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Employment & Volunteering

Getting connected with your community will help you find balance and will contributed to your overall success as a student.

Looking for a way to get involved with others? Want to make a difference locally or globally? Volunteer for a cause you believe in and give back to your Queen's and Kingston community at the same time.

Just need to earn some money to support your time at school? Working part-time is an excellent opportunity to contribute to your financial plan.

Through employment or volunteering (or both!), you can gain valuable work experience, learn to manage your time, and expand your business and social network.

Queen’s Cares Reading Week

Queen’s Cares Reading Week is a four-day service-learning initiative focused on the issue of poverty, gives students a chance to become connected with the Kingston community and learn about poverty. Through a combination of workshops, reflections, and service opportunities, this program allows students to take a deep look at the social issues facing Kingston residents, and to explore their own capacity in making real change in their community.

By participating in Queen’s cares Reading Week, students:

  • Develop critical reflective thinking skills while gaining a sense of civic responsibility.
  • Develop increased awareness of their community and its needs, particularly in regard to the systemic structures that perpetuate poverty.
  • Explore their capacity to make an impact in their communities Build leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
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Queen’s Cares, an alternate reading week program with a focus on poverty issues, where students volunteer with the Good Food Box program. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

Career Services

What if we told you that you could work with a career coach while you’re at Queen’s – someone to help you guide your way to your future? What if we said it’s free and that you could start planning for your future in your first year?

Queen’s Career Services provides education and employment support services for students from all disciplines. Whether you know exactly what you want to do and just need help getting there, or you still don’t have any idea what’s next for you, there are resources to help.

  • Apply to jobs through the online job posting board.
  • Speak with potential employers on campus at career fairs and other events.
  • Find summer jobs and on campus jobs.
  • Get help with your applications to graduate and professional programs (such as law, medicine, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Discuss options for what you want to do after graduation and find the best fit for your interests and skills.
  • Discover ways to build experience.
Opportunities thorough faculties, schools and departments
Departments Student Councils | Teaching Assistants
Faculty of Arts and Science Peer Advisors - Peer Academic Support Service (PASS)
Faculty of Law Legal Aid, Business Law Clinic, Elder Law Clinic, Pro Bono Students Canada, Law Journal

Visit the individual faculty, school, and departmental sites for more opportunities…

Opportunities through student government
Alma Mater Society (AMS) AMS Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

Engineering Society of Queen's University (EngSoc)

EngSoc Jobs
Residence Society (ResSoc) ResSoc Opportunities
Society of Graduate & Professional Students (SGPS) SGPS Jobs

Visit the individual student government sites for more opportunities…

Other Queen's Opportunities
Agnes Etherington Art Centre Gallery and administration volunteer opportunities
Athletics & Recreation Athletics Jobs
CFRC 101.9 FM Volunteer with CFRC
Hospitality Services Jobs in Hospitality
International Centre (QUIC) World Link Volunteer Program
The Journal Join the Journal Team
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Front of House volunteers
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) Peer Learning Assistants and Peer Writing Assistants
Queen's Helping Hands Association Volunteer with Helping Hands
Queen's Student Alumni Association Student Alumni Ambassadors
Queen's Telefundraising Services Jobs in Fundraising
Residence Services Residence Jobs | Getting Involved | Apply to be a Residence Don
Undergraduate Admission Campus Tour Guides
Union Gallery Volunteer at the Gallery

And many more…

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Work and Volunteer in Kingston

Employment & Resources in Kingston
City of Kingston Summer Student Recruitment
H'Art School of Smiles Volunteer with H'Art
Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) Volunteer at HDH
Kingston Employment and Youth Services (KEYS) KEYS Job Board
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Volunteer at KGH
Municipal Affairs Commission (AMS) Volunteer and Work in Kingston
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston Volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul
United Way Volunteer with the United Way
VON Greater Kingston Visit their Facebook page or email gkmealsonwheels@von.ca
Community Information Online Consortium KFL&A Community Resources Database Organization / Program Search