Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Regardless of the field you are studying in, volunteering is a great way to gain valuable experience and develop your skills while creating connections that can help you transition to the job market, especially if this volunteer experience is related to your career objectives.

The following links are meant to serve as suggestions, but there are many more volunteer opportunities that exist. As well, many of the organizations listed below, offer more than one type of volunteer experience, therefore, don’t limit your search to the organizations listed under one headline.

If you are looking to volunteer in the Sherbrooke area, the Centre d’action benevole Sherbrooke is a great resource to help you find different positions that fit your profile and interests.

You can also get involved on campus by joining one of the different clubs or by joining the SRC’s volunteer database for campus events.

Finally we strongly encourage you to contact the organization you would like to volunteer for, since most organizations will welcome volunteers.

EDUCATION

Literacy in Action (PDF)

Pre-School reading at Lennoxville Library (PDF)

Canadian Organization for Development through Education

Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie

World Literacy of Canada

HUMANITIES

Lennoxville Library (PDF)

Foreman Art Gallery (PDF)

Refugee Sponsorship Committee (PDF)

Lennoxville-Ascot Historical Society (PDF)

Journalist for Human Rights

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Johnville Woodland Conservation (PDF)

Festival et évènements verts de l’Estrie (FEVE)

Environmental Youth Alliance

Evangelical Medical Aid Society

Greenpeace Canada

LifeCycles Project Society

Médecins du Monde Canada

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Big Brothers Big Sisters Sherbrooke

Lennoxville Youth Centre (PDF)

Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre (PDF)

Lennoxville & District Community Aid (PDF)

Townshippers’ Association (PDF)

Action Canada For Population Development

Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights

YMCA Canada

Carrefour de Solidarité Internationale

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

If you are considering doing humanitarian work, it’s important to ask as many questions as possible to guarantee your safety and make sure your volunteer experience will be a positive one. The following articles highlights some of the factors you need to consider when choosing your international volunteer program. www.vergemagazine.com/volunteer-abroad/articles/46-volunteer-abroad-how-to-choose-a-volunteer-programme.html

Canadian Executive Service Organization

Canadian Feed the Children Inc.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Association Inc.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

Canadian Red Cross Society

CARE Canada

Carrefour Tiers-monde

CAUSE Canada

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Santé

Change for Children Association

Canadian Hunger Foundation

Compassion Canada

Development and Peace

Global Vision

Habitat for Humanity Canada Inc

Handicap International Canada

Health Bridge

Inter Pares

National Council on Canada/Arab Relations

Ontario Council for International Cooperation

OXFAM-Canada

Peace Brigades International – Canada

Right to Play International

Rotary International Plan Canada

Seva Canada Society

Société Mer et Monde

Société de Coopération pour le Développement International

The Stephen Lewis Foundation

SUCO

United Nations Association of Canada

War Child Canada