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!

Getting the Career You Want complicated graphic

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.

Cougars Athletics and Recreation (U231) - Crowchild Classic

Be part of U Sports largest sporting event! Volunteering at the Crowchild Classic will give you a behind the scenes look at Calgary's most popular University event. You will be given a chance to interact with thousands of fans in various roles. Volunteers will be provided dinner at the Crowchild Classic as well as complimentary admission!

For more information, please contact

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.

Residence Services - 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 Banff, sport/recreational tournaments and fund-raising initiatives. You will learn valuable leadership skills including: event planning strategies, working within a diverse team and communication skills. Many RAC members make the transition into the Resident Advisor role in their second year in residence.

For more information, visit the RAC website or email

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 review course material from your favorite subjects while gaining leadership experience, skills for your future career, and valuable training. Applications are available at in March each year.

For more information on becoming or requesting a Learning Peer, visit Student Learning Services in EL2100 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 Andrea Davis, Student Services Manager, at 403.440.7792 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 Peggy Jubien 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  Charmène Brewer at 403.440.6369 or

Stepping Up

Stepping Up volunteers are students passionate about promoting healthy relationships for themselves and their peers. Peer facilitators develop and deliver workshops on bystander intervention, healthy relationships, sexual relationships and gender and media. Stepping up is a research-based program focused on the prevention of dating, domestic and sexual violence. Those interested in becoming a peer facilitator should apply in early September. Those interested in becoming a participant can begin signing up in November. For more information, contact the program coordinator at, 403.440.5684, or visit

Looking for more? Explore off-campus volunteer opportunities:

Back to top

On-campus employment opportunities

Accessibility Services (Y201)

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

Cougar Campus Store (H100)

Accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. Drop your resume off or email

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) Ltd. accepts resumes on an ongoing basis for full-time and part-time positions. Drop off a resume or apply in person at U108. Alternatively, submit a resume to:


Recruits students for summer and casual positions. Please email you resume to

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

Parking and Transportation Office inside the Cougars Campus Store (H100)

Accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. Drop your resume off or email

Residence Services - Resident Advisor

If you are an upper-year student living in residence or are planning to live in residence, consider planning to be a Resident 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. This is an excellent opportunity to build important transferable leadership skills. For more information visit Residence Life website or email

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.

Students' Association of Mount Royal University (Z222)

The Students' Association provides employment opportunities to Mount Royal and international students at West Gate Social, in their volunteer centres 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.

Back to top