UAlberta Ambassador Program

Represent your school - become a UAlberta Ambassador!

We are currently recruiting UAlberta Ambassadors for the 2021-22 academic year. If you are a returning student who loves meeting new people, this is a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience and show your UAlberta pride!

What is a UAlberta Ambassador?

UAlberta Ambassadors are student volunteers who help show past, present, and future members of the UAlberta community why our institution is a great place to be. They represent our university in a variety of ways, including leading virtual tours and assisting with virtual events.  

Why become a UAlberta Ambassador?

The UAlberta Ambassador Program is a lot of fun, but it also provides a number of benefits and opportunities that will serve you throughout your university career and beyond:

  • Become more involved with your campus community.
  • Attend networking and social events, and gain lasting friendships.
  • Take advantage of professional development and leadership opportunities.
  • Enhance your public speaking and communication skills.
  • Join internal committees (Action Teams) to help plan and run ambassador events.

Chat with us!

Join us for a drop-in virtual Q&A session with current ambassadors. These one-hour sessions will allow you to learn more about what it is like to be in the UAlberta Ambassador Program and get tips on how to write a great application. 

Ambassador Roles and Responsibilities

There are two types of positions within the UAlberta Ambassador Program:

UAlberta Ambassador

This position is suitable for current UAlberta students who want to get involved and share their passion for the University of Alberta with others! Volunteering an average of three to five hours per month, you will participate in:

  • Campus Tours: Lead virtual Campus Tours and Lister Residence Tours, as part of the Campus Visit Program. Share your experience as a UAlberta student with prospective students and their families, as well as teachers, counsellors, alumni, and the general public.
  • Community Engagement: Represent the University of Alberta at virtual events throughout the year facilitated by various campus partners. Assist with engaging experiences for prospective students at Open House, the largest recruitment event of the year.
Senior UAlberta Ambassador

This position is suitable for current UAlberta students who have previous volunteer and leadership experience, and would like to expand those skills while sharing their passion for the University of Alberta with others! Volunteering an average of five to ten hours per month, you will participate in campus tours and community engagement, as well as:

  • Program Support: Help recruit, interview, and train UAlberta Ambassadors and provide leadership at university-wide events throughout the year. You will work closely with staff to ensure the continual development and improvement of the program.
  • Team Leadership: Support, mentor, and coach a team of UAlberta Ambassadors by leading meetings, providing professional development, and organizing community-building events. Develop these skills via specialized virtual and in-person leadership training with your fellow Senior UAlberta Ambassadors.

In addition to the availability requirements listed in the Mandatory Dates section, Senior UAlberta Ambassadors must also be available for the following training:

  • May 3-7, 2021 (2 hours)
  • Online learning modules to be completed in August, 2021 (3-5 hours)
  • August 27-28, 2021

Program Requirements

UAlberta Ambassadors and Senior UAlberta Ambassadors must be:

  • Current students in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA);
  • Comfortable with public speaking;
  • Able to commit a minimum of three to five hours per month;
  • Dedicated to building community at the University of Alberta. 

Mandatory Dates

The UAlberta Ambassador Program is a year-long volunteer commitment, from May 2021 to April 2022. Exceptions can be made for students who are participating in study abroad, co-op, or practicum placements for part of the year. There are a number of events that UAlberta Ambassadors will be required to support throughout the year. Accommodations can be made for academic commitments and will be assessed on a case by case basis. Before you apply, please check your calendar to ensure you are available.

  • UAlberta Ambassador Welcome Event: April 16, 2021
  • UAlberta Ambassador Fall Training: September 4, 5 & 11, 2021
  • Full Team Meetings: 
    • November 19, 2021
    • January 14, 2022
    • March 4, 2022

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