Volunteering with the Global Community

Global Community Volunteer

Find out how you can get involved with the UVic Global Community’s work to support students in their transition to UVic, and cultivate an inclusive and globally minded campus. There are short-term and longer-term opportunities outlined below. For more information about specific volunteer positions, please email the Global Community Advisers at .

Get Involved

Volunteer at our International Centre for Students' Orientation Programming! 

We have some really fun and exciting short-term volunteer opportunities to welcome new International Students to Canada and to the University of Victoria through our International Centre for Students' Orientation Programming. Make new friends, receive a free t-shirt, enjoy delicious ice-cream all while gaining volunteer experience!

Apply now to welcome new international student at UVic! 

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Join the GC Student Advisory Council 

The GC Student Advisory Council is comprised of students from the international community who are committed to supporting the success of international students at UVic through peer connections, community engagement, and inclusion. The Council meets regularly to share ideas, experiences, and opinions that contribute to the GC initiative and the advancement of the University of Victoria’s strategic directions for fostering a globally mindful campus and to enhance the international student experience. Further, they facilitate presentations, provide consultations, and participate in conferences and projects across campus, bringing their international student voice. Learn more about the Student Advisory Council volunteer role here

Apply now to join this incredible group of students!

 

Conversation Partners 

Global Community CPP

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer and supporting students to build confidence in their conversational English skills?

The Conversation Partners Program provides students who have English as an additional language with opportunities to practice, build confidence, and improve their conversational English skills, all while building global relationships. Volunteers are matched with up to three students who have English as an additional language and meet with their student(s) for a minimum of 1 hour every week throughout the term. Conversation Partner Volunteers are undergraduate and graduate students and staff members who are proficient in speaking English.

For more information about the Global Community Conversation Partners Program, please read here or apply below.  

Apply here

Mentorship program

Are you interested in volunteering and supporting students as they navigate their transition to UVic?

The Mentorship Program is an opportunity for students to explore intercultural connections, make new friends, and receive support as they navigate their social and academic transition to UVic. Volunteers are matched with up to three students and meet with their student(s) for a minimum of 1 hour every week throughout the term. Mentors (volunteers) are undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty. Mentors make arrangements with the student(s) to meet every week throughout the term.

For more information about the Global Community Mentorship Program, please read here or apply below. 

 

Apply here

Other short-term volunteer opportunities

 

International Student Welcome

Each term, the International Centre for Students welcomes new international students to UVic during the International Student Welcome Week. There are numerous short-term volunteer opportunities to support the ISS Orientation Programming, help us welcome new international students and start the year in a good way!

Volunteer with us us for our January 2021 International Student Welcome event (January 9th, 2021)! For details and to sign up, register here!

Global Community General Interest List

Throughout the year, we have many different short-term volunteer opportunities that come up, such as at our Global Community events and sometimes even opportunities from the community! Email us at if you would like to be put on a Global Community General Interests list to hear about any of our upcoming opportunities.

 

Please use the following resources to support you in your role as a Global Community Volunteer: