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! 

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. 

Open opportunities within the Office of Student Life

There are currently no open student opportunities within the Office of Student Life (OSL). Let us know what opportunities you’re interested in, and we’ll contact you when applications open. 

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Opportunities within the Office of Student Life

Orientation leaders 

Orientation leaders 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. 

This is a volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are required to participate in training and be available for the entirety of event days.   

To apply: Due to COVID-19, orientation programming has moved online. This position is currently on hold until we return to in-person programming. 

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.  

Sexualized violence prevention workshop facilitators 

Workshop facilitators deliver one or both of our sexualized violence prevention workshops: Tools for Change and Bringing in the Bystander. Facilitators are trained on the workshop curriculum and are assigned to facilitate workshops scheduled by the OSL.  

This is a paid work opportunity (typically $25/hour). Facilitators typically deliver 2-6 workshops a month and work approximately 10 hours a month.  

To apply: Hiring for workshop facilitators typically takes place in July. 

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 new program is taking place in a three-part event series — each with a unique theme centred around the self in relationship to the world around us. These events will be held in spring term 2023 and will be an incubator for connection, ideas and empowerment. 

To apply: Registration opens in February 2023.

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 $1,000 per applicant) that engage and positively impact the UVic campus community. Additional funding (up to $500 per applicant) is available through the Anti-Racism Supplement to prioritize and support initiatives that focus on addressing racism, utilizing anti-racist strategies. 

To apply: There are 3 application deadlines per year. The application form, deadlines and further information is available on the OSL website 

Summer student staff 

We often hire student staff to fill summer positions. These students may help with program planning, event planning, workshop development, communications and more.  

These are paid work opportunities (typically $19/hour or more); hours vary by position.  

To apply: These roles are generally posted in the spring for summer positions. 

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.  

Volunteering 

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