Orientation Assistant Coordinators


OAC training 2015

The Orientation Assistant Coordinator (OAC) Program is an intensive volunteer role offerred through the summer months. The primary role of OACs is to assist with the planning, preparation, and facilitation of Fall Orientation Events. OACs attend bi-weekly/weekly meetings, individual meetings with the Orientation Coordinator and Student Leadership Programs Coordinator, assist with Orientation Volunteer Training in September, and work both days of Fall Orientation. 


How to apply

  • Fill out the online application form here
  • Participate in the interview process with Student Leadership Programs Coordinator. 
  • OACs must submit documents for RNC Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check. Forms will be made available upon selection. 


What do OACs do?

  • Attend bi-weekly/weekly meetings throughout the summer (May-September)
  • Attend the OAC Training Retreat (Mandatory). 
  • Contribute to Orientation planning through assisting the Orientation Coordinator with documents, detail planning, and volunteer training. 
  • Plan and implement a portion of volunteer training. 
  • Meet with Orientation Coordinator and Student Leadership Coordinator regularly throughout the summer. 


Know the benefits. 

  • Skills learned in leadership and teamwork. 
  • Skills developed and utilised in event planning, facilitation, peer supervision, mentoring, and interpersonal communications. 
  • Networking with Memorial staff and fellow students. 
  • Increased knowledge of Memorial's Orientation Program and other services available to students. 
  • Meaningful connections with team members that have the potential to last beyond the program. 
  • Include as Volunteer Hours OR a Leadership/Experiential Learning Program with the VIP Program
  • Include on your CCR


Who Should Apply?

  • Undergraduate and Graduate students of Memorial University who have spent at least two semesters on the St. John's Campus. 
  • Students who will be on-campus and/or in the St. John's region during the months of May-September. 
  • Students looking for professional and personal development opportunities. 
  • Students looking for experience in event planning and facilitation. 
  • Experience as an Orientation Volunteer is not necessary but may be considered an asset upon selection. 


Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000