Volunteer Opportunity Application

Are you a post-secondary student or recent graduate? Do you want to help with COVID-19 response and give back to your community this summer? Do you want to build your resume and earn a grant this Fall?

You’ve come to the right place.  

The Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) has thousands of volunteer opportunities for qualified post-secondary students and recent graduates to support not-for-profit organizations facing COVID-19. By volunteering, you’ll gain valuable experience and are eligible to obtain the Canada Student Service Grant – from $1,000 up to $5,000.

If you are working or receiving the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) ($1,250 monthly, or higher for students with disabilities and dependants) you are still eligible to apply for the CSSG.

Not only will you feel more connected to the community, but you will also develop relevant skills with access to 25 hours of LinkedIn Learning, gain experience to build your resume and put your interests and skills to work for a meaningful cause. The CSSG is bilingual, accessible and inclusive to help ensure participation from students from coast to coast to coast, including those from Indigenous communities and other underrepresented groups. Plus, all volunteer opportunities are designed to respect social distancing and other health and safety precautions established by the Public Health Agency of Canada, removing participation barriers such as geography, digital access, or other limitations.

Apply now to help us create a stronger tomorrow for all Canadians.

CSSG Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in a CSSG opportunity, a person must:

  • be enrolled and attending a part-time or full-time post-secondary education (PSE) during Spring/Summer 2020 and/or Fall 2020 at an accredited institution; or
  • have graduated from PSE no earlier than December 2019; and
  • be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, First Nations, Métis or Inuit, or have Refugee status; and
  • confirm they are able to participate in the CSSG if they are under 18 years of age by allowing us to contact their parent or guardian via email

To be eligible to receive the CSSG grant at the completion of the volunteer opportunity, a person must:

  • be a post-secondary student or recent graduate, 30 years of age or younger by December 31st, 2020, who meets the eligibility criteria including the required number of volunteer service hours
  • not be an international student or a person who has or is currently receiving the CERB ($2,000 monthly)

We encourage you to read through all eligibility requirements before applying. For full CSSG eligibility and disbursement information, please read HERE.

Your application will be considered across all volunteer placements as we aim to align your skills and qualifications to a not-for-profit. As such, you only need to submit one application form. Please do not submit multiple applications.

To apply for the Canada Student Service Grant complete the application form on the right, contact support@iwanttohelp.org or call 1(833)521-0117.

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Your initial application has been submitted, thank you! Please check your email within 24 hours for the next steps to complete your application. Volunteer placement opportunities in the Canada Student Service Grant program are limited, so we encourage you to complete your application as soon as you receive the link in your inbox.