Volunteers

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 Tuesday at 4 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)

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”
    • Eligibility to apply to freelance for us

Opportunities beyond the University of Ottawa

  • 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
  • NASH —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
  • CWA membership—Canada’s only all-media union