Why Volunteer?

Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons that UBC alumni choose to volunteer. Many enjoy contributing to a cause that inspires people, ideas and actions for a better world. Others find fulfillment lifting up exceptional students and alumni by sharing their personal experience and professional expertise.

These stories highlight a small selection of the many individuals who have gotten involved in the UBC community, invested in the next generation of students and alumni, and found personal enrichment along the way.

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Chris Howe, Rob Hill, and Rob Brett: The Character-builders

“Every single player has the opportunity to be a top-quality person in life. That’s what the mentorship program is about.” – Rob Brett, BCom’85

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Valerie Song

Valerie Song: The Role Model

“Sometimes all people are looking for is that one conversation that could trigger their imagination, their inspiration—that one conversation could really change the trajectory they go in their life.”

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Patrick Cheng

Patrick Cheng: The Faithful Advisor

“Students do pick up a lot from me. But at the same time, I learn a lot from them, too. It’s a two-way street.”

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