Volunteering is good for you in many ways – you may even live longer as a result! Scientific studies have proven that it lowers blood pressure and stress. The summer is a great time to start volunteering and get into new routines. Volunteer to connect to the School of Continuing Studies, McGill and Montreal in interesting ways.

Connecting with Montreal

There are so many organizations doing amazing work every day in the city. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the options, try this list. McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office promotes exchange of knowledge and experience with the broader community. It’s a resource available to all students, so don’t be afraid to reach out.

Connecting with McGill

Volunteering directly at McGill is an option to deepen your ties to the university and help out your peers. If you’d like to directly help other students, then look no further than Students Helping Students programs and opportunities. You’ll find a complete overview of volunteering at McGill through Engagement McGill. For some of these opportunities, you will need to be an undergraduate or graduate student.

Connecting with your School

Volunteering or getting involved directly with the School is another great choice! Did you know that you can become a student rep to share your hard-earned knowledge? If you are a seasoned student at the School, give it a thought. You can read about what they do in this blog post. There’s a student rep for nearly every program. While not truly volunteering, you can also get involved by running for an open position in MACES – you’ll get paid an honorarium. It’s good to think about your potential campaign far in advance, so maybe this summer is the ideal time! Our FAQ answers many questions about running for a MACES position.

Did you know there are volunteer opportunities on the Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) job board? Check back for soon-to-be available volunteer opportunities with CATS!