Volunteering is a great way to build skills and meet people!
With a variety of ways to get involved, you can decide where you fit best; from sitting on a committee to helping to run an ongoing program, there’s something for everyone.
No time? No problem! Many volunteer roles have flexible hours, so you can choose an opportunity that fits with your skill set AND your schedule. Think about volunteering with us for some valuable experience to add to your resume.
“It really helped me grow and get me out of my shell.”
“Choosing to volunteer with SAMRU is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
“Volunteering has made me more aware of my campus around me. It has allowed me to feel more comfortable at MRU.”
“It truly gives you an unforgettable experience!”
“[Volunteering] allowed me to develop my ability to interact and engage with strangers on a regular basis, and encouraged development of my confidence.”
“[SAMRU] is a wonderful community and I’m happy to be a part of it!”
Volunteer Roles & Streams
There are three broad volunteer streams at SAMRU.
All streams start with you filling out an application to volunteer. The three SAMRU volunteer streams are: Programs & Services, Governance, and Representation Committee Streams.
The Program & Services Stream
The Program & Services stream hosts a variety of volunteer positions within and outside of our Student Services portfolio. Historically, we’ve had Event & Outreach volunteers, Planning and Implementation committee volunteers, Casual Volunteers, Community Garden Volunteers, Tax Clinic Volunteers, Peer Support Volunteers, and more.
The SAMRU Representation Committee Stream
The stream offers students unique opportunities to become SAMRU Ambassadors by volunteering on a committee that supports the advocacy goals of elected student leaders in a variety of roles. These include academic representatives for the General Faculties Council (GFC), a seat on the MRU Tuition Fee Consultation Committee, or an Indigenous representative for the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA).
The SAMRU Governance Stream
The SAMRU Governance stream offers a unique opportunity for students from any MRU academic area to participate in overseeing a medium-sized non-profit, membership organization. Students have the opportunity to gain financial, committee, strategic planning, decision-making and policy experience. Governors can be either appointed (short-term) or elected (long-term). Prospective Governors may need to complete additional process requirements related to an elections process. Here is additional information on governance and its structure within our organization.