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.
Literacy in Action (PDF)
Foreman Art Gallery (PDF)
Lennoxville Library (PDF)
NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
Actions Interculturelles (PDF)
Lennoxville Youth Centre (PDF)
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