Get Involved at RDC

There are many ways to volunteer with RDC and these opportunities can require a commitment of just a few hours or of a 2 year term.

Ambassadorship Opportunities

Open House:

Serve as host at the RDC Alumni Association booth during the RDC Open House. This requires a commitment of 4 hours, and volunteers will talk to prospective RDC students about the RDC Alumni Association and the scholarships and awards program the Association contributes to.

New Student Orientation:

Serve as host at the RDC Alumni Association booth during the RDC New Student Orientation. This requires a full-day commitment, and volunteers will talk to new students about the RDC Alumni Association and the scholarships and awards program the Association contributes to.

Backpacks to Briefcases:

This yearly event is held at our downtown campus. Students are invited to attend a one-day professional development conference that includes presentations from local professionals and entrepreneurs on the subjects of how to get hired, professionalism including professional dress, entrepreneurship, experiential learning, community engagement and more. Volunteers at this event can serve as event staff or participate in a presentation or panel discussion.

Connecting with other alumni at events

Athletic Alumni Receptions:

At the season openers for many of our teams, the Kings and Queens have invited RDC Athletics Alumni from their sport to attend a VIP reception. Volunteers at these events will greet guests and contribute to the welcoming atmosphere of the event. Each of these opportunities requires a commitment of about 4 hours in the evening. Preference is given to alumni volunteers.

Convocation:

Welcome our newest grads to the RDC Alumni Association by participating in convocation. Volunteers are needed in a number of areas to connect with each graduate after they cross the stage. This opportunity requires a full-day commitment.

Trades Completion Breakfast:

Welcome graduates from our Trades programs into the RDC Alumni Association. One Trades Completion Breakfast is held for each of our apprenticeship programs, so many volunteers are needed to connect with these learners and congratulate them on their ticket. Each of these opportunities requires a half-day commitment.

Physical Service at Events

Volunteers are always needed to produce our fundraising events. Volunteers at the Athletics Scholarship Breakfast will set up tables and chairs for the event. The ASB supports the Athletics Leadership Fund Endowment which funds scholarships and awards for our student-athletes and relieves some of the participation costs associated with collegiate-level sports. Volunteers at the Fine Wine and Food Tasting event will help with set up and décor. This event directly contributes to scholarships and awards established by the RDC Alumni Association.

Sharing opportunities to support RDC financially

We are always finding creative and memorable ways to recognize our supporters. Through Paving Our Future, we were able to recognize financial contributions by placing a personalized paving stone on the Legacy Walkway outside of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Now, we are offering contributors the chance to place an engraved plaque on a seat inside the Performance Gym or Ice Arena in recognition of their donation of $500. Volunteers who are passionate about acknowledging the support of our community and who are moved by the impact this support has on our learners can help us share information about this opportunity. This will require half-day commitments from multiple volunteers at various engagements.

Serving on an organizational committee

Athletics Scholarship Breakfast Committee:

The Athletics Scholarship Breakfast is held in April of each year. This event is one of our largest fundraisers for the Athletics Leadership Fund Endowment which funds scholarships and awards for our student-athletes and alleviates participation costs. Committee members are required to attend a number of meetings, to serve on a specialized sub-committee and to commit to a specific term. Fill out our Volunteer Opportunities form and a representative will contact you with more information about this opportunity and how to apply.

Fine Wine and Food Tasting Festival

The Fine Wine and Food Tasting Festival is held each spring. This event is one of our largest fundraisers for the RDC Alumni Association and contributes directly to scholarships and awards established by the Association.  Committee members are required to attend a number of meetings, to serve on a specialized sub-committee and to commit to a specific term. Fill out our Volunteer Opportunities form and a representative will contact you with more information about this opportunity and how to apply.

The RDC Alumni Association Board

The RDC Alumni Association Board is a volunteer executive that oversees the activities of the RDC Alumni Association. Committee members must be RDC Alumni. Volunteer members are required to attend a number of meetings and are encouraged to attend many alumni events. Members must commit to a two-year term. Fill out our Volunteer Opportunities form and a representative will contact you with more information about this opportunity and how to apply.

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