Volunteer Information

A free accompaniment service for anyone travelling on or around campus at night

Volunteer Application Forms are now Closed

Applications to be a Safewalk volunteer for the 2023/2024 terms have been closed. If you are still interested in volunteering for next year, please check back in June/July for our applications to open again!

Already volunteered with Safewalk previously? Reapply here!


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Volunteer Information

Safewalk volunteers contribute on average 3 hours a week, and are expected to be outside and active during their shifts with a fellow patroller. There are other skill building opportunities and fun events that volunteers can choose to take part in as well as plenty of snacks during shifts!

Volunteering with Safewalk is extremely rewarding. We offer flexible shifts that volunteers can choose on a weekly basis. It is a three hour per week commitment, and all shifts are in the evenings.

Safewalk is a great way to meet new people and get experience for your resume, as well as get involved in the community. It's also an awesome study break and a good way to get some exercise if your prefer patrolling options (one Safewalk shift can burn about 800 calories!). Safewalk also believes that no one should walk home alone, so when you're done with your shift, we will make sure that you yourself get home safely!

Anyone is welcome to volunteer in Safewalk, no matter your size, gender, ethnicity, and background. Safewalk also believes in strength in numbers, so you don't have to be built different to volunteer with us!

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Administration

Safewalk is run by one staff member, the Safewalk Coordinator, who is the chair of the Safewalk Advisory Team (SWAT), which is made up of senior volunteers that make important decisions about the service throughout the year.

Coordinator | George Spornic e: george.spornic@su.ualberta.ca

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Contact

Phone

780 4 WALKME
(780 492 5563)

Email
safewalk@su.ualberta.ca

Hours

Mondays: 7pm to 12am
Tuesdays: 7pm to 12am
Wednesday: 7pm to 12am
Thursday: 7pm to 12am
Fridays: 7pm to 12am


Please note, services are subject to closure in instances of extreme weather conditions.


Please contact U of A Protective Services to request an escort on North Campus outside Safewalk's regular hours, including during the daytime and on weekends, by calling 780-492-5050.

Address

Safewalk Office
Student Life Central 0-74SUB
Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
8900 - 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2J7