Many students get active in OPIRG through our various approved working groups. These self directed, consensus-based volunteer groups take action on important social and environmental issues, and are a great place to develop advocacy and citizenship skills. Many of our volunteers use skills developed in the service of a good cause to help them as they move into careers after school.
Other volunteers find a way to help OPIRG as an organization, like Zafrin (above) who is spending time sorting through paper files in our dusty drawers, and readying them for scanning and uploading to our online, searchable history archive.
And of course there’s the public outreach aspect, as Kaila (above) staffs a table to represent OPIRG at the McMaster Sustainability Fair on Thursday.
“OPIRG has developed volunteer opportunities that are adapted to suit busy student life – an hour here and there makes a big difference, helps OPIRG, and gives students a manageable (ad hoc) volunteer environment”
Randy Kay – Coordinator of Volunteers
Thank you again, everyone who contributes to OPIRG’s goals of engaging students in important social and environmental issues!
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