Congratulations to Dave Jerome (far right), a Past Chair and current member of our Board of Directors, for being awarded the MUN Student Volunteer Bureau Student Volunteer of the Year award.
You can read below why Dave was an excellent candidate for this award and learn some of his thoughts on the benefits of volunteering. You can read the full article here.
David’s award as Student Volunteer of the Year involves activities both as a graduate student and a medical student. He is now a first-year medical student and was previously a M.Sc. student in the Faculty of Medicine, supervised by by Dr. Qi Yuan.
As a graduate student, David was the graduate student representative on Academic Council and the Engagement Framework Expert Working Group. He is currently the elected class president of the MUN Medical School Class of 2016, and volunteers with a number of medical school interest groups including the Gateway Program. He is also a volunteer operator with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Assault Crisis Line and a member of the board of the St. John’s Farmers’ Market Co-op. He is currently serving as a member of the board of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival as well as the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union.
“In my experience, volunteering is one of the best ways to get integrated into a community,” said David. “Both on campus and in the wider city, I’ve met some of my best friends and built some of my strongest relationships through volunteering. As a CFA – I was born in Ontario – volunteering has helped me settle into my new home in St. John’s.”