Getting involved is super easy on campus. There are so many different opportunities, which means that it’s easy to find something that is not only meaningful to you, but also helps out students and the community. 

As a bonus, having a history of volunteerism is an excellent way to enhance your resume or stand out in interviews, and can help boost your applications for grad school, scholarships, and awards.

These are some of the ways you can get involved on campus!

  • Providing peer support counseling services at the Peer Support Centre. Peer Support Centre student volunteers are highly trained in helping peers with supportive listening, crisis management and providing campus/community resources. If you are interested in being trained as a Peer Support Centre volunteer, please stop by 2-707 Students’ Union Building or visit

  • Contributing to campus safety with Safewalk. Safewalk is always looking for outgoing, caring, and energetic volunteers to help patrol campus, to enhance campus safety and accompany clients at night. Safewalk recruits new volunteers in September and January.

  • Welcoming new students to campus at Week of Welcome. Volunteers are recruited in February for Week of Welcome, which includes New Student Orientation. Whether you are interested in welcoming students first hand, developing and introducing presentations, working behind the scenes, or photographing the days’ memories, there is a place for every type of person. 

  • Getting involved with advocacy initiatives and coordinating leadership events. You can help plan campaigns and advocacy initiatives with the UASU’s Advocacy department, or help plan large-scale leadership events like the province-wide Alberta Student Leadership Summit, which takes place on North Campus in January. Every year an outstanding team of over 60 volunteers work to pull off this event.

  • Volunteering your time to help more than 300 kids from high-needs Edmonton elementary schools at the Students’ Union Christmas Party for Kids. 

  • Joining a Discover Governance committee, which helps guide the UASU and the University.

  • Helping eliminate hunger on campus at the Campus Food Bank. The Campus Food Bank has administrative and educational volunteer roles available every term. Volunteers spend two hours per week creating food hampers, processing donations, and performing other client service tasks, including facilitating weekend Grocery Bus trips throughout the semester. 

  • Learning how to reduce your ecological footprint and contribute to campus sustainability at Sustain SU. Diverse employment and volunteer opportunities allow students to become involved in sustainability-based services, as well as larger-scale cultural change. 

  • Volunteering your talents to help make UASU Events a success. Join the UASU Events crew to promo, run, and help plan all of our year-long events. If you have an eye for photography and editing, join our Media Team to help capture our events and develop promotional materials! 

  • Supporting your fellow students at The Landing. The Landing is a student space offering support for gender and sexual diversity. Volunteers at The Landing operate drop-in hours, help plan events, run peer-facilitated groups, gain leadership skills, and more! The Landing recruits new volunteers on a rolling basis, with training taking place in August, October, and January. 

Learn about current UASU’s volunteer and employment opportunities here. For other volunteer opportunities, check out the Volunteer Registry