Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons that UBC alumni choose to volunteer. Many enjoy contributing to a cause that inspires people, ideas and actions for a better world. Others find fulfillment lifting up exceptional students and alumni by sharing their personal experience and professional expertise.

These stories highlight a small selection of the many individuals who have gotten involved in the UBC community, invested in the next generation of students and alumni, and found personal enrichment along the way.

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Emily Cheung: Discovering dynamism in flexible career paths

While many new grads don’t have a lot of work experience to list on their resumes, Emily Cheung (BA’17) feels she had an edge: volunteering.

Shay Segal: Helping others find their voice

“I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am today without the support of so many other people along the way.”

Roy Chen: Reaching resolution by mentoring others

“I thought to myself, ‘It would be nice if there was somebody who’s gone through the journey already who was able to speak to their experiences.’”

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