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Campus and community connections

Get to know your Saint John community by getting involved.

Cultural Associations can be a great resource for you before you arrive, and throughout your degree program:

Spiritual connections on campus and in the community:


Campus and community connections

The Saint John Volunteer Centre engages people to volunteer effectively in the community. Volunteering is about finding your niche – matching your interests and skills to a need in our community and there is always something for everyone!

There are different kinds of activities like sports and recreation, environment, health, arts and culture, education, and social services.

After you submit your form, a Referral Coordinator will review the information from your application and if necessary, can help make a good match between you and the volunteer opportunities available.

Within 2 weeks, you should hear from the agency to which you were referred. You may need to provide the agency with references and a police check.

If at any time you change your mind, and want to opt out, just let us know.

Volunteering opportunities

If you are not sure what type of volunteering is right for you, fill out the volunteer application and we'll help match you with our agencies.

You can also contact an organization directly to offer your services, or you might consider private organizations such as:

Saint John Red Cross: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Cancer Society: The Canadian Cancer Society impacts the lives of people living with cancer, and our reach is felt in communities throughout Canada. Our impact and reach is achieved through the combined efforts of many, working toward our common goals and priorities of cancer research, prevention, advocacy, support, information and resources.

AIDS Saint John: AIDS Saint John is a non-profit community-based organization aimed at improving the quality of life of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and striving to reduce the spread of HIV by promoting healthy choices in the community at large. This will be accomplished through education and public awareness support and advocacy.

Kidney Foundation: Organ donation saves lives! Show your support of organ donation awareness and help the Kidney Foundation to continue our work in funding transplantation research, providing patient support and increasing public awareness and commitment to organ donation.

The University of New Brunswick Saint John hosts a wide range of clubs and societies. There is a Bangladesh Students' Association, a Biology Society, and everything in between.

Student media

UNBSJ also offers a campus radio station and newspaper, both run by students, for students. CFMH 107.3 is on the public airwaves, and programs run all day and well into the night.

The Baron is the campus paper, and it is produced on a bi-weekly basis. For those students who are interested in journalism, or even those who simply have something to say in the opinions section, the Baron is your vehicle.