Volunteering

    • Capilano University encourages participation in sustainability initiatives on campus by all community members. Volunteers are welcomed and appreciated! Volunteering with us is a great way to boost your resume, network and experience.  Upon successful completion we would be happy to provide a letter of reference.  

      If you would like to share your enthusiasm, passion, skills and knowledge with us, please email Sustainability and let us know how you would like to help.  

       Examples of potential or past volunteer opportunities include:

      • Supporting sustainability-related events on campus, run by our CapU Works Student Organizers such as Orientation (September), the Waste Audit (March) or Bear Day (April)
      • Acting as a waste champion/educator and helping educate the campus community on how to correctly sort their waste into our Zero Waste Stations
      • Delivering a mini presentation to your class on sustainability at Capilano University
      • Weeding and other tasks in our Community Garden
      • Designing creative posters and marketing materials for our events
      • Conducting research on specific sustainability related topics
      • Volunteering at our Sustainability Week event (early October) 
      • Supporting or spearheading the CSU’s Environmental Justice Collective 
      • Volunteering with our community partners on their projects and events 
      • Participating in the invasive species plant pulls or 'weed n feed' events
      • Attending, participating and/or volunteering at EarthWorks sessions
      • Providing an introduction or thank-you to guest speakers for Earth Work
      • Helping out with energy conservation awareness activities including informational booths
      • Filming and photographing events, lectures and presentations
      • Grant writing and research
      • Building products and technology research
      • Green purchasing and supply chain research