Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Weekend 2018

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Alumni Weekend is our largest celebration of the year! Alumni from far and wide head back to campus to reunite, reminisce and make new friends. With events and activities including performances, tours, speakers and more, there's something for everyone.

Alumni Weekend is made possible in part by the amazing work of our volunteers. Last year, nearly 150 volunteers generously donated 566 hours of their time to making the event a success. Each year, Alumni Weekend gets bigger and better -  and this year is no exception, so we'll need lots of help to pull it off!  Read more below about the Alumni Weekend volunteer opportunities, and sign-up to make this the best on yet!

Benefits for you:

  • Be a part of the biggest alumni celebration of the year
  • Interact with fellow volunteers, alumni, UAlberta staff, students and the campus community
  • Access to our volunteer perks, which includes our new Bookstore Bucks reward program, fun giveaways, free tickets to select alumni events, volunteer socials and more

Skills/Experience:

  • We're looking for cheery and dependable volunteers who enjoy interacting with people, taking on a variety of different event support tasks and want to have fun!
  • You should be quick learner, able to follow and pass along directions/instructions and willing to volunteer in a fast-paced environment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Duties vary from task to task (see volunteer roles below)
  • Dress appropriately for the weather if your role takes place outside
  • Be able to commit to your entire shift
  • Thoroughly read and understand your volunteer package, which will be emailed at least 1 week before the event
  • Be familiar with our emergency response plan (which will be provided in your volunteer package)
  • And, most importantly, have fun!

Volunteer Roles on Thursday, Sept. 20

Role
Location
Shift Times
Details
Set-Up Crew Convocation Hall & Main Quad 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • About: work behind the scenes to help us get ready for the big weekend
  • Duties: you'll help us get materials set-up and organized for the Class of '68 Cap 'n Gown, as well as help set-up materials, decor and swag in the Information Tent
  • Perfect for: volunteers who don't mind some minor heavy lifting
  • Volunteer Now!

Volunteer Roles on Friday, Sept. 21

Role
Location
Shift Times
Details
Information Tent Quad

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (FULL)

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • About: the Information Tent is the main resource during Alumni Weekend
  • Duties: you'll help us to answer attendee questions, share event information and hand out registration packages
  • Perfect for: outgoing volunteers who enjoy chatting to other alumni, but want to remain in the tent with a place to sit down if needed
  • Volunteer Now!
Golden Bears Football 
Tailgate Party
Foote Field 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (FULL)
  • About: the Golden Bears are taking on the University of Manitoba Bisons and we're throwing a tailgate party to celebrate
  • Duties: you'll help us check-in guests using an iPad, distribute event bags and help facilitate some fun activities
  • Bonus: you'll receive a food voucher and a ticket to the game to enjoy after your shift
  • Perfect for: outgoing, sports-loving volunteers who are ready to cheer on the Golden Bears to a win
  • ALL SHIFTS FULL

Volunteer Roles on Saturday, Sept. 22

Role
Location
Shift Times
Details
Information Tent Quad

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (FULL)

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (FULL)

  • About: the Information Tent is the main resource during Alumni Weekend
  • Duties: you'll help us to answer attendee questions, share event information and hand out registration packages
  • Perfect for: outgoing volunteers who enjoy chatting to other alumni, but want to remain in the tent with a place to sit down as needed
  • ALL SHIFTS FULL
U of A in a Day
(Lectures)
CAB

9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (FULL)

12 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

  • About: U of A in a Day provides all the educational opportunities of being a student, with none of the exams
  • Duties: you'll help us to set up rooms for the lectures and check in registrants using an iPad
  • Bonus: you'll have the opportunity to sit in at one of the lectures at the end of your shift
  • Perfect for: outgoing, tech-savvy volunteers who want to remain indoors
  • Volunteer Now!
U of A in a Day
(Activities)

SUB

9 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. 

11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

  • About: U of A in a Day provides all the educational opportunities of being a student, with none of the exams
  • Duties: you'll help us to set up rooms for the activities and check in registrants using an iPad
  • Bonus: you'll have the opportunity to participate in the activity
  • Perfect for: outgoing, tech-savvy volunteers who want to remain indoors.
  • Volunteer Now!
Kids on Quad
(Zorbs)
Quad

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • About: Kids on Quad features live music, children's performers, activities, food trucks and more!
  • Duties: you'll help Zorbs staff by managing lines, checking for stamps and assisting kids into and out of the Zorbs (transparent, plastic orbs)
  • Perfect for: active volunteers who enjoy working with kids and don't mind being on their feet
  • Volunteer Now!
Kids on Quad
(Craft Stations)
Quad

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • About: Kids on Quad features live music, children's performers, activities, food trucks and more!
  • Duties: you'll assist kids with crafts and keep the craft area tidy
  • Perfect for: crafty volunteers who enjoy working with kids and don't mind being on their feet
  • Volunteer Now!
Kids on Quad
(Craft Station - Volunteer Leads)
Quad

9:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. (FULL)

12:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • About: Kids on Quad features live music, children's performers, activities, food trucks and more!
  • Duties: you'll help manage the various craft stations, train fellow volunteers on how to do the various crafts, move volunteers around based on need and more
  • Note: you'll need to attend a orientation prior to Alumni Weekend
  • Perfect for: volunteers who have helped out at Alumni Weekend before and want more of a leadership role
  • Volunteer Now!
Kids on Quad
(Waiver Stations)
Quad

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • About: Kids on Quad features live music, children's performers, activities, food trucks and more!
  • Duties: you'll help by accepting completed waivers and give stamps to kids for entry
  • Perfect for: organized volunteers who enjoy working with kids, answering questions and being outside
  • Volunteer Now!
Kids on Quad
(Bouncy Castles)
Quad

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • About: Kids on Quad features live music, children's performers, activities, food trucks and more!
  • Duties: you'll help o manage queues and make sure kids are safe using the bouncy castles
  • Perfect for: active volunteers who enjoy working with kids and don't mind being on their feet
  • Volunteer Now!


VOLUNTEER NOW


Contact
Vanessa Welz
Volunteer Coordinator
Office of Alumni Relations
780-492-4382 (office)
780-903-0691 (cell - call or text)
alumni.volunteers@ualberta.ca