Volunteers form the core of OPIRG’s action. There are plenty of ways students and community can become active citizens through OPIRG, that fit neatly between your busy schedules. We put volunteers to work on a wide range of tasks and responsibilities through our volunteer program. There is a range of opportunities to build your skills and your resume with us, besides sharing your talents to make OPIRG McMaster a better organization supporting students active on social and environmental issues.
Volunteers are encouraged to fill out an online Volunteer Form to start the process of making positive contributions to McMaster, Hamilton, and beyond.
Our general volunteer positions are mostly ad hoc positions advertised over our Volunteer Facebook Group. You can ignore the request or respond if you want to get involved.
Check out some general Volunteer Job Descriptions here.
Apart from being a general volunteer, individuals can also join a working group or join our board of directors.
Some volunteers enter our organization through our various working groups, made of students and community members who organize around specific issues. Each group will have their own meeting times and a range of activities. Everyone is welcome to join a working group at any time, and we welcome new ideas for groups each term!
You can apply to create a working group and check out our current working groups here.
Board of Directors
OPIRG’s volunteer Board of Directors define both our vision and our activism.
You can learn about our current Board here.