Volunteering | Leadership

Students on UC Hill


Do you want to meet new people with similar interests? Gain valuable and transferable skills? Improve your ability to communicate effectively? Learn more about yourself? Broaden your experience outside the classroom?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you will benefit from getting involved, on or off-campus, in one of the many leadership opportunities available to students. For many Western grads, their most memorable university experiences and personal connections develop outside the classroom walls.



Connect with Virtual Opportunities

How to Become a Virtual Volunteer

Find out how to commit your time and services away from the physical site of an organization, project, or campaign.

Creative Ways to Volunteer

Make a big difference around the world just by sitting at your computer, phone or tablet.

Organizations Recruiting Volunteers

Check out the online opportunities from 8 global organizations currently recruiting virtual volunteers.

National COVID-19 Volunteer Recruitment

The Government of Canada is working with provincial and territorial governments to respond to COVID-19.


Leadership Opportunities on Campus

Western Peer Leaders . Student Experience recruits more than 300 student leaders each year.

Campus Leadership Opportunities . Between the USC and faculty and residence councils, Western has a leadership opportunity that aligns with your interests.

Co-Curricular Experiential Learning . Employers are looking for transferable skills developed through hands-on or on-the-job experiences outside of the classroom.

Education in Leadership. Western offers a number of curricular Leadership courses and co-curricular programs you might want to explore.


Get Involved Beyond Campus

Community Engaged Learning (CEL)

Partner with groups, individuals, and organizations in the London region and abroad to tackle important issues.

Pillar Nonprofit Network

Based in London, whether you’re looking for volunteer opportunities, networking events or a job in the nonprofit sector, we can help.

Charity Village

The Canadian nonprofit sector's largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news, and how-to information.

 

Volunteer Fair - Participating Organizations

  • Impact Western
  • Foot Patrol
  • Western Peer Leader Program
  • Western Heads East
  • YMCA
  • LUSO Community Services
  • Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
  • Boys & Girls Club of London
  • Hutton House
  • Anova
  • SARI Therapeutic Riding
  • Youth Opportunities Unlimited
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area
  • Challenger Ballball London
  • Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex
  • Learning Disabilities Association London Region