How to get involved at Laurier
After interviewing hundreds of Laurier graduates, the number one piece of advice for current students? Get involved! Make the most out of your time at university and experience as much as you can both on and off campus.
Clubs and Associations
A unique aspect of life at Laurier is our powerful volunteer spirit. So it’s no wonder there are so many opportunities to get out there while giving back.
Leadership opportunities are a way for you to develop skills, plus they look great on a resume. Get involved and provide academic support:
- As a notetaker through the Accessible Learning Centre.
- As an exam-AID instructor or join the leadership team through Students Offering Support.
- As a leadership ambassador through the Centre for Student Life and Engagement.
The Laurier Students' Union provides undergraduate students with a variety of volunteer opportunities including; Foot Patrol, Ecohawks and Icebreakers. The largest hiring period is traditionally held in March to April for the following academic year.
Volunteer positions in the Graduate Students’ Association offer graduate students the opportunity to expand their network, try something new and acquire professional development experience.
Interested in sharing your voice? Be sure to checkout Laurier’s Student Publications for an opportunity to contribute to high-quality publications, including The Cord and Radio Laurier, that engage the entire Laurier community.
Keep an Eye on Events
If events are more your speed, keep an eye on Laurier’s events calendar or the Career Development Centre calendar for fun opportunities. Many events need volunteers or are designed to help you get involved, like the annual Community Volunteer Fair where you can connect with community organizations for local volunteer experience.
If local opportunities aren’t satisfying your wanderlust, take your Laurier experience global. Laurier International manages opportunities for you to volunteer abroad and Laurier’s Student Exchange Program allows you to develop lasting intercultural skills while acquiring credits towards your degree.
If all your learning is getting done in class, you’re not at Laurier. Get involved and extend the classroom into the real world.