Douglas College > Student Life > Get Involved > Volunteer On Campus
At Douglas, there are many opportunities for students to get involved and contribute to the College community. Volunteering allows students to get hands-on experience working with different Faculties and Services around the College.
Douglas College Staff and Faculty members please scroll to the bottom of the page for information on requesting volunteers.
To become a volunteer you must attend a mandatory training session. Training for the Winter 2019 semester will take place on January 21st from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the New Westminster Campus and January 23rd from 5:00-6:00pm at the Coquitlam Campus.
To sign up for a training session click here!
For more information about volunteering at Douglas College email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our FAQ's below.
The volunteer team is a group of students who want to get involved and make connections on campus through volunteering.
Who am I volunteering for?
Students are given the opportunity to volunteer with various departments and services around the College. Training is facilitated by the Student Life Department.
What are the volunteer opportunities?
You will often be “tabling,” which means that you will sit at a table and interact with students who come by, giving information about the department you are volunteering for. There are also other opportunities available.
Can I use you for mandatory volunteer class hours, or as a reference?
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that involvement in the Volunteer Team will provide you with an opportunity to fulfill required class hours and/or provide you with a reference. Volunteers are not guaranteed set hours, and most often opportunities are for single one-time events. However, students who do volunteer will get the benefit of meeting new people and expanding their network, gaining new skills, and making a greater connection to the college.
How do I become a volunteer?
To become a volunteer you must attend a mandatory training session. Training is held at the beginning of the winter and fall semesters. Please check back closer to the date to sign up for a training session.
Looking for a volunteers for an event on campus click here! To ensure that the volunteers have enough time to respond please fill this form out two weeks prior to the event. Once this form is complete, volunteers will be directed to email you to let you know the times they are available to volunteer for the event.
Please note the Douglas College volunteer team has been trained to volunteer on campus only and are not available for off campus events.
If you require volunteers to have any additional training for the event, the training is the responsibility of the host department.