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Alumni and Community Engagement

Volunteer for Congress 2018

Grey Cup.
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The Junos.

The North American Indigenous Games.

What do all these large-scale events have in common?

Volunteers make them come to life. And in Saskatchewan, volunteering is a way of life. These events were executed by a population of very special people in Saskatchewan. And according to Statistics Canada, the volunteer rate is the highest amongst all the provinces in…you guessed it.


That means that when the convergence of over 70 scholarly associations happens in Regina May 26 – June 1, we’ve got it locked down. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences attracts over 7,000 attendees, and the fabulous volunteers who make our community great are being called on to play a role and contribute their skills to help make Congress a success!

But there’s more.

With the distinction of being one of the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education, we know, and you as alumni know, that our little University on the prairie is amazing. Now this unique platform is giving us the opportunity to showcase everything we are, and to feature the incredible alumni who call this University their alma mater.

As alumni, your knowledge of our campus and city make you an expert in your volunteer role: to provide the best experience possible for our guests. We’re recruiting more than 500 volunteers in areas such as event management, sustainability, hospitality and communications. Join us and play a vital part in this landmark national academic event. Plus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at Canada’s largest gathering of scholars.

Five Benefits of Volunteering

1. Meet people. Volunteering can help you build your network – good for life, good for work!

2. Apply your expertise while learning new skills. Developing new skills can be tricky, with work and family obligations taking up time. Volunteering offers the opportunity to acquire fresh abilities.

3. Be a part of your community. Feeling connected to others imparts a sense of belonging, and belonging makes us all better human beings.

4. Take on a new challenge. Stuck in the humdrum of the everyday? Volunteering is a great way to re-invigorate yourself.

5. Better health. Studies have found that older adults who volunteer have reduced stress-related illnesses and higher self-esteem.

Need we say any more? Volunteer with Congress. Build your resume, network with colleagues and friends, and rub shoulders with some of the best and brightest minds from across Canada. You’ll be glad you did.

Click here for more information. And please, pass this information on. You know the saying, it takes a village? Well, it’s going to take a village to build an amazing Congress experience for the 7,000 people who are going to call our little University on the prairies home for a few days this spring.

(Article included in AlumniConnect enewsletter; January 2018 issue.)