What is V.I.P.?
VIP stands for Volunteers In Progress. It is a student volunteer initiative run through the Western Peer Leaders program in Student Experience. 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 Student Experience to offer a wider variety of programs and services to Western's community.
The Volunteers in Progress initiative strives to serve as the link between academic learning and experiential learning opportunities. Our mission is to support this learning while simultaneously supporting student volunteers so they can discover new areas of interest, reach their full potential through their experience and emerge as well-rounded individuals from their civic engagement.