Challenge Yourself

Challenge Yourself

Ready to get involved? 

Want to be involved but not sure where to start? Register for #MakeMidtermMatter and take your first step to get involved. This one-day event is a great way to learn about your community and how you can belong. 

On Friday February 22nd, 2019, we will be working with the following community groups: 

Register for #MakeMidtermMatter by February 18th. Come and bring a friend! 

Grounded Together: Horticultural Therapy 

If you are interested in gardening and want to help the community, then this is the program for you! Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn more about horticultural therapy and support community groups including the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism

SWK students work outside with members of the Transitions programme.

Sense of Place: Introduction to NL Environment for International Students 

Designed with and for international students, A Sense of Place is a one-day program that engages new international students in a variety of outdoor activities. You'll gain confidence in working and living in the Newfoundland and Labrador environment in all seasons, including the winter. 

MUN International students learn about keeping safe and warm in the boreal forest.

Conversation Circle

In partnership with the Association for New Canadians, the Student Experience Office facilitates a biweekly conversation circle between student volunteers and new arrivals to Canada in order to build bridges across different cultures and help new arrivals feel welcome. 

To volunteer, or to be part of the Circle, email 

Everyone Counts 

Offered every second year, Everyone Counts is a point-in-time count of homelessness, which last took place April 11-12, 2018. Everyone Counts helped End Homelessness St. John's (EHSJ) gather information on the demographics and service needs of the homeless population, which will inform EHSJ’s Community Plan to End Homelessness. 

Please read the summary of the 2018 survey. Thank you to the many students and staff from Memorial joined community to volunteer for this survey. 

Student Team Leads 
If you're ready for more leadership opportunities, then sign-up as a team lead. During this one-year assignment, you'll be responsible for guiding teams of students during community-engaged learning activities. As an experienced and civic-minded volunteer, you'll develop enhanced skills in working with the community while also learning about respectful and ethical interactions, communications and the value of diversity.

If you would like to participate or need more information about any of the programs above, e-mail Shannon Lewis-Simpson


Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000