Tips for the student volunteer

Volunteering is great for:

  •     Meeting new people
  •     Developing and adding to your resume
  •     Scholarship applications
  •     Post-secondary applications
  •     Building upon your experience and abilities
  •     Learning new skills
  •     A chance to give to your community

Steps to volunteering:

Define your interests - what do you like to do?

  •     Read?
  •     Play sports?
  •     Play with kids?
  •     Work with computers?
  •     Hangout with friends?

What are your skills?

  •     I am creative...
  •     I can initiate and plan events...
  •     I work well on a team...
  •     I am great at problem solving...
  •     I am a born leader...

What is your availablity? What kind of commitment do you want to make?

40 hours may seem like a long time, but that is less than 2 full days a year over the course of 4 years of secondary school.

You can decide to make a 1 hour a week committment, 2 hours a month, 10 hours here and there, or a lifetime of committment to something you enjoy that goes beyond 40 hours.