Service and Volunteerism
AMS Volunteer Connections
AMS Volunteer Connections matches volunteer and internship opportunities with students' specific motivations and interests. What are you interested in? You can browse through their online database to find a volunteer position that suits you or check out the postings in the SUB concourse. Want a quick and easy way to volunteer on campus? Sign up with VeX online, the campus volunteer program, and you'll quickly become an integral part of the UBC campus community. Volunteering and interning abroad are great ways to gain international experience and the AMS can help you find relevant and rewarding opportunities. Volunteer Connections lists on-campus and off-campus, as well as resources for finding international volunteer work.
Career Services: Volunteer Resources
Career Services provides a list of resources you can go to for finding local, national, and international volunteer opportunities, as well as resources for helping you find a volunteer position.
Learning Exchange Trek Program
The Trek Volunteer Program provides opportunities for UBC students to do community service in a variety of schools, non-profit organizations, and community centers in inner-city neighborhoods of Vancouver. The program gives students real-life experience in the community while raising their awareness of health, social, economic, and political issues.
Reading Week Programs
As part of the Learning Exchange Trek Volunteer Program, teams of students do short-term projects with community organizations and learn about urban issues during the Reading Break. Students will work with peers from a variety of faculties and programs while being challenged to think critically about citizenship and community.
SCI Team Peer Program
The SCI Team Peer Program supports science students through their development by providing thoughtful and intentional interactions with their peers. The goal is that both peers and students gain skills, feel a personal connection to UBC, and engage in new and interesting leadership and learning opportunities. Along with Student Development, UBC Science builds a team of 20 science students interested in supporting, enhancing and developing the academic experiences of their peers in the Faculty. SCI Team Peers work in academic support services, event planning, workshop development and implementation, and other areas.
UBC's Learning Exchange is a community engagement initiative based in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver.
Through its Trek Program, the Learning Exchange brings volunteers from the UBC community—including students—to inner city schools and non-profit organizations where they contribute to community programs while learning about inner city issues. As much as possible, the volunteer work of students is integrated into academic course work.