Volunteering perks: Elevate your resumé and support your community

Young adults of various ethnicity put their hands together over a black and white poster that says "Donate" and "Volunteer"

Organizations across the Lower Mainland give their insight on the benefits of volunteering.

Get a jump start on the job of your dreams with the Career Centre

Discover a hub of resources to help you put your best foot forward

Being a Student Ambassador changed my life

Douglas student Melissa Cocking gained friends and valuable skills by volunteering for this leadership program.

Making Students Feel Welcome

If you’re already engaged on campus, and either feel comfortable where you are or haven’t left the program yet, you’re experiencing firsthand the joys of doing more in school than just showing up to class, groaning mid-lecture, and then leaving. How did you join whatever it is you’re now doing? Maybe you love volunteering – or Salsa dancing with the gang – so much that you just walked up to a meeting and uttered those magic words, “can I join?” Not everyone feels comfortable enough to do that though. For many newer… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Student-led Livingstone Trip

waterfall, victoria falls in zambia

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Hailea. —– Every year the students that participate in the Zambia Global Leadership Program plan a trip to Livingstone to see Victoria Falls and go on a safari. This year, that trip happened to fall on my birthday weekend, so I was lucky enough to spend it in both Botswana and Zambia. I spent the day before… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Lessons Learned

maria laughing with a brick wall behind her

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Maria. —- Traveling has always been a learning experience. By experiencing firsthand the way of life and communicating with other strangers, locals and tourists alike, I learn more about the culture an traditions of the place. In addition, by having different interactions, I also learn a lot more about me as a person- my strengths, my… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Turning Tables!

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Tefa. ——- After a couple rough weeks everything is back on track! Being part of a project like this has its ups and downs! Not everything is sunshine and rainbows but the key is to not forget why are you here, what makes it all worth it and most importantly what can you do to… Read More

Hello From Zambia: Kids on the Streets

group shot of the 6 students part of the zambia GLP

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Brayden. —— Before coming to Zambia, I thought that I had an idea of what street children are. I was wrong. Street children are an interesting population that are faced with many social issues. Some street kids are day street children, meaning they come to the market during the day to make money alone or… Read More

Hello From Zambia: Through Sickness and in Health

In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will share their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Robyn. —– It’s been almost a whole month since we landed in Zambia, and man oh man, has it been an incredible trip so far. Unfortunately, in my second week here I came down with a horrible cold. Right now it is winter in Zambia, which means it’s flu season; of course I would be… Read More

Hello from Zambia: Through Adversity Comes Resilience

3 douglas college students with two zambian kids

  In June and July, a group of Douglas College students are working with communities in Zambia through our Zambia Global Leadership Program. Each student will be sharing their experiences in a couple of posts. Today’s post is from Hailea. —– As you’re walking through the town centre, you see people holding smartphones while wearing tattered, ill-fitted clothing. Some women wear beautiful traditional dress, while others wear casual business suits. Children beg for money holding blind women’s hands, while men sell smartphones on the side of the street. Zambia is full of contrasting… Read More