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Volunteer Programs


Volunteers are a vital and integral part of QUIC activities. The Centre works with more than 120 volunteers each year.  95% of QUIC volunteers are Queen’s University students.

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
  • Have fun!

Opportunities at QUIC

English Conversation Program  Now accepting student applications for Winter term!

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? new and returning volunteers please Apply Here.

World Link Program

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 International Programs Assistant.

Volunteer Hosts

Volunteers are needed especially during the arrival periods. 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.

Intercultural Training Series for QUIC volunteers

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


Other Opportunities

QUIC English Language Support Program

Expected volunteer time commitment: 1.5 hours/week, one semester minimum.