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About the SVB

The Student Volunteer Bureau (SVB), located in UC-3011, is a resource centre and referral service for students interested in getting involved with volunteer work. Founded in 1983, the SVB is a by students, for students operation that aims to foster and enhance the quality of student life at Memorial. The office is staffed by trained student employees and volunteers to assist individuals in finding volunteer placements both on-campus and in the community.

The SVB seeks volunteer assistants each semester to commit three-five hour each week, and also coordinates the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP). The VIP  program consists of three ascending award levels that were created to encourage and recognize student involvement in volunteer activities on and off campus.

VIP is designed to promote career development and self-awareness, as each participant progresses through their university careers. Successful participants are honoured at an annual recognition ceremony each winter semester.

The SVB also promotes and recognizes volunteerism by hosting the annual Get Involved and Volunteer Fair with the MUN Students Union each fall, as well as coordinating the annual MUN Volunteer Day Awards Ceremony each spring.

The SVB is eager to help you make the most of your volunteering. Volunteering can be a rewarding experience for students of all ages - you can gain so many valuable skills that can aid you in whatever future path you decide to take. Not only does volunteering benefit you but it also makes a difference to countless campus and community organizations.