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The Student Work and Service Program (SWASP), funded by the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was designed to reduce the debt load of student parents, and to offer a valuable work opportunity where learned skills could be put to use and new ones strengthened.

What does SWASP offer participants?

  1. A valuable work experience, applicable to their program of study and career objectives
  2. A tuition credit
  3. An opportunity to network; and to strengthen and develop skills
  4. Personal and professional development through workshops offered on resume, cover letter writing; interview tips; job search/networking; and more!

Who is eligible

Fall semester: funding is available to student parents enrolled at Memorial University.

Winter semester: funding is available to student parents enrolled at Memorial. (Should additional funding become available, this program will be available to non-parent students)

Spring Semester: Funding is available to both student parents and non-student parents (ie. ALL Memorial students are eligible)

Program Options:

Option A: 260 hours (full-time hours, only part-time students can apply);
$1400 tuition voucher, $1200 cash stipend
Non-Student parents can apply for this option only.

Option B:
100 hours (part-time hours, part-time and full-time students can apply);
$1200 tuition voucher OR $750 tuition voucher, $450 cash stipend.


 SWASP Positions


MUCEP Job Opportunities

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. I am an undergraduate student.
  2. I am registered in at least 3 credit courses during the Winter 2014 semester (if I drop a course, I am no longer eligible for a MUCEP position).
  3. I have a 60% or above CUMULATIVE AVERAGE or a 60% or above average in my LAST 10 COURSES. (As a first year student, you have attained a 60% cumulative average because of the admission average)
  4. I will not work more than 80 MUCEP hours this semester. I will complete only one of the following options during this semester:
    • one 80 hour position ($1053)
    • one 40 hour position ($527)
    • two 40 hour positions ($527 each)


  • Activity Leader

    Job Description:

    Maintain and distribute to IEBP-G students information on campus and community clubs, activities and events.  Encourage and facilitate IEBP-
    G students' participation in campus and community events. Plan and market events with guidance from ESL coordinator.​

    Contact Name: Hadija Drummond
    Contact Phone: 639-2518
    Contact Email:
  • Bursar's Office Assistant

    Job Description:

    Updating travel database, rolling coin, photocopy, filing and other office duties as required.​

    Contact Name: Jim Brown
    Contact Phone: X6256
    Contact Email:
  • Cage Attendant

    Job Description:

    Responsible for the supervision of the gymnasium; ensure the safety of facility users; distribute, set up and break down and inventory of equipment.​

    Contact Name: Jana Walsh
    Contact Phone: 637-6258
    Contact Email:
  • Career Services Assistant

    Job Description:

    This position will help build relationships with schedule for the purpose of Employment Networking.  Assisting with presentations, review of resume and cover letters, promoting on-campus events and working to build the Grenfell Career Development portfolio.​

    Contact Name: Jennifer McGinn
    Contact Phone: 637-2189
    Contact Email:
  • Communications Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist Humanities faculty at Grenfell to enhance and increase our social media presence (ie  Facebook, etc.)

    Assist Humanities faculty plan events for faculty and students (eg. guest specaker, meet and greet)​

    Contact Name: Maura Hanrahan
    Contact Phone: X2181
    Contact Email:
  • Discussion Leader

    Job Description:

    Lead small groups of IEBP-G (ESL) students in study groups/discussion sessions, focusing on fluency and language development.​

    Contact Name: Hadija Drummond
    Contact Phone: 639-2518
    Contact Email:
  • Drawing and Painting

    Job Description:

    Maintain orderly drawing and painting studios.  Report damage or maintenance issues.  Clean and tidy workspaces.  Put away tools and equipment.  Assist professor and students.​

    Contact Name: Ingrid Percy
    Contact Phone: 639-2398
    Contact Email:
  • First Year Assistant

    Job Description:

    Maintain clean/orderly first year studio in Visual Arts Program.  Assist students with technical issues.  Assist professor with demos, etc.​

    Contact Name: Ingrid Percy
    Contact Phone: 639-2398
    Contact Email:
  • Gallery Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist with exhibition installations and strikes:  work with Gallery outreach programming for youth and adults; collection management.  Assist with daily gallery operations and keeping gallery open; exhibition invitation design.​

    Contact Name: Charlotte Jones
    Contact Phone: X6209
    Contact Email:
  • Language Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    After training, the LLA will supervise lab activities and provide support to students completing lab activities.  They are also asked to do some evaluation (correcting dictees etc.) and possibly programming.​

    Contact Name: Alex Barter
    Contact Phone: 639-6555 x 6555
    Contact Email:
  • Library Student Assistant

    Job Description:

    Circulation/Periodicals Desk coverage:  charging/discharging  library materials, shelving and shelf reading library materials, filing and micorofil copying, maintaining Pinterest new book lists, statistics, assisting with library customer service.​

    Contact Name: Heather Strickland
    Contact Phone: 637-6261
    Contact Email:
  • Navigate Student Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist Program Manager with event planning.

    Preparing/researching entreprenial issues for clients

    Using social media/marketing​

    Contact Name: Jacqueline Walsh
    Contact Phone: 2574
    Contact Email:
  • Peer Tutors

    Job Description:

    Assist students with course-specific content; lead small group discussions; develop resource materials for work with students; report statistics to supervisor; refer to appropriate resources.​

    Contact Name: Lorna Payne
    Contact Phone: X6268
    Contact Email:
  • Photography - Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    To help maintain the photo lab.  To learn and print digital output for Photo students.  To assist other faculty who periodically use the darkrooms (VART 1000/1001).  To assist INTRO photo students in the darkroom after hours and for demo's.​

    Contact Name: David Morrish
    Contact Phone: X2517
    Contact Email:
  • Physics Student Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist in equipment set-up and take-down of lab materials for Physics labs.  Tidying and organizing, identifying resources for replacing.​

    Contact Name: Darlene English
    Contact Phone: 637-6292
    Contact Email:
  • Physics Student Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist with guiding Physics 1020 and 1050 lab students.  Able to answer students questions and demonstrate correct methods in the lab.  Also occasional help in problem-solving sessions.​

    Contact Name: Darlene English
    Contact Phone: 637-6292
    Contact Email:
  • Print Assistant

    Job Description:

    Studio monitor in Printshop during evenings and weekends with focus on providing support for intro level courses and assisting students in intermediate level print.

    Assist faculty/staff with print-related projects.

    Help maintain the print shop.​

    Contact Name: Marlene MacCallum
    Contact Phone: X7645
    Contact Email:
  • Sport Development Assistant

    Job Description:

    Research in specific areas of sport development.  Operations in the administration of sport teams, leagues, camps and games.  Assisting the Sport Coordinator with tracking of key statistics for athletic teams.  Assisting sport coordinator with marketing and sponsorship opportunities.​

    Contact Name: Kirk Durning
    Contact Phone: 637-7315
    Contact Email:
  • Statistics Tutor/Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist in the computer lab (eg. Help students with SPSS, lab questions, APA style writing, etc).  Provide tutoring (eg. statistical concepts and procedures, lab report writing, etc)​

    Contact Name: Kelly Brown
    Contact Phone: X2388
    Contact Email:
  • Student Assistant

    Job Description:

    Prepare and run coffee house sessions, discussion group meetings, special projects.  Prepare monthly Newsletter.  Plan and execute programming for student to experience and adapt to culture.  Planning and Program devleopment​

    Contact Name: Shanda Williams
    Contact Phone: X6525
    Contact Email:
  • Student Assistant

    Job Description:

    Handling general inquiries in person and over the phone.  assisting prosepctive and current students with registration problems, completing various student forms, providing confirmation of enrollment letters, compiling and sending information to students, assisting with assigning of faculty advisors as well as general office work.​

    Contact Name: Sherry-Lee Vallis
    Contact Phone: X6298
    Contact Email:
  • Student Assistant - Marketing and Communications

    Job Description:

    Working with the MARCOMM team, you will assist in the implementation of special events.  Duties include updating mailing list, RSVP management, catering confirmation, set up/tear down, etc.  Assist communications team with story development, chronicler updates and basic photography.  Provide admin support (photobank, data collection, filing, etc.) as required.​

    Contact Name: Jennifer Hartley
    Contact Phone: X6275
    Contact Email:
  • Student Assistants

    Job Description:

    The Learning Centre is seeking to fill 3 casual Student Assistant positions.  The Student Assistant is responsible for providing assistive services and facilitating the academic accommodations necessary to achieve the goal of full participation for each student with a disability attending the University.  Specific responsibilities include facilitating and proctoring exam accommodations, scribing student exams if required, preparing print, visual and audio materials in alternate formats including e-text and enlargement, and any other duties delegated by the Student Affairs Officer.​

    Contact Name: Brad Elliott
    Contact Email:
  • Student Housing Assistant

    Job Description:

    Assist Student Housing with assisting students in house - answering inquiries, mail delivery, emails and other related office duties.​

    Contact Name: Jennifer Mitchell
    Contact Phone: X6270
    Contact Email:
  • Student Lab Assistant

    Job Description:

    To assist technicians in daily routine procedures, lab preps and cleanup.  Also, may be required to test 1st year Chemistry experiments.

    Contact Name: Wanda Ellsworth
    Contact Phone: X6488
    Contact Email:
  • Technical Director Assistant

    Job Description:

    Department support in filing, data entry and inventory control.  This position will also involve some work directly on aspects of theatre production including painting, theatre preparation for shows and assistance with special effects.​

    Contact Name: Jim Chalmers-Gow
    Contact Phone: X2513
    Contact Email:
  • Theatre Dept. Archivist

    Job Description:

    Archiving production prompt scripts and other production related material; transferring slides to digital format; transferring production videos to DVD format.​

    Contact Name: Susan Jennings
    Contact Phone: X6476
    Contact Email:
  • Theatre Worshop assistant/VA Workshop

    Job Description:

    Theatre Assistant - loading and unloading trucks, shipping/receiving, workshop organization - clean-up, aiding theatre students. 

    Visual Arts Assistant - shipping receiving Art Gallery construction and framing clean-up and organization, aiding visual arts stdents with projects.​

    Contact Name: Bruce Bryne
    Contact Phone: X2512
    Contact Email:
  • Visual Culture Research

    Job Description:

    Assisting with research work on second phase of formation of Art Education Association for province housed at Grenfell along with art history research and studio duties.​

    Contact Name: Gerard Curtis
    Contact Phone: X2511
    Contact Email:

Volunteer Opportunities

On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Click on the underlined, highlighted organizations for additional information.
Organization Name Contact Information
GCSU Clubs and Societies Matthew Brockel 637-6200, ext. 6169
Grenfell Campus Student Food Bank Nicole Newell/Shanda Williams Nicole: 639-2590 (
Shanda: 639-6252 (
Student Services Debbie Janes 637-6232

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Click on the underlined, highlighted organizations for additional information.
Organization Website Contact Information
Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Barbara Kennedy
The Arthritis Society Steve Keats
Atlanti-Con Science Fiction Festival Jeff Keeping
Twitter: @atlanti_con
Canadian Cancer Society Krista King
Canadian Diabetes Association Timothy Humphries
709-754-0953, ext. 22
Canadian National Institute of the Blind Dinah Durnford (
Donna Byrne (
Canadian Red Cross Judy Bond
Corner Brook Museum and Archives George French
Corner Brook Status of Women Council Paula Sheppard-Thibeau
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada Kathy Power
709-579-3700 or 1-800-563-4843
WestRock Community Centre Steve Huxter
709-634-4077 Ext. 2
Easter Seals of Newfoundland and Labrador Jeff Young
Family Outreach Resource Centre   Bonnie Randell
Food Bank Network   Joy Connors
Girl Guides of Canada Linda Holwell-Tibbo
Junior Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Shawn Adams
Kids Eat Smart Clubs Kailey Pauls
NL Laubach Literacy Council Margie Lewis
VON Corner Brook Branch Debbie Lewis
Elaine Fost
Western Memorial Regional Hospital Shelley Blackler
The following list of organizations may or may not currently have volunteer opportunities in the Corner Brook area. Please contact them directly for more information.
Amnesty International John Fleming
Canadian Parents for French NL Patricia Edwards
Humber Community YMCA Lisa Osmond
MADD Canada Karen Foley
NL Special Olympics Hope Wiseman
Places of Worship
Various places of worship in Corner Brook. Click here for contact information.
Rogers Television Amy Joy
Schools – Elementary and Secondary
Various elementary and secondary schools in Corner Brook. Click here for contact information.
Senior’s Homes/Service
Various senior’s homes in Corner Brook. Click here for contact information.
St. John Ambulance Brigade Todd Warren

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