Work & Volunteer Opportunities

Being a member of the Residence Life Staff team is a rich and rewarding experience. York University Residence Life is committed to providing an educational experience to all students living in residence. York University residents will engage in transformative experiences that foster empathy, compassion, belonging, and a commitment to the enrichment of their communities and one another. Residence Life offers a number of student job and volunteer opportunities that help that commitment come to fruition.

Please note that some positions require the individual to live on-campus while some positions allow the individual to live off-campus.

Residence House Don Community Engagement Committee
Residence Community Engagement Don
Living Learning Community Leader (WorkStudy)
Residence Services Assistant
Residence Services Assistant – Team Lead

Working in Canada

In order to be eligible to work in Canada you must have a valid Social Insurance Number or SIN#.  For information please visit

If you are an International Student, please visit

Working at York University

Many of our positions are classified as workstudy positions.  In order to be eligible for these positions, you must fill out and be approved via the Student Financial Profile through Student Financial Services.  To access please visit:

Opportunities to get involved!

Residence House Don 2024-2025 (must live on campus)
Residence Community Engagement Don 2024-2025 (must live on campus)
Living Learning Community Leader 2024-2025 (must live on campus)
Residence Services Assistant 2024-2025 (may live off campus)
Residence Services Assistant – Team Lead 2024-2025 (may live off campus)

Application Instructions

  • Residence Life operates a competency based hiring program where individuals are selected for a position based on the skills, knowledge, and behaviours they have demonstrated in the application and carousel interview process. Applicants are provided the opportunity to select and rank the positions they wish to be considered for in the hiring process.
  • Please note that completing this application is the first phase in the hiring process. Only individuals that meet the competency requirements of the application will be invited to the second phase of the hiring process.
  • Should you have any questions or technical difficulties with the application process please email
  • The Residence Life Management Team and Residence Life Staff Team wish you all the best as you embark on this hiring process.

Application and Interview Resources

The STAR model is a good framework for answering questions throughout the hiring process.  You can learn more about this process through the Career Centre's workshop handout on the model.

There are also a variety of other tools that may be relevant on the Career Centre's Workshop Handout page that may assist you now or in the future.

Apply Here

If you have any questions about getting involved in your residence, please contact your RLC, Don, or email us at If you are interested in getting involved on campus for the academic year, check out YU Connect for a list of organizations that may have opportunity. Need some help completing an application and/or preparing for an interview?  Check out the Career Centre