QMUNITY accepts practicum students from private counselling colleges and social service or counselling-related departments at community colleges and universities. Past students have come from U.B.C., Erickson College, Adler, Counsellor Training Institute of Canada, and The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.
Practicum students have been involved in organizing and facilitating groups, doing one-on-one and couple counselling, and performing general social work duties. Note: Practicum students must be in the final year of their program and must be able to provide services for clients without direct supervision.
We provide a supportive educational practicum for students while also maintaining a professional and supportive service to the queer community. Therefore, we seek practicum students who celebrate diversity and have a strong knowledge and understanding of the LGBT community.
QMUNITY also takes students on practicum that fall outside of the social service field. We welcome applications from practicum students in the following areas of study:
- Library related studies
- Gender and Sexuality studies
- Office management and support programs
- Computer and technology studies
- Marketing and communications studies
Note: due to the high volume of requests, practicum students are required to contribute a minimum of 120 hours towards their practicum.
If you are interested in doing your practicum at QMUNITY, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 604-684-5307 ext. 109.