Our Programs

Student Life offers students a range of leadership and local and international service-learning programs.

Enhance your education and learn by doing as you work with communities on-campus and in Manitoba, Belize, Ecuador and Tanzania!

Leadership Programs

Student Leadership Development Programs - a two-part series of workshops that will help you explore theories and perspectives and develop a skill set to be a more effective leader on and off campus.

University of Manitoba Volunteer Program - a chance to meet new people, gain skills, and give back to the university community by supporting university events and activities.

Local Service-Learning Programs

Alternative Reading Week Winnipeg - a week-long program that introduces students to the work done by non-profit organizations in Winnipeg. Offered in partnership with UMSU.

Children Rising Mentorship Program - a learning exchange and mentorship program between university students and children from Skownan First Nation, Manitoba.

Praxis: Service-Learning for Social Change - a student-led service-learning group serving the Winnipeg community. Praxis members learn about social justice through discussion, volunteer service and project work. Trick or Eat is an annual campaign that we run!

Leaf Rapids Service-Learning Experience - This exciting five-week program allows you to discover the beauty of Northern Manitoba! Working with Growth North, a non-profit agency based in Leaf Rapids, you will learn about the challenges of food security and sustainability in the North of our province, and the solutions that local communities and businesses have developed.

Reading Buddies - a volunteer program with Winnipeg One School Division that encourages literacy and the joy of reading in young learners.

WUSC Student Refugee Program - a partnership with World University Service Club, where students can learn about forced migration and refugee and newcomer issues, and volunteer with nonprofit organizations around the city who are supporting refugee resettlement, such as N.E.E.D.S., I.R.C.O.M. and Peaceful Village.

International Service-Learning Programs

Alternative Reading Week Belize – a 10-day placement in stunning Belize, with our partner, the Institute for Sustainable International Studies. You will learn about community development, indigenous perspectives, and environmental issues.

Alternative Reading Week Ecuador – This 10-day program will take you to the Amazon rainforest to lean more about the impact of the oil and gas industry in Ecuador. You will interact with community members living in the Yasuní National Park to learn more about sustainable tourism and traditional lifestyles. Make sure not to forget your bug spray!

Ecuador Service-Learning Experience - a rewarding 5-week placement with the Quito Municipal School District, focused on promoting healthy lifestyles to schoolchildren through sports and language exchange.

Badili Mtizamo! Tanzania Service-Learning Experience – an engaging 5-week placement with Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief in the Karatu District of Tanzania. You will deliver a curriculum on gender equity, leadership and health to secondary school boys and girls while discovering this beautiful country.

Visit Leadership and Service-Learning to learn more!

Days of Service: Turning Awareness into Action

U of M Days of Service

U of M Days of Service is an opportunity to learn about social justice and positive change at the start of the academic year.

The Days of Service are divided into two activities that take learning outside the classroom. Participants take part in a volunteer placement with a community agency and a session of the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS).

This event is open to new and returning students, staff, faculty and leadership.

Register today by clicking here!