All of our local opportunities are posted on Career Services. Please click the link below to be directed to our profile, where you will find all of our postings. Career Services will prompt you to log in before you reach our page.
Username: Your student number
Password: The password should be sent to your CWL email during the first week of September. If you have not received it, please click “Forgot Password.”
Your CWL email does not need to be your @interchange.ubc.ca email. If you are unsure about your CWL email, please log on to Student Service Centre (SSC) to check it out.
Our postings are also maintained on the bulletin board in the SUB, by our office and in our Opportunity Binders. Please stop by our office (SUB 249A) to talk to us about finding an opportunity right for you!
If you have already browsed our listing but aren’t sure what will work for you, feel free to contact us at 604-822-9268 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of the AMS Connect staff will be happy to discuss the opportunities that match your skills, goals, and availability.
Volunteering at UBC
Access and Diversity
Volunteers of the Crane Production Unit narrate textbooks onto tape for students and faculty who cannot use print.
UBC English Language Institute
UBC’s English Language Institute is currently seeking volunteers for their Campus Chat Workshops. The one hour forty-minute workshops are held twice a day on Fridays and provide an opportunity for international ESL students to chat informally with UBC students. The mood is casual and conversations are free-ranging. If you are interested in helping international students practice English, please contact email@example.com for more information.
UBC Writing Centre
Tutors to help students with writing. Training provided.
Shinerama is Canada’s largest student-run campaign that raises funds and awareness for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Shinerama is the AMS’ primary charity campaign. This year the AMS is working hard to keep UBC’s Shinerama campaign in the top 10% of the 70 Canadian universities that take part in this amazing fundraiser. This year we hope to break $36,000.00 for Cystic Fibrosis research and care.
If you’re interested in getting involved with a team of motivated volunteers who are passionate about having a great time while raising funds for the fight against CF, we will be hiring members to join our committee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UBC Learning Exchange
The Learning Exchange provides opportunities for UBC students to do community service in a variety of schools, non-profit organizations, and community centers in the inner-city neighborhoods of Vancouver. The program gives students real-life experience in the community while raising their awareness of health, social, economic and political issues. Volunteer opportunities exist in many areas, including health and mental health, inner-city schools, adult education, community centres, social services, and urban agriculture. For more information on how you can get involved please visit our website or contact our office at email@example.com.
Museum of Anthropology
The museum offers thorough training and a wide variety of opportunities.
Provide information, peer counselling, and referrals to students. Volunteers are carefully chosen and trained to help students deal with a wide range of issues including relationships, health, sexuality, exam stress, and suicide. firstname.lastname@example.org
UBC Food Co-op
The UBC Food Coop is looking for volunteers to assist with our fair-trade, organic storefront SPROUTS, located in the lower level of the SUB. We also need volunteers for the UBC Farm and with on-campus education.
Volunteers work in acute care, one-on-one visits, emergency, gift-shop, library, extended care, and physiotherapy. Positions are once a week, regular hours. Call 604-822-7384 for information.
W.I.N. Peer Educators staff the centre, plan wellness fairs, research and write newsletter articles, create displays, and put on workshops. SUB Room 56B. Email: email@example.com.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Volunteers at the Beaty Museum enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of biodiversity through engaging and educational interactions with visitors and groups of children. For more information on current volunteer opportunities in education and other areas of the museum, go to www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/volunteer.
Volunteering is open to both UBC students and community members. Departments include: Arts, News, Sports, Production, Discorder, Design, Promotions and Outreach, Events and Fundraising, Web, Live Broadcasting/Sound Tech, Music Committee, Administration, and more. The next volunteer orientation night will be on Monday, November 7 at 6:00PM in the CITR lounge.
Volunteer to lead a group of 10 first-year students through their orientation program and keep in touch with them throughout the year. SUB Room 249M. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Program (International Student Services)
Learning program designed to match new international students with more experienced UBC students. This program provides friendly support to newly-arrived students and aids their transition to a new country and a new environment. Check out their website or email them at email@example.com
AMS Lighter Foot Print Strategy
Do you believe in reducing our ecological footprint? AMS Lighter Footprint Strategy is seeking workshop facilitators and research assistants. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Conservation Volunteer Program
Participate in the Conservation Tuition Credit Initiative (CTCI), a program where students can get deduction from their tuition for their volunteer work. As well, the CVP is developing a mentoring program where students can mentor teens in environmental awareness and the conservation of natural resources.
Residence Sustainability Coordinator
This volunteer initiative provides Vanier and Totem residents with the opportunity to lead, network, make a difference and inspire. Students learn about sustainability issues and solutions, develop critical thought, network with staff and faculty, plan, and organize special events and educational campaigns in their residence. A cocktail of creative juices.
Student Environment Centre
There are many ways to get involved with SEC. Maybe there’s a project we’re already working on that you’re interested in becoming involved with. If there isn’t a project going on that strikes your fancy, come start one! We are always looking for new and exciting ideas to get off the ground.
Sustainability Ambassadors Initiative: Sustainable Food Systems Leadership Initiative
Gain experience in the fields of business management, nutritional sciences, education, food systems and sustainable development. Earn a reference from Sprouts, Canada’s No. 1 student-run co-op! Volunteer at the Co-op!
Sustainable Leader, Canada’s first Tri-mentoring Program in Sustainability, can connect you with professional mentors working in community and international development, environmental protection, social marketing, green business and much more. Brought
Learn first-hand about organic farming, local food security, and running a farmer’s market. Help preserve a beautiful piece of farmland right in the city’s backyard. Check out their website for more information or contact email@example.com.
If you are looking to volunteer abroad please look through the following resources, or come in to our office (SUB 249A) to talk about what International Volunteerism is all about. We can help you find the right match for your skills, interests and finances, or simply give you another perspective on what an international volunteering trip can consist of.
Volunteer Abroad Resources
- The Canadian International Development Agency’s Youth Programs
- Volunteer Services Overseas
- Canada World Youth
- Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO)
- Cross Cultural Solutions
- Cross Continental Solutions
- Youth International
- Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP)