteerism can also give you the edge you need after you finish your degree.