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Volunteer

Say thank you to UofGH by giving back to the community. Many alumni return to campus for career or recruitment events, acting as mentors to current students and ambassadors for the university. If you’re interested in giving your time and expertise at a future event, please complete this form.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

The University of Guelph-Humber Alumni Ambassador Council

The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) Alumni Services is accepting applications for eight alumni from all programs to support annual initiatives in promoting student and alumni engagement. Applications are due Friday, July 12. This volunteer role will work with Alumni Services to:

  1. Represent the interests of the alumni population.

  2. Promote opportunities for lifelong relationships and professional networking.

  3. Encourage communication among alumni and within the University community.

Alumni Services at UofGH serves a diverse population since 2006, with over 16,000 alumni that continue to grow annually. As Alumni Ambassadors, you will work together to support in-person and online events. Building the UofGH community experiences through strong communication and involvement.

Alumni Ambassador Competencies, Responsibilities, and Qualifications:

Alumni Ambassador Competencies

Knowledge of UofGH

  • Demonstrated advocacy as a student or as an alum

Communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Access to email and internet

Professionalism

  • Able to explain the uniqueness of UofGH’s collaborative approach with UofG and Humber ITAL

Leadership skill

  • Knowledgeable
  • Self-motivated

Passion for UofGH

  • Ability to foster relationship, passionate about UofGH
  • Has an established online presence with connections to other UofGH alumni

The ability to gather feedback and provide innovative insight

  • Able to share your experiences with students, alumni, and the greater university community

Responsibilities

  • Each Ambassador is encouraged to attend as many events as possible, with a minimum of two events in addition to the annual reunion that is held in Fall.
  • Be prepared to participate fully in meetings and initiatives including events with agreed upon roles and responsibilities outlined in consultation with the Alumni Services Team.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of the University of Guelph-Humber.
  • Commitment to the advancement of the UofGH community.
  • Ability to meet time commitment and length of term.
  • Commitment to the role of the Alumni Ambassador with specific academic program knowledge.
  • Ability to work with a diverse alumni population and other university stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the organization and team dynamics.

Term of Office and Time Commitment

Term of Office: One Year – July through to June

Eight Ambassador positions available

Time Commitment

  • July – Initial Ambassador meeting.
  • Aug – Online one on one communication for upcoming academic cycle.
  • September – Future Alumni and Recruitment or Student Life Social Media connection.
  • October – Reunion – All Ambassadors attend.
  • November – Giving Tuesday, Thank you Thursday.
  • January – Mentorship Networking Event.
  • March – GradFest and Last Lecture.
  • June – Convocation, Final Ambassador meeting.
  • Attendance at University and alumni functions as required.

Correspondence between Ambassadors and the Alumni Team is frequent and encouraged! If you have any questions about this role or the application, please contact us at ghalumni@guelphhumber.ca.

Complete the Application Form