There are many ways to get involved! Use our volunteer placement system, join a student club that does volunteer work (check with WLUSU), and/or check out the Resources page for information on and off-campus.
To use the volunteer placement system click here to get to the Searching for an Opportunity page. Enter your Novell username and ID and scroll through the different listings.
Please note, not all volunteer opportunities listed on this site may be available at the time that you contact the agency (other volunteers may have already filled the positions and/or the program may not be running at the time).
Each agency/organization has their own policies and procedures for accepting volunteers. They may want to have you fill-in an application, go through an interview, provide references, etc.
When contacting the organizations to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please let them know that you are from Laurier, but that you are NOT a Laurier Community Service-Learning (CSL) student (many of these organizations receive Laurier students for CSL placements).
Please be polite, professional and reliable at all times when dealing with your community partner and their clients and remember that you are representing your university as a volunteer in the community.
CSL Coordinators are here to assist you. If your answers are not found within these FAQs please go to the Staff Listing page for the appropriate contact.
How you arrive to your placement is up to you. Google Maps is a great resource. Once on the website, click on “Get directions” and type your address in 'A' and the placement address in 'B' and you will get detailed driving, public transit, biking, and walking directions. Grand River Transit has a useful website and hard copy maps available for $2.00 in the Student Life Centre.
Some community organizations require that their volunteers get a TB (tuberculosis) test and provide proof that they have done so before starting in their volunteer position. Organizations that work with young children, older adults and other groups that may have compromised immune systems often require this test before volunteering.
Contact Health Services at Laurier. The TB test is a 2-step process; each step is $10 at Health Services. The first step can be completed on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The second step is completed 2 days later.