Job & Volunteer Opportunities

To best serve the career development needs of our students and alumni, and to provide an efficient job posting and hiring experience for employers, all external job and volunteer opportunities are hosted on the UBC CareersOnline.


Thank you for considering UBC Kinesiology students for your hiring needs. The experience you provide is invaluable to our students and we appreciate your consideration of them.

Any community job postings for Kinesiology students must be posted through CareersOnline. Please click the CareersOnline button to ensure your job opportunity is listed for Kinesiology students:
CareersOnline For Employers

Once you register or log in to CareersOnline, you will be able to submit your opportunities for posting there. When submitting your posting, we encourage you to indicate your preference to have your position promoted to School of Kinesiology students. Your position will then be included on the list of postings promoted to our students.

Students & Alumni

If you are a student or alumnus looking for paid or volunteer work, you will find all opportunities, on CareersOnline. Clicking on the button below, labeled UBC CareersOnline Postings, pulls a selection of the active postings from CareersOnline that have been indicated for promotion to Kinesiology students.

UBC CareersOnline Postings

Please check the Active Kids and Body Works pages for all annual listings for paid and volunteer opportunities in the School of Kinesiology. These positions will also appear in CareersOnline listings.

If you are looking for a list of campus-wide staff and faculty postings, please check the UBC Human Resources website.

*Please note that if you are interested in a posting listed in the table below, we recommend that you contact the employers directly for the status of these job postings.

Active Kids Volunteer

Position title

Active Kids Volunteer

Volunteer or Employment?


Employer email address


UBC Active Kids

Organization website

Job description

UBC Active Kids is currently recruiting individuals to join one or more of our various volunteer crews:

  • Gymnastics
  • Adapted Multisport
  • Musqueam
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Homeschool
  • Multisport / Physical Literacy

The ultimate goal of the Active Kids Program is to encourage life-long participation in physical activity through positive physical activity experiences and the development of physical literacy. To achieve this goal, volunteers who are passionate about working with children and who enjoy sharing their love of physical activity through a variety of games and activities play a major role.
As an Active Kids volunteer, you will get to work with a team of volunteers in one or more of our various programs, gain valuable instruction, and leadership experience. Your communication, teamwork, group facilitation and organizational abilities will improve. You will receive ongoing training and support providing you with the tools to succeed as an instructor. We offer students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in various programs by providing KIN research based training along with reimbursements for certifications such as NCCP, SFA + CPR, Gymnastics certifications above foundations, and more.

  • Support Instructors in creating a safe, fun and physically active environment
  • Support/Lead developmentally-appropriate activities
  • Provide regular feedback to participants and parents
  • Promote an active and healthy lifestyle by being a positive role model
  • Represent the School of Kinesiology and the University of British Columbia in a professional manner
  • Attend all mandatory training sessions and follow all established policies and procedures


  • Passionate about sport and physical activity
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable
  • Ability to develop positive relationships and interactions with children and youth
  • A background or experience as an athlete (recreational or competitive) or working with children is a strong asset
  • The ideal candidate is pursuing a degree in kinesiology or education
  • Successful candidates are required to complete a criminal records check

Hours/Time Commitment

Flexible schedules are available and weekly commitments can be quite minimal. This is a great opportunity for students looking for paid gymnastics coaching hours starting in the Winter, or for students just looking to gain more experience working with children in a fun and physically active environment.

How to apply

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to the Active Kids Program Coordinator

Posting expiration date

ongoing. We are always excepting applications to become an Active Kids Volunteer, particularly from School of Kinesiology students!

Date Posted Position Title Employer Application Deadline
08/12/2015 Job & Volunteer Opportunities

LGBTQ2S+ Participants Wanted For Research Study!

Study title

Perceptions of and Experiences with Physical Activity in UBC Sexual and Gender Minority Students

Volunteer or Employment?


Principal Investigator

Dr. Erica Bennett

PI Email Address


UBC School of Kinesiology

Job description

The Perceptions of and Experiences with Physical Activity in UBC Sexual and Gender Minority Students study is looking for UBC Students who identify as two-spirited, a sexual minority (e.g., gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, asexual), and/or a gender minority (e.g., transgender, nonbinary), to participate in focus groups. We aim to identify patterns within the students’ stories to illuminate the role of their intersecting identities in shaping their previous experiences with and current preferences for physical activity.

How to apply

For more information about the study, please email Dr. Erica Bennett (; she/her) or Ben Hives (; he/him)

Date Posted Position Title Employer Application Deadline
08/12/2015 Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Those interested in participating in research studies should visit the Research Recruitment page.