Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers promoting wellness

University of Guelph - Volunteer Opportunities 

Within Student Wellness, there are many ways for students to expand their learning beyond the classroom and contribute to the wellness of their peers. Volunteer opportunities, work placements and focus groups are just a few ways that students can get involved in.

Ways to Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with the University of Guelph Student Wellness Services. Click on the links below to see various opportunities in our departments.

Volunteer at the Health & Performance Centre

Volunteer with the Wellness Education & Promotion Centre

Volunteer with the Student Support Network

Volunteer with Student Accessibility Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Patience
  • Self-awareness
  • Sensitivity towards others
  • Interest in supporting peers through listening
  • A firm commitment to training, shift and meeting requirements.
  • Flexible or fairly open schedules.

We seek to have a diverse team that is representative of our student population. We welcome applications from all students, including commuting, graduate, transfer, international, part-time and mature students, from all identity backgrounds.

Nope. Our volunteer team has previous experience ranging from camp counselling to tour guiding to coaching little league to retail to being the person their friends turn to when they need support. We are interested in candidates that show a genuine interest in listening to the stories and journeys of their peers and lending support when needed. We can teach you the rest.

Yes. All of them! We try hard to have a team made up of people from different academic programs so we can have a variety of perspectives on the student experience. Because of its direct relevance to careers such as counselling and social work, we do particularly attract students from Psychology and Family & Child Development programs. However, we have had volunteers majoring in French, History, English, Environmental Governance, Biomedical Science, Nutrition, Agriculture, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy…

Yes. We believe this is an important foundation to the peer relationship upon which our service is built. You must be registered in at least 1.0 credits on campus each semester in order to be a volunteer.

Candidates with very limited scheduling availability and flexibility as it make it really difficult to schedule meetings and shifts. We also don’t want you to over-extend yourself.

  • Review the information above.
  • Fill out an Application Form.
  • E-mail your completed application and resume to ssn@uoguelph.ca by [DEADLINE TBD]