Since 2006, JDC West has been hosted annually with the help of a large number of volunteers who have continuously played a crucial component in bringing the competition to life.
Every year, one of the twelve participating universities will host the competition. In January 2019, JDC West will be hosted at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, BC.
In preparation for the competition, we will be recruiting volunteers to help execute the competition. If you are interested in volunteering for the competition, please read the information below but note that more information will be posted as planning details are confirmed.
Wave 1 (June)
Do you have proven leadership skills and love to work in a fast-paced environment? Volunteer Supervisors provide guidance and assistance to all volunteers while supporting the OC with the execution of the competition and events.
Wave 2 (September)
Do you know our city and school, and want to help showcase it to competitors?
Team Ambassadors welcome and support one of Western Canada’s top business school’s delegation of 52 people by introducing them to SFU Burnaby campus and the City of Burnaby, answering questions, and providing directions throughout the competition weekend.
Can you troubleshoot tech issues under pressure to keep our events running smoothly? Tech Support volunteers support the IT team with setup and help resolve any problems related to technology in areas such as computers, projectors, and Microsoft suite to ensure delegates have a seamless competition experience.
Are you passionate about sports and able to follow fast-paced games? Timekeepers are responsible for timing sports games and supporting the scorekeepers and referees.
Do you have previous referee experience and know when to make quick decisions to enforce the rules of the sport? Referees officiate gameplay and make fair and informed decisions to maintain the standards of play.
Can you keep up with intense games and record scores accurately? Scorekeepers support referees by monitoring sports games and recording scores according to team performance and referee input. Scores are used to determine tournament brackets and competition performance.
Wave 3 (October)
Are you an energetic and detail-oriented person who can welcome any guest to the competition? Check-in volunteers collect information from delegates, observers, or sponsors to record their attendance.
Do you know your way around the SFU Burnaby campus? Runners are responsible for guiding delegates and observers through SFU at various stages of the competition.
Do you know the ins and outs of our school and can give clear navigation instructions? Wayfinders provide support by answering questions and providing directions to individuals or large groups of delegates, sponsors, and observers.
Can you juggle multiple tasks while staying cool under pressure? Timekeepers play the critical role of timing presentations, showing time cards at specific intervals, and notifying presenters when the time is up.
Do you have what it takes to embody the spirit of the competition? Social Referees support the set-up and takedown of the Amazing Race/Big Brother style challenges and assess each team’s performance during the challenges.
Are you an excellent host who can take charge to keep us on schedule? Presentation Facilitators moderate the presentation rooms to ensure that competition rules are being followed while keeping presentations running smoothly.
Are you passionate about hosting events and want to help create an unforgettable weekend? Event Ushers guide teams, sponsors, and observers at the Hilton Hotel to various events while supporting the set-up, takedown, and overall execution of events.
Observer Pass Sales Volunteers
Do you have an interest in sales and showcasing the competition to our guests? Observer Pass Sales Volunteers are responsible for issuing observer passes by collecting information and handling cash.
Interested for Applying to Later Waves?
Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form!