Concordia University

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On campus volunteering

Volunteer close to class, on the Loyola Campus or the downtown Sir George William Campus. You will likely work with either a student group, an academic Faculty or Department, or a university service unit.

Volunteer at the Concordia Greenhouse

AIESEC Concordia

AIESEC is an international platform for youth to develop their leadership potential while facilitating international internships. As the world’s largest student-run non-profit organization, AIESEC aims to help students develop into responsible and entrepreneurial leaders on a global scale.

You can get involved on campus by joining their executive board in one of five portfolios: Marketing & Communications, Finance, Corporate Relations, Talent Management and International Exchange. You can also apply here for an unpaid internship opportunity abroad, or connect with them on Facebook.

Best Buddies Concordia

Best Buddies Concordia works in collaboration with Best Buddies Canada to connect Concordia students with adults living with intellectual disabilities through friendship. Student volunteers are paired up with adults in the community for fun group events and individual activities.

The group is always seeking students to participate in the program. You can also volunteer by helping coordinate their events, and participating in fundraising. Contact them for more info. 

Concordia Animal Rights Association (CARA)

CARA Concordia is an active animal rights club working towards the protection of all animals through awareness, activism, and by encouraging compassion towards all living beings. CARA works alongside other organizations such as the SPCA Montreal and Mercy for Animals. The CARA club works all year round in order to help support our animal friends in need.

Volunteer activities include fundraising, distributing flyers, helping at events, designing activities for animals, and animal care. Contact them for more info.

Centre for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. As a volunteer you can provide one-on-one peer support in person, by phone and/or online (40-hour of Peer Support Training is provided.) You can make accompaniments, participate in outreach events, create promotional material, research and create resources and even develop and facilitate workshops! You can also get involved in projects such as Missing Justice, A Safer Concordia, Trans Advocacy, etc. Find out more online or visit one of their two locations (2110 Mackay and 1500 de Maisonneuve West Suite 404)

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a weekly free political film series at Concordia (and now in other universities throughout Canada and abroad.) Each semester’s programming focuses on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues. All screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. Screenings take place on Mondays at 7pm, usually in H-110.

Volunteers are needed to help with screenings and discussions after the films (on Mondays as of 6pm), as well as to help spread the word about their upcoming events by attending student fairs, tabling at events, postering, flyering and doing social media outreach. Email them for more info, follow them on Facebook or Twitter, or visit SGW H-733-1.

CJLO Radio

CJLO is Concordia University’s campus radio station, and the only English language radio station in Montreal that offers independent and underground music programming. They train volunteers in various areas: broadcasting, sound production, live recording, promotions, sales, broadcast administration, news writing and reporting, marketing and much more!

Find out more online or visit them on the Loyola campus in CC-430.

Community University Research Exchange (CURE)

CURE promotes community-driven social justice research. They connect students with grassroots community organizations, non-profits and artists to collaborate on innovative projects that support local communities. Groups can submit research requests or project proposals and students can undertake those projects, often for class credit. By facilitating meaningful exchanges between students and community groups, CURE strives to redefine the boundary between the university and the communities that surround it.

Consult their online project database or e-mail them for more info.

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is an independent, not-for-profit bookstore located on the Concordia University Campus. The Co-op Bookstore is a student initiative, serving the student community as well as the community at large.

Volunteers support all bookstore activities, from covering regular in-store shifts to representing the store at outreach events, and occasionally helping to move and unpack. You can also provide website assistance and help with research. You can apply online, and for more info, visit them in person at 2150 Bishop, check their website or email them.

Concordia Greenhouse

The Concordia Greenhouse is a community and student space on the 13th floor of the Hall Building (go up to the 12th floor and follow the signs). It offers a public lounge as well as various experiential learning opportunities for students to learn about environmental sustainability and urban agriculture, as well as caring for a permanent plant collection.

Volunteers can be involved in urban gardening projects and be part of something green at Concordia. Learn more about their ongoing projects here, by joining their Facebook page, by emailing them, or by checking the information board at the entrance of the Greenhouse.

Concordian Newspaper

The Concordian is an independent student weekly newspaper providing local news, arts, music, sports and opinions to the Concordia University community. Volunteers can write and submit stories, or contribute photos or videos.

To get involved, send an email with your name, details about yourself, and your story idea to the editor or to the editor whose section you are interested in contributing. Find out more online.

Concordia University Television (CUTV)

CUTV is a Campus/Community TV and video production studio that provides an essential service to those in the Montreal community whose needs are not being met by mainstream commercial TV stations and video production facilities. Volunteer for a show, such as News, Emerging Arts + Culture, Music, Food Sustainability & Cooking, Sports and Comedy. Training provided on weekends every month.

To apply or for details, call 514.848.2424 ext. 7403, or email.  

District 3 Innovation Centre (D3)

District 3 is an ecosystem at the heart of the Concordia University community whose mission is to enable the transformation of ideas into innovative new products, which are then engineered, designed and marketed to compete with the best. They offer services for the design and engineering of new products, as contracted by industry and/or entrepreneurs.

You can join one of their innovation projects as a programmer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, industrial engineer, designer, market analysis specialist or business planner, etc.  Minimum time commitment of 8-10 hours a week for all projects. Contact them to find out more.

Divest Concordia

Are you looking to get involved in the environmental justice movement? Divest Concordia is a student-led initiative working towards the development of a socially and environmentally responsible investment policy for Concordia University. They also work to raise awareness on problems related to fossil fuels--as well as environmental issues more generally--at both the national and International levels.

Divest Concordia is looking for enthusiastic students interested in one or more of the following: tabling; giving classroom announcements; organizing events; networking; participating in information campaigns, social media, and mobilization.

They meet every Friday at 2:30pm at 2030 Mackay (the GSA House). If interested, contact them or stop by at one of their meetings.

Engineers Without Borders Concordia (EWB)

Members of Engineers Without Borders are Concordia students seeking to apply their educational skills and creativity by researching and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges faced in developing countries. Don't be fooled by their name, you can join even if you're not an engineering student! They hold weekly meetings and provide volunteer opportunities related to fundraising, education, youth engagement, outreach and communications. Training provided.

Email them anytime during the year to explore the best way for you to get involved or visit them at 2160 Bishop, Annex B (third floor) during their office hours.

Frigo-Vert

Le Frigo-Vert offers a variety of organic and bulk foods, as well as quick snacks, coffee, and environmentally friendly household products, all at a great price. They also provide a variety of veggie baskets for those who need their veggie fix. If you are concerned with issues such as Fair Trade, anti-GMO, labour standards, local production and organic foods, this is your place to volunteer!

Volunteers can help in the store or with research, assisting in finding recipes and info about medicinal herbs, and investigating where and how products are made. For more info, visit them on campus at 1440 Mackay, call (438) 387-7586 or email them.

Frontier College Concordia

Frontier College Concordia is the local group that represents the national literacy organization on campus. They work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.

Volunteers can act as literacy tutors (2 hours a week), assist in the homework club, organize reading circles or join the organization committee to plan the group's events. Training provided. Visit them at 2150 Bishop, Office 110, email them or call 514-848-7474 ext. 7484

Journalists for Human Rights Concordia

Would you like to help spread #rightsmedia? Do you want to learn more about how to work as a journalist? Volunteer with JHR as a Human Rights Surveyor, pitch them a story or run for an elected position! Contact them for more info.

People’s Potato

The People’s Potato is a vegan soup kitchen run out of Concordia University. Initiated in 1999, the project seeks to address student poverty. This soup kitchen emphasizes serving well-cooked, wholesome foods, and serves over four hundred students and community members a day from its kitchen in the Concordia Hall Building (7th floor).

Volunteers prepare meals and clean the kitchen Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit them at H-733, call 514-848-2424 x.7590 or email them for more info.

Prisoner Correspondence Project

The Prisoner Correspondence Project coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people who are part of these same communities outside of prison.

Volunteers can help with reading, sorting, and responding to letters from LGBTQ prisoners, working on their newsletter, translation help, fundraising and outreach for the organisation. The project hosts regular volunteer sessions for new volunteers on Tuesdays from 3-7 at the QPRIG-Concordia office (1500 de Maisonneuve suite 204).

For more information, visit the website or send an email.

QPIRG Concordia

The Concordia branch of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group is a resource centre for community research and organizing. By creating links between students and the community, they inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches. Whether you are a Concordia student or a member of the Montreal community, someone new to activism or a seasoned organizer, you are encouraged and welcome to get involved with QPIRG Concordia.

Volunteers promote and organize special programming, work in the Resource Centre, do outreach, plan activities for the Alternative Orientation week, etc. Visit them at 1500 de Maisonneuve W., suite 204, call 514-848-7585 or email them for more info.

Queer Concordia

Queer Concordia is an on-campus resource centre and safe space for LGBTQ+ students.  They are always looking for new volunteers to help organize events and workshops, do outreach for the group, set-up on the day of events and/or research resources. Contact them to find out more! 

Right to Move

Right to Move/La Voie Libre (RTM/LVL) is a non-profit organization striving to make bicycling a more accessible transportation option. RTM/LVL is a volunteer-run Do-It-Yourself repair workshop on the downtown campus. Volunteers help members fix their bikes, present workshops on bicycle maintenance and help with others tasks involved with operating the shop, including administrative assistance.

Learn more and find contact details through their website.

Sustainable Concordia

Sustainable Concordia strives to create a culture of sustainability at Concordia. They work to make Concordia an ecologically aware, economically responsible, and socially equitable institution. This group focuses efforts on annual campaigns around sustainability issues, and emphasizes education, engagement and creating student leadership opportunities.

Opportunities include workshop facilitation, outreach and tabling on campaign issues or applying to participate in the board of directors. They aim to provide students with opportunities to expand their skills and develop new projects related to sustainability.

For more info, email them, call (514) 848-2424 ext.5829 or fill their online form.

 

Amnesty International Concordia

Members of Amnesty Concordia participate in local and international activism to increase human rights awareness. Volunteers can participate in outreach events, solicit donations, organize fundraising events, write letters to prisoners, etc.

Visit them at 2150 Bishop in room K-120 or fill out their volunteer form online.

 

Art Matters Concordia

Art Matters is a student-run festival that celebrates the innovation of emerging artists from Montreal’s Concordia University. The festival takes place in early March each year and encourages the creation and exhibition of multi-disciplinary works through the use of local galleries and artist-run centers.

Volunteers can help with set-up, bartending, coat check, etc. Email them before February to lend a hand during the festival.

 

Burrito Project Montreal

Burrito Project Montreal makes burritos every Sunday and delivers them to people living in the streets of Montreal. They operate out of People's Potato in Concordia's Hall building and are always looking for volunteers to help with cooking or going out on deliveries.

If you are busy on Sundays, you can also help with translating, delivering ingredients or doing outreach at other times during the week. Find out morehere, follow them on Facebook or contact them for more info.

 

Centre for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through on-going programming, campaigns, resources, services, and advocacy.

As a volunteer you can provide one-on-one support in person, by phone and email (40-hour of Peer Support Training is provided), make accompaniments, participate in outreach events, create promotional material, research and create ressources and even develop and facilitate workshops! You can also get involved in projects such as Missing Justice, the Sexual Assault Centre, Trans Health Advocacy, etc.

Find out more online or visit one of their two locations (2110 Mackay and 1500 de Maisonneuve West Suite 404)

 

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a weekly free political film series at Concordia University and now in other universities throughout Canada and abroad. Each semester programming is focused on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues, and all screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. Screenings take place on Mondays at 7pm, ususally in H-110 but in D.B Clarke Theater until Jan. 2014 (while H-110 is being renovated).

Volunteer to help with screenings and discussions after the films (on Mondays as of 6pm) or help spread the word about their upcoming events and do research for their Viewing Library (anytime throughout the week). Email them for more info or visit SGW H-733-1.

 

CJLO Radio

CJLO is Concordia University’s campus radio station, and the only English language radio station in Montreal that offers independent and underground music programming. They train volunteers in various areas: broadcasting, sound production, live recording, promotions, sales, broadcast administration, news writing and reporting, marketing and much more!

Find out more online or visit them on the Loyola campus in CC-430

 

Community University Research Exchange (CURE)

CURE’s mandate is to broaden the kind of academic work that is available to students and give community organizations, specifically those which experience social and economic marginalization, access to the knowledge and resources circulating in the academic sphere. Students can volunteer to do socially relevant academic research for the benefit of local non-profits.

Consult their online project database or email them for more info.

 

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is an independent, not-for-profit bookstore located on the Concordia University Campus. The Co-op Bookstore is a student initiative, serving the student community as well as the community at large.

Volunteers support all bookstore activities, from covering regular in-store shifts to representing the store at outreach events and helping moving and unpacking once in a while. You can also provide website assistance and help with research. For more info, visit them in person at 2150 Bishop, check theirwebsite or email them.

 

Concordia Greenhouse

The Concordia Greenhouse is a community student space on the 13th floor of the Hall Building (go up to the 12th floor and follow the signs). It's aim is to provide a space and opportunities for students to learn about environmental sustainability and urban agriculture. 

Volunteers can be involved in urban gardening projects and be part of something green at Concordia. Learn more about their ongoing projects here, by joining their Facebook page, by emailing them, or by checking the information board at the entrance of the Greenhouse.

 

Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP)

Can't make it to Uganda or volunteering abroad just isn't your thing? Your time and input are still needed! CVAP offers volunteer programs at Concordia aimed at spreading awareness about the crises in Northern Uganda. Help organize fundraising events, do outreach, work on an art project, create a blog, or create your own project!

Click here or email them for more info. You can also visit the CVAP office at 2110 Mackay room V.210.

 

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Concordia

Members of Engineers Without Borders are Concordia students seeking to apply their educational skills and creativity by researching and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges faced in developing countries. Don't be fooled by their name, you can join even if you're not an engineering student!

Volunteers help with fundraising (raise funds for overseas projects), education (ive workshops on fair trade, poverty, etc), youth engagement (give interactive presentations in local high schools), outreach and communications (design posters, take pictures, organize media campaigns). Training provided.

Email them anytime during the year to explore the best way for you to get involved or visit them at 2160 Bishop, Annex B (third floor) during their office hours.

 

Frigo-Vert

Le Frigo-Vert offers a variety of organic and bulk foods, as well as quick snacks, coffee, and environmentally friendly household products, all at a great price. They also provide a variety of veggie baskets for those who need their veggie fix. If you are concerned with issues such as Fair Trade, anti-GMO, labour standards, local production and organic foods, this is your place to volunteer!

Volunteers help in the store or with research, assisting in finding recipes and info about medicinal herbs, and investigating where and how products are made. For more info, visit them on campus at 2130 Mackay, call at (514) 848-7586 or email them.

 

Frontier College Concordia

Frontier College Concordia is the local group that represents the national literacy organization on campus. They work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.  

Volunteers can act as literacy tutors (2 hours a week), assist in the homework club, organize reading circles or join the organization committee to plan the group's events. Training provided. Visit them at 2150 Bishop, Office 110, email them or call 514-848-7474 ext. 7484

 

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Concordia

Would you like to help spread #rightsmedia? Want to learn more about how to work as a journalist? Volunteer with JHR as an intern/coordinator or run for an elected position! Contact them for more info.

 

Muslim Student Association's Reflections Library

The MSA's Reflections Library, one of the largest student-run libraries in Canada, provides a service Concordia students can use to learn about various aspects of Islam. Volunteer as a librarian, lending, helping with searches, cataloging documents, answering the phone, etc. Minimum requirement: 2 hours per week. Training provided.

Visit them at 2020 Mackay, room P-03, contact the Library Coordinator at (514) 848-7410 or sign up for their volunteer newsletter.

 

People’s Potato

The People’s Potato is a vegan soup kitchen run out of Concordia University. The project was initiated in 1999 in order to address student poverty. This soup kitchen emphasizes serving well cooked, wholesome foods. This group serves over four hundred students and community members daily from its kitchen in the Concordia Hall Building (7th floor).

Volunteers are needed to prepare meals and clean the kitchen Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit them at H-733, call 514-848-2424 x.7590 or email them for more info.

 

Prisoner Correspondence Project

The Prisoner Correspondence Project coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people who are part of these same communities outside of prison.

Volunteers can become penpals, bring awareness to the cause, translate letters from English to French and/or help organize special events (film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, etc.). Find out more online, emailor call them at 514 848-7583.

 

QPIRG (Quebec Public Interest Research Group) Concordia

QPIRG Concordia is a resource centre for community research and organizing. By creating links between students and the community, they inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches. Whether you are a Concordia student or a member of the Montreal community, someone new to activism or a seasoned organizer, you are encouraged and welcome to get involved with QPIRG Concordia.

Start by attending an "Activism 101" workshop, or find out which working group you would be interested in joining. Volunteers also promote and organize the "Study in Action" conference, work in the Resource Centre, do outreach, plan activities for the Alternative Orientation week, etc. Visit them at 1500 de Maisonneuve W., suite 204, call 514-848-7585 or email them for more info.

 

Right to Move

Right to Move is a non-profit organization striving to make bicycling a more accessible transportation option. Once you become a member of the organization (20$ fee annually), you can volunteer to help fix bikes, present workshops on bicycle maintenance in French or English or do administrative work.

Visit them, call (514) 999-4885 or email them to find out more or get involved.

 

Students Offering Support (SOS): Concordia Chapter

Students Offering Support Concordia is part of a national network of student volunteers raising funds for humanitarian projects in South America. SOS funds these projects and volunteers help with construction during annual trips coordinated by the chapter. Funds are raised through an Exam-AID initiative where student volunteers run group review sessions prior to a midterm or final exams for a small donation.

You can help in Montreal by acting as a tutor or organizing on-campus events. You can also join them for their annual trip to South America. Visit their website or email them to find out more. Get involved with SOS to raise marks, money, and roofs!

 

Sustainable Concordia

Sustainable Concordia strives to create a culture of sustainability at Concordia, and thereby improve our university community by making Concordia an ecologically aware, economically responsible, and socially equitable institution.

Volunteers are offered varied opportunities to take leadership roles as part of the finance, fundraising, education or communications committees. For more information email them or call 514.848.2424 ext.5829.

 

Volunteers in Action Concordia

The Volunteers in Action’s mission is to encourage community involvement in the Concordia student body through the promotion and facilitation of  volunteerism and charity giving. The VIA also aims to educate the Concordia community in issues affecting the globe such as violence, hunger and poverty and get students involved in the solutions to theses problems.

Find out more by joining their Facebook groupemail them or stop by their office at 2150 Bishop, Annex K-205.

 

Amnesty International Concordia

Members of Amnesty Concordia participate in local and international activism to increase human rights awareness. Volunteers can participate in outreach events, solicit donations, organize fundraising events, write letters to prisoners, etc.

Visit them at 2150 Bishop in room K-120 or fill out their volunteer form online.

 

Art Matters Concordia

Art Matters is a student-run festival that celebrates the innovation of emerging artists from Montreal’s Concordia University. The festival takes place in early March each year and encourages the creation and exhibition of multi-disciplinary works through the use of local galleries and artist-run centers.

Volunteers can help with set-up, bartending, coat check, etc. Email them before February to lend a hand during the festival.

 

Burrito Project Montreal

Burrito Project Montreal makes burritos every Sunday and delivers them to people living in the streets of Montreal. They operate out of People's Potato in Concordia's Hall building and are always looking for volunteers to help with cooking or going out on deliveries.

If you are busy on Sundays, you can also help with translating, delivering ingredients or doing outreach at other times during the week. Find out morehere, follow them on Facebook or contact them for more info.

 

Centre for Gender Advocacy

The Centre for Gender Advocacy is an independent, student-funded, Concordia University organization, mandated to promoting gender equality and empowerment particularly as it relates to marginalized communities. This mandate is achieved through on-going programming, campaigns, resources, services, and advocacy.

As a volunteer you can provide one-on-one support in person, by phone and email (40-hour of Peer Support Training is provided), make accompaniments, participate in outreach events, create promotional material, research and create ressources and even develop and facilitate workshops! You can also get involved in projects such as Missing Justice, the Sexual Assault Centre, Trans Health Advocacy, etc.

Find out more online or visit one of their two locations (2110 Mackay and 1500 de Maisonneuve West Suite 404)

 

Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is a weekly free political film series at Concordia University and now in other universities throughout Canada and abroad. Each semester programming is focused on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues, and all screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. Screenings take place on Mondays at 7pm, ususally in H-110 but in D.B Clarke Theater until Jan. 2014 (while H-110 is being renovated).

Volunteer to help with screenings and discussions after the films (on Mondays as of 6pm) or help spread the word about their upcoming events and do research for their Viewing Library (anytime throughout the week). Email them for more info or visit SGW H-733-1.

 

CJLO Radio

CJLO is Concordia University’s campus radio station, and the only English language radio station in Montreal that offers independent and underground music programming. They train volunteers in various areas: broadcasting, sound production, live recording, promotions, sales, broadcast administration, news writing and reporting, marketing and much more!

Find out more online or visit them on the Loyola campus in CC-430

 

Community University Research Exchange (CURE)

CURE’s mandate is to broaden the kind of academic work that is available to students and give community organizations, specifically those which experience social and economic marginalization, access to the knowledge and resources circulating in the academic sphere. Students can volunteer to do socially relevant academic research for the benefit of local non-profits.

Consult their online project database or email them for more info.

 

Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore

The Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore is an independent, not-for-profit bookstore located on the Concordia University Campus. The Co-op Bookstore is a student initiative, serving the student community as well as the community at large.

Volunteers support all bookstore activities, from covering regular in-store shifts to representing the store at outreach events and helping moving and unpacking once in a while. You can also provide website assistance and help with research. For more info, visit them in person at 2150 Bishop, check theirwebsite or email them.

 

Concordia Greenhouse

The Concordia Greenhouse is a community student space on the 13th floor of the Hall Building (go up to the 12th floor and follow the signs). It's aim is to provide a space and opportunities for students to learn about environmental sustainability and urban agriculture. 

Volunteers can be involved in urban gardening projects and be part of something green at Concordia. Learn more about their ongoing projects here, by joining their Facebook page, by emailing them, or by checking the information board at the entrance of the Greenhouse.

 

Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program (CVAP)

Can't make it to Uganda or volunteering abroad just isn't your thing? Your time and input are still needed! CVAP offers volunteer programs at Concordia aimed at spreading awareness about the crises in Northern Uganda. Help organize fundraising events, do outreach, work on an art project, create a blog, or create your own project!

Click here or email them for more info. You can also visit the CVAP office at 2110 Mackay room V.210.

 

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Concordia

Members of Engineers Without Borders are Concordia students seeking to apply their educational skills and creativity by researching and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges faced in developing countries. Don't be fooled by their name, you can join even if you're not an engineering student!

Volunteers help with fundraising (raise funds for overseas projects), education (ive workshops on fair trade, poverty, etc), youth engagement (give interactive presentations in local high schools), outreach and communications (design posters, take pictures, organize media campaigns). Training provided.

Email them anytime during the year to explore the best way for you to get involved or visit them at 2160 Bishop, Annex B (third floor) during their office hours.

 

Frigo-Vert

Le Frigo-Vert offers a variety of organic and bulk foods, as well as quick snacks, coffee, and environmentally friendly household products, all at a great price. They also provide a variety of veggie baskets for those who need their veggie fix. If you are concerned with issues such as Fair Trade, anti-GMO, labour standards, local production and organic foods, this is your place to volunteer!

Volunteers help in the store or with research, assisting in finding recipes and info about medicinal herbs, and investigating where and how products are made. For more info, visit them on campus at 2130 Mackay, call at (514) 848-7586 or email them.

 

Frontier College Concordia

Frontier College Concordia is the local group that represents the national literacy organization on campus. They work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.  

Volunteers can act as literacy tutors (2 hours a week), assist in the homework club, organize reading circles or join the organization committee to plan the group's events. Training provided. Visit them at 2150 Bishop, Office 110, email them or call 514-848-7474 ext. 7484

 

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Concordia

Would you like to help spread #rightsmedia? Want to learn more about how to work as a journalist? Volunteer with JHR as an intern/coordinator or run for an elected position! Contact them for more info.

 

Muslim Student Association's Reflections Library

The MSA's Reflections Library, one of the largest student-run libraries in Canada, provides a service Concordia students can use to learn about various aspects of Islam. Volunteer as a librarian, lending, helping with searches, cataloging documents, answering the phone, etc. Minimum requirement: 2 hours per week. Training provided.

Visit them at 2020 Mackay, room P-03, contact the Library Coordinator at (514) 848-7410 or sign up for their volunteer newsletter.

 

People’s Potato

The People’s Potato is a vegan soup kitchen run out of Concordia University. The project was initiated in 1999 in order to address student poverty. This soup kitchen emphasizes serving well cooked, wholesome foods. This group serves over four hundred students and community members daily from its kitchen in the Concordia Hall Building (7th floor).

Volunteers are needed to prepare meals and clean the kitchen Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit them at H-733, call 514-848-2424 x.7590 or email them for more info.

 

Prisoner Correspondence Project

The Prisoner Correspondence Project coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, transsexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking these inmates with people who are part of these same communities outside of prison.

Volunteers can become penpals, bring awareness to the cause, translate letters from English to French and/or help organize special events (film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, etc.). Find out more online, emailor call them at 514 848-7583.

 

QPIRG (Quebec Public Interest Research Group) Concordia

QPIRG Concordia is a resource centre for community research and organizing. By creating links between students and the community, they inspire social change through engaging, inclusive and non-hierarchical approaches. Whether you are a Concordia student or a member of the Montreal community, someone new to activism or a seasoned organizer, you are encouraged and welcome to get involved with QPIRG Concordia.

Start by attending an "Activism 101" workshop, or find out which working group you would be interested in joining. Volunteers also promote and organize the "Study in Action" conference, work in the Resource Centre, do outreach, plan activities for the Alternative Orientation week, etc. Visit them at 1500 de Maisonneuve W., suite 204, call 514-848-7585 or email them for more info.

 

Right to Move

Right to Move is a non-profit organization striving to make bicycling a more accessible transportation option. Once you become a member of the organization (20$ fee annually), you can volunteer to help fix bikes, present workshops on bicycle maintenance in French or English or do administrative work.

Visit them, call (514) 999-4885 or email them to find out more or get involved.

 

Students Offering Support (SOS): Concordia Chapter

Students Offering Support Concordia is part of a national network of student volunteers raising funds for humanitarian projects in South America. SOS funds these projects and volunteers help with construction during annual trips coordinated by the chapter. Funds are raised through an Exam-AID initiative where student volunteers run group review sessions prior to a midterm or final exams for a small donation.

You can help in Montreal by acting as a tutor or organizing on-campus events. You can also join them for their annual trip to South America. Visit their website or email them to find out more. Get involved with SOS to raise marks, money, and roofs!

 

Sustainable Concordia

Sustainable Concordia strives to create a culture of sustainability at Concordia, and thereby improve our university community by making Concordia an ecologically aware, economically responsible, and socially equitable institution.

Volunteers are offered varied opportunities to take leadership roles as part of the finance, fundraising, education or communications committees. For more information email them or call 514.848.2424 ext.5829.

 

Volunteers in Action Concordia

The Volunteers in Action’s mission is to encourage community involvement in the Concordia student body through the promotion and facilitation of  volunteerism and charity giving. The VIA also aims to educate the Concordia community in issues affecting the globe such as violence, hunger and poverty and get students involved in the solutions to theses problems.

Find out more by joining their Facebook groupemail them or stop by their office at 2150 Bishop, Annex K-205.

 

Community Empowerment Engagement Development (CEED)

Can't make it to Uganda or volunteering abroad just isn't your thing? Your time and input are still needed! CEED offers volunteer programs at Concordia aimed at sustainable community projects in Northern Uganda. Help organize fundraising events, do outreach, work on an art project, create a blog, or create your own project!

Click here or email them for more info. You can also visit the CEED office at 2110 Mackay room V.210.

 

Access Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Access Centre for Students with Disabilities assists students with disabilities to facilitate their right to access educational opportunities and services, as well as their inclusion in university life.

Due to the nature of their disability, some Concordia students are not able to take notes consistently or thoroughly. Volunteers offer their services as note-takers to record lecture material. THE ACSD provides a basic training on note taking, and enlists a group of volunteers known as the ACSD Ambassadors. These volunteers assist the office with raising awareness about students with disabilities on Campus and issues of access and inclusion.

Email their note-taking program for information on how to become a note-taker, or email the office for more information about other opportunities.

Career Management Services at JMSB

Career Management Services (CMS) offers John Molson School of Business students and alumni resources for their job search and career planning. For a list of career services offered by CMS, please visit this link

JMSB students who are eager to get a head start on their career preparation and gain extensive knowledge on the recruitment and job search processes are welcome to apply. For more information, please visit this link

Centre for the Arts in Human Development

The Centre offers the opportunity to students to assist in its program for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers help create an inclusive community, allowing the Centre's participants to better integrate with the rest of Concordia's population.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Fridays, volunteers can accompany groups to and from various buildings on campus, socialize with participants in the morning before their groups or at lunchtime, assist with transportation at the end of the day, as well as various other tasks. Volunteers might also participate in special projects like The Speech Initiative and the Fels Arts and Friendship Program. For more information, please email Cindy Pratt or call 514-848-2424 ext. 8616. Note that a background check may be necessary.

Concordia University Student Parent Centre

CUSP offers support and services to help parents studying at Concordia to achieve their academic goals. They provide resources and referrals as well as a safe and accessible space where student parents can congregate, voice their concerns, develop a support network and share common interests.

Volunteers can assist with office work, babysit for Concordia student parents, and help organize projects like the cookout, clothing and toy exchange, and tutoring.) Volunteers can also assist with the website. For more info, fill out their volunteer registration form, email them or call (514) 848-2424 ext. 2431.

Concordia Emergency Response Team

CERT consists of student, faculty, and trained staff volunteers who assist during emergencies that may occur on campus. Volunteers help ensure the safety of students and staff in case of an emergency.

During the mandatory training, you will learn to effectively respond to a variety of situations on campus. CERT provides Free First-Aid and CPR training for its members. For more information, visit their volunteering page.

Environmental Health and Safety’s Sustainability Ambassadors

EHS's Sustainability Ambassador Program is made up of staff, faculty, and students who serve as a catalyst for sustainable changes at Concordia through peer-to-peer education. 

Become a Sustainability Ambassador and help create a culture of sustainability. Raise awareness about waste, water, and energy reduction, while also broadening the community’s understanding of what it means to be sustainable economically, socially, and environmentally.  Contact them for more info or sign up online

International Student Office

ISO works with volunteers to welcome new international students in August and September of each year. Volunteers welcome, orient, and help new students when they first arrive on campus. If you are positive, caring and outgoing individual who knows their way around campus and who is familiar with Montreal, then the ISO Volunteer program is for you! Please sign-up online.

Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre

Multi-faith and Spirituality Centre at Concordia University offers a community for students, resources for faith and spiritual practice, as well as spaces to study or relax. You can help cook and serve community meals with Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard or Sunday Dinner, and/or participate and facilitate conversations on spirituality.

To find out more about the many volunteer opportunities offered and arrange a volunteer placement email the Centre or visit them in Annex Z (2090 Mackay).

Office of Student Recruitment

Every year, Concordia throws open its door to future students at Open House. Prospective students from around the world come to visit the University and get a feel for its programs and opportunities. Volunteers who help welcome visitors to Concordia during these events will also receive a t-shirt and some tasty food.

Contact Hannah Liu for more info or visit them at S-LB 187-10 (SGW Campus).

University of the Streets Café

University of the Streets Café organizes bilingual, public conversations in cafés and community spaces across Montreal. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, venues and partnering organizations, the program is free and open to participants of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of education. Without grades or diplomas, we reinvent the idea of the ‘university’ by creating spaces for lifelong learning, critical thinking and community engagement in local neighbourhoods.

Volunteers can offer support at the events themselves or behind the scenes. Office tasks include helping with social media, editing written materials, promoting the events and/or contributing to programming (developing conversation topics, etc.). At the conversations, volunteers help with logistics and welcoming participants. Contact them for more information.

 

 

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