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On-Campus Activities


The Language Centre - Conversation Partner

The Language Centre’s Conversation Partner Program pairs students from The Language Centre with volunteers from Saint Mary’s University and the extended community. The program offers the students the opportunity to meet native English speakers and practice their spoken English. The volunteers and students create their hours and meeting places, making it one of the most flexible (and fun) volunteer opportunities on campus. Not only do the students at The Language Centre love making new friends, but they love exploring the city and learning about new cultures. If you are interested in applying, please contact Rachel MacDonald at or drop by The Language Centre front desk at 960 Tower Road (beside the arena).


Centre for Housing and Residence Life - Residence Student Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.)

RSVP is a program that provides one-time volunteer opportunities for residence students. This means that you get the experience without a long-term commitment. This year we have partnered with numerous organizations from around Halifax including the Atlantic Film Festival, Adsum House for Women, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. You could be doing anything from painting a deck for a women’s shelter to selling 50/50 tickets for a Mooseheads game.

CCR Community Partner Programs

Click on the logos below to view organizational profiles and on-going opportunities in Halifax:


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Current Activities and Events in Halifax

Frontier College is looking for dedicated volunteers to support in a few of their literacy programs in Halifax/Dartmouth. If you have a passion to help children, youth or adults with their literacy skills so they can reach their full potential in life we can sure use your support. You don’t have to be an academic scholar but we do ask that our volunteers be enthusiastic, patient, flexible and creative.  We are a non-profit, volunteer based organization which has been promoting literacy and a love of reading for 117 years. Volunteers and learners work together in a 1 to 1 learning environment or in small groups. Anyone can volunteer! Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners. We only ask for a 1.5 to 2 hour weekly commitment depending on the program. Our next training will be on Saturday Jan 28th from 1pm to 5pm. 

For more information on the process to volunteer please contact Ramona Clarke – Please also check out our web site at All volunteers must be fluent in English. We are also a partner with the SMU Co-Curricular Record program. 


Canadian Standards Association: National Academic Challenge 2017 (for full time Undergraduate students)
Would you be interested in participating in a national standards competition?  This challenge is open to all full time undergraduate students (any discipline) interested in standards development.  Students have to be supervised by their Faculty or Academic Advisor and they could participate individually or as a small group (up to 4 individuals on a submission team).  The finalists will present their projects at the CSA Conference which is taking place at Delta Halifax in June of 2017.  Intent to submit deadline is in March; for more information see: