2017 York Orientation Day (YOD) Volunteer Application Form for Calumet & Stong Colleges

2017 York Orientation Day (YOD) Volunteer Application Form for Calumet & Stong Colleges

Application Deadline: Sunday August 20 at 11:59pm

YORK ORIENTATION DAY (YOD) VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION

MANDATORY TRAINING & VOLUNTEER DATES
- Must attend York Orientation Day Volunteer Training on Monday, August 28, 2017, 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Must attend York Orientation Day (YOD) on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:00am - 9:00pm

OPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- Foundational Peer Leader Training, August 14, 15, or 16

POSITION SUMMARY
York Orientation Day would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers! York Orientation Day volunteers for Calumet and Stong Colleges are upper year students who provide a friendly face, warm welcome, and helping hand to students who are new to York in programs affiliated with the Faculty of Health. Orientation programming is designed to help new students prepare, connect, discover, believe, and engage,

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT?
- Training on Peer Leadership and University resources
- Opportunity to interact with professors, staff and peers
- Opportunity to help new students by sharing your wisdom and experience
- Gain volunteer hours on your Co-Curricular record through YUConnect

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
- Arrive promptly and actively participate in the required training and volunteer dates outlined above (Aug. 28 & Sept. 6)
- Act in a manner that is respectful, responsible, and professional at all times
- Be sensitive to the new student experience
- Help students to develop a sense of connectedness with York university and the York community
- Facilitate a variety of program specific activities geared at fostering student success
- Support YOD activities as needed, including but not limited to, set-up and take down, greeting and directing students, registering students, and facilitating small group activities.

CORE COMPETENCIES
- Academically successful upper year students
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledgeable of university resources and opportunities for student involvement
- Punctual and reliable
- Be flexible and adaptive to taking on different roles throughout the day as needed
- Must be a student within the Faculty of Health (Nursing, Psychology, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Health Policy, Health Management, Health Informatics, Global Health)