Calling for Volunteers: GRADventures 2016 – Graduate Student Orientation

on August 28, 2016
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Help give new graduate students a warm welcome to UBC! Volunteer with your Graduate Student Society during GRADventures 2016 – Graduate Student Orientation in September.

Volunteer Perks

Notes: Volunteer positions are open to current UBC graduate students in 2nd year or later only

Volunteer Positions

Last updated: August 26, 2016

August 31

1:30 pm-2:30 pm Campus Tours from iHouse (filled)
We are looking for experienced graduate students to show off the highlights and necessary stops for all new graduate students on campus tours. These are walking tours approximately 45 mins long. Maps and script provided.

September 1

1-3pm Booths with GPS (filled)
Share your knowledge! Host a specialized booth where new grad students can ask one on one questions about your department and your graduate student experience. We are looking for students in a diverse number of programs, domestic and international students, cultural backgrounds, and 1st generation students.

September 2

8am-11:15am Pancake Breakfast (1 volunteer)
Did someone say “pancakes”? We did! Calling all masters of flip and batter making! We’re looking for extra hands to assist with the annual Pancake Breakfast. Hang out with the GSS executive team while serving new students the Canadian breakfast classic.

Campus Tours – 10am, 11am, 12pm and 2pm (1 volunteer each)
We are looking for experienced graduate students to show off the highlights and necessary stops for all new graduate students on campus tours. These are walking tours approximately 45 mins long. Maps and script provided.

MOA Tours – 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm (tentative), 3 pm (1 volunteer each – get to do the guided tour for free!)
Experience the world-class Museum of Anthropology when acting as the Orientation Museum Tour Escort. Gather your group, escort them over to the Museum of Anthropology and check in for the tags. The best part? Go on the tour for free!

September 3

Conquer the Chief – 7:45 am to 4 pm (filled)
Are you ready to take on new heights and nature’s challenge of the Chief? We’re looking for hike volunteers to help lead the way and encourage new students to conquer the Chief in Squamish, BC! Bus fee is free! Previous hiking experience is an asset.

September 6

Student Panel – 1:15-3pm (3 volunteers)
Do you have tips and tricks to share about navigating the experience of being a grad student at UBC? Join the GSS and become part of the exclusive student panel – Tellin’ It Like It Is. Free sundae at the Sundae Social to follow!

How to Apply

  • Email Shannon Blakely, your GSS Events Director at bookings@gss.ubc.ca
  • Please specify up to 3 options what you would like to volunteer for
  • Note: Positions are available as first come, first served
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