Volunteer and Employment Opportunities



The UBC West African Vowel research group is currently working on Dàgáárè, a Gur, Niger-Congo language that is spoken in Ghana. This project is part of a bigger project on West African Vowel Systems. If you are interested in linguistic research, this is an opportunity for you. You can work with the group as a research volunteer. As part of your duties, you will be required to annotate some audio-visual files. To do this, you will be trained on how to use ELAN, a linguistic tool for annotation and data management. To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Douglas Pulleyblank atdouglas.pulleyblank@ubc.ca.


VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH:  Find out more about getting involved.


Looking to get involved this year? Considering a career working for non-profit organizations?

The combination of a weekly Trek placement with a non-profit organization or school, and our guided learning program can enable you to learn more about community issues, apply your academics in the real world, build lasting connections, and make a difference. There’s over 25 different placements to match your interests, schedule, and career goals!

  • The UBC Learning Exchange facilitates computer drop in programs, ESL conversation talking circles, and other programs. They’re committed to sharing skills and building community on the Downtown Eastside. Gain administration experience or become an ESL conversation faciltator!
  • The Writer’s Exchange works with inner-city kids ages 5 to 13 to build lifelong literacy skills through creative writing projects, tutoring and mentorships. Join their team as a fun and dynamic mentor!.

Learn about our other placements on our website.

Need more information?  Attend an Information Session




Location: Surrey (Sullivan Heights Area near 146 Street and 58a Avenue)

Job Description:
Looking for an enthusiastic, fun, and motivated Behaviour Interventionist for a happy 4-year-old boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our program is intensive and very typical of an early ABA program consisting of teaching many skills such as imitation, following instructions, language development and social/play skills.

Training will be provided by a board-certified behavior consultant, Leanne Schniedel. You must be able to work 2 sessions per week which can be: Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 12pm as well as Sunday between 4pm-6pm. There can also be opportunities to pick up shifts from one of our other 3 BIs if they need an evening off as they are all in school. Sessions will be 2 hours and can be selected in the times mentioned. You also need to be able to attend team meetings which are on the second Friday of every month from 4pm-6pm.

Job Requirements: (Knowledge/ Experience):
-a minimum of 1 year ABA experience preferred, but not required
-be able to provide criminal record check (within last 12 months)
-the desire to make a difference in a child’s life
-have great fondness for kids and great passion for his/her job
-compassionate and patient personality
-excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
-excellent oral and written communication
-open for new learning and suggestions; a team player
-strong creativity and great play skills
-have own transportation *** our location is not easily accessible by public transit
-be reliable, patient and consistent
-be at least 19 yrs old
-be willing to commit for 1 year
-Fluent in English

If you are in interested, please email your anticipated rate of pay, availability, cover letter and resume to marylenea@shaw.ca


Please note that we do also have a form you can fill out to register that you are interested in research opportunities within the Department of Linguistics.