Volunteering at Move-in

Positions available

Greeting attendants

Qualifications: be 18 years old, bilingual, energetic and courteous.  Must know the campus.  University employees and upper year students are more than welcome!

  • Positioned at a campus entry point, greets incoming residents and their parents
  • Checks the arrival cards or emails
  • Gives directions and interacts with incoming drivers

Traffic attendant

Qualifications: be 18 years old, bilingual, energetic and courteous.

  • Directs vehicles to the drop zones
  • Controls traffic in and around the drop zones
Parking attendant

Qualifications: bilingual, energetic and courteous.

  • Gives out temporary parking permits
  • Monitors the parking zone
  • Controls the permits
Drop-off zone attendant
  • Helps with the unloading of vehicles and places baggage on carts
  • Must be able to lift 20 Kg
Cart manager

Qualification:  University of Ottawa employee

  • Ensures smooth operation of renting out carts 
Cart attendant
  • Gives out carts to the residents moving in
  • Takes back the carts and keeps them in an orderly manner
  • Performs various tasks, as requested by the Site Manager
Fit volunteer

This position requires continuous physical efforts.

  • Helps students carry their belongings and luggage over short distances.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 20 kg. 

Work shifts (Sept. 2018)


August 23

August 30

August 31

September 1

September 2**

P.M. Training

14:30 - 16:00





Evening Training Session*

19:00 - 20:30





Morning shift  (1)




08:00 – 13:00

08:00 – 13:00

Morning shift  (2)




09:00 – 14:00

09:00 – 14:00

Afternoon shift




12:00 – 17:00

12:00 – 15:00

Evening shift


17:00 – 19:00

17:00 – 19:00



All day




08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 15:00

*  Volunteers need to attend only one training session.
** On Sunday, volunteers are needed only at the following residences: Annex, 90U, Stanton/Marchand and Thompson/LeBlanc. 

Sign up!


Play a part in Move-in!

The Move-in Weekend is a gigantic event. Play a part in it by helping our more than 4,000 students move in their residence! 

We need your energy and generosity to help guide those students into their new home. 

Volunteering with the uoRez team will give you the chance to meet new people from all over the world and acquire experience too. 

We provide a volunteer T-shirt, and meals after a 4 hour shift. 

Sign up!                

Information : benvol@uOttawa.ca

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