Global Engagement Volunteers

Global Engagement Volunteers (GEV) are an integral part of UFV’s community engagement and internationalization.

The program helps both local and international students achieve lasting, positive academic outcomes and social relationships. Participants get to grow their leadership and intercultural skills and engage fully in the culturally diverse and vibrant UFV community.

What are Global Engagement Volunteers (GEV)?

Global Engagement Volunteers are both international and local UFV students, who meet and support new international students, build leadership and intercultural skills, and plan events to showcase the culturally diverse and vibrant UFV community.

What do GEVs do?

Global Engagement Volunteers are key to UFV International internationalization efforts, and in supporting new and returning international students. GEVs are required to volunteer for one semester, and participate in:

  • Mandatory leadership & intercultural training
  • International student orientation
  • The development and planning of cultural events
  • weekly "Lounge hours" at the UFV Global Lounge

What are the benefits of being a GEV?

As a participant, you enjoy the following:

  • Co-Curricular Recognition
  • T-shirt and other UFV swag
  • Volunteer appreciation party
  • Personal and professional development (intercultural leadership, event planning)
  • A new network of friends at UFV

How do I sign up?

We are currently recruiting for Winter 2019 Level 1 GEVs! 

Winter 2019

We will be needing GEV's for the following dates: 

Important Dates 
GEV Training Monday November 12, 2018 (10:00am-4:00pm)
GSA Winter Orientation Team Leader Meeting
Date and time to be announced

International Student Welcome Early Bird Special

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 (12:00-4:00pm)
International Student Orientation Check-in Thursday January 3 and Friday, January 4, 2019


 GEV sign-up will occur on a first-come, first served basis. Once we reach the maximum number of volunteers, recruitment will be closed. 

 Apply now


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