Where to volunteer on and off-campus

Do you want to volunteer for personal or professional development? McMaster has many on-campus positions and clubs which offer a diverse range of opportunities to serve a variety of interests.

August 2, 2022

On-Campus Clubs and Services 

McMaster offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities from student-run clubs to services provided by the university.

(Reference McMaster’s club directory for a comprehensive list of student-run clubs)

  • McMaster Smiling Over Sickness 
  • American Sign Language Club 
  • Best Buddies 
  • MacNurtrition 
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Student’s Association 
  • COPE: A Student Mental Health Initiative 
  • Healthy Haven 
  • Kids4Kids 
  • She’s the First McMaster (STF McMaster) 
  • McMaster Aid for Children Team (M. A. C. T.) 

(Reference David Braley Athletic Centre for more information) 

  • Student Field Therapist  
  • Student Clinical Therapist 
  • Student Strength and Conditioning   
  • Buddy Program (Mentorship Program)
  • Speakeasy Program 

(Reference the Student Success Centre website for more information on volunteer opportunities) 

  • Program Support Assistant 
  • IRIS Theatre Program 
  • Peer Leader Program 
  • Wellness Outreach Peer Educators

Volunteering: Off-campus 

Various organizations across the city of Hamilton offer numerous volunteer opportunities for students aimed at professional and personal growth. Don’t see the organization you want to volunteer for? Google an organization then type the word “volunteer” and start searching for positions and related opportunities. The options are limitless. Here are some to get you started: 


  • ELL Tutoring (English Language Learning) 
  • Visiting Library Services


  • Team Captains 
  • Team Members 
  • Cast Members 
  • City Youth Member 
  • Administration and Support 
  • Operations, Maintenance and Logistics 
  • Events Fundraising and Development 
  • Bus Drivers 


  • Patient Experience 
  • Patient Relations 
  • Peer Engagement 
  • Recreation 
  • Research and Education 
  • Retail  
  • Program Support

Look on OSCARplus under Volunteer & Experience Building for opportunities on and off campus or email experiential@mcmaster.ca for assistance and more information.