Get involved

Benefits of getting involved

Getting involved isn’t just about volunteering. Research shows that fostering connections to others on campus improves academic outcomes, in addition to opening up doors for your career.

When you get involved, you’ll notice yourself developing new skills and achieving greater clarity about your interests and career goals. You’ll also see that your efforts make this campus a better place.

Available opportunities

  • Peer programs
    Strengthen your leadership and teamwork skills by acting as a role model and resource to your fellow students.
  • First Year Experience and Orientations
    Support new-to-UBC students to develop a foundation for success at the start of the school year.
  • ​​​​​​Residence Life positions
    Foster the social and academic success of others while working on a team, representing your university, and organizing events and programs you think matter.
  • Community experiences
    Apply your learning and create social change  in both on- and off-campus opportunities.
  • Student journalism
    Work with the Ubyssey, CiTR, and other on-campus media to prototype a career in journalism or to try your hand at creating content in a professional environment.
  • AMS Leadership
    Run for AMS leadership positions to support UBC students throughout their university experience.
  • AMS Clubs
    Join over 350 student clubs available to UBC students and help plan events and meet new friends, or start your own club to make friends with your similar interests.
  • Apply for a project grant
    Transform an idea into action, and get funding to make it happen.