Volunteer Opportunities


The Alumni Association has volunteer opportunities to suit a wide range of interests and time commitments. By getting involved—a little or a lot—you can make a difference to your University and current students. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Homecoming 2020 - If you would like to participate as a volunteer at Homecoming 2020, please contact the Alumni Office at

Alumni Council - This Council represents the Alumni Association and meets monthly to make decisions on policy and programming for the association. Each member serves a three-year term. In addition, three alumni representatives are chosen to serve on the Board of Regents and provide a liaison between the University's governing body and alumni.

Alumni Council Committees - Your ideas are needed, so consider joining one of the Council's planning committees:

  • Communications Committee
  • Mission and Vision Committee
  • Mentorship Committee
  • Ad Hoc Committees: Networking Committee

Career Mentor -The University of Winnipeg Alumni Association Mentorship Program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates to access career development advice from experienced alumni in a variety of professions. In recognizing the accomplishments of established alumni in business, not-for-profit, government and public service, and a diverse range of careers, the Mentorship Program celebrates the contributions of alumni and fosters a rich, ongoing relationship with the University and its community partners. We welcome students and alumni of all graduation years, backgrounds, and areas of study to sign up for mentorship and networking opportunities. Mentors and mentees will be matched according to career objectives and experience.

Convocation - Welcome our newest members to the Alumni Association and help raise money for scholarships by selling degree frames before or after the ceremonies. Convocations are held in June and October.

Food for Thought - Join other alumni volunteers in distributing snacks and juice, along with encouragement, to students who are studying for exams on campus. This event is held twice a year during the exam period (December and April).

Scholarship Presenters - In June, visit a high school to present University of Winnipeg entrance scholarships to outstanding graduates.

Selection Committees - Pick a winner! Alumni representatives are needed to serve on each of these three award selection committees:

  • Alumni Entrance Scholarship Committee
  • Hanen and Atchison Awards for Community Service Committee
  • Robson Excellence in Teaching Award Committee

These selection committees normally meet only once or twice to make their decisions; committee members review nominations prior to meetings.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please contact the Alumni Office or call 204.988.7118 or toll-free 1.888.829.7053 in Canada and the U.S.