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Volunteering is a great way to develop experience that will help you with your career development and can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life. There are many community organizations that desperately need volunteers, and many employers want to see volunteer experience on your resumé. To find your next volunteer experience click the link below and search volunteer opportunities.

Want to learn more about how to volunteer or how to increase your skills while volunteering, then read this article or book an appointment with TRU’s Experiential Learning Coordinator (Brad Harasymchuk) through Career Connections or stop by OM1712.

 Leadership through Volunteerism Program

The Leadership through Volunteerism program consists of both classroom based learning and a community based experiential learning volunteer project. Volunteerism is not only an amazing way to help the community, but a great way to build skills and enhance your resume. Those participants that complete all parts of the program, as outlined below, will receive a certificate of completion. If you have any questions, please email Brad at or stop by OM1712. Register here (only 30 spaces available): registration will open early September 2019.

Tentative Schedule:

  1. Attend workshop #1 – Tuesday October 8, 2019 (4:00pm - 5:30pm)
  2. Attend workshop #2 – Thursday October 10, 2019 (4:00pm - 5:30pm)
  3. Complete team volunteer project – Sunday October 13, 2019 (12pm – 6pm)
  4. Attend guided reflection session – Sunday October 13, 2019 (6pm – 8pm), supper provided
 Volunteer Fair 2019
  • When: Monday September 30, 2019 from 11am – 1pm
  • Where: Old Main Student Street
  • Why: Twelve community organizations will be on hand to talk to you about volunteering with their organization. A great way to make community contacts and find your next volunteer opportunity
 International Volunteer Opportunity (funding available)

Interested in volunteering abroad? TRU Career and Experiential Learning Department and TRU World have funding to assist you in taking part in Uniterra’s Students Without Borders program. To find out more, check out this link or stop by OM1712 and talk with Brad, the Experiential Learning Coordinator.

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