Get involved and expand your inter-cultural skill set! The International Student Services (ISS) recruits over 200 volunteers a year. We offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that start off with basic help, such as an Event Assistant or Office Volunteer, to positions with more responsibilities that you can work up to, such as a Welcome Ambassador or Senior Peer. Explore your options and discover your best fit!
Now recruiting Airport Volunteers!
Volunteer to be an Airport Volunteer at the Edmonton International Airport Welcome Booth, August 6 – September 5, 2017.
Welcome new international students when they first arrive in Edmonton. This year, the University of Alberta International collaborated with all of Edmonton’s post-secondary institutions to host the welcome booth. This is a great opportunity for you to meet new international students, network and build connections with the greater Edmonton community.
Airport Shifts, three per day:
- 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
- 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Shifts are assigned on volunteer’s availability. All volunteers get a break during their shift.
Volunteers will travel as a group to the airport on the LRT and via ETS route 747. All UAlberta Volunteers transportation, to and from the airport, will be paid by International Student Services.
- Provide first-night information
- Answer new students’ questions
- Welcome students to Edmonton
- Verify Sky Shuttle registration
Airport Leader (In addition to Airport Volunteer tasks):
- Team lead at Airport Booth
- Organize airport volunteers’ schedules
- Keep track of resources at the booth (bookmarks)
- Organize group transportation to the airport
- 5 shifts (25 hours)
- August 6 – September 5, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Application Deadline: TBD
Benefits of volunteering include:
- Volunteer experience for your resume
- Achieve recognition with the co-curricular record
- Gain valuable work experience
- Develop interpersonal skills
- Learn and develop leadership skills
- Work within an office environment
- Receive a reference letter (after 20 hours)
- Make new friends and contacts
What you will learn:
- Interpersonal communications skills
- Presentation preparation
- Public speaking
- Leadership skills
- Event planning
Some positions are selection-based and require past ISS volunteering experience.
Please note: Volunteering with ISS is recorded on your Co-Curricular Record account, organized by Student’s Union. We offer a letter of acknowledgement that includes the hours you volunteered for ISS and (possibly) a reference letter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Volunteer opportunities include: