Why volunteer for the Fulcrum?

  • Get a variety of clippings in news, feature-length writing, sports, arts and culture, opinions, and photography.
  • A team of editors will bring your writing up to a journalistic standard and provide feedback on how to improve.
  • Training, networking, and internship opportunities through partnerships with local news organizations.
  • Be part of a nationwide network of student journalists through our membership with the Canadian University Press (CUP)

Staff and volunteers waiting to cover the SFUO election. Pizza is an essential part of the process.








How to volunteer for the Fulcrum:

  • During the school year, attend one of our weekly volunteer meetings at the Fulcrum office (631 King Edward Ave.) on Monday at 2:30 p.m.
  • Contact a section editor and ask to be added to their section volunteer list. They’ll send out story pitches and you reply to take one on.
  • Contact a section editor with a story idea. Make sure we haven’t covered it before, it’s timely and relevant to U of O students, and ensure there isn’t a conflict of interest (can’t interview your best friend or promote anything you’re a part of)

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What’s “staff status” and how do I get it?

  • Contribute three times (writing, photography, or illustration)
  • Attend three volunteer meetings
  • You’ll get:
    •  A Fulcrum T-shirt
    • Eligibility to vote on certain policy amendments and in editor-in-chief elections
    • Eligibility to attend NASH
    • Eligibility to apply for a staff position next year
    • The Fulcrum credits you as a “Staff Contributor”

Students drop by the office during the SFUO winter carnival.








Opportunities beyond the University of Ottawa

  • NASH 77—an annual student journalism conference
    • Opportunities to be involved in planning and running the event
    • Networking opportunities at the conference
    • Training and workshops
    • Work critiques (writing and design)
    • To get involved email: manager@thefulcrum.ca
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)—a nationwide student press network
    • Have your articles picked up by student press across the country
    • CWA membership
    • NASH, an annual student journalism conference
    • For more information email: editor@thefulcrum.ca
  • CWA membership—Canada’s only all-media union