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 50 volunteers to join the Summer 2021 GO Team. These volunteers will participate in training sessions and volunteer at Langara Connects events from April–May 2021.

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 in multiple sessions of the virtual event, Langara Connects. You'll lead a fun and engaging activities for students in one of the breakout rooms. 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. Virtual training sessions may include lectures, games, puzzles, and reflection activities. The training modules are designed to prepare you to deal with all the situations that may arise in the breakout room. Two training sessions will be conducted on April 20, 2021, and attending one of the two sessions is mandatory.

GO Team applications are now closed. Missed the deadline? Send an email to volt@langara.ca to see if there are still spots available.

The training sessions and volunteer shifts are scheduled for the PST time zone (Vancouver time).

Meet & Greet Session | Attendance optional 
This session is to get to know each other and to create a sense of community and support and talk about important skills that make an event engaging.

  • Friday, March 19, 2021 from 8:30 am–9:30 am
  • Friday, March 19, 2021 from 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Training Sessions | Attendance mandatory
This is an interactive session to learn more about Zoom, Leadership, Communication and icebreaker activities to be performed in the event. 

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 8:30 am–10:30 am
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Practice Sessions | Attendance optional
This is a simulation of an actual event to help volunteers apply learnt skills and overcome any difficulties and gain confidence.

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 8:30 am–9:30 am
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Volunteer Shifts: Langara Connects Events

  • Tuesday April 27 from 9:00 am–11:00 am
  • Tuesday April 27 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday April 28 from 11:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Thursday April 29 from 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Friday April 30 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Friday April 30 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday May 3 from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Monday May 3 from 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Tuesday May 4 from 7:00 am–9:00 am
  • Tuesday May 4 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday May 5 from 7:00 am–9:00 am
  • Wednesday May 5 from 7:00 pm–9:00 pm