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 seeking volunteers to assist with Open House 2018.  Volunteers will work with high school students, families and school groups, 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 high school students, families, and school groups as they arrive to the event
  • Conduct student surveys
  • Put up signage around campus
  • Assist parking staff with bus arrivals and public parking
  • Attend a short training session in advance of the event

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


All students who volunteer at Open House 2018 are required to be members of the University of Manitoba Volunteer Program (UMVP).  As a UMVP member, you will be able to earn volunteer service hours during your time volunteering at Open House.  These service hours can be used to build your co-curricular record and earn recognition milestones.

You must first sign up for the UMVP program and be accepted into the program to be able to volunteer at Open House.  Once you are a UMVP member, you will be able to sign up for your choice of volunteer shifts at Open House 2018.

The deadline to apply to the UMVP program and still volunteer for shifts at Open House 2018 is Friday, January 26, 2018.

To sign up for the UMVP program, please visit the UMVP website and follow the instructions to sign up. 

You can also access the UMVP application directly by using your UMNet ID (username and password) to sign in and access the UMVP application via UMCommunity LINK.  If you require instructions on how to access the sign-up form via UMCommunity LINK, please see the UMVP website.


Students who are current UMVP members can sign up for Open House 2018 volunteer shifts by logging into UMCommunity LINK and accessing the Open House volunteer sign up form.

Volunteer shifts are available at the following times:

  • Set-up:  Wed. Feb. 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Event Day:  Thurs. Feb. 22, 8:00am-3:00pm

The deadline to sign up for Open House 2018 volunteer shifts is Friday, Feb. 9.  

All students who sign up to volunteer will be required to attend a mandatory training session prior to Open House 2018.  Training sessions will be held on Feb. 15-18, with multiple dates and times to choose from.

For more information, or if you have questions about the UMVP program or accessing our volunteer sign-up forms, please contact:

Jade Laningham
Student Leadership Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-9155
Email: volunteer@umanitoba.ca

Info Days 2018 - Thursday, February 22. Daytime Program: 9:00am-2:00pm. Evening Program: 6:00pm-8:00pm