Volunteer Opportunities At MacEwan University

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Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, give back to your community, and build skills for your future. MacEwan University has all kinds of different volunteer opportunities to help students get involved on campus.


Volunteers are an important part of MacEwan University’s convocation ceremonies every June and November. While graduates excitedly don caps and gowns and proudly receive their degree, diploma or certificate in front of classmates and loved ones, volunteers ensure the day runs smoothly. You can lend a hand by greeting guests, assisting with gowning and guiding graduates through each moment of the ceremony.

MacEwan International

MacEwan International offers students various opportunities to gain valuable volunteer experience. Please contact international@macewan.ca to learn more about current openings.

Mitchell Art Gallery

Volunteer for two to three hours a week and receive exclusive access to workshops on art handling, installation and care. In addition, volunteers get in-depth training about the contemporary artworks in the exhibition. 

New Student Orientation

Each fall and winter, student volunteers lead tours, greet new students, serve as mascots or mascot assistants, share their own first-year stories and much more. Contact the Welcome Team if you would like to support new students as they start their post-secondary journey.

Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity (OHRDE)

If you are interested in working on initiatives that help promote diversity and inclusion on campus, volunteering for the OHRDE could be for you. Organizing awareness events, supporting campus and community outreach projects, participating in campus presentations and peer dialogue sessions—when you volunteer with the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity, you develop valuable professional and personal skills. They also offer training programs to support students who want to take their volunteer skills to the next level. (Contact them here)

Office of Sexual Violence, Prevention, Education and Response (OSVPER)

Help build a culture of consent at MacEwan University. Receive training, join committees and share your experience as we work together to raise awareness about and address sexual violence on campus. Some opportunities include MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network (MAVEN) and the Ending Sexual Violence Student Research Forum. 

Campus Initiatives:


  1. Campus Outreach
  2. Ending Sexual Violence Student Research Forum
  3. Healthy Relationships Week
  4. MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network (MAVEN) Peer Education Team
  5. Sexual Violence Awareness Week
  6. Sexual Violence Support Guide Program

Open House

Volunteer at this once-a-year gig and be reminded why MacEwan University is such a great place to be.

During Open House, thousands of potential students and their families learn about MacEwan programs, meet with faculty members and explore City Centre Campus. As an Open House volunteer, you meet future students, share your experiences and provide direction to our excited—and sometimes overwhelmed—guests. A variety of positions are available.

Social Innovation Institute

Calling all changemakers! We invite you to join our community of social innovators and entrepreneurs. Commit to a regular volunteer shift and receive a Roundhouse membership. Help bring the Enlightened Economy Summit to life by joining the organizing committee. Learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities at the Social Innovation Institute.

Tour Guide Program

Do you love campus and want to help show it off? The MacEwan Tour Guide Program is for you! Help show off our amazing campus and programs while learning valuable public speaking and presentation skills. Fill out the application or email tours@macewan.ca for more info!

Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre (URDC)

Our academic life is filled with social, cultural and informative events that promote community development and intercultural dialogue. Diversify your MacEwan student experience with things like organizing international musicians’ concerts or putting together social campus events in collaboration with other MacEwan partners. Stop by our office (7-310U) or email us to connect! (get involved)

Wellness and Psychological Services

We all play a part in creating a supportive campus community. If you’re passionate about health promotion and supporting wellness on campus, the Peer Health Education Team is a student volunteer leadership opportunity that could be for you! (get involved)

Looking for even more to do on campus at MacEwan? Check out this article about the Best Ways To Get Involved At MacEwan University.

Published on September 26, 2023

About Sana Khurram

Hello! My name is Sana Khurram. I am a fourth year pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management at MacEwan University, who also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alberta. I am a quiet introvert who has an intrinsic curiosity about people. I hope to one day apply my passion for understanding people to a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, binge-watching crime documentaries, and teaching myself graphic design.