Conestoga news

April 24, 2013 3:06 PM

Thanks to our volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 22 - 26, 2013, provides organizations across Canada with the opportunity to recognize the contributions of their volunteers.

The Globe and Mail reports that 13.3 million Canadians volunteer, contributing efforts valued at close to $50 billion each year.

Conestoga is pleased to recognize the contributions of the many volunteers who give their time to support a variety of activities at the college, ranging from student programming to academic committees and alumni events.

Student Life programmers and staff worked with more than 330 student volunteers during the year on a variety of events includingOrientation, the Respect campaign and the United Way campaign. Student volunteers also contributed to various student-focused committees.

Student Life manager Matthew Maguire credits the large number of student volunteers to the dedication of the Student Life staff.

“Everyone plays a role in designing, coordinating and facilitating volunteer opportunities for students to be able to participate in,” said Maguire.

In addition to student programming, volunteers were also active in other areas of the college. More than 800 community volunteers served on program advisory committees that provide advice on program development for each of the academic programs at the college.

Conestoga alumni also played an important role in volunteering. Close to 200 community volunteers served in a variety of roles supporting both development and alumni functions.

For more information on volunteering with a program advisory committee, visit the PAC website. For student life volunteer opportunities, click here.