Service in Surrey: check out the KPU Volunteer Expo

Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Surrey, B.C. – Looking for ways to get involved in your community?

Visit Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) tomorrow afternoon to get connected with worthwhile causes and organizations. The KPU Volunteer Expo will feature three dozen community groups and non-profit organizations looking for talented volunteers to help with a variety of causes.

“Volunteers are happier, healthier people who have a meaningful impact on our communities,” said Theresa Voorsluys, KPU student life and development coordinator. “Volunteer opportunities give us ways to explore new paths, utilize our talents and develop new skills. The KPU Volunteer Expo will give guests an opportunity to meet with a variety of representatives and ask questions that lead to a good match.”

Questions like ‘how much time is required’ and ‘what skills do you need’ can help students and community members find a volunteer opportunity that fits. And whether guests are passionate about health, nutrition, youth or the environment, the showcase will have something for everybody.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the public event being held in the main atrium at KPU Surrey (12666 72nd Ave.) on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Local organizations including the Surrey Food Bank, Surrey Crime Prevention and City of Surrey Heritage Services will be set-up and seeking volunteers, as well representatives from the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Immigrant Services Society of BC, Big Sisters and many other impactful organizations.

For a full list of participating organizations or for details about the event, visit For those who can’t attend the Surrey expo, a volunteer showcase will also be hosted at KPU Langley (20901 Langley Bypass) on Thursday.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at

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