Volunteer/Internship Opportunities

This page will be used to post of known volunteer opportunities that have been identified by our team at UoG. Note that it is the students responsibility to reach out to the business and make the arrangements themsevles, if you need help you can of course contact us!


  1. Guelph YMCA has a Neurofit program that they are looking for volunteers for, they have indicated that they would like to participate in the internship program. All training provided by the YMCA, you can find more information on their website
  2. There are programs on campus that will provide training including our Health and Performance center for physiotherapy. For more information you can contact HPC.
  3. There is also a formal 8 week program for those students interested in some form of athletic therpay (if interested please e-mail Judy at mjlynch@uoguelph.ca)
    •  8-week program operates between mid-January to March that introduces students to Athletic Therapy. The commitment for the program is 1.5 hours per week, and is very much a practical, experience-based opportunity to learn. Interested students should email Judy around October-November to sign up. The cap for the program is 40 students, so it is preferred that students meet the following criteria
      • 3rd year students, or 4th year students planning to do a 5th year
      • Need to have completed CPR/First Aid by a certain date to participate 
      • Must be interested in pursuing athletic therapy or a related discipline (e.g. physio, chiro, medical)
      • Students who complete this program should be committed to become athletic therapy volunteers/assistants for the following school year (e.g. if they do the 8-week course in Winter 2020, then they will be expected to volunteer as an athletic therapy assistant for the 2020-2021 school year). The volunteer commitment is typically 10-15 hours per week.
      • Prefers to have students who have completed a basic human anatomy course by the start of the program
  4. Chartwell Wellington Park Retirement Residence- opporunities that focus on assessing and improving cognitive functioning in the residents. For more information about who to contact please refer to their website