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Volunteer with IESC

Volunteer Opportunities

Every year, the International and Exchange Student Centre and Western International recruits hundreds of volunteers who assist with coordinating, planning and implementing various activities and programs offered by the Centre. You can also volunteer through the Student Development Centre's (SDC) Volunteers In Progress (VIP) Program, in the different areas of Western International and the Student Development Centre (e.g., Services for Students with Disabilities, Learning Skills Services, etc.).

Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved, to be active and to meet and get to know people in the community. It is also a great way to enhance your skills and gain Canadian career-related experience and to learn about different aspects of the Canadian culture. In addition, you benefit from getting to know the staff and the workshops and resources in all areas of Western International and the Student Development Centre that are available to all students.

There are many volunteer opportunities within Western International, Western University and the London community.

Volunteer with Western International - International and Exchange Student Centre

Volunteer opportunities available at International and Exchange Student Centre include:

Volunteer with Western International - International Learning

Volunteer with Western International - Undergraduate Recruitment

Social Media Assistants are needed to support our International Undergraduate Liaison team, including work on Chinese social media platforms. Please contact Kris Dundas, Communications Officer, Western International for more information kdundas2@uwo.ca.

Volunteer with Western International - Western Heads East

Western Heads East is Western's response to the HIV/Aids crisis in Africa. Contribute to the effort by joining a committee or help with fundraising here in Canada. Their website lists ways you can help.

Volunteer with Western International - International Week

International Week at Western is held annually in November as a campus-wide celebration of all things international. There are many ways in which you can help out during the week, including technical support, communications assistant, and conference assistant.

Other Volunteer Opportunities (Western and London)

To find out about volunteer opportunities at Western University and in the London community, please visit the following websites:

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