We are Hiring Students’ Union Volunteers! What You Need to Know When Becoming a Volunteer

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:



Your president, Kanwar Brar, got his start as a volunteer in his first year!

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


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 hiring@wlu.ca.

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