Volunteer | Alumni | University of Guelph


Whether you volunteer on a board, or a committee, or give advice to graduating students at a career night, there are many ways to get involved as a volunteer.




Convocation alumni volunteers are always welcome at U of G Convocation Ceremonies. It is an exciting time to share with students and will bring back many fond memories of your own time at the University. Review the details of what this opportunity entails and please visit the convocation website to view ceremony dates and time. To volunteer at convocations please send us an email with your name, degree and contact information.

Athletics Crowd


Athletics is always looking for alumni and friends to help with events, fundraising initiatives and provide feedback and guidance to ensure our programs and initiatives meet the needs of the University community. To find out more about Athletics volunteer opportunities please contact Sam Kosakowski.


CORE is a mentorship program for Black and racialized students at the University of Guelph. CORE pairs upper-year (second year and above) students with a Black or racialized professional, staff or faculty in an area of the student’s interest to support students with building meaningful connections, developing a strong social and professional network, and establishing a community on campus and in Guelph broadly. Learn more 

University of Guelph Arboretum


The Arboretum Auxiliary is a group of enthusiastic individuals who volunteer their time and expertise to assist The Arboretum in meeting its Mission Statement. To achieve this, the Auxiliary is divided into a number of activity groups, each with their own particular area of responsibility within The Arboretum, working with staff members when appropriate. View current opportunities.

Honeybee Research Centre


Our work week is normally 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. If you have at least a half day a week for at least one month between May and December you may apply for a volunteer position. You would be helping out with whatever work is required on the day(s) you are here. You may be directly involved with the bees or helping with other tasks. View current opportunities.

Ontario Agricultural College


The Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming (GCUOF) offers learning opportunities for volunteers throughout the growing season. Whatever your experience or interests, we can use your help! View current opportunities.




If you are interested in getting involved with your college, volunteering for a career night, convocation,
or serving on a board or committee, please contact your Alumni Advancement Manager.

Alumni Advancement Managers

Jana Miller
Associate Director, Annual Giving

519-824-4120 ext. 52965

Taline Artinian (On Parental Leave)
Senior Advancement Manager, OAC

519-824-4120 ext. 54568

Sam Kosakowski
Alumni Advancement Manager, Athletics

519-824-4120 ext. 58463

Melissa Woo
Senior Advancement Manager, OAC

519-824-4120 ext. 56769

Patrick Cook
Development Manager, OVC

519-824-4120 ext. 56929

Amy Tremaine
Alumni Advancement Manager, OVC

519-824-4120 ext. 56679

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