The GO Team is open to any Langara student. Don't worry if you don't have any experience. Our team of dedicated engagement staff will be there to support you and help you gain the skills and confidence you need to do a great job. First-year students are welcome to join. Please contact us directly with any accessibility concerns. Explore the FAQs below to find out more about the GO Team and how to register.
The GO Team is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers who provide new students with their first Langara networking experience during Orientation. GO Team volunteers make the transition to Langara easier and more fun while connecting new students with the people, tools, resources, and services they need to become successful Langara students. The peer-to-peer approach takes out hierarchical barriers and allows new students to engage and connect in a relaxed environment. And for the volunteers, it's an opportunity to lead a program and improve communication, leadership, and culture & diversity skills.
We are looking for volunteers to join the GO Team. These volunteers will participate in training sessions over the Spring and volunteer to welcome new students at Langara College on May 5th, 2022. We will also be hosting Langara Connects virtual events on May 4th and May 6th.
Volunteering with GO Team offers you a distinctive opportunity to be a part of the Langara community and help new students transition to college while developing and improving valuable skills like leadership, communication, and networking. Plus you'll make plenty of new connections.
All GO Team volunteers will receive:
- volunteer hours for every completed training session and volunteer shift
- specialized training sessions
- a chance to make a difference in the Langara community and make new friends
- a thank you letter and additional recognition throughout the program
As a GO Team member, you'll welcome and connect with new students and help with facilitating group activities. More training and task details are to be determined soon.
Your main goal is to engage with students, make them comfortable, and answer their questions to help with their transition to College. All the activities will be demonstrated during the training sessions – that is why you cannot miss them.
GO Team training is interactive and comprehensive. During training, volunteers apply new knowledge through exercises, service, and reflection. Training prepares GO Team members to be agile event leaders with good communication skills. However, these skills can be applied to any area of life.
In-person training sessions may include lectures, games, puzzles, and reflection activities. Training workshops will equip you with the confidence and skills to become great leaders and mentors for your fellow peers. Workshops for this event training include the following: Cultural awareness, public speaking and communication, and leadership. The additional on-line training modules are designed to prepare you for the in-person event training.
Complete training details are to be determined.