Volunteer Opportunities


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.