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Why not? Volunteering is a win-win for all involved. Learn what volunteering is all about: Volunteering 101
For you as the volunteer: it is a fantastic way to learn and develop useful and marketable skills, meet new people in your field, explore new interests, try out or observe potential jobs and careers, gain experience, give back to your community, great experience for your resume and have a great time in the process. Employers view the skills and experience gained from volunteering very positively – unpaid experience is still valuable experience.
Please note: The list below is not exhaustive and the Student Employment Centre does not endorse specific companies, products or services.
On-Campus – support your school by getting involved
Child, Family and Community Studies - Therapeutic Recreation Program and Recommended Volunteer Sites
Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities:
International / volunteer/resources section
Both non-profits and workplaces can structure volunteer opportunities to access workplace skills and competencies and meet community goals. (Adapted from Tools and Resources to Enrich Volunteer Engagement: volunteer.ca/skills-plus-tools
Key Transferable Skills of Volunteering Engagement
(Source: 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, Statistics Canada, Imagine-Canada, Volunteer Canada
Below is a list of competencies that can be developed through various types of volunteer opportunities.
Source/adapted from: How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Advance Your Career: charityvillage.com/elearning/webinars/past-webinars/recorded-webinar-how-skills-based-volunteering-can-advance-your-career.aspx and
Government and Municipality Related:
Recommended Volunteer sites for Therapeutic Recreation Students