Volunteer positions are valuable learning experiences for students looking to pursue a career in the health sciences. Not only does volunteering allow students to help out other individuals in their community, they can also gain unique hands-on experience which allows them to practically apply concepts learned in class. On top of these benefits, many post-graduate programs require applicants to have several volunteer experiences which relate to their potential line of work.
With the ongoing changes to the regulation of kinesiology, students in Human Kinetics may find that they will benefit from clinical experience in order to fulfill all of the requirements to become a Registered Kinesiologist. This, along with concepts taught in class may help students tackle the recently developed entry-to-practice exam.
Sometimes students have difficulty finding a suitable volunteer position because they do not know where to begin their search. There are many variables to consider, such as the level of time commitment, the responsibilities and tasks and transportation. In order to encourage students to volunteer in the community, the HHNS department has put together a database of businesses and organizations in and around Guelph that provide volunteer positions for undergraduate students. The chosen locations are tailored to students in Human Kinetics, Nutrition, and Biomedical sciences, including various clinics specializing in a variety of services.
Volunteer Form here
The opportunities have been divided into several areas of interest:
- Athletic Therapy
- Chiropractic Medicine
- Massage Therapy
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Nutritional Counseling
- Personal & Performance Training
- Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation
Recently Added/Updated Opportunities:
Services provided: The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph Wellness Program assists in bridging the health care gap between hospital rehabilitations and available community resources. Our team has specialized training to work with individuals with chronic conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke or those with low mobility. Programs run year round, Monday and Friday from 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30, and Wednesday from 1:15-2:15, excluding holidays.
The COVID-19 Pandemic may affect the availability of the following positions. Reply to a posting for more information.