Student opportunities

Getting involved at UVic provides you with an opportunity to explore areas of interest, develop new skills and meet new people. We have a number of different roles that might interest you.

Let us know what opportunities you’re interested in, and we’ll contact you when applications open.

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Not sure what opportunity is best for you, have questions or can’t find an opportunity that you’re interested in? and we’ll see if we can help.

Opportunities within the Office of Student Life

Hiring panel student volunteers

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is looking for student volunteers to take part in upcoming OSL hiring panels/search committees for professional staff positions in our office. This is a great way to gain knowledge and experience of a hiring process, and to bring student perspective to staffing decisions at UVic. 

A $400 honorarium will be offered to students who participate on OSL hiring panels.

To apply: Read the hiring panel student call out and apply on the Student Life Opportunities form

Orientation Volunteers

Orientation volunteers help to connect new students to the UVic community by welcoming, inspiring and supporting them. They act as university ambassadors and upper-year mentors, helping guide new students through orientation programming.

The Orientation Volunteer program run by the Office of Student Life is currently being rebuilt to offer wider opportunities for Student Volunteers leading up to September 2024. 

To apply: Sign up for updates to get notified of Orientation Leader opportunities.

Practicum/co-op opportunities

We often accept practicum or co-op students to work in our office. Former students have worked on projects involving curriculum development, program assessment, event planning and more. Co-op opportunities can often be found on Learning in Motion. If you’re interested in a practicum or co-op opportunity with our team, to explore your options.

Student Leadership

The Office of Student Life offers you a different take on what student leadership can look and feel like through the Nourish + Flourish program!

This event series will take place in the 2023-2024 academic year — each with a unique theme centred around the self in relationship to the world around us to foster connection, ideas and empowerment.

To register: Visit the Nourish + Flourish page

Student Life Grant

The Office of Student Life administers the UVic Student Life Grant, which funds current undergraduate and graduate student-led initiatives (up to $1,500 per applicant) that engage and positively impact the UVic campus community. Students can apply for one of the following funding streams: Anti-racism initiatives or Community engagement initiatives.

To apply: There are 5 application deadlines per year. The application form, deadlines and further information is available on the OSL website

Work-study students

We often hire students for part-time positions September to April through the work-study program. These students help with a variety of projects in our office. In the past, these positions have often involved communications and engagement work. Students must be work-study eligible in order to apply for these positions.

The positions are paid work opportunities (typically $19/hour); hours vary by position.

To apply: Work-study positions are typically posted on the work-study website in early September.

Opportunities outside OSL

Clubs and course unions

The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) has over 200 different student-led clubs to suit your interests. Members of these clubs are actively engaged in a diverse range of activities including volunteering, academic and professional development, social and leisure activities and more. The UVSS also oversees 40 course unions that represent UVic academic departments. Additionally, Vikes Recreation offers a number of recreation and sports clubs you can join to stay active and have fun with your peers.


There are a number of volunteer opportunities available both on-campus and in the Victoria community. The Global Community, the UVSS, EQHR, Vikes Nation and the Student Wellness Centre all provide volunteer opportunities for students. Additional opportunities can be found through Co-op + Career’s Learning in Motion platform or through Volunteer Victoria