Volunteers In Progress
What is V.I.P.?
VIP stands for Volunteers In Progress. Created in 1983, 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.
Did you know?
During the 2016-2017 academic year, VIPs collectively contributed approximately 15,284 hours of service!
"Don’t hesitate to join the program. The experience as a VIP volunteer will most definitely help you build your character whether it is becoming more open-minded, culturally aware, or sharpening your organizational or leadership skillsets. All the while, this opportunity allows you to connect with a community of like-minded peers."
- Peter Park (International Student Activity Coordinator 2017-18)