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Volunteer at Congress

Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo are looking for a variety of volunteers to help elevate and enrich the conference experience. Anyone can volunteer – training will be provided. This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience and meet people. Below are the available positions.

Application forms are available through Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo websites.

Campus Ambassadors
The Campus Ambassador Team will focus primarily on the delegate experience. They will be responsible for making Congress delegates feel welcome at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. Campus Ambassadors will have the opportunity to work alongside students, staff, faculty, and community members. They will act in a front-line capacity for delegate questions and concerns during the conference. Ambassadors will also take on roles to help facilitate any way-finding, parking and accessibility needs that may arise.

Audio-Visual & Information Technology Monitors
For those interested in assisting with the more technical aspect of Congress 2012, the Audio-Visual & Information Technology Monitor team may be for you! This specialized volunteer group will work closely with staff members at the host universities to equip delegates and presenters with dedicated media and technology support. This team will work before, during and after each session. Monitors will be stationed in university buildings on either campus and will be partnered with Campus Ambassadors to provide a seamless presentation experience for all delegates.

Airport Ambassadors
If you’re interested in volunteering for Congress 2012 but hope to take your volunteer experience off the main campuses, the Airport Ambassadors program is your opportunity to get involved! Located at Pearson International, Region of Waterloo and Hamilton airports, the Airport Ambassador team will work alongside Waterloo regional transportation and tourism partners to welcome delegates as they arrive at the airports. The team will also work to ensure that each delegate is able to find appropriate transportation to K-W.

Uptown Waterloo Ambassadors & Downtown Kitchener Ambassadors
In partnership with the City of Waterloo, the City of Kitchener and the independent Business Improvement Area offices, the Uptown/Downtown Ambassador teams are the perfect opportunity for community members to interact with Congress delegates and welcome them to Kitchener-Waterloo. This specialized team will operate primarily out of the uptown and downtown cores to assist visiting delegates in their search for good food and local attractions.

Special Event Attendants
In addition to the regular sessions, Congress 2012 will play host to many special events put on by the host universities and the various associations. The Special Event Attendant team will focus their efforts on assisting the host universities with these special events. Some of the events include president’s receptions at the host universities, an evening festival held in Uptown Waterloo for delegates and community members, and other high-profile events taking place on campus and in the community.