Langara Volunteers Make Positive Impact In The Community
Langara’s C Change program made a difference this March by hosting two volunteer events aimed at making a positive change in the community.
Neighbourhood Clean Up
On March 15, nine volunteers picked up garbage from the West 49th corridor between Main Street and Cambie Street, which resulted in over 2 kilometers of clean street. 20 hours of community service was dedicated to cleaning the Langara neighborhood.
Students like Sukhpreet Kaur enjoy participating in the C Change program because it allows them to get involved in the community and make new friends:
“I like volunteering because it gives me a break from my busy schedule. Talking with people and making new friends is my favourite part of volunteering. The neighbourhood clean up event taught me more about nature. If ever get a chance, I will do this event again for sure.”
Greater Vancouver Food Bank
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank assists over 26,500 people every week and on March 23, Langara’s C Change volunteers were more than happy to help. The 18 volunteers dedicated 70 hours to sorting food and other donated items. “Volunteering with the food bank affects more than just a small part of the community,” said Alisha Samnani, Health Science student. “You never truly know just how many people you are affecting.”
Upcoming C Change Events
The next C Change event is on Saturday, April 9. Participants will assist the Metro Vancouver Ecological Restoration team in maintaining over 2000 native plants along the Camosun trail by removing invasive weeds that are trying to grow back. Students who would like more information or would like to register can email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this event, please visit http://langara.ca/student-services/volt/volunteer-opportunities/langara-college-c-change-team-weed-pull.html.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.
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