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On-Campus Activities

The Language Centre (TESL) - Conversation Partner
Conversation Partners spend one hour per week talking with a Language Centre Student. The first meeting will take place at the Language Centre. Each meeting after the first will be organized and planned by the students; they may choose to go wherever they want, whenever they want. As long as they are speaking English it is okay.  Contact Ryan Osborne at ryan.osborne@smu.ca

Centre for Housing and Residence Life - Residence Student Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.)
RSVP is a program that provides one-time volunteer opportunities for residence students. This means that you get the experience without a long-term commitment. This year we have partnered with numerous organizations from around Halifax including the Atlantic Film Festival, Adsum House for Women, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. You could be doing anything from painting a deck for a women’s shelter to selling 50/50 tickets for a Mooseheads game.

Financial Aid and Awards - Financial Literacy Programming‌‌
Student Loan Application Drop-ins:  June 21st from 2:00PM to 6:00PM

CCR Community Partner Programs

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Current Activities and Events in Halifax

Frontier College: Literacy Program for Syrian Children
Frontier College is currently recruiting volunteers to provide support in one of 2 literacy programs to support newcomer Syrian children who are struggling with their English language skills. The program will run from July 12 to Aug. 31st and will be offered once a week (early evening) at each location. This program will focus on improving English language skills through small group games based activities. As a volunteer you will help build confidence and learning with these children in a fun-filled comfortable environment.  Frontier College is a non-profit, volunteer based organization which has been promoting literacy and a love of reading for 118 years. Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners. We ask for a 1 to 2 hours weekly commitment depending on the program. CCR Profile - Frontier College  

 

Frontier College: Summer Reading Program
Frontier College is currently recruiting volunteers to provide support our TD Summer Reading tent program over the summer months of July and August. Opportunities to volunteer will be any day of the week (morning or afternoon) for two hours at any one of several locations located throughout HRM. Volunteers will be part of a team supporting children with reading and other literacy based activities outside under a tent. Frontier College is a non-profit, volunteer based organization which has been promoting literacy and a love of reading for 118 years. Volunteers and learners work together in a 1 to 1 learning environment or in small groups. Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners. We ask for a 1 to 2 hours weekly commitment for the summer reading tent program.   CCR Profile - Frontier College

 

On-Point Volunteers Association: May 2016

Ecology Action Centre: Front Desk Volunteer Opportunity
We're looking for friendly folks to volunteer at our front desk! You'll be responsible for reception duties like answering the phone, greeting guests, responding to emails and helping out with ad hoc assignments. Basic computer skills and English language are required, and solid problem-solving abilities are a plus. The front desk is a great way to learn more about what happens at the EAC, get to know the staff, and be part of our office! We're currently looking to fill two weekly shifts on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am-1pm. Contact Joanna if you're interested at 902-454-5226 or communications@ecologyaction.ca.

Ecology Action Centre: Graphic Designer
Do you have mad graphic design skills? We have a number of small projects that could put your skills to use. If you are interested in contributing to our work in this way, please contact Joanna Bull at communications@ecologyaction.ca for more information about the specific projects at hand.

Ecology Action Centre: Super-Awesome Photographer Needed
The Built Environment committee is partnering with multiple organizations to produce a pitch on how to create a great Halifax for young people. The pitch will include bus lanes, a minimum grid of bicycle lanes, safe complete streets, affordable housing, and access to healthy food. They will need high quality photos for the website they are building and are looking for a super awesome photographer to take them. In particular, they would like to take advantage of these sunny days to capture sunny people biking, walking and taking the bus. If interested, please contact Tristan Cleveland: hrm@ecologyaction.ca. Please include your phone number and a link to examples of your work.