Classroom Volunteers

Classroom Mentors

Who are we looking for?

  • Anyone who enjoys working with grades three-nine students
  • Volunteers from diverse groups, as well as volunteers who participate in diverse activities and groups on campus. Our goal is for U School students to see themselves on campus- it helps when someone who looks like them is part of their experience!

What to expect:

  • Participate in the session’s activity
  • Enter data and prepare classroom for next day
  • Respond to journal entries at the end of the day
  • Support and encourage students in their journaling
  • Share your experiences of university with the students
  • Engage with the students in a friendly and welcoming manner
  • Supervise students as we travel across campus to ensure that no one wanders off

How often can you volunteer and when are the shifts?

  • Morning shifts are 9:30-12, Monday to Friday
  • Afternoon shifts are 12-2:30, Monday to Friday, excluding Thursdays



Who are we are looking for?:

  • Friendly people from our campus community who want to help students connect with the University of Alberta.
  • People who are looking to take part in U School but only have an hour to spare.

What to expect:

  • Interview shifts are from 12:25-1:30 on Tuesdays or Fridays
  • Students will ask you about what you do on campus, how you got to where you are today, why you came to the U of A and much, much more. Students then tell their classmates all about you.
  • Students can be shy so we recommend you have some questions ready to ask them.
  • You will be presented to the rest of the class by the students who interviewed you.