Campus Life & Engagement relies on the energy and enthusiasm of hundreds of student volunteers each year. Volunteer recruitment takes place in the Winter semester for the upcoming summer orientation and welcome of next year's fall incoming class.
To apply or learn more about all the opportunities available in peer programs at McGill, visit the Students Helping Students website.
CL&E Volunteer Opportunities
ACCE (Ambassadors for Campus and Community Engagement) Team Program
Want to improve your facilitation, leadership, peer-coaching and communication skills? Interested in challenging yourself to lead workshops? Looking to make a meaningful contribution to the McGill community? The Leadership Development Program is a great students-helping-students volunteer program, which gives 20 to 30 students an opportunity to build leadership capacities in relation to leading workshops, public speaking, peer-coaching and facilitation. Successful candidates are trained in February and March each year; they have the opportunity to lead workshops, do outreach, peer coach and give classroom announcements in September and January. We normally start our recruiting in February for the following year - click here for more info!
CSI McGill (Cegep Students Information/Orientation session)
This is an opportunity for students to help with the welcome and logistical work for this information day intended for newly accepted students from Cegep. CSI McGill takes place annually in early June. In addition to the full-day event, volunteers are also required to attend a 2 hour training/preparation meeting.
Discover McGill - Logistical Team
This is a great opportunity for students to volunteer and help welcome the University’s new students at one of the largest orientation events organized by McGill. Student volunteers will assist on a variety of tasks, including group formation, orientation package and lunch distribution, University Fair setup, and the overall welcoming process. Volunteers will need to be flexible and ready to adapt to a variety of tasks that might arise.
Engage McGill - Logistical Team
Engage McGill is the end-of- day event on Discover McGill day and is another excellent opportunity to develop your logistical and organizational skills and contribute to creating a successful orientation event. Volunteers assist in overseeing the delivery and distribution of food, set up and installation of various activities, and various other tasks. It’s a wonderful way to ensure that new students get the welcome they deserve.
Connectors are upper-year commuter students who plan inclusive on- and off-campus events. They are also the OCX Coordinators. Connectors are fully aware of the challenges and barriers of being a commuter student. They were able to overcome those challenges and thrive at McGill. They are here to support off-campus and commuters throughout their time at McGill!
Student Life Ambassador Program
Join this important team of leaders and be a lifeline between McGill University and new students. As their first "personal" link to the university, this is your unique opportunity to help relieve the anxiety and confusion of being a first-year student, to build excitement for Orientation and the great times ahead. Student Life Ambassadors correspond with their assigned new student(s) periodically throughout the summer months helping them prepare for their transition to McGill's academic and social life.
Off-Campus Connects (OCX) Facilitators and Volunteers
Off-Campus Connects is an orientation day hosted by Campus Life & Engagement at the beginning of each academic year (end of August). It is similar to RezFest but geared towards incoming students not living in McGill residences. Apply to be a Facilitator (leading a group of approximately 25 first-years with a co-facilitator) or Logistical Volunteer (e.g., set-up/take down, registration, signage, crowd control, preparing/handing out food).