Learn, grow and create community: volunteer with Out on Campus!
***This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.***
We are the LGBATQ+ center on campus. We are committed to resisting all forms of discrimination and oppression, as well as celebrating the wide diversity of communities that LGBATQ+ folks represent. Check out our Mission, Vision and Values to find out more about us!
We are also a volunteer-driven organization. Our volunteer program is tailored to suit your interests. Choose what you want to do, and build skills and make connections doing it!
Would you like to volunteer with us? It’s as easy as 1-2-3 (and 4)!
Step 1: Attend an Orientation
Step 2: Attend All Volunteer Training Day
Step 3: Choose a Volunteer Team
Step 4: Complete a Supplementary Training
(Note: Supplementary Training can be completed before/alongside the other steps)
If you’re a returning volunteer or have questions about volunteering or trainings please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in how OOC connects to the rest of the SFU community? Do you want to keep OOC connected to our campus neighbours? Are you interested in representing OOC and working together with other organizations and groups? If so the Neighbourhood Team wants you!
Do you like to help people learn? Do you like to educate about LGBTQ+ issues and their intersections? Do you like to promote educational opportunities? If so the Education Team wants you!
Do you love the sound of socializing? Connecting? Planning a fun time where people can get to know each other? If so the Community Building Team wants you!
Do you value safer spaces are you committed to ensuring they continue to exist? Do you like to organize spaces? Are you interested in working with the resource library? If so the Lounge Care Team wants you!
Do you want to see more queer and queer friendly events and services at SFU’s Surrey Campus? Are you interested in a variety of kinds of work? If so the Surrey Team wants you!
The Out on Campus lounge is wheelchair accessible. We have two doors leading into the space: the first door swings open towards the outside via sensor and the second should be open. Our external door is 36″ wide. Our internal door is 33″ wide.
There are wheelchair accessible washrooms in the vicinity. We also have single stall washrooms in the vicinity can be used as gender neutral washrooms.
Tree Nuts & Peanuts
We do not yet have a policy on tree nuts and peanuts, however, I ask folks to refrain from bringing tree nuts (including coconuts) and peanuts into the space to make it more accessible for folks with anaphylactic peanut and/or tree nut allergies.
Note: There is a small amount of peanut butter currently in our space. We are looking to change that soon so that our space will become accessible to folks with anaphylactic peanut allergies.
OOC Scent Free Policy
We want to keep Out on Campus as safe and accessible as possible for everyone. For this reason, please refrain from using scented products when you visit OOC. We have a small amount of scent free liquid soap. laundry detergent, baking soda and vinegar available for folks to take home. Here are some good resources: Think Before You Stink & Fragrance Free Femme of Color Realness.
ASL & FM Tuners
We are able to offer ASL and/or FM tuners for our workshops if they are requested by the deadline.
Our lounge offers a variety of seating: arm chairs, couches, wheeled office chairs with arms, and armless chairs.
We have overhead fluorescent lights installed in our space. We also have two non-fluorescent lamps that we can also turn on. Our lighting depends on the needs of folks using the space.
Our lounge has wifi. Staff and students often bring their laptops into the space to work. There are also three desktop computers in our space that folks sometimes utilize as well. We also have a microwave and fridge in our lounge.
Our events, space, library and services are accessible for free.
Let us know if we can meet your access need better.