Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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RAQ is run for Queen's retirees by volunteer Queen's retirees.  If you would like to help with tasks such as organizing events, preparing the newsletter, participating in the RAQ Council, etc., contact us at or 613-533-6986.

RAQ members are also active volunteers in many other capacities at Queen's or in local or national organizations.

The links at the right are some of the many opportunities for volunteering that RAQ members may find rewarding.

Some recent volunteer highlights...

RAQ volunteers have served as mentors in "The Ph.D. Community Initiative," which started in the fall of 2016.  This initiative "brings together Ph.D. students from different programs of study into interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 members to assist local community organizations in addressing a particular issue or challenge".  Click here to inquire about participating

RAQ volunteers baked and distributed hundreds of muffins in January and February 2020 in the "Muffins for Students" program in conjunction with the Queen's office of Faith and Spiritual Life.  More events are planned!  Click here if you'd like to help.

Volunteer Opportunities at Queen's 

Convocation Ushers

International Centre

Volunteer Patient Programs, FHS

Chairing Thesis Defense Exams

Short-Term Host to Foreign Exchange Students

PhD Community Initiative

Muffins for Students

Other Volunteer Opportunities 

Academics Without Borders

Tutor or Mentoring at Pathways to Education, Kingston


Because RAQ is committed to advancing accessibility for persons with disabilities at Queen’s University, we welcome your feedback. To let us know how we’re doing, you may wish to complete this Customer Service-Accessibility Feedback form. Alternatively, you can submit feedback by email, mail, fax and phone (please refer to the online form for all contact details).  All accessibility-related feedback goes to the Accessibility Coordinator in the Equity Office, who will follow up with you as appropriate.