Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:39:40 AM ET
Volunteers are a vital and integral part of the Queen's University International Centre's activities.
QUIC works with more than 180 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
English Language Support (ELS) Program English Language Support volunteers commit to an average of 1-2 hours per week, offering one-on-one assistance and/or volunteering with the QUIC ELS Conversation Group. One-on-one volunteers are matched with a student wishing to have an individual "Language Buddy". Alternatively, the Conversation Group volunteers assist with weekly in group sessions. Volunteers may apply to participate year round, though normally the program runs from mid September to the end of April. Program application must be submitted to the International Centre prior to attending a program orientation & training session. Questions? Contact the Program Coordinator. Income Tax Assistance Income tax volunteers are needed in workshops beginning in March through to the end of April. Income tax volunteers offer their assistance to students in filling out Canadian Income tax forms. Volunteers must attend a mandatory training session and then sign up for one-on-one appointments with students and/or tax clinics. Contact Susan Anderson for further information.
World LINK Program - applications completed for this year QUIC’s World Link Volunteer Program is intended to support the intercultural experiences of Queen’s students, to create opportunities for students to act as resources to others interested in going abroad or learning more about specific international destinations, 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 Education Abroad Advisor.
Volunteers are needed especially during the housing busy period in late August and 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 nighst at no cost. If you are interested in becoming a host, please contact the International Housing Office Coordinator. International Student Orientation (ISO) Volunteers
As new international students come to Kingston and to Queen's University, volunteers are required to conduct campus and city tours, assist with facilitating individual and group orientations, and to offer other skills and time when needed. Most orientation activities take place in August, September and January. For further information on orientation volunteer opportunities, visit the QUIC Welcome and Orientation page or contact the Volunteer Programs 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.