Gift Guide

Gifts that change lives: give a unique charity gift to a friend or loved one, to honour someone's memory, or to simply share the joy of helping others. Notify the recipient on own or send a free e-card. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of students and the people they serve!

Volunteer and child reading


Sponsor a weekly volunteer to provide reading and academic support for a child identified as needing extra help (one month).

Each student volunteer is paired with a child to work with ...

Students in a Reflection Circle


Sponsor a student in a weekly Reflection Circle to explore values and life meaning (one month)

This gift will give a student the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in ...

Volunteer tutoring a youth


Provide a weekly volunteer tutor and mentor for a child with a learning disability or an at-risk youth (one term)

One of the biggest barriers to education for children and youth ...

Crying flower image


Sponsor a student to attend a grief support group (one term)

The Grief Support Sharing Circle is a mutual support group for students who are experiencing loss or anticipatory grief due ...

Students at a group session


Sponsor a student in a weekly workshop series to explore values and life direction.

This gift will allow a student to take our Personal Discovery Course. Through group sessions and individual ...

Students at a wellness retreat


Sponsor a student in a weekly workshop series to promote wellness and positive mental health.

This gift will allow a students to take our Becoming Yourself Series to learn about ...

Student leaders playing a team-building game


Train a student leader of a weekly volunteer group.

Each of our 30 weekly volunteer groups are led by one or two student facilitators. Through ongoing workshops, leadership team meetings ...

Volunteer assists resident at home for adults with disability


Sponsor a group of weekly volunteers to assist residents at a home for adults with disability (one month)

Our student volunteers interact and assist residents with a variety of tasks that ...

Crowd-sourced Recipe Book cover


Enjoy recipes from around the world and support Student Open Circles with our downloadable recipe book! A collection of savoury and sweet dishes, all lovingly prepared and photographed by Open Circle alumni and student participants.