Volunteer with Student Life

Applications for the Operation Lead, Memorial Ambassador and Peer Navigator programs are now open for the 2022-2023 academic year! For the first time, students can now apply for one or more of these signature leadership programs through one form. Click the button below to submit your application!

Deadline to apply:  5 p.m. NDT, April 4, 2022


Operation Lead Program

Operation Leads (OLs) work directly with the Student Experience Office staff over the course of several months during the summer for Fall Welcome and during the fall semester for Winter Welcome. They help design and execute welcome and transition programming for incoming students. Each Operation Lead will be in charge of planning and executing a key event of the Welcome Week programming.

Time commitment: Generally 2-3 hours a week on average one semester prior to Welcome Week with the opportunity for renewal for subsequent semesters.

Skill-building: leadership, event planning, organization, problem-solving

Memorial Ambassador Program

The Memorial Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to represent their university while developing professional and personal skills. This is a volunteer role where students attend a variety of events on and off  campus as ambassadors to the university. The program is administered by Student Life in partnership with the Division of Marketing and Communications, the Office of Student Recruitment, and Alumni Affairs and Development.

Time Commitment: Flexible for one academic year with the opportunity for renewal.

Peer Navigator Program

The Peer Navigator program connects students to programs that encourage campus involvement and engagement. Peer Navigators guide students to beneficial onboarding and welcoming programs like personalized campus tours, experience navigation and other peer mentoring programs on campus. The Peer Navigator program is designed for students who want to give back to their peers and help them get invovled in university life.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week for one academic year with the opportunity for renewal.

Other volunteering opportunities

Welcome Volunteers
Peer Leads

Peer Lead Volunteers are our front-line volunteers. You will directly interact with new and returning students and their parents during Welcome Weeks. Peer Lead volunteers will help with the executing of key events throughout Welcome Week. You are the face of Memorial!

Event Leads

Event Lead Volunteers work behind the scenes. You will assist with event set-up, tear down, troubleshoot, and provide event support. You are organized and love implementing plans!

Skill-building: teamwork, organization, interpersonal skills, versatility

Make Midterm Matter

Since 2006, #MakeMidtermMatter has connected thousands of students to their community and each other, working with community groups on and off campus. If you are a bit shy to meet people, or not sure how to volunteer, or if you want to have a different, or put your academic knowledge into deeper practice, this is a good activity for you.

Check back during midterm break every semester for information about registration!

Skill-building: teamwork, interpersonal skills, time management