Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Give back to the community, meet new friends and learn new skills by becoming a volunteer. You’ll have the time of your life while making a positive impact on your community. Whether you are looking for short term or long term volunteer opportunities, there will be a match for you. Check out the following links for volunteer opportunities in and around your community.

Information and Volunteer Centre for Strathcona County

Strathcona County or call 780-464-4044

Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society

Volunteer Fort Saskatchewan

Volunteer Alberta 

Volunteer Canada

Dreamcatchers Association

Government Page Program

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta Page Program provides part-time employment to high school students. If you are interested in applying to be a Page check the website at or see Student Services.

Alberta Junior Forest Rangers Program

The Junior Forest Ranger program (JFR) offers an amazing career building opportunity for students, aged 16 – 18 (as of July 1st) to prepare for their future in a challenging environment with other students from across Alberta. Crew members can expect paid summer employment ($15.00/hr), free accommodation and board, exposure to a broad array of natural resource and science based hands-on work and educational opportunities, training and certifications related to natural resource management careers, and immersion in an outdoor setting for 7 weeks. Applications are available on the website at

JFR video: 

Deadline to apply is April 1st.

Wisest Summer Research Program

WISEST Summer Research Program is now accepting applications for this interactive research program which encourages exceptional grade 11 students to explore careers in science, engineering and technology through a six-week hands-on research experience in a University of Alberta lab. For more information, and to download an application form, visit

Deadline is usually in April.

Forum for Young Canadians

Forum is an amazing experience to develop your leadership skills, to learn about democracy, how government works and how you can make a difference. Come join hundreds of high school students for a week on Parliament Hill. Your Forum experience will include sitting in the House of Commons and the Senate, meeting the Speakers of the Houses, Taking on the role of national politicians during simulations such as Question Period, forging new friendships with other young Canadians from across the country while learning about the social, cultural and political issues that shape your country today. If you are interested, check the Forum Website at Some costs are provided by Exchanges Canada. See Student Services for details.

Toronto's Youth Summer Programs

The University of Toronto’s Youth Summer Programs (YSP) offers a summer program for high school students to experience what it is like to be a student in Canada’s Law or Medical Schools. The YSP are held in July and August on the University of Toronto’s campus and range in length from one to five weeks. For more information about content, dates and fees, visit