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Welcome to Volunteer Fair!


Career Services 2021 Volunteer Fair is online this year! This event is your opportunity to connect with non-profit organizations, explore volunteer opportunities and build your future career. 

 The fair will feature exhibitors that can connect you to local and national volunteer opportunities, panels offering insight into all-things-volunteer and information sessions that can open doors to opportunities you didn’t know existed. 

Drop in for a little, or participate in the full day event – the more sessions you attend, the more opportunities you have to win prizes!

This free, virtual event happens Wednesday October 27, 2021. Be a part of the excitement by registering through MyCareerHub. You can also check out active volunteer job postings on our Student and Graduate Job Board.


Schedule of Events (subject to change):

Wednesday October 27: Volunteer Fair

8:30      Fair opens

9:15      Keynote Speaker: Eric Bennett

Eric has been a Senior Wealth Advisor with ScotiaMcLeod/Scotia Wealth Management since 2011. A lifelong volunteer, Eric believes that “volunteering is the rent you pay to occupy the space in a community.” He has been a Rotary member for 12 years and is the 2020-21 Past President of the Rotary Club of Calgary (2020-21). Eric is a board member with CerviCAL Action Canada and Past Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Western Regional Fundraising Council. In 2018 Eric co-founded “Spin for Life”, a national fundraiser to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.

10:00 - 3:00 Exhibitor booths open 

Exhibitors include:

Blackfoot Confederacy                                     Jewish Family Service Calgary
Calgary Drop-In Centre                                    Nature Alberta
Calgary Humane Society                                  Neil Squire - Makers Making Change
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association         Prospect Human Services
City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre       Rotary International
Colouring it Forward                                         Rural Development Network
Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program           Stardale Women's Group
Hull Services - Mentors Matter                         ChatterBox Theatre Society

10:00    Panel: "Making Global Change"

Volunteering can have massive impacts on a local, national, and international scale but it's not just about the causes. Nonprofits around the world can provide a solid foundation for emerging talent to develop connections, grow your technical and transferrable skills, and test the waters of new opportunities. Hear from our panel of nonprofit experts to learn about how volunteering has already changed the world.

10:00    Virtual Volunteer Session

Opportunities for students in the BSc. degree 

11:00    Virtual Volunteer Session

Opportunities for students in the BBA. degree 

Noon    Panel: "What's In It For Me? Why You Should Volunteer"

You know that volunteering is important but why does it really matter? What's really in it for you? Hear from our student panelists about how their experiences volunteering changed their way of thinking and propelled them in new and exciting career directions.

Noon    Virtual Volunteer Session

Opportunities for students in the BA. degree 

1:00      Panel: "Mentorships: A Win-Win Proposition"

Being mentored is one of the best ways to achieve your potential. With MRU's Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship program, two hours per month with a mentor in your future field can change your life! Hear from mentors and mentees about the impact career mentorship had on their aspirations, confidence, careers, and skills.

1:00    Virtual Volunteer Session

Opportunities for students in the BComm. degree 

2:00      Panel: "Climate. Changed. Volunteering For A Greener Tomorrow"

It's hard to tune into anything these days without hearing about the negative effects of climate change. Despite the doom and gloom narrative, opportunities exist to make a tangible difference for the climate and the planet. Hear from our panel of environmental experts about how voluteering can create a greener world.

2:00    Virtual Volunteer Session

Opportunities for students in the BCIS. degree 


November 1 - 5: Post-Event Workshops