Living in residence is a great way to learn and gain experience outside of the classroom. One of the ways to find these experiences is to get involved with the community around you.  In residence, there are several ways you can do this which include: participating in the Students for Wishes program, joining Team Green, volunteering your time as a Mental Health Champion, visiting the Raven’s Roost, and participating in events, programs, and groups in and around residence!

Students For Wishes is a great way for post-secondary students to get involved in giving back to the community.  Organized by student volunteers, the group raises funds in support of Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario to help grant the wish of a child with a life threatening illness in the Ottawa area.  To find out how to get involved, please contact laurieann.shea@carleton.ca

Team Green is a group for sustainably minded students to collaborate and act on their passion for the environment and pledge sustainable practices. This team will take on sustainable event planning for residence events and initiatives throughout the academic year.  To find out how to get involved, please contact natalie.allan@carleton.ca

Mental Health Champions are a diverse group of Carleton students who challenge themselves and those around them to learn and spread principles of positive psychology and wellness. All that is required to volunteer is a genuine interest in helping and in developing your qualities of empathy, leadership and interpersonal skills. While our focus is on contributing to a thriving residence community, students living both on and off campus are welcome to participate. To find out how to get involved, please contact nathaniel.jewitt@carleton.ca

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