It’s no secret that the job market is competitive. During your time at the School of Continuing Studies, develop your interpersonal skills through volunteering. Volunteering puts your interests on display and paints a picture of who you are as a person. Coursework and certificates are important, but so is who you are!

Don’t believe us? It’s been researched! In the U.S., the Corporation for National and Community Service tracked more than 70,000 jobless people between 2002 and 2012 – those who volunteered were 27% more likely to find a job. There are a number of ways you can volunteer at McGill and at MACES! We have the latest on some great opportunities.

Volunteer for Maces

Volunteer with us! We are seeking volunteers to help us with events. Have a passion for music? Be the DJ! Want to help greet guests or set up? Let us know! You can also volunteer as a source of information for new students.

We’re looking for students with a positive attitude, able to do manual labour, and able to work independently or in a group.

Email noting what you’d be interested in doing.

Join a Committee

Did you know that many committees on campus have spots for students? Committees are about getting well-rounded perspectives on different issues. Time commitments vary, but usually two meetings are held per semester to discuss pertinent issues.

Contact if you are interested in the following committees:


Are you interested in the role of libraries? Join this committee! You’ll have a say in policies impacting McGill’s libraries.


Do you have a passion for social justice? This is the committee for you. Have a say in policy recommendations for inclusivity and reduced barriers for marginalized social groups.


This group meets only when needed and is ideal for those interested in how harassment and non-academic offenses.