What is the Volunteer and Leadership Fair?
The Volunteer and Leadership Fair is an opportunity for students to meet representatives from 40 community organizations right on campus and learn about the opportunities available to them, both in Montreal and abroad. It has been organized by Counselling and Development since 2005.
What organizations are represented at the fair?
Most people who first start exploring volunteer opportunities are surprised at the variety of opportunities available. The organizations present at the Fair provide you with a sample of this variety. Join us to learn about opportunities to volunteer with children, the elderly, individuals with special needs and/or get involved in a cause you care about, such as health and wellness, the environment, education, etc.
The following organizations were present at our last Volunteer Fair, on October 10th 2012:
What happens at the Fair?
People who want to find out more about volunteering visit the different kiosks and talk to representatives of the recruiting organizations. It's a good way to learn more about the organizations that interest you and find out which organizations provide the best fit for you, in terms of your interests, goals, and of course, your schedule. (For tips on choosing the best Volunteer Opportunity for you, refer to First Time Volunteering? or Make a Career Move: Strategic Volunteering).
What if none of the opportunities offered at the Fair fit with my goals?
In addition to finding out about many organizations and their current opportunities, the Fair is a great place to approach Volunteer Coordinators and present them with an idea of your own! How would you go about this?
Of course, if you don't find the perfect opportunity for you at the Fair, you can drop by at the LIVE Volunteer Resource Centre and discuss with a Volunteer Ambassador in the days that follow! Chances are, if what you are looking for exists, we can help you find it!