Info Days 2015 – Volunteers Wanted!

Are you a current University of Manitoba student looking to earn volunteer experience and get involved in an exciting new leadership opportunity? The University of Manitoba is currently seeking volunteers to assist with Info Days 2015 – the U of M’s annual open house for high school students. 

Held over two days during Reading Week, Info Days brings over 3,000 high school students to the Fort Garry campus to learn more about the University of Manitoba. Volunteers will work with students in attendance, accompanying them to activities around campus and acting as ambassadors on behalf of the University of Manitoba.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Lead small groups of students to presentations and other activities around campus
  • Meet and greet students and teachers as they arrive to the event
  • Conduct student surveys
  • Put up signage around campus
  • Assist parking staff with bus arrivals and public parking

In addition to earning valuable new skills and volunteer experience, volunteers will be treated to a free daily lunch and will be entered into a daily draw for a chance to win great prizes!

Students are required to sign-up to volunteer for Info Days by becoming a member of the University of Manitoba Volunteer Program (UMVP) – this will allow your service hours from Info Days to be recognized on your co-curricular record!

Event Dates: Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time:    8:00am to 3:00pm daily
Where: University Centre and locations around the Fort Garry campus
Application Deadlines:  January 27, 2015 for students new to UMVP
February 6, 2015 for current UMVP members


Interested students can sign up to volunteer at Info Days via the University of Manitoba Volunteer Program (UMVP). 

  • Students from all programs and years of study are welcome to apply!
  • Build your skill base while gaining experience and making campus connections.
  • Volunteer to accumulate Service Hours and achieve recognition milestones, including co-curricular record notation.
  • Get involved with one application and one interview for many opportunities!

Students New to UMVP:

If you haven't yet joined UMVP, you will need to sign up in order to volunteer for Info Days. The deadline to sign-up is January 27th, 2015. Please note that you will be required to provide your UMNet ID and password in order to access the sign-up form.

To sign up for UMVP and apply for an Info Days volunteer position, please click here.

Note: If you are new to UMVP, you will be invited to a short interview upon receipt of your application.

Current UMVP Members:

If you are already a UMVP member, sign up for your Info Days volunteer shift here. The deadline to sign-up is February 6th, 2015.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Melissa at

For more information about UMVP, please visit