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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.  90% 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
  • Learn an appreciation of volunteerism
  • Have fun!

Opportunities at QUIC

English Language Support (ELS)  We are accepting student applications for Fall 2017.

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.

World Link Program

Applications are now closed.

QUIC World Link Program is intended to support the intercultural experiences of Queen’s students, and to highlight the varied international experiences of Queen’s students on campus. This is a chance for international students or students who have recently returned from abroad to share their experiences and act as international ambassadors at Queen’s. Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator.

Volunteer Hosts – ongoing recruitment

Volunteers are needed especially during the busy arrival period (January; August/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.

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


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