Volunteer Resources

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The Alumni Volunteer Opportunities Directory is designed to help get you started on your volunteer journey, and to expand your volunteering horizons. Visit our Alumni Volunteer Job Board to discover current volunteer roles with Queen’s.

Check out our Learning Library for a comprehensive list of volunteer resources including videos of our guest speakers from Alumni Volunteer Summit, a unique professional development opportunity for current and prospective Queen’s volunteers.

Vision for Volunteering at Queen's

Queen's University is distinguished by excellence and leadership in volunteerism. We see a diverse community where volunteers are engaged in support of Queen's as valued and integral partners and where their contributions are respected, recognized, and championed.

Orientation Information for New & Returning Volunteers

Designed for new or returning volunteers, this brief orientation provides an introduction to Queen’s University Alumni Association and Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Offices. If you have any issues accessing the material, or would like to review the information in a different format, please contact the Volunteer Relations Team.

Apply For a Volunteer Position

Visit our Alumni Volunteer Job Board to learn about volunteering opportunities.  There are also specific volunteering roles in support of Homecoming and Class Reunions and with our Alumni Branches.

Submit a Volunteer Position

Do you have a project or program that could benefit from the assistance of an alumni volunteer? Submit your volunteer opportunity. Please note: At this time, we are only able to accept Queen's alumni volunteer positions. Please contact the Volunteer Relations Team if you are unsure whether your position is eligible for posting.

Code of Conduct

Alumni volunteers are expected to adhere to the QUAA Code of Conduct.


Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. 

Equity & Inclusion

Queen's University Office of Advancement, Alumni Relations Department, and Alumni Association are committed to communicating and promoting messages of anti-racism and equity.

Queen’s University is situated on traditional Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Acronyms & Buzz Words

We are committed to clear communication with our Alumni. However, like any organization we have our own set of common acronyms and buzz words. While we work to remove these words from our site and other communication pieces, we have provided the guide below to assist you.

A&RAthletics and Recreation
AMSAlma Mater Society (Undergraduate Student Government Society)
ARAlumni Relations
ARCAthletics and Recreation Centre
ATBAt the Branches - Section in the Alumni Review dedicated to upcoming events at QUAA branches across Canada and around the world.
AVSAlumni Volunteer Summit (formerly “Assembly”)
B2BBackpack to Briefcase - Queen’s Student Alumni Association outside the classroom skills training
BOTBoard of Trustees
CCVICanadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (Queen’s is an adoptee)
DSADistinguished Service Award - Presented by the University Council in recognition of extraordinary service to the University
E@GEvent at a Glance
FDASCFour Directions Aboriginal Student Centre.
FIPPAFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
GHSGrant Hall Society
ITSQueen's Information and Technology Services
JDUCJohn Deutsch University Centre
QSAAQueen's Student Alumni Association
QUAAQueen's University Alumni Association
UC or UCouncilQueen’s University Council - An advisory body composed of elected alumni volunteers
UCECUniversity Council Executive Committee
USECUniversity Secretariat
RCReunion Coordinator
RPCReunion Planning Committee
SGPSSociety of Graduate and Professional Students
SGSSchool of Graduate Studies
TCGTricolour Guard - The name given to alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago.
TDIMMTD Insurance Meloche Monnex (Affinity Partner)
YAYoung Alumni
Affinity PartnersQueen’s affinity partnerships strive to offer alumni the opportunity to indirectly support the University while benefiting from value added personal services. (Eg: Car & Home Insurance through TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, or Queen’s MBNA MasterCard).
Council TrusteeUniversity Councillor elected to the Board of Trustees
GradBashAn annual celebration for graduating students hosted by the Queen's University Alumni Association.
Recent GradsAlumni who graduated within the past 10 years.
Shakers & StirrersA series of speaker events hosted by the Ottawa Branch’s Young Alumni Committee.
The BoardTypically refers to the Board of Directors of the Queen’s University Alumni Association (QUAA), but could also be in reference to the university’s Board of Trustees.
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Learning Library

Information about learning opportunities, additional resources and tips for volunteer leaders.
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Volunteer Risk Management Guide

Learn about appropriate risk management practices and tools.
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Forms, Templates & Sample Documents

Find and download volunteer forms, templates, and other helpful documents.

You’ll find a variety of ways to get involved with the Queen’s University Alumni Association all over the world. Check out our list of available positions to find the one right for you.

A one-day conference to connect with new and veteran Queen's volunteers. Learn about volunteer opportunities and build your volunteer skillset.

Cha Gheill! Summon your school spirit and fellow alumni by volunteering for class reunions and Homecoming celebrations. 

Connect with Alumni in your community. Get involved with your local Alumni Branch or start your own.