Volunteer Opportunities


Strathcona Multicultural Fair 

Strathcona Elementary School in Vancouver will be hosting their annual Multicultural Fair on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 9am to 12pm.  This event will have over 500 students, families and community members in attendance.  Community partners, schools and organizations are invited to this event.  Activities include face painting, art & crafts, cultural display, interactive games, food tasting and more.  This is a good opportunity for Columbia College students to share their unique cultures and to spend a fun and educating time with our local elementary students.  It would also be a great chance for students to network and meet more people!    

Event: Strathcona Multicultural Fair

Where: Strathcona Elementary School Gymnasium (592 E. Pender St. Vancouver)
When: March 14, 2019
Time: 9am- 12pm

Looking for students who are passionate about sharing their cultures as well as learning about other cultures.  A table will be provided to showcase our student’s cultures. Activities include games, art, crafts, music, food, etc.

Contact Linus Leow ([email protected]) if you are interested in volunteering or if you have any further questions.


Join the BCNET 2019 Volunteer Team!

The largest gathering of higher education IT leaders and professionals is happening on April 30-May 2, 2019. The BCNET Annual Conference has evolved and grown to meet the needs of our higher education member community. In April 2018, over 750 people came together to contribute content, learn, share insights and connect with colleagues from 25 higher education institutions in British Columbia. 

BCNET 2019 is looking for dynamic volunteers for the three-day event who are pro-active, energetic, committed, have good communication skills and are tech-savvy.

Some of the areas where volunteers are needed:

  • Registration
  • Session Room Monitors

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet leading IT industry professionals, hear about the latest technology trends and expand your professional network!

Dates: April 30-May 2, 2019

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC 

Click here for application form.

Visit BCNET’s website for more information.


Volunteer at Congress 2019 at UBC from June 1 to June 7, 2019

Canada’s largest interdisciplinary conference is being hosted by The University of British Columbia, and volunteers are needed!

Congress 2019 volunteers will play a vital role in the success of this academic event, which will bring more than 70 academic associations and approximately 10,000 attendees to UBC’s beautiful Point Grey campus. Volunteers will have the opportunity to network with renowned academics and participate in the behind-the-scenes arrangements of Canada’s largest gathering of scholars.  Volunteers will also gain access to more than 60 world-class academic events ranging from public keynotes to the Big Thinking series to UBC programming.

Open volunteer positions:

  • Accessibility Support Team
  • Event Team
  • Info Kiosk Team 
  • Mobile Team 
  • Session and Signage Support 
  • AV Support 
  • Wayfinding Guides 
  • Welcome Ambassadors 
  • Social Media Gurus

The registration form can be found here.  


Peer Tutor at Columbia College

Students can volunteer their time (commitment is 2 hours per week), and assist their peers with various computer skills. They can volunteer in the Library, Student Services computer lab, or in the Learning Centre. They are welcome to volunteer their support in: Microsoft Word and Basic Computer Skills (this includes the Student Portal).

The primary role of the tutor is to offer technology assistance by helping the tutee “learn how to learn” on their own. The peer tutor will not teach course material. They will receive training from the Learning Centre Supervisor and will participate in monthly volunteer meetings.

Please note: Peer Tutoring in the Learning Centre is provided by students who are chosen based on instructor recommendation, academic performance, and the ability to understand their own learning. If you would like to apply, please come to Student Services (Room 211) or the Learning Centre (Room 411) to pick up an application form.