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[Become a Volunteer for

U Sports Final 8]

Here’s your chance to volunteer and join the team that will bring the 2017 U Sports Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship home to Halifax from March 9th – 12th at Scotiabank Centre. A first-class event such as Final 8 is shaped by the dedication and commitment of volunteers. And Halifax has the best volunteer team in Canada..!

Volunteer opportunities offer a range of experience, including team services, media, game operations, promotions, hospitality, and so much more!

Final 8 Volunteers will receive:

  • Volunteer apparel … some cool new items
  • Snacks during shifts
  • Unique work experience that will suit your schedule and lifestyle
  • The chance to experience an event with elite university student-athletes and U sports leaders
  • Orientation-specific to your volunteer role including a kick off Orientation Session
  • Memories and friendships that will stay with you long after the event
    2017 Final 8 will be a volunteer experience like never before!
    Are you are ready to be a member of this Team?

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age for volunteers is 16 years of age, as of March 1, 2017
  • Attend Orientation session prior to the event.
  • Commit to a total of 16 hours in volunteer shifts over the course of the event

Volunteers Job Descriptions:


Accreditation

Volunteers will work at the accreditation table, assisting with volunteer accreditation distribution during the event

Ceremonies
Volunteers will assist in ceremony execution (opening, closing, player of the game). Duties will include greeting event partners upon arrival at the venue and escorting them to the waiting area as well as ceremony preparation and set-up.

Fan Experience
Volunteers will support the execution of on-court intermission activities and sponsor activations

Media Operations
Volunteers will support all media operations throughout the venue. This position includes a range of media activity including media workroom, press table, broadcast, and statistics distribution. Individuals prepared to learn the ins and outs of media operations and work in a fast-paced environment will find this role suited for them.

Team Host
Team hosts will be the main point of contact and provide support to their team from the time of arrival to the time of departure, on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. Hosts will assist with managing their team’s food and beverages, transportation, communications, and be required to travel throughout the HRM area. The structure is for each of the 8 teams to be supported by two (2) team hosts.

Team Services
Volunteers will provide front-line support for the teams at the competition and training venues. Volunteers will assist in dressing room set-up by stocking beverages, equipment supplies, and snacks. They will assist in the coordination of laundry services and equipment transfers. This is an all-hands-on-deck, do-anything-to-ensure-success kind of role.

Transportation
Volunteers will drive clients such as VIPs and media between venues. A vehicle pool will be supplied by the championship and supported by a dispatch centre at the venue. Individuals applying to work in transportation will be required to submit a driver’s abstract.

VIP Hosts
VIP Hosts will manage the VIP lounge by looking after set-up and tear-down, VIP info, access control, coat check, and food and beverages. Volunteers will welcome and host VIPs.

Volunteer Services
Volunteers will support the execution of the volunteer program for all event volunteers. This position includes a range of volunteer activities including training sessions, welcome centre supervision and operations, and the volunteer apparel program.

Venue Operations
Volunteers will support the events facility manager in all aspects of Final 8 operations at the Scotiabank Centre.