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Student United Way

What is Student United Way?

Student United Way (SUW) is a student-led United Way on college and university campuses; bridging the gap between campus and community and empowering young people to improve their local communities by giving, acting and volunteering, SUW provides students at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University with regular volunteer opportunities with United Way and its partner agencies.

With the involvement of more than 60 campuses across the United States, United Way Central NB is the first in Canada and second internationally to develop and implement a campus-based SUW.

How often do we meet?

We meet once a month as a group to discuss upcoming volunteering opportunities in our community. Students then volunteer on their own time, at their own convenience.


Students are expected to volunteer when they can. Students who volunteer at least once per month with United Way or a partner agency will be presented with a Student United Way certificate at the end of the year. Students are encouraged to attend Student United Way meetings on a regular basis.

Student United Way Presidents and Board Members are elected annually to help run Student United Way. This year’s President is Gracie Gottschalk! This is a great opportunity and we’re happy to guide interested students through the process.

Benefits to Students

To learn more about becoming a member or if you are an organization seeking highly skills and enthusiastic volunteers, please contact Roxana Atkinson at (506) 459-7773 ext. 204/