Volunteer opportunities

Free Store

The Free Store provides a space for the campus community to pick up some gently used items reduce the amount of items that end up in a landfill. Common tasks at the Free Store include:

  • Cleaning (dishes and laundry)
  • Sorting items
  • Greeting Free Store clientele 
  • Promotion and marketing

Muggy Mondays

Muggy Mondays volunteers bravely set out to the FSS Building on Monday mornings to serve free Fair Trade coffee, tea and hot chocolate to anyone with a reusable mug. Tasks at Muggy Monday include:

  • Grinding and brewing coffee
  • Greeting and talking to the Muggy Monday goers
  • Muggy Mondays promotion

Green Reps

Students in residence can get involved by becoming a Green Reps. Green Reps will learn about sustainable living practices through a series of workshops all aimed at making a greener residence. If you are interested in becoming an environmental leader in your residence, visit our Green Reps page.

Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning

The University of Ottawa prides itself on being a living laboratory. A space for students to be fully engaged in learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. We offer a host of courses with a Community Service Learning component.

To find out what courses are offered this session, log into your uOzone and enter the Community Service Navigator. Once inside the portal select Placements followed by Option and Specific Course. You can choose a Session and a specific class or select the Environment theme.

Want to volunteer but not sure what the best fit would be? Sign up for our special volunteer newsletter and get a monthly update about the ways you can get involved on campus or send us an email and we will be glad to meet with you in person to find you a placement.


Extracurricular Volunteer (EV)
  • Free Store Volunteer (678)
  • Muggy Mondays (679)
  • STARS Intern (677)
Alternative student break


The Alternative Student break is an opportunity for you to gain some hands on experience with the Office of Campus Sustainability on various projects during the winter reading week.

Volunteers will develop skills around team-building, auditing, problem-solving, and communications. You can also receive credit for your participation in the program on your Co-Curricular Record through the Centre for Global and Community and Engagement.

If you are interested in taking part in the Alternative Student Break, please contact the Centre for Global and Community Engagement.

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