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Uniting students and community through a shared purpose

Did you know that volunteering can boost your academic performance and workplace skills? Get involved to gain skills and experience while helping organizations reach their goals and build better communities. Locate volunteer opportunities on- and off-campus, locally and regionally in either a group or individual capacity.

Why Volunteer

Contribute your time, skills, insights and energy to organizations and communities who need your help. Be an ambassador for yourself, your program and your school and give back to your community while learning transferrable skills.

Personal Development

Build your community and make a difference in the lives of others. Find a cause you care about or a population that you would like to serve and jump into volunteer service.

Support a cause

Increase social awareness

Meet new people

Enjoy better health

Gain self confidence

Build independence

Learn through service

Professional Development

Apply your academic training in a real world environment. Write a business proposal, create a marketing strategy or do data analysis for an organization that needs support.

Develop transferable skills

Gain work experience

Explore career options

Develop a professional network

Earn a reference

Improve your resume

Advance your academics

McMaster’s Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair


Meet face-to-face with organizations who have local and regional opportunities to get involved, explore careers, build your resume and skills, and develop meaningful connections.


Visit the Community Engagement and Volunteer Fair event page for more information.


Make an impact

Make an appointment

Meet with an experienced volunteer connections student success leader from Monday – Thursday.