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:
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
You may have heard that the U of R is hosting a massive academic event at the end of May – and they’re recruiting hundreds of volunteers to be part of Congress.
Support organizations that rely on student volunteers, like SEARCH – they can have a harder time filling volunteer positions in the summer.