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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to expand your resume and gain valuable experience? Women in Engineering is always searching for female student volunteers to help at our many events, help plan workshops, participate in outreach activities and much more. To see what events for which we are currently searching for volunteers, click the link below.

 

Why Volunteer?

  1. GAIN ENRICHMENT
    Volunteering is an enriching experience that allows you to give back to the community and gain new skills in the process. In addition, volunteer experience gives you a solid advantage when searching for employment or establishing a career in a competitive economy. 

  2. BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE 
    Volunteering promotes self-growth as it opens your eyes to the world around you. By focusing on helping others, volunteering provides you with a sense of purpose, belonging, new skills, new connections and as such, it increases your self-confidence. 

  3. MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE 
    Every person counts! Whether or not you see a difference, in some shape or form, volunteering always impacts someone’s life in a positive way. Your hard work to help others is greatly valued; not only to the person you are helping but also to the community at large. 

  4.  EXPLORE NEW PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Have you ever wanted to explore new industries or roles but were hesitant to do so? Volunteering is a safe avenue to do this as you can try things without any major consequences. Exploring through volunteering will allow you to gain more in-depth knowledge and practical skills than you could in any other environment. 

  5. GAIN NEW SKILLS 
    Gaining skills such as leadership, communication, and team skills are essential to being successful and look good to employers when you are seeking entry into a new position or career. In addition, if you currently have some related skills, volunteering may give you more of that experience which gives you an edge in a competitive economy.

  6. TRY SOMETHING NEW 
    It’s not always easy trying something new, but once you start volunteering and see how much it makes a difference in someone else’s life, you will surely enjoy it. Volunteering will make you glad that you took a chance at a new opportunity.
     
  7. ESTABLISH NEW RELATIONSHIPS 
    Volunteering allows you to connect with people you may have not met otherwise. These people can turn into new friends and even new professional contacts, thus expanding your network. 

  8. OPEN DOORS TO POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES 
    By creating strong relationships with fellow employees and peers, it could potentially land you a job in that particular place or through other networks that you have been in contact with. You can also utilize these contacts to provide you with references to support your skills and experiences.

  9. SUPPORT A CAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN 
    Volunteering is an opportunity to support a cause or demographic you believe in. This could include working with vulnerable groups or organizations that have impacted your life in some manner. What better way to give back than by providing your time and your skills.

  10. RAISE AWARENESS 
    Volunteering gives you an opportunity to raise awareness for the company you are working for as well as the hard work that you do. It is also beneficial as it will connect you with other sectors in the community and your hard work is valued to a wider community