Voluntary Intentional Progress Program

 Student participants of Make Midterm Matter Fall 2016 posing for an outdoor group photo

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Introducing the new & improved 2017 VIP Program Handbook!



What is the Voluntary Intentional Progress Program?

This is a multi-level program for students who want to take responsibility for their own growth and development as thriving individuals. With VIP, you will broaden your interests, expand personal experiences, and enhance your leadership skills. You don’t have to be a superstar or a saint, you just have to be willing to show up and take an interest in yourself.

How it works:

At every level, the VIP Program requirements are organized into three categories – GIVE, GROW, and GAIN – which represent the three pillars of the program: Volunteer Service, Career Development, and Self Awareness.
Every VIP Participant starts by working toward their Bronze Level, which is designed to be achievable by any student. Once you’ve completed Bronze, you can move on to Silver – and, if you really love volunteering, you can tackle Gold and even Platinum! – but just earning one VIP Award will help you make progress toward your goals.

Benefits of completing VIP:

  • Gaining a sense of accomplishment in service to others
  • Introduces you to new experiences
  • Builds character
  • Keeps you engaged in volunteering throughout your degree
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Broadens your social network
  • Assists with skill development 
  • Provides job experience
  • Looks great on a resume!
  • Lets you learn about potential career opportunities 


Bronze VIP

  • Register here!
  • 20 volunteer hours
  • 1 Personal/Professional Development Session
  • 1 ThinkTank
  • Two-part online Bronze Self-Inventory (completed via email)

*Must be completed in 1 semester

Download the VIP Bronze Package here!

 Silver VIP

  • Register here!
  • 40 volunteer hours
  • 2 hours of Personal/ Professional Development
  • 1 ThinkTank 
  • Two-part online Silver Self-Inventory (completed via email)

*Must be completed in 1 semester

Download the VIP Silver Package here! 

 Gold VIP

  • Register here!
  • 80 volunteer hours
  • 1 Student Leadership Program
  • 4 hours of Personal/Professional Development
  • Attend 1 Gold ThinkTank
  • 1 letter of reference

* Can be completed over 1 or 2 consecutive semesters

Download the VIP Gold Package here!



(1) What counts as a Personal/Professional Development Session for  VIP?

  • Any volunteer training
  • Anything that enhances professional development 
  • Anything that enhances leadership skills

* Each session must be at least 1 hour long

(2) Gold Level Leadership Development Rubric

***Coming Soon!***

We are currently working with Memorial’s Student Leadership Development Coordinator to create a rubric that will allow students to evaluate whether or not an activity would qualify as Leadership Development for the VIP Gold Level. In the meantime, the following list is comprised of opportunities we will accept to fulfill this requirement.

If you’re wondering about a position or activity that’s not on this list, email vip@mun.ca or visit us at UC-3011 and we’d be happy to look into it for you!

• Make Midterm Matter Team Lead
• Executive or Board Member for a MUNSU-recognized student club, society, or resource centre
• Executive or Board Member for a university or external organization
• Residence Assistant
• IMPACT Participant
• Memorial Student Leadership Conference attendee
• Memorial Ambassador
• SVB Volunteer Assistant
• Orientation Assistant Coordinator

***Please note: this is not a comprehensive list and it may be subject to change at any time.***



VIP Coordinator, Student Volunteer Bureau
UC-3011 | Memorial University of Newfoundland
(709) 864-4301
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Career Development

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552