Volunteer at New Student Orientation 2018!

Are you a current University of Manitoba student looking to get involved with campus events, gain leadership experience and take part in an exciting opportunity? The University of Manitoba is seeking volunteers to assist with New Student Orientation 2018. Volunteers will work with incoming students, accompanying them to orientation events and activities and introducing them to the University of Manitoba student experience.

Volunteer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading groups of students to their sessions for the day
  • Performing icebreakers to welcome students
  • Helping set-up the All About U Expo
  • Answering student questions and helping them find locations on campus

If you have previously volunteered at New Student Orientation and would like to enhance your leadership skills even more, apply to be a team captain.

In addition to earning valuable new skills and volunteer experience, volunteers will receive a free lunch and an opportunity to make a great first impression for many new students!


All students who volunteer at New Student Orientation are required to be members of the University of Manitoba Volunteer Program (UMVP). As a UMVP member, you will earn volunteer service hours, which can be used to build your co-curricular record and earn recognition milestones.

If you are not already a member of UMVP, you must first sign up for the program and be accepted in order to volunteer at this event. Volunteers will be assigned a role at New Student Orientation once they are accepted into the UMVP program.

The deadline to apply to the UMVP program and still volunteer for shifts at New Student Orientation 2018 is March 11 at 11:59pm.

To sign up for the UMVP program, please visit the UMVP website and follow the instructions to sign up. 


  • Sign up to be New Student Orientation Team Captains by February 18
  • Sign up to be New Student Orientation volunteers by March 31

Students who are current UMVP members can sign up for New Student Orientation volunteer shifts by logging into UMCommunity LINK and accessing the UMVP 2018 Fall Orientation form.

All students who sign up to volunteer will be required to attend a mandatory training session and will have the option to attend additional training before the event, if desired. For more information, or if you have questions about the UMVP program or accessing our volunteer sign-up forms, please contact:

Jade Laningham
Student Leadership Coordinator
Phone: 204-474-9155
Email: volunteer@umanitoba.ca