Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni volunteers make a unique contribution to UBC, to students, to the alumni community, and to the reputation of the University and help UBC achieve its mission — to advance knowledge and create positive change in the world.

There is a myriad of opportunities to get involved that includes mentorship and helping to organize reunions.  In addition, alumni UBC has partnered with UBC Careers Online to offer UBC alumni an easy way to find volunteer opportunities on campus and beyond. Visit regularly as faculties, student groups, campus attractions and community partners post new volunteer positions weekly that are specifically seeking UBC alumni!

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Enthusiastic alumni needed

Enthusiastic Volunteers Needed for Alumni Weekend

Looking for a chance to reconnect and be involved with your alma mater? Dreaming of being a university student all over again? You’re in luck! alumni UBC is preparing for another exciting Alumni Weekend and we’re looking for 150 volunteers to help us make it happen!

Alumni Weekend takes place on Saturday May 24, 2014 and is an annual event that invites UBC alumni to Point Grey Campus for a day of exciting workshops and classes (without quizzes!), tours of the attractions on campus and a chance to reunite with old friends.

Volunteers will assist at the various venues, tours, educational sessions and registration. They will also help with event preparation, assist with wayfinding and transportation and overall, ensure that everyone feels welcome. Volunteer shifts are only 5 hours long so you can enjoy the day!

more information & register as a volunteer

Contact us with your questions at alumni.weekend@ubc.ca or 604 822 0515.

Mentorship Opportunities

Share your story!  Mentorship allows students and mentors the chance to connect about career and networking.  True mentoring is much more than just answering occasional questions, it’s an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue and challenge. This form of experiential learning can be very powerful and inspirational to students who are learning about potential paths for after graduation and want to know the stories of UBC alumni who went through the same process.

Throughout the school year, there are a number of ways for alumni from all faculties to connect with students on campus.

entrepreneurship@UBC Mentors

e@UBC Mentors play a critical role in developing the next generation of business leaders and contributing to the long-term success of our revolutionary new ventures. If you are a seasoned leader in the business community and you’d like to explore a role in our Mentor Network, we’d love to hear from you. Please tell us a little about yourself and we’ll be happy to arrange a meeting to find alignment with your expertise and our ventures’ needs.

How to Volunteer with Careers Online

  1. Follow the opportunity links provided, or visit https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/students/
  2. If you have not already logged in, you will need to enter your Campus-Wide Login (CWL) username and password. If you do not already have a CWL, you can easily create one.
  3. After logging in, you will be directed to the volunteering opportunity.
  4. Read the details of the position, then follow the instructions at the top of the right column (under ‘How To Apply’) to apply for the position.

How to Register for Careers Online

  1. Go to https://shibboleth-ubc-csm.symplicity.com/sso/
  2. If you do not already have a Campus-Wide Login (CWL), you will need to create one.
  3. Complete the CWL sign-up form. You will need your UBC student number and Student Service Centre password to verify your identity.
  4. Once you receive your CWL username and password, you can login to CareersOnline.
  5. During your first visit to CareersOnline, you will be asked to fill out a short registration form.

How to Submit an Alumni Volunteer Opportunity

Help UBC alumni make an impact through meaningful opportunities with the communities they are most passionate about. Submit a volunteer opportunity to attract educated, energetic and experienced volunteers.

  1. Go to http://www.students.ubc.ca/careers/employers/post-a-job/
  2. Scroll down to “Posting a Job or Volunteer Opportunity”
  3. Register for an account if you do not have one
  4. Post your volunteer opportunity.
  5. Once your posting has been approved (typically within 1-2 business days), you will receive a confirmation email.
  6. Once your posting has been approved it  will remain online for a maximum of 30 days. You can re-post the opportunity if you wish.