Find Your Place

Volunteer in your community

Discover opportunities to volunteer in your community.

Once you have found your feet at university, you might feel like taking on more of a role with a community partner. Student Life offers a number of programs that will prepare you for informed community engagement with the intention of leveraging your interests and strengths towards promoting positive social change. Explore the opportunities below and find out how you can contribute to the community. 

Get Involved Volunteer Expo: GIVE
On September 18, 2018, discover opportunities to connect with the community through volunteering. There will be many MUN societies and clubs, as well as community partners, for you to meet and find out how you can begin to make a difference during your time at MUN. 

Learn how to be a good volunteer 
Ready to get started? This one-hour session will introduce you to some community partners and provide you with tips and tools on how to be a good volunteer, working "with" the community and not "for" community.  

Speed networking
This is a great opportunity to meet informally with community partners and explore how your strengths and interests align with their needs. Offered once every fall and spring semester, this is an event not to be missed!

Graduate student community engaged learning 
For new graduate students: join Student Life for an orientation to the local, provincial and national communities. During this half-day session, you will have a chance to develop contacts in the community and think about how your interests fit with existing research and community challenges. 

Student Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) 
The Volunteer Incentive Program is a one-year program offered through the Student Volunteer Bureau. It is a great way to connect with community groups who are eager to work with students. Discover the needs of various community groups and identify how you might contribute to their work.  

Community Heritage Day 
If you are interested in understanding how heritage and culture impact community, then don't miss this opportunity. This partnership between Student Life and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador offers you the opportunity to participate in day-long rural excursions. In this hands-on experience, you will gain in-depth practical experience concerning heritage issues.

Want to participate in any of these programs or need more information? E-mail Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson

A photo from a Heritage Day in New Perlican, Newfoundland. Two people are smiling in the foreground of a cemetery clean-up.


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