Be a part of Queen's Vision for Volunteering
In collaboration with staff and volunteers, Queen's Alumni Relations has developed a Vision for Volunteering at Queen's.
We use this vision to guide for our interactions with volunteers, and hope you will too!
Print a PDF copy of the Vision for your office, or let us know if you're interested in ordering plaques or magnets.
Please tell us why you volunteer for Queen's for a chance to be featured on this page!
We're also always looking for new photos, so please send us your volunteer photos from recent Queen's events.
It's All About You!
Showcased at the 2014 Alumni Awards Gala, the following slideshow is dedicated to all Queen's University Alumni Association volunteers. Check it out - you might just see a photo of yourself!
This slideshow was created especially for National Volunteer Week 2014. To learn more about this annual, national celebration of volunteers, visit Volunteer Canada's website, and make sure to mark your calendars for 2015 celebrations: April 12 - 18.
We asked Queen's University Alumni Association volunteers why they choose to stay connected with Queen's. Here's what they had to say...
Jess Joss, Artsci '96
Past-President, Queen's University Alumni Association
"I volunteer to connect with others that love Queen's the way I do. I have gained so much from volunteering: new friends, new skills, and a better understanding of Queen's University."
George Jackson, Artsci '85
President, Queen's University Alumni Association
"I volunteer for Queen’s to give back, to stay in touch, and to meet interesting people!"
Sue Bates, Artsci '91
EVP, Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition, QUAA Board of Directors & University Council Representative
"By supporting Queen’s with my time and money my hope is that the University will continue to attract the brightest minds...the creators, innovators, thinkers, and problem solvers of tomorrow!"
Ron Hodgson, Sc’62
"Lifetime friendships, knowledge and a life-transforming experience all brought about by the fact that I was accepted into Queen's as a callow youth. Being a volunteer now keeps me in touch with these friends and helps me to pay back Queen's as the cradle of this experience."
Chairman of Ongoing Sc'62 Class Initiatives
Mary Reed, Artsci'84
Arizona Branch President & University Council Representative
"I share my time and love for Queen's because I live thousands of miles away from Kingston, and I want to keep Queen's in the hearts and minds of Alumni in Arizona.”
Kayla Paret, Com’10
VP of Volunteers, Calgary Branch
"The Queen's experience is a unique one, and one that endures for me through involvement with the Calgary Branch and incredible Alumni Relations staff. I personally owe a lot to Queen's, and am honoured to be involved as a volunteer. I'll do just about anything for a chance at an Oil Thigh!”
Spenser Heard, Com’10
VP of Events, Calgary Branch
"A terrific opportunity to continue to give back to an institution which gave me so much. I enjoy the challenge of continuing to build and improve the Calgary Queen's community."
Cheryl Johnston, Artsci'01
Brockville Branch President & University Council Representative
"My father, sister, husband, son, aunt, uncle, and cousins all went to Queen's. I love carrying on that great tradition, and I love being an ambassador for Queen's wherever I go and in all my volunteer work."
Jess Beakbane, Com'14
VP of Volunteers, Queen's Student Alumni Association
"Volunteering at Queen’s has been one of the best experiences of my undergrad. I love interacting with students and alumni who share the same passion and dedication for enriching our community."