Volunteer

Are you ready to take the leap?

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.

Total Number of Volunteer Opportunities Available: 250

  • Why Volunteer

    Why Volunteer?

    As a volunteer, you will be provided with the following:

    • Official JDC West 2019 Volunteer T-shirt
    • Food and snacks during volunteer shifts
    • Reference letters, if requested, only for those who have volunteered for 16 hours or more on the days of JDC West and have attended all mandatory general and portfolio specific training sessions

    Additionally, you will be able to:

    • Gain experience in supporting and executing a high scale event
    • Meet other volunteers from different backgrounds
    • Understand the behind-the-scenes operation of a case competition

  • Requirements

    Volunteer Requirements

    Do you have a positive, can-do attitude? Can you adapt to different situations and solve problems under pressure? Are you willing to go the extra mile to make sure all delegates have a great experience?

    If you said “yes!” to all of the questions above, then you are the volunteer we are looking for! We are recruiting for volunteers from different backgrounds and faculties who are able to:

    • Stay organized and be detail oriented
    • Communicate verbally in a professional manner
    • Manage a schedule and prioritize tasks
    • Solve problems in a time sensitive environment under pressure
    • Work independently while also as a team player
    • Take ownership and responsibility of duties

    We are primarily recruiting individuals who are students at Simon Fraser University or based in the Lower Mainland to volunteer. If you are coming from out of town and interested in volunteering at JDC West, please email us at volunteers@jdcwest.com.

  • Commitment

    Commitment Level

    All volunteers are required to participate in the following mandatory areas:

    1. Attend general and portfolio specific training (specific dates to be announced)
    2. Volunteer at the SFU Burnaby campus or the Hilton Hotel during the competition weekend on January 11-13, 2019

    Shift Times: Volunteer shifts times will vary depending on the portfolio due to different start and end times.

    • For those volunteering at the SFU Burnaby campus, some positions may be required to be on campus as early as 6AM or as late as 11PM
    • For those volunteering at the Hilton Hotel, some positions may be required to be on site as early as 12PM or late as 12AM.

    Volunteers will be asked about preferences for an early or later shift in the application form.

    Shift Duration: All volunteers should be made available for at least an 8 hour shift on one of the competition dates (January 11, 12, or 13). Priority will be given to applicants who are able to volunteer for all three days.

  • Application Process

    Recruitment Period for Portfolios

    • Round 1 (June – July) – Human Resources Executive Volunteers
    • Round 2 (September) – Athletics, IT
    • Round 3 (October) – Academics, Debate, Social, Gala, Events, Logistics, Marketing, Hotel Relations, Risk Mitigation, Corporate Relations

    Application and Interview Method

    A Google Form will be made available on the JDC West website at the start of each round specifying the position to be recruited for.

    • All interested candidates should submit a response on the form to be considered.
    • Once an application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the HR Portfolio and depending on your application and previous experiences, you may be asked to do a phone interview with a member of the HR team.
    • Interviews will take place on a rolling basis once applications are received and the recruitment period will end when all positions have been filled.

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