Work or volunteer on campus

Over 20 university areas recruit Mount Royal students to work or volunteer on campus. Whether you volunteer or get a job, you will build skills, expand your network and enhance your resume – and all right on campus!

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On-campus volunteer opportunities

Academic Advising Services (C109) – New Student Orientation

Do you remember your first day at Mount Royal? Was it hectic having to deal with the busy line-ups and searching for your classrooms? Consider helping new students during their first day – be a Student Leader. We are looking for current students with great communication skills to volunteer as leaders for September and January events. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, boost your confidence and develop leadership skills.

To learn more, contact or 403.440.8833

Alumni Relations (A150)

There are many events and initiatives throughout the year that provide volunteer opportunities for current students. It’s a great way to get involved and meet new friends.

For more information or to volunteer, contact or 403.440.7000

Marketing and Communications (A150) – Event Volunteers

Marketing and Communications offers diverse volunteer opportunities throughout Mount Royal. Participate with our exciting Open House event. Volunteer to be a part of the most celebrated day on campus, Convocation. Volunteers are always needed to fill a variety of roles in one-off events or ceremonies. Join in and gain hands-on event experience and meet your peers in a fun and social setting.

For more information, contact Maggie Schmiemann at 403.440.8471

Recreation (U231) – MRU Colour-U-Blue

Be part of MRU's annual colour run and if you sign up early enough, you may get to blast participants with paint! Volunteers get lunch, "Blue Crew" T-shirts and sunglasses. Please email

For more information, contact

Residence Services (West Residence Building B) – Residence Activities Council

If you are moving into residence then you may want to get involved with the Residence Activities Council (RAC)! This volunteer opportunity will introduce you to a team of students who spend the year planning residence-wide events such as formals, trips to Stampeders’ games, ball hockey tournaments and fund-raising initiatives. You will learn valuable leadership skills including: event planning strategies, working within a diverse team, communication skills, etc. Many RAC members make the transition into the Resident Advisor role in their second year in residence.

For more information, visit the RAC website.

Student Learning Services (EL2100)

Peer Learning Program

Do you have what it takes to be the best study-buddy around? Join our team as a Learning Peer! Help fellow students with regular review of course material in your favorite subjects while gaining leadership experience, skills for your future career, and valuable training. Applications are available at in November and March each year.

For more information on becoming or requesting a Learning Peer, visit Student Learning Services in EL2100 or contact

Mentors: Academic And Personal Success (MAPS) Peer Mentorship Program

Develop your leadership and mentorship skills by supporting first-year students in your program as they start their journey at MRU. Students interested in participating from September to April must submit an application by March.

For more information, visit or contact

Students' Association of Mount Royal University (Z222 – Wyckham House Reception)

From leadership and community development to events and team building, volunteering with SAMRU provides tangible benefits for everyone. There are opportunities at every level to get involved with the Students’ Association, for any degree of interest, ability, and availability. Whether you’re a social work student looking for peer support experience or a policy studies student hoping to get involved with student government, the Students’ Association will help you find your fit.

For more information, visit or contact Imogene Roulson, Student Initiatives Programmer, at 403.440.7779 or 

The Reflector (Z002)

The official student newspaper of Mount Royal University, The Reflector is run by students, for students. All writing and editorial positions are filled by student volunteers. We always need more volunteers and no experience is necessary.

For more information, contact or 403.440.6268 or visit

Transitional Vocation Program (M200) – Adult Literacy Tutoring Service (ALTS)

Volunteers are needed for 1.5 to 2 hours per week for one-on-one tutoring opportunities including adult literacy service and classroom support. Training is provided.

For more information, contact Sara Markin at 403.440.7246 or

Wellness Services Healthy Campus (I151)

Peer Health Educator

Peer Health Educators work to educate their fellow students and the University community about health-related issues. As a peer health educator, you will educate your peers about services and resources in Wellness Services, present health and wellness topics in a fun and engaging manner, and attend and organize special events and awareness weeks. Students interested in participating from September to April must submit an application by March. For more information, visit or contact Charmene Brewer at 403.440.6369 or

Peer to Peer Mental Health Program

P2PMHEs engage and empower students through the integration of mental health education into the lives of MRU students through community and student-led activities. They plan health promotion events and campaigns to raise awareness of mental health and wellness as well as reduce the stigma associated with mental illness on campus. We are currently looking for students who are interested in this leadership opportunity to help with program design, development and implementation to foster a positive campus community around the topic of mental health. Students interested in participating, visit or contact Fatima Dhooma at 403.440.8534 or

Stepping Up

Stepping Up is a research-based program that focuses on the prevention of dating violence. The program is designed by students, for students. We recruit students to facilitate the Stepping Up program because we know that students are experts of their own experiences and can have the greatest impact on the MRU community. Peer facilitators are students who are passionate about talking to their peers about healthy relationships and preventing dating violence in the community. Those individuals interested in becoming a peer facilitator should apply in early September. Those individuals interested in being participants in the project should sign up beginning in November. For more information, please contact the program coordinator at 403.440.5684 or Visit

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On-campus employment opportunities

Accessibility Services (Y201)

Limited casual work available; accepting resumes on an ongoing basis for exam scribes, readers, casual classroom note takers and final exam support persons. For more information, contact the Access Supports Coordinator in room Y201.

BookStore (H100)

Accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. Drop your resume off at the BookStore.

Career Services (A200) – Special Event positions

Each year, short-term contract positions and one-day positions are available for students to assist Career Services with our special events (for example, Career and Recruitment Fair in March). Watch for job postings 2 to 3 months before each event on the MRU student and graduate online job bank.

Child Care Centre (Y279 – outside access between Recreation and West Gate)

The Child Care Centre accepts resumes for Early Childhood Professionals for on-call positions on an ongoing basis. For more information, contact or 403.440.6410.

Cougar Athletics (U235) and Recreation (U231)

Accepting resumes for positions posted on the Cougars employment website,

MRU Recreation hires over 80+ students every year and they are integral to our business. Recruitment areas include intramurals, aquatics, fitness, climbing, facilities, customer service, marketing and events. For details on current opportunities, check out Mount Royal recreation.

Development and Alumni Relations (A150)

Accepting resumes only when positions are advertised on the Mount Royal career opportunities website.

Environmental Services – Housekeeping/Custodial Services (U108)

Scot  Young (Western) accepts resumes on an ongoing basis. Drop off a resume or apply in person at U108.


Recruits students for summer and casual positions. Look for the large building at the back of Parking Lot A. See Security at West Gate for more specific directions to the Grounds Department.

Hospitality Services – Food and Beverage Service Areas (The Table, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Barrow Espresso, Jugo Juice, and catering)

Want to try something new or hone your existing skills? There are many opportunities within Hospitality Services. From administrative and marketing positions and front of house service staff to back of house preparation, there is bound to be a position which matches your interest. Positions vary in levels. Full-time, part-time and weekend work schedules are available. Accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in a particular location, please state preference in your resume. Email your resume to

MRU Kids (Sept. to May – EC3100; June to Aug. – U239)

MRUKids is looking for individuals who are interested in providing a quality camp experience for children and youth. Experience gained at MRUKids will be invaluable for your future as you develop skills in leadership, communication, conflict resolution, flexibility, problem-solving, time management and organization. Please visit our employment page in early February for details about the application  process.

Residence Services (West Residence Building B) – Resident Advisor

If you are an upper-year student living in residence or are planning to live in residence, consider planning to be a Residence Advisor (RA). RAs live within an assigned residence community and are responsible for approximately 30 residents. They plan events, supervise the community, and counsel and refer students both academically and personally. RAs are trained in many areas including first aid, conflict resolution, event planning, crisis management and suicide prevention. For more information visit Residence Life.

Riddell Library and Learning Centre (EL Building)

Casuals provide assistance at the Mount Royal University Library Service Desk. The hours are part-time and largely evenings and weekends. All available positions will be posted on the Mount Royal career opportunities website.

START Program (EL2230) – Casual START Technicians

The START Program (offered by Mount Royal’s Academic Development Centre) employs MRU students on a part-time basis as START Techs to provide exceptional drop-in, phone and email support to student clients regarding standard MRU computer applications, multimedia editing software, and printing related issues. In addition, START Techs are involved in delivering technology workshops to classrooms and small groups. START is based in the drop-in lab in EL2230.

For more information about the START program, visit All available positions will be posted on the Mount Royal career opportunities website in August and December.

Students' Association of Mount Royal University (Z222)

The Students' Association provides employment opportunities to Mount Royal and international students at The Hub and at some food kiosks. Casual work is also available for special events. Accepting resumes for positions posted on SAMRU Careers.

Wyckham Food Court (Z wing)

Accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. Visit each individual outlet.

To view current job postings – including on- and off-campus jobs – login to the MRU student and graduate online job bank.

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