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 Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Assessment Unit is seeking Physician Examiners to participate in Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE’s) for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. As an examiner, you will observe candidates interacting with a Standardized Patient in a station and record performances according to rating guidelines. This is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable experience working with students, to obtain credit hours or simply to enhance your CV, and help ensure excellence in the evaluation of physicians.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit http://www.med.ubc.ca/about/careers/physician-examiners/.

On Wednesday, October 16th, alumni UBC is seeking over 50 professionals with hiring experience in various industries to volunteer their expertise.

Over the course of the evening, you will be paired with 6 individuals to provide them with on the spot advice ranging from resume review, interviewing skills or career information. Once the formal networking session ends, you will have an opportunity to meet other individuals in an open networking format.

To learn more and register for this event, please visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/event/speed-networking-october-2019/.

Broad-Based Admissions (BBA) Alumni Readers play a vital role in helping to shape the community of students and future alumni of UBC. By participating as a BBA Alumni Reader, you will help to read and score prospective student personal profiles, contributing to the evaluation of one of the crucial elements of the UBC admissions process. The Personal Profile is required of all high school students applying to all UBC degrees on the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Volunteers will receive online training and must complete all training modules and practice reads prior to reading and scoring personal profiles for current applicants.

To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please visit https://www.alumni.ubc.ca/volunteer-and-donate/broad-based-admissions-alumni-reader/. Applications close on October 11, 2019.

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!