Volunteer with us!

***These events are taking place on territories of
the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, and Stó:lō nations.***
 

Learn, grow and create change: volunteer with Out on Campus!

We are also a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteer program is tailored to suit your interests. Pursue your passion, make connections and get recognized doing it!

At Out on Campus, we are committed to resisting all forms of discrimination and oppression, as well as celebrating the wide diversity of communities that LGBATQ+ folks respresent. Check out our Mission, Vision and Values to find out more about us!

Volunteer Orientations are happening:

  • Tues, Sep 20 @ 10:45-11:45am
  • Wed, Sep 21  @ 2:45-3:45pm
  • Fri, Sep 23     @ 12:45-1:45pm
  • Thurs, Sep 29 @ 2:45-3:45pm

All Volunteer Training Day is happening Sat, Oct 1.

Do you need ASL?
Please register to let us know by Thurs, Sep 15.
 
 
Would you like to volunteer with us? It's as easy as 1-2-3 (and 4)!
 
Step 1: Attend an Orientation
Step 2: Attend All Volunteer Training Day in the fall
Step 3: Choose a Volunteer Team
Step 4: Complete a Supplementary Training
(Note: Supplementary Training can be completed before/alongside the other Steps)

If you're a returning volunteer or have questions about volunteering or trainings please email ooc@sfss.ca.

Accessibility Information
 
Wheelchair Accessibility
The Out on Campus lounge is wheelchair accessible. We have two doors leading into the space: the first door swings open towards the outside via sensor and the second should be open. Our external door is 36" wide. Our internal door is 33" wide.
 
Gender Neutral & Wheelchair Accessible Washrooms
There are washrooms in the vicinity that are both wheelchair accessible and gender neutral.
 
ASL & FM Tuners
Do you need ASL? ASL interpretation has been booked for this event, but we still need you to let us know if you can make it. Please register & let us know that you need ASL and/or an FM tuner! We need to know by Thurs, Sep 15.  
**If no requests have been received by Thurs, Sep 15, ASL will be cancelled.
 
No Peanuts or Tree Nuts (including Coconuts)
This event is a peanut & tree nut (including coconut) free space. Please do not bring these items to this event to ensure that the space remains as accessible as possible.
 
Scent Free Space
This event is a scent free space. Please refrain from using scented products such as shampoo, laundry soap, dryer sheets, perfume, cologne, lotion, etc prior to this event. Here are some good resources: Think Before You Stink & Fragrance Free Femme of Color Realness.
 
Seating
Our lounge offers a variety of seating: arm chairs, couches, wheeled office chairs with arms, and armless chairs. This event usually occurs on the couches.
 
Lighting
We have overhead fluorescent lights installed in our space. We also have two non-fluorescent lamps that we can also turn on. Our lighting depends on the needs of folks using the space.
 
Electromagnetic Fields
Our lounge has wifi, and we are within range of the SFU Wifi Networkers. Folks often bring their laptops into the space to work. There are also three desktop computers in our space that folks sometimes utilize as well. We also have a microwave and fridge in our lounge.
 
Financial
Our events, space, library and services are accessible for free.
 
Food
Food will not be provided for this event.
 
Let us know if we can meet your access need better.
 
Teams
 

Neighbourhood
Are you interested in how OOC connects to the rest of the SFU community? Do you want to keep OOC connected to our campus neighbours? Are you interested in representing OOC and working together with other organizations and groups? If so the Neighbourhood Team wants you!

Education
Do you like to help people learn? Do you like to educate about LGBTQ+ issues and their intersections? Do you like to promote educational opportunities? If so the Education Team wants you!

Community Building
Do you love the sound of socializing? Connecting? Planning a fun time where people can get to know each other? If so the Community Building Team wants you!

Lounge Care
Do you value safer spaces are you committed to ensuring they continue to exist? Do you like to organize spaces? Are you interested in working with the resource library? If so the Lounge Care Team wants you!

Surrey
Do you want to see more queer and queer friendly events and services at SFU’s Surrey Campus? Are you interested in a variety of kinds of work? If so the Surrey Team wants you!