Volunteer now!

Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty, if you’re interested in volunteering for New Student Orientation, we are looking for you!

As an New Student Orientation Leader, you will be part of a highly functional team dedicated to the success of incoming students.This is a great opportunity for you to refine your leadership skills and meet other fantastic Mount Royal students. There are a variety of roles that you can select based on your interests and strengths.

Why become an orientation leader?

Participating as an Orientation leader is a great way to get involved with campus and meet some new friends! You will help new students start their journey by providing useful information and welcoming them to our campus. 


There are several roles that make up the orientation leader experience. Each role will help you develop different skills and strengths, so review the descriptions carefully and select the role or roles you are interested in when signing up. You can hold multiple roles during Orientation unless otherwise stated.


In this role, you will co-present to a large group of students of up to 300 students on important transitional information to help first-year students succeed. If you are a confident public speaker and enjoy working in teams, this position is a great opportunity for you. You will be trained to deliver a presentation on the first six weeks of classes with content including:

  • Mental health

  • Campus services

  • Campus events

  • Classroom etiquette

In this role, you will be representing your program/faculty within student groups and serve as a point of contact throughout the day. You will also participate in all faculty related activities including program orientation and any faculty competitions.

The production team is responsible for following the orientation program of events to ensure that student groups are on schedule. This very important role will help NSO be successful by supporting execution as you direct large student groups to locations throughout the day.  

The purpose of the media team is to capture the spirit of New Student Orientation. During NSO events, you may interview students, attend all high-impact events and develop content to be used by the Orientation team for promotion. We are looking for students with a passion and experience with the following:

  • Photography

  • Videography

  • Writing content (strong writing skills)

Welcome students in parking lots, Main Street, West gate and the gym. Direct lost students and connect them with their student group. Throughout the day you will support Orientation by greeting members of our community, handing out swag and hosting interactive games. This role is responsible for the set-up of way-finding signs as well as informational maps.

What previous leaders said about their experience!

The training was really good. I learned more things about resources that the students could use to be successful in their studies.

NSO Student Volunteer


Being a NSO Student Leader gave me the opportunity to not only make tons of new friends, but also to get to better know MRU thanks to the training provided. It gave me the skills to be a great leader and the opportunity to be part of something bigger, the MRU community. Volunteering for NSO definitely made me love MRU even more!

NSO Student Volunteer


The training provided will help develop your personal and professional skills around diversity, team development and event execution.Training is a great way to connect with other leaders on campus and explore Mount Royal though a different lens. Training days are August 30 and 31 depending on your role and more details will be shared if you are selected.





 Email orientation@mtroyal.ca if you have any questions!

Play your part. Be a staff or faculty volunteer.
Every area on campus has the opportunity to participate in New Student Orientation and is strongly encouraged to be involved to ensure that our new students are well prepared. Without the participation of our faculty and staff, New Student Orientation cannot achieve its premier status and create the exceptional learning experiences for a world of possibilities that Mount Royal University is known for.