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

Beyond the BSc – Inspiring Careers

A volunteer opportunity for all UBC science alumni

Volunteer at this year’s ‘Beyond the BSc’, an exciting initiative where students gain expert insight from casual conversations with YOU! Connect with students in a round table format and inspire career success with your personal anecdotes and recollections of your journey since graduation. Encouraging students with their career exploration and participating in alumni activities at UBC is a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for both alumni and students.

Beyond the BSc
Wednesday March 30, 2016
6:00pm – 8:30pm, UBC Vancouver campus

Open to all science disciplines and degrees.

Please contact Kim Duffell, Sr. Manager-Alumni Engagement, Faculty of Science for additional information: kim.duffell@ubc.ca

Career & Industry Nights

A volunteer opportunity for all UBC science alumni

Volunteer and help students discover innovative career paths! We’re looking for science alumni from a variety of graduating years and fields of work to speak with Science students about the various career paths that you have entered into. This is a great way to help students develop valuable and professional skills and become confident job-seekers. A large variety of events are available, including panel presentations, round table career speed networking events, keynote presentations, and/or career fairs/booths.

Participating Departments:

  • Biochemistry [TBA]
  • Biological Sciences [March 10 2016]
  • Chemistry [March 1 2016]
  • Combined Major in Computer Science & Microbiology [January 2016]
  • Environmental Sciences  [February 29 2016]
  • Physics & Astronomy: [TBA]

Multiple dates available. More to come!
Please contact Kim Duffell, Sr. Manager-Alumni Engagement, Faculty of Science for additional information: kim.duffell@ubc.ca

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.