Graduate Orientation Volunteers Needed!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Graduate Orientation Volunteer

Are you looking for an opportunity to assist with Orientation and connect with incoming graduate students? The Graduate Orientation Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with various aspects of Campus-wide Graduate Orientation on September 5th, 2017. Graduate Orientation is a one-day event during Orientation specifically for graduate students to learn about the campus and services available to them.

This event requires a variety of volunteer positions throughout the day including: Administrative Volunteers, Social Volunteers, Room Hosts and Campus Tour Guides and Grad House Volunteers.

On the application form you will be required to select the volunteer position you would like based on the responsibilities and the time. All volunteers will be required to complete a mandatory training session on Wednesday, August 23rd at 5:00PM.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet and connect with incoming graduate students and network with campus partners. All volunteers will receive food during their shift as well as a free t-shirt and appreciation from the Graduate Orientation Committee.

Applications will close Sunday August 20th, 2017 at 11:59pm and all volunteers will be contacted with more information after this date.

Please read the descriptions below and  apply today. 

Administrative Volunteer Responsibilities
(8:30AM - 12PM or 11AM - 1:30PM)

- Set-up booths, registration tables, lunch area
- Greet and register new students (i.e., wristbands, give swag)
- Direct students to nametag station, booths, campus resources, etc.
- Tear-down lunch area and chairs

Departmental/Faculty Greeter Responsibilities
(11AM - 1:30PM)

- Lead and participate in ice-breakers to connect with new students in your department and faculty before the Welcome session and during lunch
- Answer questions about your department, faculty, campus and Graduate Orientation
- Accompany large groups of students to concurrent sessions
- Mingle and connect with students

Room Hosts and Campus Tour Guide Responsibilities
(12:45PM - 6PM

- Greet campus partners in session rooms and ensure A/V is set-up
- Welcome students to sessions, introduce and thank presenters, inform students about following concurrent sessions
- Sit in on each session and direct students to concurrent sessions throughout the afternoon
- Set-up/tear-down refreshment break
- Lead students on campus tours

*Note: Specialized campus tour training will be required for this role*

Grad House Volunteer Responsibilities
(2:30PM - 8:00PM and 5PM - 11PM)

- Event set up
- Greet and direct students

- Ensure all students have wristbands
- Work with Grad House staff to assist where needed
- Event take down


Apply on the Leads regsitration site.

Please send any questions to Meryl Norris via

Territorial Acknowledgement

We, the Graduate Student Association - University of Waterloo, acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River. 

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