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Huron’s vision is to ensure that every student experiences the value of civic engagement through volunteer activities and service prior to graduating.

Volunteering provide students with the opportunity to learn by giving back to the community, furthering their development as Leaders with Heart. 

At Huron, volunteer experiences are unpaid opportunities where students donate their time to serve their community. These experiences provide valuable insights into the opportunities, strengths and needs of the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities can be short-term, long-term or project based. Students can work in areas suited to them. At Huron, we work one-on-one with students to help you get involved in an area of interest, on campus or in the community

1.  Campus Opportunities – include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation in clubs
  • Supporting campus events
  • Assisting with academic initiatives
  • Assisting with Student Council as Commissioners or Year Representative
  • Residence Council and its initiatives 
  • Assisting with departmental initiatives in a student leadership capacity

2.   Community Based Opportunities – Volunteer opportunities are available on a local, national, and global scale for student participation and can short or long-term.  Community based opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting local non-profit organizations
  • Supporting local community and neighbourhood resource centres
  • National and Global Relief Efforts
  • Annual local events
  • Tutoring programs
  • Volunteer and service opportunities abroad

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering on your own or with a group? Submit an online application below to share what you’re interested in and where you would like to volunteer and explore Huron’s Student Job Board and check out our Events page, click here. 

 

Volunteer FAQ

Why volunteer?

Huron’s vision is to ensure that every student experiences the value of civic engagement through volunteer service prior to graduating.  Volunteer experiences are unpaid, not for credit opportunities where students donate their time to serve their community.  Volunteer experience provides students with the opportunity to understand the value and demand for citizens to be civically active, gain relevant experience and develop their character.  
 

What types of volunteer opportunities are available?

Volunteer opportunities can be short-term, long-term or project based.  Volunteer opportunities are offered both on campus and in the community at various local non-profit organizations.  Students have variety of opportunities to choose from that suit their unique needs and interest. 

What opportunities are available on campus?
  • Participation in clubs
  • Supporting campus events
  • Assisting with academic initiatives
  • Assisting with Student Council as Commissioners or Year Representative
  • Residence Council and its initiatives 
  • Assisting with departmental initiatives in a student leadership capacity
     
What opportunities are available within the community?

Volunteer opportunities are available on a local, national, and global scale for student participation and can short or long-term.  Community-based opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting local non-profit organizations
  • Supporting local community and neighbourhood resource centres
  • National and Global Relief Efforts
  • Annual local events
  • Tutoring programs
  • Volunteer and service opportunities abroad
How do I get involved in volunteer opportunities?

There are two ways to be involved in volunteer opportunities.

Check out Huron’s monthly group Volunteer Opportunities by click here : OWL> Sites> Projects > Huron’s Career Development Opportunities> Volunteer

Booking an appointment with your Career Development Coordinator via email or phone provided below.

Contact:

Tasha Harvey, Tasha.Harvey@huron.uwo.ca 519.438.7224 ext. 890 
Megan Dykstra, Megan.Dykstra@huron.uwo.ca 519.438.7224 x 852 

  • As students, we may find it difficult to donate money, but we sure can donate our time to help a good cause.
    Brenda
    President of Huron’s Volunteer YA Club
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  • Volunteering is important because it is a chance to do something kind and helpful for its own sake, not as a way to ask for something in return. It fundamentally represents support and collaboration.
    Patrick
    President of the Huron History Society and a Peer Mentor
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  • I've had a great time volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club! It was loads of fun to hang out with kids and rewarding to see the smiles on their faces. When I volunteered with the library I got the opportunity to bring literature to the community.
    Jordan
    London Public Library and the Boys & Girls Club of London
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  • I am an international student and come from a country that even though it is labeled as 'developing', has the majority of its population living in under developed quarters. I was involved in two long term volunteer opportunities this past summer.
    Puklit
    Boys & Girls Club of London
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Key Contacts

Megan Dykstra

Coordinator, Career Development
519.438.7224 ext 852
megan.dykstrahuron.uwo.ca
W28

Drop-in hours:
Monday - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 11:30am