Uniting students and community through a shared purpose
Did you know that volunteering can boost your academic performance and workplace skills? Get involved to gain skills and experience while helping organizations reach their goals and build better communities. Locate volunteer opportunities on- and off-campus, locally and regionally in either a group or individual capacity.
Contribute your time, skills, insights and energy to organizations and communities who need your help. Be an ambassador for yourself, your program and your school and give back to your community while learning transferrable skills.
Build your community and make a difference in the lives of others. Find a cause you care about or a population that you would like to serve and jump into volunteer service.
Support a cause
Increase social awareness
Meet new people
Enjoy better health
Gain self confidence
Learn through service
Apply your academic training in a real world environment. Write a business proposal, create a marketing strategy or do data analysis for an organization that needs support.
Develop transferable skills
Gain work experience
Explore career options
Develop a professional network
Earn a reference
Improve your resume
Advance your academics
Make an impact
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Peer Placement Program
Formerly known as the Student Success Leader Program.
Participate in the Peer Placement Program to engage in volunteer opportunities that will provide you with hands-on experience and skills development, as well as a chance to offer peer support to your fellow students. You can apply for positions to support activities related to career & employment, academic development, orientation and more.
These volunteer positions are complemented by a certificate program that seeks to further enhance your experience, while also providing you with an opportunity to set goals, make connections to academics, develop your personal brand and conduct self-assessment as it relates to the development of leadership skills for the workplace.
There are seven certification elements.
- Orientation Session (1 hour)
- Monthly Meetings (6 hours)
- Conference and Lecture Series (2 – 6 hours)
- Career Exploration (1 – 2 hours)
- Leadership Engagement (8 – 12 hours)
- Self-Directed Learning (2 – 4 hours)
- Final Project and Self Assessment (10+ hours)