Volunteer Outreach

Volunteer Opportunities can be found under Services.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities – Check out our list of current volunteer programs here

Community Engagement Volunteer Opportunities

The GSA is kicking off a new community outreach and volunteer initiative that aims to provide students with a diverse array of opportunities to give back to their community through volunteering and public service. In so doing, we hope to increase student awareness of important social issues and cultivate a service-oriented mentality within our university community.

In addition to posting individual volunteer opportunities, we will also be organizing a number of larger group events throughout the academic year. These volunteer events are a great chance to get to know your fellow graduate students while simultaneously doing some good in the community!

Group Volunteer Opportunities – Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Group Volunteer Shift

Thursday, April 21 (9am – 1pm)
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a safe, affordable place to live. Join the GSA Community Engagement team for a group volunteer shift at Habitat for Humanity’s Sunridge ReStore facility. ReStore sells new and used furniture, appliances and building materials to fund the construction of local, affordable housing for families in need. Please contact engage.gsa@ucalgary.ca for more information and to register.

Opening Minds Through Art – Volunteers Needed

The GSA Community Engagement Committee is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Calgary to assist with their Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program. OMA is an intergenerational art program where student volunteers are paired with clients suffering from dementia for a monthly art session. These two-hour group events will take place on the last Thursday of every month, beginning on March 31. We are looking for a six-month commitment at this time – March to August 2016. Training will be provided by the Alzheimer Society of Calgary. Please contact engage.gsa@ucalgary.ca for more details and to register.

Dropbox Campus Cup Challenge (ongoing)

Join the rest of the University of Calgary in the Dropbox Campus Cup. By inviting your classmates to join Dropbox, and using Dropbox to share, collaborate, and get work done, you could earn up to 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years! Use the following link to register for a free Dropbox account: https://www.dropbox.com/campuscup?referrer=NDg3NDE4MDEz

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Click below to check out our list of current volunteer programs.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Links

  • Propellus.org – volunteer opportunities database (Calgary and surrounding area)

  • The Centre for Community-Engaged Learning (CCEL) at the University of Calgary

  • CBC Do Crew – coordinated monthly volunteer events in Calgary

  • govolunteer.ca – volunteer opportunities in Alberta

  • Students’ Union (SU) at the University of Calgary


Contact Us

To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, including what organization might be a good fit for you, please email us at engage.gsa@ucalgary.ca.