You do not need to leave the country or even leave your community to engage in volunteer work that will help you gain global and intercultural experience. Here are are few options which will allow you to make global connections here at Western and in the community of London.
Every year, Western International recruits volunteers who assist with coordinating, planning and implementing the activities and programs offered by International Learning, International Recruitment and International and Exchange Student Centre. Through Student Development Centre's (SDC) Volunteers In Progress (VIP) program, you can also volunteer in the different areas of the centre (e.g., Services for Students with Disabilities, Learning Skills Services, etc.).
Volunteer opportunities available at International and Exchange Student Centre include:
Volunteer positions offered through SDC's Volunteers In Progress Program such as:
Become a Peer Guide for newly arrived International Students.
Returning Exchange Peers for students returning from an International Exchange Program.
Volunteer positions for students returning from an International Exchange Program such as:
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Social Media Assistant with Western International's Undergraduate Recruitment
Western Heads East is Western's response to the HIV/Aids crisis in Africa. Contribute to the effort by joining a committee or help with fundraising here in Canada. Their website lists ways you can help.
London's Cross-Cultural Learner Centre on Dundas Street provides services for refugees and other newcomers to Canada, translation services, intercultural training and supports global education. There are many different Volunteer Opportunities available. They include:
The Centre provides a general Job Description for volunteers.
Here are some examples of the time committment required for different positions: