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Applications to be a WOW 2022 General Volunteer are now closed!

Week of Welcome General Volunteer Opportunities

Week of Welcome is the biggest volunteer group on campus, and has positions for people with all kinds of strengths and interests.


PLEASE NOTE: The current plan for WOW 2022 is a hybrid model of delivery, with a primary focus on in-person experiences, while delivering some programming virtually to accommodate students who are unable to join us in person. Week of Welcome staff are monitoring the current environment and will look to the Alberta government and University of Alberta for more guidance as September approaches. Although September remains uncertain, the need for dedicated and passionate volunteers remains the same!

WOW General Volunteer Info Session information

Week of Welcome General Volunteer Info Sessions are being held both online and in-person this year. There are limited spots available for the in-person Info Sessions and spots will be a first-come, first-serve basis.

Position Descriptions WOW 2022

Tours and Activities Facilitators

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

Tours and Activities Facilitators or TAFs (Also previously known as Faculty Leaders (FLs)) serve as the first point of contact for new students on campus! Tours and activities Facilitators ensure both new and returning students transition smoothly into university life. Responsibilities of Tours and Activities Facilitators include, but are not limited too:

  • New Student Orientation: welcome new students to the university by facilitating campus tours, acting as support for various presentations, participating in online panels, and answering questions, both University-wide and Faculty specific, through a variety of means.
  • Welcome Events: Tours and Activities Facilitators will typically be assigned a minimum of 3 Week of Welcome shifts such as - Set-up and take down of WOW Village, Pancake Breakfast, Quad Activities, and Ticket Sales for our evening programming during WOW.

Information and Presentations Facilitator

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

As an Information And Presentations Facilitator (Also previously known as the Orientation Presentation Facilitator), you will sharpen your public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills by developing online content and hosting informative, engaging, and exciting sessions about student life. This year, information sessions are expected to be both online and in-person.

Topics include:

  • Involvement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Transitioning to University
  • Healthy relationships

If you excel at speaking in front of large crowds, or are looking to develop these skills, and are passionate about helping students achieve success in their personal and academic lives, this position offers an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth and development.

Site and Admin Facilitators

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

Site and Admin Facilitators (now replacing the previous Program Support Crew) provide logistical support throughout the Week of Welcome program. Back-end logistics and implementation are the focus for this group and typical involvement can include, but are not limited to:

  • New Student Orientation: registration processes and help desk
  • Technical support for online presentations and interaction processes (ie. Q&A panel)
  • Site specific tasks: efficiently carrying out the setup, maintenance, and takedown of WOW Village, MainStage, and Clubs Fair.

Promotions and Party Facilitator

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

The Promotions and Party Facilitator is a new role that’s been introduced for Week of Welcome 2022. Their role and responsibilities differ from the other roles especially during the summer as the Promotions and Party Facilitator will be working alongside the Promotions and Party Team Facilitators to promote and develop New Student Orientation and Week of Welcome programming throughout the summer to new and returning students. The roles and responsibilities of the Promotions and Party Facilitators can include, but are not limited to:

  • Over the summer: Coming up and helping implement a promotional strategy and direction for NSO
  • Providing assistance to the WOW MainStage, and evening events

Preference for this position are returning general volunteers who have had multiple years of experience with the WOW program

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Room 2-900
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
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