From fulfilling food bank requests to providing safe walks home, our volunteers work exceptionally hard to keep our motto alive: Driven By Students.
In order to do that, we need your help: the Students’ Union’s departments, committees, programs and services are operated by student volunteers, made up of coordinators, executives and general volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteers for the 2017-18 year, and if you’re asking yourself “What does each position do and how much time do I need to commit?” then look no further. Before you get started, read about the different roles, the interview process and where to submit your application below:
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
What does a coordinator do?
- Coordinators oversee the daily operations of a committee, including creating and managing an operating budget for the year, managing volunteers, and planning events to engage students with his or her committee’s initiatives; plan and chair meetings to assist in the planning process; provide guidance to volunteers, and meet regularly with the vice president or associate vice president of his or her department.
How much time do I need to commit as a coordinator?
- 10 to 20 hours a week
What does an executive do?
- Executives assist the coordinator with the logistic planning of upcoming events and marketing activities; participate in meetings with his or her coordinator, committee members, and the Students’ Union marketing team; plan interactive activities for campaigns and events.
How much time do I need to commit as an executive?
- 5 to 10 hours a week
What does a general volunteer do?
- General volunteers assist in the planning, implementation and promotion of committee events; attend meetings scheduled by the coordinators; attend shifts for committee events.
How much time do I need to commit as a general volunteer?
- Based on the necessities of the committee
WHERE DO YOU APPLY?
Hiring.yourstudentsunion.ca is the place to go if you want to get involved with the Students’ Union! Our hiring & recruitment team update the website and their Facebook pages (click for Waterloo or Brantford) with new positions regularly.
That’s right – we interview our volunteers! It’s a great way for you to show your level of interest and gives you the chance to practice professional skills. We use the STARR system, a behavioural interview technique, and highly recommend you review it before you head into an interview.
Have more questions about the interview process, a specific role or your application process? Visit e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
See why your fellow Golden Hawks volunteer at Hiring & Recruitment’s Facebook page!
Deadlines: September 21 @ 3 PM in Waterloo / September 22 @ 3 PM in Brantford