OPAIC staff visited the Cancer Society yesterday to establish a partnership with the not-for-profit organisation and discuss opportunities for our students to volunteer there.
Head of Department Student Success & Employability Annemarie Meijnen, Placement Coordinator Anastasia Timoshkina, and Student Representative Ishant Ghulyani met with Manager Volunteering Sudha Bhana and Coordinator Volunteering Gretchen Wade.
OPAIC encourages its students to volunteer in the community and is always looking for opportunities to help them do so.
Later this month, the Cancer Society will hold a Walking Stars event. This night-time walking half marathon will bring people together to raise vital funds in support of local people living with cancer.
The Cancer Society needs volunteers to help with preparation of the event and also on the night. If any of our students are interested in helping out they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Now that we've established this relationship with the Cancer Society, we hope to place some of our graduate diploma students there for their internships in the near future.