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Make Midterm Matter Winter 2011

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Make Midterm Matter

Make Midterm Matter is an award winning program offered by the Centre for Career Development and Experiential Learning during the fall and winter semesters for currently enrolled MUN students. The program gives students the opportunity to spend a day during their midterm break volunteering for various organizations throughout the city.

Winter 2011

  • Spend the day interacting with residents of Long-Term Care Facilties.
  • Gain hands-on volunteer experience that can help you identify potential career aspirations, gain employability skills, and increase your confidence working in the community.
  • Receive a letter of verification for your resume

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 or Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Starting Location: The Landing, UC- 3018

Deadline to Apply is February 15, 2011

For more information contact:
Mr. Jeff Tucker
Experiential Learning Program Assistant
Office: UC-4001A
Phone: (709) 864-4301 | jtucker@mun.ca

What former participants have to say:

"Participating in the Make Midterm Matter Program has significantly enhanced
my experience at Memorial University. I have continued to volunteer with
Seniors because of this positive and rewarding service- learning experience.
I learned a lot about myself, and about the challenges and barriers senior
citizens face on a daily basis. Because of this service learning experience
I fully support and recognize the need for student volunteers in our
communities and in our schools. I highly recommend Make Midterm Matter for
other students
."

Kayla Oliver
Make Midterm Matter Participant - Fall 2008

Make Midterm Matter has offered me the opportunity to build many skills that will benefit me as I finish my degree and move into the next phase of my life. Through the reflection component of service-learning, I have learned to identify my skills. Now I feel more prepared to apply for further studies and employment. The combination of community service, learning and reflection has augmented my university experience. These skills will help me long into the future, after the details of classes are forgotten”.

Melissa James
Make Midterm Matter Alumni and Past Coordinator - Winter 2008

Other feedback from participants:

Terms participants used to describe Make Midterm Matter

  • Enlightening
  • Educational
  • Fun
  • Amazing
  • Interesting
  • Wonderful Experience
  • Different
  • Awesome

What participants have learned about themselves

  • "How much I enjoy giving my time to others"
  • "I am able to adapt well to different situations"
  • "I can relate and work well with people from a variety of backgrounds"
  • "I can easily help other people enjoy their time... you would be amazed at how they enjoy simple talents"
  • "I have the ability to help others enjoy life"
  • "I have the strength, willingness, ability and a chance of positively impacting peoples lives...I just did that"

What participants have learned about their community

  • "Volunteers are well needed"
  • "Their are many ways to give back"
  • "Seniors love seeing visitors"
  • "More volunteers are needed"
  • "Community is a big family"
  • "Long Term Care isn't just the elderly"

How participants intend to become involved in their community afterwards

  • "Volunteer more"
  • "Volunteer with Eastern Health"
  • "Become an active volunteer and participate more in Student Volunteer Bureau activities... It's awesome"

 

 

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