Summer Engaged Learning Opportunities

It’s summer! Time for summer sports, spending time in nature, maybe an outdoor concert? You might be surprised how many of your favourite warm-weather activities can be combined with contributing to your community. Joining the ranks of Saskatchewan’s thousands of volunteers is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and feel great! Volunteering helps you build your future career too – whether you’re thinking about applying to a professional school, building networks in your field, or trying out new skills and interests. Sarah Hanna, Campion’s Engaged Learning Coordinator can help you find a volunteer opportunity that fits your life and give you tips about how to get connected. Students who volunteer for the first time almost always say the same thing: they’re surprised how much they love it!

A few summer volunteering ideas:

On Saturdays through the summer, the Faculty of Social work will be running programs for Syrian refugees, and they need volunteers to help out.

Regina will be taking part in a Canada-wide “Bio-blitz” on June 9 and 10, and volunteers are invited to help gather data on the Habitat Conservation are in Wascana Centre.

You can also help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by volunteering for Regina’s Canada Day festivities. If you indicate you are volunteering on behalf of the Regina Food Bank, the event organizers will donate 75 meals to the Regina Food Bank in honour of your participation.

Help all kids in our community access sports programs by volunteering with Ehrlo Sport Venture

Challenge yourself to train for a fundraising event like the MS Bike Tour

Protect species and natural habitats in our province as a Conservation Volunteer with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Get out in the garden (and earn a share of the harvest) right here on campus at the RPIRG Green Patch

Support live music by volunteering with the Regina Folk Festival or Symphony Under the Sky.

In just a few weeks, the Canada-Wide Science Fair will be held right here in Regina! Make the event a success by giving your time

Support organizations that rely on student volunteers, like SEARCH – they can have a harder time filling volunteer positions in the summer.

To ask questions, learn about becoming a volunteer, or find the organization that suits your unique talents and interests, contact Sarah Hanna, the Engaged Learning Coordinator