Community Outreach and Volunteering Clubs

Get out of the McGill bubble and make meaningful contributions to our community with one of our volunteer programs!

Beyond Me

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Beyond Me is a non-profit student organization established in McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Beyond Me pairs McGill students one-on-one with a child with a disability in the Montreal community to provide mentoring, tutoring and social activities.

Learn more about Beyond Me’s mandate and structure in their club constitution.

Big Buddies Tutoring Club

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We are a volunteer tutoring club that places McGill students at local elementary and high schools to help struggling students in various subjects including, English, Math, French, History, and Science.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Big Buddies Tutoring Club in their club constitution.

Borderless World Volunteers

Borderless World Volunteers LogoBorderless World Volunteers is a registered Canadian charity with the mandate of empowering youths to lead development projects across the globe while contributing to the wellness of their local communities.

During the academic year, students identify grassroots organizations in developing countries in need of assistance and capacity building. Through a collaborative process, students help develop long-term, sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by the affiliated communities in which these organizations are based. Students then travel to implement these solutions in the summer, allowing for successful application of the knowledge and skills they learned.

The students’ expenses associated with these projects are financed by the charity through a multitude of fundraising events, including our annual flagship symposiums – the Global Development Forum and the International Food Festival. A portion of the charity’s proceeds also support members’ efforts in enhancing the quality of life of the homeless and underprivileged community in Montreal.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Borderless World Volunteers in their club constitution.

Change for Change SSMU

Basic CMYKEver heard the expression “small change leads to a big difference?” Join us today and prepare to see these words in action. Change for Change is an international network of young adults who are improving communities one set of small change at a time. Through our Chapter at McGill, college students and young professionals are raising funds for community charities through the collection of loose change and larger donations.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Change for Change SSMU in their club constitution.

McGill Huntington’s Awareness Students’ Association

77533_1469567459931247_1481126886_oThe McGill Huntington’s Awareness Students’ Association (MHASA) is a group of McGill students working in partnership with the Huntington’s Society of Quebec (SHQ). Our student group has three main goals: to raise awareness about Huntington’s Disease and positive mental health, to provide opportunities for McGill students to volunteer with Huntington’s patients in the Montreal community and to fundraise for the SHQ. Throughout the school year, we host various social and educational events for our members and for all interested students. We are always looking for new members to help educate the McGill community on Huntington’s Disease and to help in fundraising for this important cause!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Huntington’s Awareness Students’ Association in their club constitution.

McGill I*Create Student Club

icreate_logoWant to experience the clinical setting as an undergraduate? McGill I-Create Club is proud to offer you such an opportunity. We have volunteer programs at various Hospitals in Downtown Montreal, including the Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital, and Montreal Chest Institute. As volunteers, you will be engaged in casual conversations and crafts activities with the patients. We hold volunteer recruitment sessions at the beginning of every semester, so if you are interested, pleased send us an email at icreateclub@gmail.com.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill I*Create Student Club in their club constitution.

McGill Students Chapter of SwimAbility Montreal

SwimAbility is a not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with special needs. Each instructor teaches one 30 minute lesson every Sunday morning. No formal lifeguarding or swim instruction qualifications are necessary!

McGill Students for Best Buddies

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Best Buddies is an international not-for-profit that promotes opportunity for one-to-one friendships between students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our members go through a recruitment process that includes interviews for matching with a buddy, and a police check. Members must contact their buddy at least once a week (by phone or email) and see their buddy at least every other week (for lunch, movies, baking, walks etc…). On top of this, we organize events and programs open to all students and buddies within the Montreal community to promote local engagement. These include monthly events such as a bowling outing in November, a Hanukkah party in December, and weekly programs like our Wednesday Glee Club or Sunday Computer Club.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for Best Buddies in their club constitution.

McGill Students for China Care

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McGill Students for China Care is dedicated to providing orphans with the medical care and nurturing environment they deserve by raising funds and awareness to provide for their needs.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of McGill Students for China Care in their club constitution.

McGill Students for Enactus

Enactus is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the centre of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.
Enactus McGill has recently initiated several unique entrepreneurial projects to benefit the Montreal community in the areas of sustainability, social entrepreneurship and education.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students for Enactus in their club constitution.