Volunteer at UBC Congregation

Be Part of the Excitement!

Each year, over 150 UBC faculty, staff, emeriti and students from every corner of the campus volunteer during congregation. We invite you to take part in UBC’s rich history of service to the graduating class and their families and guests.

This spring, UBC will be celebrating the achievements of 8000 students over 28 ceremonies between May 22-24 and May 27-30, 2019.  During this time thousands of guests will be on campus to celebrate the graduating students and volunteers are instrumental in making the experience memorable for everyone.

Available volunteer roles:

Macebearer: (for Faculty only) Leads the Chancellor’s Procession and carries the Mace.

Faculty Marshal: (for Faculty only) Leads the Faculty Procession and assists with doctoral candidates on stage.

Graduand Marshal: (for Faculty and Staff only) Assembles and leads graduands from the robing area to the Chan Centre and assists them across the stage.

Usher: Assists graduands at the Chan Centre with late arrival, priority seating, and leaving stage.

Graduand Robing Assistant: Assists graduands with their regalia, ensures correct pinning, and answers questions to help prepare the graduands for the procession.

Greeter: Assists congregation guests with way-finding and general congregation information.

A volunteer orientation will take place on May 10, 2019 during which we will do a tour of the graduation sites and answer any questions.