Get Involved

Volunteering is a rewarding way to connect with others, share your skills, meet new people, gain different experiences, and make an impact on your community. Almost 6000 UBC alumni have volunteered wtih UBC over the past year and helped UBC achieve its mission – to advance knowledge and create positive change in the world.

As Faculty of Medicine alumni, there are a wide variety of opportunities to fit your interests, goals, and schedules. Here are several things to consider when choosing a volunteer opportunity:

  • Short or long term roles, e.g. event volunteer vs. committee member
  • Opportunities in person or remotely
  • Serving in supporting or leadership capacities
  • How can my skills and experience help improve this initiative

Our featured and current alumni volunteer opportunities are here:

Are you looking for a rewarding, leadership volunteer opportunity? As a UBC Medical Alumni Association Board Director, you will guide strategic direction, improve governance effectiveness, and support fundraising efforts to enrich the lives of UBC medical students across British Columbia.

Requirement: Graduate of the UBC MD program or currently in/graduated from the UBC medical residency program.

Commitment: Three meetings and one AGM & Awards Ceremony event of 3 hours each (October to May), attend local events, and additional, optional, committee participation.

For more information, please contact Courtney Cousineau at courtney.cousineau@ubc.ca or 604-875-4111 ext 62031.

The UBC Medical Alumni Association’s Golf Tournament Organizing Committee is looking for new members to help plan next year’s tournament. This unique volunteer opportunity gives you the chance connect with community members, learn how this annual golf and dinner fundraiser is created, and enrich the lives of medical students.

Requirement: Graduate of UBC or currently in/graduated from the UBC medical residency program.

Commitment: 1-2 hours per month on committee business (e.g. meeting time and preparation, community outreach).

For more information, please contact Courtney Cousineau at courtney.cousineau@ubc.ca or 604-875-4111 ext 62031.

Reconnect with classmates and celebrate the 10th, 15th, 20th, or 30th+ anniversary of your graduation by helping plan your next reunion! The Alumni Engagement Office is here to help you with the planning process, including generating activity and venue ideas, budgeting, getting you class lists, and more!

You can learn more about how the Alumni Engagement Office can help you get started with reunion planning here.

The Faculty of Medicine Alumni Engagement Office is seeking alumni from across the Faculty who live in Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Victoria, Prince George, or Kelowna to join our advisory committees. This volunteer opportunity includes assisting and advising on events, programming and networking opportunities for alumni in your area.

Commitment: Attend local area events (2-3 per year) if available and participate in 2 conference calls/meetings per year.

For more information, please contact Courtney Cousineau at courtney.cousineau@ubc.ca or 604-875-4111 ext 62031.

The Rural Physician Mentoring Program is a formal, structured physician mentoring program designed specifically to address the needs of physicians who are new to rural practice in British Columbia.

  • Mentees choose a well-established and experienced rural physician mentor to help facilitate their transition to rural practice
  • Mentors gain valuable leadership experience and ongoing support throughout the program
  • 10 month structured mentoring relationship
  • Total time commitment of 20 hours over the 10 months of the program
  • Free for all participants; Mentors receive a $1200 honorarium per mentee
  • Accredited for Mainpro+ and MOC credits

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit https://ubccpd.ca/rural/mentoring. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Coordinator at rural.mentoring@ubc.ca.

Are you looking for a convenient and informal opportunity to share your professional knowledge and experience with fellow UBC alumni and students? alumni UBC, in partnership with UBC’s Centre for Student Involvement & Careers, has established a new Online Career Mentorship program to help make these connections.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/volunteer-and-donate/volunteer/online-career-mentor/.

For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit the alumni UBC website and start your volunteer journey today!