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Volunteers In Progress is a program offered by the Student Development Center that is designed to provide Western students with rewarding opportunities that build on their experience.

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What is VIP?

VIP stands for Volunteers In Progress. It is a student volunteer program created by Western students in 1983. It was designed to complement students' academic life by providing them with an opportunity to develop skills and gain career-related work experience. Additionally, it enables the Student Development Center to offer a wider variety of programs and services to Western's community.

What does a VIP do?

Volunteers work with professionals in the Student Development Center to assist Western's students with a variety of concerns. Volunteers are involved in many different types of volunteer experiences:

Group facilitation - Research - One-to-one work with clients - Peer helping - Program design and implementation - Resource development - Computer-related projects - Public relations and reception - Program management, coordination, and administration - Committee work - Marketing and promotions

Who Should Apply?

We are looking for students who possess certain special qualities. If you are:

  • Motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Committed
  • Eager to Learn
  • Dependable
  • People-Oriented
  • Able to Manage Time
  • Want Career-related skills

Consider joining the VIP Team.

Last updated: Feb 8, 2013

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