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!

McGill University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization which seeks to provide affordable housing for all. McGill’s chapter of this global initiative volunteers with Habitat affiliates all over the world, last year building houses in Ontario, Arizona, and Guatemala. In Montreal as well, our volunteers aid local shelters in distributing food and clothing. Habitat is an excellent way to explore outside the McGill bubble for a great cause, all the while meeting new people and having a blast!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the McGill Students’ for Habitat for Humanity-Montreal in their club constitution.

Montreal Community Health Alliance at McGill (MCHAM)

MCHAM provides volunteer opportunities for students at several local hospitals (Children’s, General, Shriner’s, Jewish etc.) and this year we will be fundraising for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Trauma Centre, specifically for treating and preventing brain trauma. All undergraduate students are encouraged to join our club by becoming a part of executive team, three committees, or general member base. Join us and make a difference in the lives of Montreal’s patients!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Montreal Children’s Health Alliance at McGill (MCHAM) in their club constitution.

Montreal Heart of the City Piano Program

Montréal Heart of the City Piano Program provides at-risk children, within the Montréal community, the opportunity to take piano lessons which may otherwise not be possible due to financial barriers. MHCPP’s goal is to expose at-risk children to a variety of musical styles and to help them develop an appreciation for music, in order to empower children to make positive lifestyle choices by increasing their self-esteem and developing discipline. Our program strives not only to provide the children with a musical appreciation and skill, but also to demonstrate to these children what they can accomplish with practice and dedication.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Montreal Heart of the City Piano Program in their club constitution.

NetRoots Student Society

NetRoots is a non-profit based in Montreal. It is focused on providing free social media consultation for charities & NGOs. NetRoots’ mandate is to provide NGOs and charities with advice in regards to creating and improving their social media strategies, enable NGOs and charities to become independent in the long-term with their social media strategies, and provide opportunities for members to work directly with NGOs and charities.

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

Peace by PEACE Montreal is a student-run volunteer organization based out of McGill University. Our volunteers work in elementary school classrooms around Montreal and facilitate workshops on issues such as conflict resolution, inter- racial harmony, and inner power. Through games, role-play, art projects, and discussions, students are introduced to cooperative problem-solving skills in a fun and interactive environment. Our program consists of nine one-hour long workshops, each focusing on a different theme. At the end of the in-class component, all of our students celebrate their accomplishments together at our annual Peace Festival.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Peace by P.E.A.C.E. in their club constitution.

Rotaract Students’ Club

We are a non-profit organization based in downtown Montréal that strives to provide opportunities for young men and women for personal development and leadership through addressing the physical and social needs of our community.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of the Rotaract Students’ Club in their club constitution.

Unite for Sight

Unite for Sight is a health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye care and eliminate preventable blindness.

As the McGill Chapter, we look forward to partnering with Unite for Sight in fostering the next generation of global health leaders on campus. With our focus on sustainability and local development, we look to make lasting change on the quality of eye health within various rural communities in Ghana, India and Honduras. Throughout the year, we will be hosting many fundraisers, awareness campaigns and initiatives for our members to become involved with global eye care.

Come join a fun, dedicated and friendly team in helping to make a truly global impact!

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Unite for Sight in their club constitution.

Volunteers for a Smile

“Empowering the world One Smile at a time”

The Organization’s mission statement shall be to:

  • Provide patients with moral support through organizing various social events at hospitals in Montreal especially during national holidays i.e. New Year, Halloween, Easter.
  • Supporting youth at foster homes, correction centres and group homes through our mentoring program.
  • Organize yearly medical mission trips to developing countries to help provide free health care and medicines at rural areas.

Learn more about the mandate and structure of Volunteers for a Smile in their club constitution.

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 the Youth Outreach Program in their club constitution.