SLC Volunteer Roles Now Open!
Click here to apply. Applications close on November 17th, 2019 (Sunday) at 11:59 PM.
Day-of volunteers are integral to the conference and assist with a multitude of tasks on the day of. This is a rewarding and dynamic opportunity to network with community leaders, gain transferrable skills, and get involved with the largest student-run conference in Canada
When I first came to UBC, the campus seemed too big for me to navigate and not knowing where to start was the biggest issue. Now that time has passed and I’ve tried a thing or two, UBC feels smaller, more familiar and more like home. With everything there is to do or be a part of at UBC, it isn’t all that strange to feel a bit lost at first. Finding my place at happened through some trial and error, with a big part played by the people that I met along the way.
When I applied to be a SLC volunteer, I wasn’t entirely sure of what it would entail. I didn’t know how I would fit into the group or what would make this different from other volunteering experiences. When I did show up to the volunteer orientation, I was pleasantly surprised to find that none of the other volunteers there fell into any one category. In the span of a few ice breakers, I realized that no two people had the same background or reason for being there.
When I attended the work parties and socials, I was able to see that the only thing that the volunteers all had in common was a desire to be part of something meaningful. Everyone was ready to be a part of the conference in whatever capacity they could, and for me, it meant finally being able to develop a sense of community at UBC.
Getting to see how the coordinators managed to put together the entire conference made me realize that I wanted to be a part of it again, but on a larger scale. After the day of the conference, when our roles as SLC volunteers had come to an end, I made a mental note: “Let’s be a part of the SLC again, but let’s do more next time.”
When the applications for coordinator positions went live, I applied immediately. Having that shared sense of purpose and having a common goal to work towards is what makes being a part of the SLC planning committee so fulfilling for me. It has been a great experience so far, and it all started with thinking “why not?” when I first heard about the SLC?
Don’t think too much about what you can get out of an experience or if you are the right fit, instead, get out of your comfort zone and try something new every once in a while. If you, too, are hoping to find a sense of community on a campus that can often feel very big at times, joining the SLC team is a great start.
We are recruiting day-of volunteers for our (un)filtered conference happening on January 11th, 2020. Whether you are hoping to develop new skills, meet new people, or just want to see what the event is all about, we have the perfect role tailored to fit your skill set and expectations.
The SLC Coordinators can expect to gain experience in project management as well as learn specific administrative skills associated with large-scale student program provision. Furthermore, the Coordinator may expect opportunities to use and develop skills in the following (but not limited to) areas:
Leadership within a committee setting
Are you passionate about improving your leadership skills or keen on creating growth opportunities for other leaders around you? You don't want to miss out on presenting a Workshop at the 2020 Student Leadership Conference!
Workshops are sessions focused on introducing initiatives, stories and new ways of thinking to delegates. These sessions vary greatly in topic and offer around 40 delegates an interactive learning experience by giving delegates an opportunity to utilize the skills they have learned.
Every year, UBC students (like YOU!) share their experiences and skills as Workshops facilitators to boost the educational programming of the SLC. Through presenting, these student leaders gain skills in public speaking, event facilitation, and amazing networking opportunities.
During lunchtime at the SLC, conference delegates will gather to explore the Involvement Fair. At this fair, different clubs and organizations will run information booths to inspire delegates to dive into all that UBC and the greater Vancouver area has to offer.
The conference is made possible through our partnership with organizations that support our emerging leaders on campus. Sponsors from our conference last year include the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Red Academy.
To become a sponsor at the conference, please see our Sponsorship Package Guide below and contact our SLC 2020 Chair Maria Pollock.