Archived: Volunteers needed for SAMRU’s Season of Caring

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Volunteers are needed to help SAMRU with the 27th annual Season of Caring. The Season of Caring strives to help stressed-out students at the end of the fall semester as they strive to balance academic studies, exams, holiday plans, and expectations of family, friends, and employers. The Season of Caring includes fundraising, awareness, social support, and many other facets – and we need volunteers to help us with the program.

How can you help?

If you have just a few hours a week to donate, we can use your help! You could:

  • Help staff the Candy Canes for Pocket Change booth November 3 – December 5 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Selling candy canes helps us raise funds for the gift hamper program.

  • Help interested students, staff, faculty, and members of our community support a student or family by fulfilling a Season of Caring wish. Individuals, families or groups can warm up someone’s winter by picking up a gift tag. You can help by assisting at our Season of Caring table November 12 – December 5 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • If you want to put your promotional skills to the test, you could encourage your friends, classmates and department to donate non-perishable food & hygiene items to our food & hygiene drive. Just drop items off in the decorated boxes around MRU between November 3 – December 17, or bring your items to the Student Outreach & Safewalk office on the third floor of Wyckham House. Our outreach team can also use enthusiastic, outgoing students to help us promote the Season of Caring in other ways too!

If you don’t have time to volunteer but want to join in supporting the Season of Caring you can:

  • Donate your pocket change for a sweet treat November 3 – December 8

  • Take a gift tag and warm up someone’s winter November 12- December 5

  • Donate funds to help our program anytime by visiting:

Learn more about the Season of Caring by visiting us online >>

Volunteer by contacting the Student Outreach & Safewalk team >>


  • By Dawn Linnemoller, Editor & Content Coordinator, SAMRU