Volunteer with IESC

Students Volunteering

Every year, the International and Exchange Student Centre (IESC) and Western International recruit hundreds of volunteers who assist with the coordination, planning and implementation of various activities and programs offered by the Centre. Students can also volunteer with our department through Western's Volunteers In Progress (VIP) Program.

Benefits of Volunteering with Us:

  • Form connections with the Western and international communities
  • Get active
  • Enhance skills and gain Canadian career-related experience
  • Learn about different aspects of Canadian culture
  • Get to know Western International staff
  • Learn about the student workshops and resources in all areas of Western International and the Student Development Centre 

IESC Volunteer Positions:

  • Volunteer positions offered through Western's Volunteers In Progress Program such as:
    • English Conversation Leaders
    • IESC Blog Assistant Editor
    • International Student Activity Coordinator
    • Assistant Facilitator for Spousal Events
    • Transitional Program Assistant
    • Photographer/Videographer
    • Welcome Team Volunteers
  • Become a Peer Guide for newly arrived International Students
  • General Volunteer Opportunities (Examples: events, language exchange, and country ambassador)

Other Western International volunteer opportunities:

Additional Opportunities

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