A Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair geared to students will take place Feb. 5

Founders College and the School of Social Work are hosting a Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair on Feb. 5.

The fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 152, Founders College, offers participants an opportunity to network and speak with representatives from more than 20 local organizations seeking to connect with and recruit students for volunteer positions.

Each student who attends the Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair will have a chance to a prize. Some of the prizes offered include $100 credit posted to the student’s YU Card, a $50 gift card to the York University Bookstore, and more.

Why consider attending the fair?

Volunteering provides an excellent way for students to gain important work experience. It develops skills, offers experience and enhances resumes, all while helping to give back to the community and assisting a cause.

The fair is open to all York University students. It is free.

Visit https://founders.laps.yorku.ca/volunteer-community-engagement-fair/ for more details and to read about the organizations attending.

The staff from the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Phone it Forward initiative will be at the Volunteer & Community Engagement Fair and will be collecting donations of used smartphones. Students who have phones they are no longer using (iPhone 5, Android equivalent, or higher) at home are asked to consider donating the phones to the CNIB. The phones will be refurbished and given to CNIB Foundation clients who are partially sighted or blind.

Students attending the fair are encouraged to take some time to stop by the CNIB booth to learn more about the program and how a phone can change the life of someone who is blind.