Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are needed throughout the year for Alumnae Association and Career and Mentorship Events.

Student-Led Initiatives

Here are some upcoming ways you can participate in student-led community activities:

Gift Bags from the Heart: This Christmas season, you can join our students in preparing gift bags, containing essential items, for someone in need. (Think modern day Shoe Box Hampers) This is a wonderful way for you to share the Christmas Spirit with others this season.

Your gift bag should include:
- 1 gift bag (about the size of a lunch bag)
- A pair of warm socks
- A winter hat or scarf
- A pair of good quality winter mitts or warm gloves
- A small gift that will fit without ripping the bag (i.e. hand lotion, a deck of cards, etc.)
- An edible treat item (i.e. hard candies or a small box of chocolates)
- A Christmas card in an envelope addressed: To: A Friend, From: A Friend
- A piece of tissue paper and ribbon to decorate your bag

You can drop off you gift bag at the Reception Office, located at the Administrative Entrance of SMA with an attention to the Alumnae Office. Deadline to drop off your gift bag is Friday, December 7, 2018.

About our Career and Mentorship Program:

In 2017/2018 the Academy launched a Career and Mentorship Program which aims to engage alumnae to share their time and talents with students by participating in mentorship and networking opportunities — alumnae share their insight and expertise regarding their post-secondary journey and their career, and students benefit from their experience and wisdom. The Career and Mentorship Program is a partnership between the Alumnae Office and the Career Development and University Advising Program. Managing the Career and Mentorship Program are Amy Houston ’03, Alumnae Relations Coordinator, and Lindsey Fennell ’07, Academic Advisor. 

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Academy is seeking alumnae to share their career knowledge and experience in one or more of our Career & Mentorship programs. In particular, alumnae with experience in trades, computer science/IT, engineering, non–medical science fields, women in underrepresented industries or a unique/interesting field are sought.


Opportunities listed below:

Grade 9 Career Speakers: October 25, 2018

Take Our Kids to Work Day (host a Grade 9 student in your workplace for a day of job shadowing): November 14, 2018

Ask an Alum: November 22, 2018 - seeking recent grads (within 5 years of graduating from SMA) to engage in casual conversation with Grade 11 and 12 students about post secondary life, expectations and involvement.

Career Speakers for Grade 10 Students:(International Women’s Day): March 8, 2019

Panel Interviews for Grades 11 and 12 Students: April 4, 2019

French speaking alumnae to participate in Grades 11 and 12 Advanced French Conversational Exercises: between October 2018 and April 2019


Contact: Amy Houston, Alumnae Relations Coordinator at ahouston@smamb.ca or call 204-478-6030