Here's how volunteering can land you a dream job

May 31 2018, 12:48 am

As a student, whether you’re still studying or recently graduated, the only thing more intimidating than staring down exams is applying for jobs and internships.

It’s hard to be optimistic sometimes, especially when you feel like you lack the adequate experience or prerequisites.

Everyone’s been there and there’s no doubt that the rejection hurts.

Sure, it helps to be an ace student and be able to crush your exams at will. With that being said, employers are looking for any and all kinds of hands-on experience, to see if you can transfer those skills from the classroom to real life.

If you don’t know where to start, here’s an event that could help you out.

On Wednesday, June 6, the Youth Transforming Society (YTS) will be hosting its third annual Let’s Talk Volunteering event.

The TED Talks-Inspired event will feature four different speakers from different educational and career backgrounds. They’ll be sharing their stories with students about how volunteering has helped them in their own careers, specifically medicine, law, and social work.

While only two of the four speakers have been announced, YTS has confirmed that Asad Khan, a former electrical engineer turned DJ, and Sergio Pawar, a successful entrepreneur, will be speaking at the event.

After the talks, attendees are welcomed to a volunteer fair with over 20 prominent organizations, where students can sign up for volunteer opportunities in their community.

Organizations like the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the Adoptive Families Association of BC, the Ronald McDonald House of BC and Yukon, and the Vancouver Community Network will be on-site, among others.

The event is open to all high school and university students, completely free of cost.

Because space is limited, attendees are recommended to register for a seat in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, however, a spot is not guaranteed.

Let’s Talk Volunteering 2018

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Where: Johnston Heights Secondary – 15350 99 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free – register online

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