Volunteer with Western International

Every year, the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) and Western International recruit hundreds of volunteers who assist with the coordination, planning and implementation of activities and programs. Students can also volunteer with our department through the Western Peer Leader Program.

Current Volunteer Opportunity:
International Student Orientation 2022

Are you looking to gain intercultural experience and wish to strengthen your leadership skills? Support incoming graduate and undergraduate international students settle in London, answer questions, and help them navigate their start at Western. Help us kick off the best university experience possible!  

Why volunteer? 

  • Recognition on Western’s Co-Curricular Record. 
  • Gain experience to achieving the Global and Intercultural Engagement Honour. 
  • Free meals provided to volunteers supporting orientation events where food is served.
  • Make new connections and friends on our orientation volunteer team. 

What you need to succeed in this role: 

  • Attend one of our volunteer training sessions in person on August 25 or August 27 (lunch will be provided). 
  • Bring a positive attitude and a desire to support new students. 
  • Sign up for one or more shifts during our international orientation (August 30 to September 3, 2022). 

Apply by August 10, 2022 at 9 am EDT. Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply!

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Benefits of Volunteering with Us:

  • Form connections with the Western and international communities
  • Get active
  • Enhance skills and gain Canadian career-related experience
  • Learn about different aspects of Canadian culture
  • Get to know Western International staff
  • Learn about the student workshops and resources in all areas of Western International and the Student Development Centre 

IESC Volunteer Positions:

  • Volunteer positions offered through Western Peer Leader Program such as:
    • English Conversation Program Facilitator
    • Welcome Team Volunteers
    • International Student Activity Coordinator
    • Assistant Facilitator for Spousal Events
    • Transitions Program Assistant
    • Photographer/Videographer
  • International Student Orientation Student Leader and Volunteer positions
  • Become a Peer Guide for newly arrived International Students
  • General Volunteer Opportunities (Examples: events, language exchange, and country ambassador)

Other Western International volunteer opportunities:

Additional Opportunities

Note:  In some situations, international students are required to have a work permit to participate in volunteer work in Canada. Contact Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada for more information.