The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) | 2019-2020 Volunteer Form
By filling out this form, you are expressing interest in volunteering with the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) during the 2019-2020 year.

To volunteer with SFPIRG, you need to attend an SFPIRG Volunteer Training Session. Upon completion of this form, you will receive an email within 7-days with upcoming date options for these trainings and the next steps for volunteering.

Please note that all information will be kept confidential and secure. Thank you for taking the time to complete ALL sections of this form!
CONTACT INFORMATION
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SFPIRG is committed to making our space and events as accessible as possible for all bodies and minds. We encourage you to let us know of any access needs that you have or accommodations that would support you while volunteering. Some examples of access needs and accommodations that a person might request include: letting us know about allergies, requiring armless seating, needing access to specialized equipment, childcare subsidies or large print materials. Please feel free to discuss your accessibility needs in person with us as well. *
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How are you connected to Simon Fraser University (SFU)? *
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Would you like to be added to the SFPIRG Volunteer Team Mailing List? *
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SFPIRG VALUES & TRAINING
SFPIRG brings together people who have diverse interests and life experiences. To facilitate respectful engagement around social and environmental justice, successive groups of student Board Members have worked on continually updating our Organizational Values: https://sfpirg.ca/values/. These serve as a guide for the work of SFPIRG. People who become involved with SFPIRG in any capacity are asked to review these Values. IMPORTANT – You do NOT have to agree with (or even know what you think about) everything in these Values, but to volunteer with us, we DO ask that you agree to respect these Values whenever you are representing SFPIRG as a volunteer or engaging with people in our spaces or at our events. Have you fully read the Values, and can you agree to respect these Values while in our space, at our events and while representing SFPIRG as a volunteer? *
Are you able to attend an SFPIRG Volunteer Training Session within the current semester? *
If yes, which days (Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30am-5:30pm) work as options for a 1-hour Volunteer Training Session? *
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CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
:: COMMUNITY OUTREACH STREET TEAM:
Supports SFPIRG’s community outreach and engagement strategy, initiatives, and activities to promote core programs, services, and campaigns to the SFU community. Volunteers will assist in delivering classroom talks and tabling events, and will assist with putting up posters around campus.

:: DISORIENTATION WEEK PLANNING TEAM:
Supports DisOrientation Week, an alternative orientation week of panels, workshops, and other events, and resources (a Guide) intended to connect SFU students and community members to critical analysis, insight and research about a range of social and environmental justice issues. Volunteers will assist in developing and organizing the DisOrientation Guide & Events.

:: EQUITY-BASED REVIEW OF ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS & EDUCATION GUIDES TEAM:
Supports an equity-based review of specific academic departments, and the development of department-specific Equity Education Guides (e.g. Critical/Equity Guide to Health Sciences). Each Guide will examine the curriculum and methods used in a given department, and provide suggestions, readings and other resources to support students, faculty and departments in expanding & complicating their approach to the field. Volunteers will assist in engaging with the campus community to identify what outcomes students and instructors would like to see from such a Guide, and will develop a student research road-map that will be used in the next stage of the project.

:: LETTERS FOR THE INSIDE RESEARCH TEAM:
Supports Letters for the Inside (LFTI), a nationally-recognized, volunteer-led project run through SFPIRG since 2007, that aims to improve prisoners’ access to information by providing prisoners with research assistance from students on issues that are important to them. Volunteers will assist with responding to prisoners’ research requests.

:: LIBRARY, LOUNGE & BIKE TOOL CO-OP OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE:
Supports the expansion of services for marginalized communities at the SFPIRG Resource Centre Library, Lounge, and Bike Tool Co-op. Volunteers will assist with developing, promoting, and facilitating Resource Centre programming and events; circulating and curating the Social Justice Lending Library; and maintaining the Bike Tool Co-op.

:: RACIAL & MIGRANT JUSTICE PEER EDUCATORS TEAM:
Supports educating the SFU campus community about anti-racist and migrant justice by providing educational workshops and programming; to raise awareness, share information, and resources. Volunteers will assist in delivering and facilitating educational workshops and programming.

:: SFPIRG BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
SFPIRG is an independent, student-funded Society. To ensure that our work reflects the ideas and values of the student community at SFU with whom we work, SFPIRG is managed by a student-directed Board of Directors. The Board of Directors guide the direction, vision, and growth of SFPIRG. The Board of Directors are responsible for the Society as defined by the BC Societies Act and the SFPIRG Constitution and Bylaws. The Board of Directors also act as the Employer as defined by the Collective Agreement with CUPE.
Which Volunteer Teams are you interested in joining? Please refer to the above-noted volunteer descriptions of each of the options below. *
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Are you involved in any Student Clubs, Student Unions, or other Student Societies on campus? *
If yes, please list their names. *
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Have you been involved with other Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)? *
If yes, which one and in what capacity? *
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Have you been involved with any other social and/or environmental justice issues or organizations in the past? *
If yes, which one and in what capacity? *
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AVAILABILITY
Please check which days & time slots you are available to volunteer with SFPIRG.
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10:30-11:30am
11:30am-12:30pm
12:30pm-1:30pm
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2:30-3:30pm
3:30-4:30pm
4:30-5:30pm
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How much time can you commit to volunteering? *
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