Volunteer for one-time only events or activities
- Can you spare a day?
There are many events and activities on and off campus that need volunteers and the time commitment is minimal--sometimes even less than a day! That day or portion of a day can still provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain some experience to put on your resumé and to connect with other volunteers, event organizers, and participants.
- Short term volunteer work: This will allow you to familiarize yourself with the organisation, their culture and the positions available for long term volunteering. This can help you to determine if it is something you would be interested in before you commit your time.
- Actively look for short-term opportunities.Keep your eyes open for posters and social media posts for events and activities around campus. Contact groups or departments who you know organize activities and ask for ways to get involved. Reach out to a local community organization to see if there are ways you can participate in their annual events.
- Resources to help you get involved in your community:
Search for “volunteer opportunities” on the Career Centre’s online job posting system. Volunteer at a campus event like the Career Centre’s annual Career Fairs, Graduate and Professional Studies Expo or Volunteer Fair.
- Visit these websites:
To find out about short term volunteer opportunities in your area:
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