There are many ways to get involved that suit both your interest and your schedule! You are welcome to volunteer for one activity or all three.

All activities are VIU Co-Curricular Record approved and by volunteering you can qualify for CCR Credit!

The Student Ambassador program at VIU is a volunteer program available to students who are interested in providing service to the VIU community, getting the most out of their university experience and enhancing the experience of others.

All Student Ambassadors complete core institutional leadership training as well as campus tour training. Core leadership training encompasses Aboriginal protocol and processes, institutional representation, respectful practices, and safety.


  • Actively participate in training & leadership development sessions.

  • Join one check in meeting monthly
  • Contribute to orientation and transition activities in a mentoring capacity and assist new students with their successful transition to VIU and the community.

  • Use skills from other experiences to enhance the program.

  • Participate in Enrolment Management initiatives, including discussion groups, events, and campus tours and encourage involvement of new students.


  • Enrolled in a program that leads to a certificate, diploma or degree

  • Completed at least one full semester of studies at VIU and have at least two semesters remaining. (Trades & Applied Technology students are encouraged to apply)

  • In good academic standing - maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

  • Possess strong English communication skills.

  • Excited about sharing positive experiences at VIU with first year and/or prospective students and their families.

  • Aware of the responsibility of acting as a mentor and role model.

  • Preference may be awarded to those who have experience as a VIU Orientation Leader or who have participated in other events and activities on campus.(Please identify if you have previously participated on the application form)

Rewards & Benefits

  • Receive valuable leadership skills and experiences to build your portfolio.

  • Increase your network of friends and connections on campus.

  • Make a difference on campus and in the lives of students.

  • Rock a coveted Student Ambassador T-shirt. 

  • Upon successful completion of the program, earn a valuable reference from VIU for other leadership positions on campus, in the community, or to a Lead Student Ambassador role.

This is a VIU Co-Curricular Record approved activity

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) provides a centralized database of activities that lets students easily search for opportunities to develop their interests, self-developed learning goals, and career aspirations by connecting classroom learning to experiences outside the classroom.

Students are able to print and/or download an official Co-Curricular Record which is authenticated by the institution.

By volunteering a minimum of 15 hrs as a Student Ambassador students can qualify for CCR credit!

Student Ambassador Program

For more information regarding the Student Ambassador program, please contact

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