The Stratford Campus Ambassador program enables current students, alumni, staff and faculty to volunteer at campus initiatives including campus tours, outreach events, recruitment events, high school activity programs and more.
Trained Ambassadors are the official 'face' of the Stratford Campus and ensure that every guest who visits has a positive and memorable experience. You might guide a campus tour, deliver a workshop to high school students, participate in an event as a greeter, take part in community fundraisers, and much more.
It's a great opportunity to develop your public speaking and leadership skills, build your resume, and be an integral part of the campus community.
The Stratford Campus Ambassador program will be overseen by a committee. Responsibilities include:
- Determining what Campus and Community events the Stratford Campus will participate in
- Recruiting and training volunteer Ambassadors
- Developing and updating the volunteer training and incentive program
- Communicating volunteer opportunities to Ambassadors
- Coordinating event logistics as assigned
- Reporting activities to Stratford Campus Executive Directors
The Role of an Ambassador
Stratford Campus Ambassadors provide support at campus events and activities. Your responsibility:
- Participate in the volunteer ambassador training program;
- Volunteer time and energy to a minimum of 3 activities a term;
- Represent the campus and university in a professional manner at all times.
There will be a variety of event opportunities, and often a variety of roles available at each event depending on your interests, background and skills. Roles might include:
- Providing general campus tours to visitors
- Participating in recruitment events (e.g., a panelist, greeter or tour guide)
- Participating in community events (e.g. be part of Chilifest, Winterfest or a tour guide for a community open house)
- Delivering or providing logistics support for a workshop
- Logistics for conferences
As a student ambassador you will:
- Develop your leadership and communication skills
- Meet individuals from a range of disciplines and industries – a great way to network!
- Add a great volunteer experience to your resume
- Support the growth of the Stratford Campus and the Stratford community
Requirements & Application
Ideal candidates will:
- Be in good academic standing
- Possess a helpful attitude and the willingness to take initiative.
- Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
- Be passionate about the advancement of the Stratford Campus and its varied initiatives.
Submit your application today!
How it all works:
- Submit your application by the October 28, 2016. If chosen, you will be notified for an interview on Tuesday, November 1 or Friday, November 4 during 12-1 p.m.
- Attend a mandatory training session, scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 or Friday, November 18 from 12-1 p.m.
- Review the Ambassador Program updates that are sent to you with information about upcoming events.
- Sign up for a minimum of 3 events per term
- There will be a variety of event opportunities, and often a variety of roles available at each event depending on your interest, background and skills. You may request specific roles, however note that final assignments are at the discretion of the event organizer.
- Have fun, and know you are making a difference in your campus community!