Volunteer opportunities

An event like Alumni Weekend wouldn't be possible without help from wonderful volunteers. If you're interested in contributing your time and talent this year, we have many shifts available over the course of the weekend to suit a variety of schedules and capabilities.

Volunteer for the Young Alumni Advisory Committee

Are you a young alumnus looking to stay connected to the University?

The Office of Alumni Relations is looking fo members to join the Young Alumni Advisory Committee. This committee advocates for recent alumni while fostering a relationship between the Alumni Relations Office.  The committee also advises the Alumni Relations Office and assists with providing perspective on programs and communications tailored to their peers.

About the role

The USask Young Alumni Advisory Committee is open to all alumni from any USask college or program. Young alumni is defined as any alumni who graduated within the past ten years and are thirty-five years or younger in age.

Time commitment and schedule

A time commitment of two meetings per year is required. Each meeting will be scheduled on Tuesday evenings during 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

November 22nd, 2018

May 28th, 2019

Young Alumni Advisory Committee Terms of Rerference

About the START Advisory Committee

As a member of the START Advisory Committee, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and input on the Alumni Relations Office activities and initiatives that relate to and impact students. By volunteering your time, you are given the opportunity to acquire and sharpen leadership and communication skills while making professional and personal contacts. Current undergraduate students or graduate students are eligible to apply.

Time commitment and schedule

A time commitment of attending two meetings within the academic year is required. Each meeting will be scheduled on Tuesday afternoons at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Meetings will be held on September 18th, 2018 and February 5th, 2019.

START Advisory Committee Incentives:

  • Leadership Skills - We help you develop skills to add value to your post-secondary experience that you can take with you into your chosen career.
  • References -  Letters of reference will be written for any START member that requests a reference from the Program Specialist, Student and Young Alumni. Please note that you must sit on the committee for a minimum of one term before requesting a reference or reference letter.
  • Professional Development - Professional Development opportunities will be provided throughout the year. These include: headshots, resume help, volunteer workshops and more. There will also be an opportunity to build relationships with university leaders, staff, alumni and friends of the U of S while providing student insight. 
  • Co-Curricular Record (CCR) - members will recieve the official U of S document that demonstrates your involvement in this leadership role as a START advisory committee member.

CCR

Want to learn more about the START Advisory Committee? Contact Kristen Major, Alumni Engagement Officer

  (306) 966-3280

Kristen.major@usask.ca

Edwards School of Business Centennial Weekend is looking for alumni volunteers to make the celebrations a success.

Volunteer opportunities are available for various roles between August 15, 2018 and September 22, 2018.

Volunteer Highlight

Dr. Charles Simpson (MD'71)

Dr. Charles Simpson (MD’71) is a Saskatoon-based obstetrician and gynecologist. Retired from clinical practice, he continues to teach as a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the College of Medicine.

Read more about Simpson's story in the latest Green & White magazine

It's in our DNA

Our alumni volunteers are the unsung heroes of many events at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond.  Volunteering is in Saskatchewan's DNA, as 58 per cent of adults aged 15 and over volunteered their time in 2013. Thanks to our alumni who are continuously generous with their time and energy, this essential part of our DNA was on full display in 2017 at the Volunteer Summit, Alumni Weekend, Graduation Powwow and Orientation. The spirit of our volunteers help to make events at the U of S even more memorable and fun!

Why volunteer?

Volunteers build resilient communities. More than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely solely on volunteers. 12.7 million volunteers contribute close to 2 billion hours annually. Imagine how different your community would be without the support of volunteers. The important efforts of these volunteers improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills. Additionally, studies show that involved Canadians enjoy an improved overall health. It's also a great way to meet new people and reconnect with your alma mater. 

Contact us today

Interested in volunteering? Let us know!

Contact:

Alumni Relations Volunteer Engagement Specialist
alumni.volunteer@usask.ca
(306) 966- 1317