The Basics

Want To Volunteer In Montreal?

McGill is often accused of operating within a bubble, but the truth is that there are many people within McGill who are reaching out to make a difference in the Montreal community.

Join them on Thursday, October 2nd by participating in Community Engagement Day,and launch your volunteer experience at McGill!

What Is Community Engagement Day?

Community Engagement Day is an annual project from McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office. It hopes to celebrate and recognize the community engagement efforts that connect McGill to Montreal community groups. The project is not intended be one-off event; rather, it’s meant to be a spotlight to shine upon various opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in Montreal.

How Can I Participate?

It’s simple! On Thursday, October 2nd, there will be dozens of (free!) group activities on campus and around the city that each give a snapshot of a volunteer opportunity in Montreal, open to all students, staff, faculty, administration, and alumni. You can register in August, but until then, check out our list of past projects!

What Happens Afterwards?

The fun doesn’t have to stop! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to continue volunteering with an organization you discovered on Community Engagement Day. To enhance your experience as much as possible, we recommend that you register with SEDE’s Community Action Toolkit, which will provide advising, support and resources, as well as networking events, workshops, and reflection activities. Check out our Resources tab to learn more about the possibilities after Community Engagement Day!


For all other questions, email:


  • SEDE

  • CED Appreciation Night

    We'll be inviting Community Engagement Day participants, group leaders, and community members to a get-together in the third week of November. Stay tuned for more info from the coordinators!
  • SPF

  • We want to hear from you

    If you're doing community engagement work at McGill and want to collaborate for next year's event, please get in touch:
  • Want more info?

    Head over to our FAQ to see some commonly asked questions, or you can drop us a message at You can also swing by our offices at 3610 McTavish most weekdays.