Community Outreach and Volunteering Clubs

Community Outreach and Volunteering Clubs

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

Beyond Me is a student-run non-profit organization in Montreal that provides one-on-one mentoring services for children and teenagers with special needs.


Black Youth Outreach Program

The Black Youth Outreach Program is a club that aims to stimulate interest in programs at McGill among the black youth of Montreal. Our goals include increasing the representation of black students at McGill, encouraging the pursuit of higher education with a focus on black youth and being a resource prospective students can refer to. We also intend to establish connections with other black associations on campus to expand the network of services offered to black students at McGill, and enrich their university experience. As a club, our mandate is to foster an equitable environment for all students at McGill, increase the sense of belonging of black McGill students, introduce local black youth to a variety of fields and careers McGill degrees give access to, and contribute to abolishing barriers black students face in their pursuit of higher education. Our efforts will be directed towards diversifying fields where black populations are typically underrepresented and providing support to young black students while they are navigating the world of academia, whether it be in their current studies or in the process of applying to McGill.

Borderless World Volunteers

Borderless World Volunteers is a registered Canadian charity founded in 2003 with the goal of helping undergraduate university students lead development projects across the globe while contributing to the wellness of their own local communities. Borderless World Volunteers was founded to provide a link between university students and local development organizations in developing countries.


Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CAGH) McGill Students Chapter

Formerly Canadian Council for Global Health Research (CCGHR) McGill Student Chapter

The Canadian Association for Global Health (CAGH) is a not-for-profit network of people committed to promoting better and more equitable health worldwide through the production and use of knowledge. As a student chapter, we aim to support and encourage the next generation of global health professionals at McGill University through the creation of a student network in which current topics and opportunities in ethical and sustainable global health research can be shared. Affiliated with McGill Global Health Programs.


Change for Change SSMU

Ever 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.

Enactus McGill

Enactus McGill is a group of talented and motivated students from McGill University striving to make a difference in the Montreal community through entrepreneurial action. They strive to create a long-term impact on the communities and businesses that they are involved with. Whether it be by providing education to Syrian refugees, empowering young students to become entrepreneurs, or decreasing the food insecurity in Montreal, their projects reach a diverse community both locally and nationally. Their ultimate vision is to enact positive change through social entrepreneurship. In other words, they envision a brighter future where local communities are improved through their impactful projects, empowering events, and engagement with community partners.


Hack4Impact McGill is a university initiative pairing students with non-profit organizations to design and develop socially impactful projects while gaining meaningful hands on experience.

Heal and Hope

Heal and Hope is a recently founded club that works to host and coordinate events to simultaneously raise awareness about the overlooked cases of children with war-related injuries and fundraise for reconstructive surgeries that they require. Further, we aim to connect McGill students to volunteering opportunities through Children of Water foundation’s global reach mission.



McConnect is a club whose overarching purpose is to give students the resources to broaden their networks and acquire professional experience. Given the repercussions of the pandemic, our team noticed that students struggled with finding internships and connecting with people of different backgrounds and expertise. We aim to supply students with workshops, opportunities, and support networks needed to prosper post-graduation. Throughout our workshops, we aim to uncover the secrets behind acing interviews in various fields and showcasing your best side in internship and grad school applications. We connect students with opportunities to learn from experts across multiple domains.



McGill Children’s Health Alliance of Montreal

We are a dedicated student organization committed to raising funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital and spreading awareness through volunteer opportunities in the Montreal health community. With a strong member base led by a resourceful council, we bring charity, volunteerism and leadership to our committee members and general members.

We fundraise for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, allocating funds within the hospital to wherever needs it most, while providing volunteers to help support its long term goal of integrating literacy into child healthcare for the patients from all over the province of Quebec.


McGill I*Create Student Club

Want to experience a hospital setting as a McGill undergraduate? MUSHVC is proud to offer you such an opportunity. We have volunteer programs at several hospitals in the downtown area, including the Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Chinese Hospital, MUHC Glen Site, Montreal Neurological Institute, and Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. As volunteers, you will engage with patients, whether it be helping them eat or bringing them coffee or planning hospital wide events or more! We hold volunteer recruitment sessions at the beginning of every semester, so if you are interested, please send us an email.

McGill Students Chapter of Jam for Justice

Jam for Justice is a non-profit organization that supports social development and well-being through music. We organize events around Montreal that highlight local and emerging talent. The money raised goes to support charities that are involved in providing musical instruments and education to young children, or to promoting music and the arts in the general Montreal community. We also coordinate Concerts for Comfort, in which we rally local artists to play a musical set at retirement homes or nearby hospitals. Our goal is to engage the McGill community by highlighting musical talent, and using music as a positive and powerful way to bring people together, while helping and fundraising for the community.


McGill Students for Best Buddies

McGill Students for Best Buddies pairs McGill students with adults in the Montreal community with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Students develop 1-1 friendships with their buddies and also participate in monthly group events with other buddy pairings. Best Buddies fosters healthy and supportive friendships, and promotes inclusivity, community involvement and social awareness!


McGill Students for Geriatric Health

Our mission in McGill Students for Geriatric Health is to raise awareness, create a dialogue, and establish connections with volunteer organizations on the subject matter of geriatric healthcare.



McGill Students for Santropol Roulant

McGill Students for Santropol acts as an on-campus volunteer network that introduces students to the Santropol Roulant community and the volunteer opportunities offered within their Meals-on-Wheels program to prepare and deliver meals to people living with a loss of autonomy. Through McGill Students for Santropol, students can come together and engage in student events, fundraisers, and regular volunteer shifts all under the shared values of community, sustainability, and food security.

McGill Students for The Open Door Montreal

McGill Students for The Open Door Montréal (MSTODM) acts as a liaison between McGill students and The Open Door Montréal shelter. The Open Door is a non-profit organization located minutes from campus which provides shelter, food, and amenities for those who are under-housed in Montreal. The organization relies heavily on volunteer support to operate. Through MTSODM, students have the opportunity to volunteer at The Open Door in a variety of roles: in the kitchen preparing and serving meals, in the cloakroom sorting clothing donations, or receiving visitors to the shelter at the front desk. MTSODM provides extensive training and support to all student volunteers at The Open Door. The community at The Open Door benefits greatly from student volunteers, and students in turn will have the opportunity to be involved in their local community.


McGill Undergraduates for Communication Disorders Awareness

McGill Undergraduates for Communication Disorders Awareness (MUCDA) is an on-campus organization made up of undergraduate students from across disciplines, dedicated to raising awareness for individuals with communication disorders. Formed in January 2017, MUCDA is McGill University’s first club dedicated to raising awareness for this underrepresented cause.



McGill University Student Hospital Volunteer Club (MUSHVC)

We are a group of students who have been volunteering at McGill affiliated hospitals (and now more!) that are trying to give the same experiences to incoming and current McGill students. We coordinate with hospitals to get student applications in, host volunteer appreciation events/socials and run fundraisers to donate money to the volunteering programs run at the hospitals! All of this and hands-on hospital experience we offer to McGill Students!



MEDLIFE is a non-profit student organization that was established with a view towards alleviating global poverty through the distribution and promotion of Medicine, Education, and Development. With a network of over 50 chapters in universities across North America, MEDLIFE continues to grow. The McGill chapter, the first in Canada, was founded in 2010 giving Canadian students the opportunity to participate.

We currently operate in Ecuador and Peru and hope to expand our reach in the near future. All 50+ chapters send several groups of students each year to areas most in need. These teams, called Service Learning Trips, work to establish a permanent MEDLIFE presence. Whether it’s building fully staffed medical clinics or schools, or the installment of absent necessities such as clean-water wells and staircases, we continue to serve a community until we feel we have done all we can. Our long-term mission is to help families achieve freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives.

When not abroad, members can help at home through fundraising efforts. All donations are put towards the MEDLIFE Fund, and 100% of proceeds are used for the creation of medical clinics, schools, and other development projects specific to the needs of each community.

By providing students with real-life, hands-on experience working with poor and underserved populations, we create socially conscious global citizens who realize the difference they as an individual can make. Like or contact us if you feel the call to action and want to make a permanent impact with MEDLIFE.


Montreal Heart of the City Piano Program (MHCPP)

The Montreal Heart of the City Piano Program (MHCPP) is a chapter of the national organization, founded in Saskatchewan in 1995. Since November 2007, the MHCPP has offered tuition-free piano lessons to at-risk children at English and French inner-city elementary schools in Montreal. Led by a team of dedicated volunteers through the Student Society of McGill University, the Montreal chapter has grown to include a total of four schools.



Peace by P.E.A.C.E. Montreal

Peace by P.E.A.C.E. is a McGill student-run organization that facilitates workshops on issues such as conflict resolution, inter-racial harmony, and inner power in elementary school classrooms around Montreal. Students are introduced to cooperative problem-solving skills through games, role-play, art projects, and discussions.


Projet Montréal McGill Students Association

Projet Montréal McGill Students Association seeks to promote and build upon, with the McGill student body, the mission of Projet Montréal as enumerated in section 2 of its statutes: “Projet Montréal offers Montrealers a way of life in the city on a human scale, respectful of its diversity and the identity and richness of each of its boroughs and each and every one of its residents. To do this, it puts forward an innovative urban, social and economic vision, on the lookout for good practices, centred on sustainable development, democracy, solidarity, equity, social justice, sound management and transparency. The Party aims for a better quality of life for all”.

Rotaract Students’ Club

We are a youth division of Rotary International looking to help the local and international community through various projects. Our motto says it best: “Service above self.” Check out the Rotary International site at

Swimming With A Mission (SWAM) Montreal

Swimming With A Mission (SWAM) Montreal is a non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with disabilities.


Youth Outreach Program

Youth Outreach Program (YOP)’s goal is to reach out to youth at risk and develop positive relationships while emphasizing soft literacy skills such as creativity, communication, and self-expression. As a member, you will get to plan activities for your group, develop personal relationships with the youth and the other volunteers, and most of all, be a MENTOR. We use a mailing list in order to keep in touch with our members and those interested in joining our group.


Youth Outreach Program (YOP)

Youth Outreach Program (YOP)’s goal is to reach out to youth at risk and develop positive relationships while emphasizing soft literacy skills such as creativity, communication, and self-expression. As a member, you will get to plan activities for your group, develop personal relationships with the youth and the other volunteers, and most of all, be a MENTOR. We use a mailing list in order to keep in touch with our members and those interested in joining our group.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Youth Outreach Program (YOP) in their club constitution.