Volunteers are a vital and integral part of QUIC activities. The Centre works with more than 120 volunteers each year. 90% of QUIC volunteers are Queen’s University students.
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Why should you volunteer?
- Share your knowledge and experiences with others
- Meet new people; form new friendships
- Get involved with the Queen’s community
- Develop new skills and improve old ones
- Access Intercultural Training
- Learn an appreciation of volunteerism
- Have fun!
Opportunities at QUIC
English Conversation Program Now accepting student applications!
English language support volunteers commit 1-2 hours of their time per week, offering individual assistance to international students. Volunteers are matched with two international students wishing to have conversation meetings with a “Language Buddy”. Alternatively, the Conversation Group volunteers assist with weekly group sessions. All meetings take place on Campus. Interested? Contact the Program Coordinator.
The World Link Program at Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an intercultural program that promotes learning, sharing, acceptance, and celebration of diverse cultures within the Queen’s community. The program delivers intercultural learning and exchange through program sessions and social activities at QUIC. Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator.
Volunteers are needed especially during the busy arrival period (late August/early September). Hosts provide a couch, a bed, or even an air mattress – a safe, secure and welcoming environment for a newly arrived international student or scholar for no more than 3 nights at no cost. If you are interested in becoming a host, please contact the Housing Support Coordinator.
Orientation and training sessions for new volunteers
Upon submitting your volunteer application, you will be contacted by the program coordinator by email. All new volunteers are required to attend a training & orientation session specific to the program of interest.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to participate in the QUIC Intercultural Competence Certificate training program. Attendance at all scheduled sessions is required in order to receive the Certificate. Students must register for this training by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Keep up-to-date! Subscribe to the QUIC Volunteer Opportunities mailing list.
- Search for various other volunteer opportunities for students at Queen’s
- United Way Volunteer Centre