Campus Life & Engagement relies on the energy and enthusiasm of hundreds of student volunteers each year. Volunteer recruitment takes place in the Winter semester for the upcoming orientation and welcome of next year's incoming class.


To apply or learn more about all the opportunities available in peer programs at McGill, visit the McGill Peer Programs Network website.


CL&E Volunteer Opportunities

ACCE (Ambassadors for Campus and Community Engagement) Team Program

Want to improve your facilitation, leadership, peer-coaching and communication skills? Interested in challenging yourself to lead workshops? Looking to make a meaningful contribution to the McGill community? The Leadership Development Program is a great students-helping-students volunteer program, which gives 20 to 30 students an opportunity to build leadership capacities in relation to leading workshops, public speaking, peer-coaching and facilitation. Successful candidates are trained in February and March  each year; they have the opportunity to lead workshops, do outreach, peer coach and give classroom announcements starting especially in September and January. We will be recruiting in February 2019 again - click here for more info!  This link will take you to a form to sign up to be notified when we begin recruiting for 2019/20.

CSI McGill (Cegep Students Information/Orientation session)

This is an opportunity for students to help with the welcome and logistical work for this information day intended for newly accepted students from Cegep. CSI McGill takes place in early June. In addition to the full-day event, volunteers are also required to attend a 2 hour training/preparation meeting.

Discover McGill - Logistical Team

This is a great opportunity for students to volunteer and help welcome the University’s new students at one of the largest orientation events organized by McGill.  Student volunteers will assist on a variety of tasks, including group formation, orientation package and lunch distribution, University Fair setup, and the overall welcoming process.  Volunteers will need to be flexible and ready to adapt to a variety of tasks that might arise.

Engage McGill - Logistical Team

Engage McGill is the end-of- day event on Discover McGill day and is another excellent opportunity to develop your logistical and organizational skills and contribute to creating a successful orientation event. Volunteers assist in overseeing the delivery and distribution of food, set up and installation of various activities, and various other tasks. It’s a wonderful way to ensure that new students get the welcome they deserve.

Peer Engagement Coaching Program

The mission of the Peer Engagement Coaching Program is to serve as a resource to the McGill student body as it relates to student involvement. Trained coaches will be highly involved students who can advise students about how to get involved, balance their academic and social life, and how to leverage their involvements in their future career. Our premise is that many students are unfamiliar with campus and community resources and thus are unable to take advantage of them. Our Peer Engagement coaches will encourage students on them to have a healthy quality of involvement.

Student Life Ambassador Program

Join this important team of leaders and be a lifeline between McGill University and new students.  As their first "personal" link to the university, this is your unique opportunity to help relieve the anxiety and confusion of being a first-year student, to build excitement for Orientation and the great times ahead.  Student Life Ambassadors correspond with their assigned new student(s) periodically throughout the summer months helping them prepare for their transition to McGill's academic and social life.

Off-Campus Connects (OCX) Facilitators and Volunteers

Off-Campus Connects is an orientation day hosted by Campus Life & Engagement at the beginning of each academic year (end of August). It is similar to RezFest but geared towards incoming students not living in McGill residences. Apply to be a Facilitator (leading a group of approximately 25 first-years with a co-facilitator) or Logistical Volunteer (e.g., set-up/take down, registration, signage, crowd control, preparing/handing out food).