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Volunteering

At Laurier, we believe that leadership and volunteer experiences are an integral part of your education. All the good work you do outside of the classroom not only builds a stronger community, but it also provides the opportunity for you to apply your learning in the real world.

And when you graduate from Laurier, you’ll leave with something called a Co-Curricular Record, a record of all the extracurricular experiences you participated in while you were here. You can use your Co-Curricular to communicate your achievements when applying for jobs and graduate schools.

Why Volunteer?

  • Connect and engage with your community.
  • Explore careers that might interest you.
  • Learn valuable new skills.
  • Gain experience for your resumé.
  • Develop contacts in your field of interest.

How To Get Involved

If you need assistance deciding what type of volunteer position is right for you, book an appointment with a career consultant. Once you have determined what type of position would be right for you based on your interests and skills, there are a number of resources to help you find an ideal opportunity.

Community Volunteer/ Engagement Fair

The Fair is a great way for you to connect with local organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities in the community. Held each year in September.

Student Employment and Volunteer Fair

Each year the Career Centre co-sponsors the On-Campus Student Employment and Volunteer Fair with the Students’ Union and Human Resources. The fair has historically been held in February and is an opportunity for departments to showcase their part-time, summer, and volunteer opportunities for the upcoming terms. This is a great time to research paid and volunteer opportunities for future academic years.