Become a Connect U volunteer

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Connect U volunteers in action

We need volunteers!

The 2019 Connect U conference will be held on May 22 and 23, 2019 and we are looking for enthusiastic people to make it a great event for all staff.

Volunteering for Connect U is an exciting and different way to get involved in your campus community, learn about the university, connect with your colleagues, and have fun.

We have many different volunteer opportunities available (see roles at the bottom of this page) to help the event run smoothly and successfully.

If you are interested and able to participate as a volunteer, please click on the button below, and complete your volunteer registration no later than April 12, 2019.

Volunteer for Connect U

Note: Volunteer time is treated as regular work hours for pay purposes.  Please obtain pre-approval from your Dean, Director or Department Head to participate for the shifts you have identified prior to submitting your registration.

What happens after registering?

You will receive an email confirmation of your shift(s) in April, after all of the volunteer requests have been received and shift schedules have been finalized.

A Volunteer Orientation Session will be scheduled for April (date and time TBC) when you will receive more information about your volunteer tasks.  Details regarding this session will be emailed to confirmed volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!

For questions or comments, please contact:

Maryi Arciniegas
250-472-4931

Volunteer roles

General event assistant

  • Stationed at the Registration Desk or Info Fair
  • Greet participants when they arrive
  • Provide information about the day schedule, and directions to sessions and tours
  • Answer general questions
  • Help set-up room sessions if needed

Room host

  • Arrive at your assigned room at least 10 minutes before the start of the session and stay for 10 minutes after the session ends
  • Help volunteers with room set-up, handouts, etc., as required
  • Welcome participants at the door as they arrive
  • Introduce the presenters
  • Assist with lights, etc., during the session
  • Thank presenter(s) at the conclusion of the session and provide any other announcements as required
  • Assist presenter(s) with clearing the room and preparing for the next session

Tour guide assistant

  • Arrive at your assigned tour meeting point at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Meet participants at meeting point and greet them as they arrive
  • Introduce the tour guide(s)
  • Walk with the tour guide and participants during the tour
  • Provide support to the tour guide as needed
  • Thank tour guide(s) at the conclusion of the tour and provide any other announcements required