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How volunteering can help you get your dream job

DH Vancouver Staff May 19, 2017 3:44 am 1,567

You know the drill, you’re applying for jobs but seem to fall short of prerequisites all too often.

Mainly, it’s because of your experience, or lack thereof.

Sure, achieving excellent results in your exams is key. But employers want to see if you have any in-field experience, if you can transfer the skills you’ve learned in class to real life situations.

Don’t sweat it if you don’t know where to start, because there’s an event that can help you taking place on Wednesday, May 24 at SFU’s Surrey campus.

The TED Talks-inspired event ‘Let’s Talk Volunteering‘, presented by the Youth Transforming Society will help you get involved in volunteering as it’s set to feature three keynote speakers, plus a fair with more than 20 organizations including Ronald McDonald House, YMCA, Canadian Mental Health Association, and more seeking help from volunteers.

Let’s Talk Volunteering/Youth Transforming Society

So, if you’re a recent graduate, still in high school, or working full-time, and would like to help out and gain volunteer experience with a massive organization, then you don’t want to miss this free event. All you have to do is register to secure a seat. It’s simple.

You’ll get to hear inspirational talks from the keynote speakers who will tell you their stories about how volunteering played an integral role in influencing their lives. This includes shaping their path to success in their careers, too.

Let’s Talk Volunteering – speakers/Youth Transforming Society

The speaker lineup includes: 

  • Arun Dhir – UBC medical student and co-founder of UBC Beneath One Sky
  • Perminder Tung – ICBC lawyer and injury claims
  • Sandeep Kaur Gill – Social worker and writer, founder of ‘She Writes HerStory’

So, after you hear some inspirational words, you can check out the volunteering fair to see if there are any organizations that you would like to help in your free time.

With the Global Peace Alliance, KidSafe Project Society, Stream of Dreams Murals Society, KidStart Mentoring Program, Vancouver Pride Society, among the list of participating organizations, you’re sure to find one that you could help.

Let’s Talk Volunteering event 2017

When: May 24, 5:15 – 8 pm
Where: Westminster Savings Theatre, SFU Surrey (Room 2600) -102nd Avenue
Price: Free –register online

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