Why volunteer?

Woven through the fabric of University of Regina life is the student experience. Now alumni can lend a hand ensuring those student years are an integral part of a life well lived and that after Convocation, a new group of alumni are prepared to make a difference in the world of work and in their communities.  

Move in day

Are you ready to be involved?

We heard you. When the Alumni and Community Engagement team asked alumni for feedback, you told us that you want the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of current students…but those opportunities needed to work with your schedule and skill sets. The Future Alumni program provides a way for U of R alumni to get involved – when you can and in ways that fit who you are.

Make authentic connections with students your way.

Imagine easing nerves by being there for students as they transition to a whole way of life on campus. You can do this by volunteering to be part of Move-In Days. Or pay forward the good experiences you had as a student by volunteering for Movie Night.

How powerful could that be?

Bert Yakichuk PDGSGC'73, MEd'77, newly elected to a two-year term as the President of the University of Regina Alumni Association, is excited to be part of the team delivering meaningful alumni programming throughout the year, at every stage of the alumni journey.

“I certainly believe that my education at the University of Regina helped me become the person I am today. This happened not only through the classes I took and the professors I met, but also all the extra-curricular opportunities that were available to me. Now, I have the time to give back and work with our great family of alumni to help those students just beginning their journey toward their future careers and lives in the larger world.”

This is a rallying cry for alumni – YOU are our most valuable resource for supporting student success! Your way at times that work for you! Write to us at uralumni@uregina.ca to let us know how you would like to help.

There are so many ways you can be involved. Here are just a few for you to consider:

Todd Blyth (CA1’12, CA2’12, DIPBA’13, CECON’13) knows how important it is for young alumni to connect with current students. “There is something incredibly important in having young alumni, who are just beginning their careers, talk with students.” He explains the difference between hearing about the 20-year career path and actually seeing the a to b of a new grad finding work.

“I’ve found great meaning in supporting students at the U of R,” says Blyth. “The experience of giving back, and knowing that I’m making a difference in the lives of students is very rewarding for me.”

Whatever your motivation, schedule, and interests, we have the perfect role for you. We know that you want your University to continue to help build the world we all want to see – where students leave University as aware and engaged members of our worldwide community. We’re here to help connect you with a volunteer opportunity that will help you support the student experience today.

Published November 16, 2017.