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 2017.  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

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts at Open House 2017:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 (Set-Up Only): 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 (Event Day):  8:00am – 3:00pm

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!


Students must be members of UMVP, the University of Manitoba Volunteer Program, in order to volunteer at Open House 2017.  UMVP offers a variety of benefits to members, including the ability to track your service hours and earn a notation on your co-curricular record.

If you have yet to apply to UMVP: 
Sign up for UMVP by Friday, January 27, 2016.  You will be invited to participate in an interview.  Upon acceptance to the UMVP program, you will be prompted to sign up for your Open House volunteer shift.  Click here to sign up for UMVP.  Instructions can be found on the UMVP website.

If you are already a UMVP Member:
Sign up for your Open House volunteer shift by Friday, February 10, 2016.  To sign up, do the following:

  • Log into UMCommunity LINK, and select “Student Life” under “Organizations.”
  • Select “Forms”
  • Select “UMVP 2017 Open House Sign Up”

If you have questions about the UMVP program or signing up for a volunteer shift at Open House 2017, please contact:

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


Kyle Lougheed
Student Recruitment Events Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-8806
Email: Kyle.Lougheed@umanitoba.ca

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