Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Residence Move in Day

This volunteer opportunity is organized through our campus partners: Residence Services.

This August 27, 2018, thousands of students from across the world will be moving into residences at the University of Alberta, and we want you to be a part of the experience! Residence Services is putting out a call for volunteer support to assist with residence move-in 2018. Volunteers are needed in both Lister Centre and our East Campus residences and will be assigned one of 9 roles designed to make the Move-In process smooth, fun, and welcoming for our new students!

Benefits for you:

  • Be one of the first to welcome first-year students to their new home
  • Reduce the stress of move-in day by lending a helping hand
  • Be a part of the excitement that is the start of a new school year
  • Have a tangible impact on the Residence community
  • Interact with students, staff and fellow volunteers
  • All volunteers will receive a token of appreciation from Residence Services upon completion of their shift
  • Access to our volunteer perks, which include free tickets to select alumni events, volunteer socials and professional development opportunities


  • No previous experience required - training will be provided to all roles.

Key Responsibilities:

There are nine roles that need to be filled in order to have a successful move-in day.

  • Floating: You’re willing to be flexible and help where needed
  • Elevator Operator: You don't mind small talk
  • Greeter: You are cheery
  • Key Distribution: You have strong attention to detail
  • Key Form Pick Up: You're good at passing along instructions
  • Orientation Booth: You like giving things away
  • Cart & Luggage Distribution: You are organized and don't mind a bit of responsibility
  • Parking Greeter: You want to be the first happy face incoming residents see
  • Surveyor: You don't mind approaching people

Date & Time

  • Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Shift One: 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Shift Two: 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Shift Three: 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Lister Centre, University of Alberta North Campus (Map)
or East Campus Village, University of Alberta North Campus (Map)


Adrienne Lutzke
Residence Engagement & Events Intern
Residence Services