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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an opportunity to celebrate and thank those in our University of Waterloo community who give back both within and beyond our campus.

As a caring, contributing member of our community, the University recognizes the importance of volunteerism and the power of our collective efforts. Volunteers are essential for communities to grow, innovate, and enhance creativity. Our students, faculty and staff improve and strengthen our community by dedicating their time and talent, helping to make our community a great place to live.

Beginning in 2015, Community Relations celebrated NVW with a series of stories profiling University of Waterloo members who give their time and talent by volunteering in our community:

National Volunteer Week 2016

From April 10 to 16, 2016, students, staff, and faculty across campus came together to create a series of volunteer-driven stories featuring UWaterloo initiatives that help make a difference in our community. From creating a world-class move-in experience, to acting as global ambassadors, to making it easier for students to give back, or even baking cupcakes and delivering cake pops to raise funds, the overall impact of University of Waterloo volunteers is immense.