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First-time volunteers

So, you want to volunteer!  But... where do you start?  Here's a checklist to get you started.

LIVE Centre volunteer helping student

Volunteering in three easy steps:

Benefits of volunteering

Top ten most-cited benefits of volunteering

Students say that volunteering has allowed them to:

  1. Explore career options
  2. Develop interpersonal skills
  3. Improve career-related skills
  4. Gain experience which enhances their resume
  5. Gain self-confidence by tackling new challenges in a supportive environment
  6. Empower themselves by taking action to improve the world they live in
  7. Contribute to a cause they care about (environment, literacy, human rights, integration of new immigrants, a specific health-related issue, etc.)
  8. Enrich their lives by balancing their activities and connecting to their community
  9. Network and meet new friends
  10. Have fun!
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