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Alumni Ambassador Program

The Alumni Ambassador program engages graduates around the world, providing opportunities for you to participate with VIU, your fellow alumni, and your community. We value the dedication of all of our volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to promoting VIU and the Alumni Association. Alumni Ambassadors provide an invaluable service in strengthening our communication and connection between the university, local communities, and prospective students.

We appreciate your interest in VIU’s Alumni Ambassador program and look forward to working with you in the future.

Benefits of the Alumni Ambassador Program

- Ongoing contact with VIU and the alumni community world-wide
- Expanded networks for professional growth and development
- Help build a strong VIU now and in the future
- Social and intellectual enrichment
- Engage with other like-minded individuals

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Opportunities to Connect

VIU offers many opportunities for Alumni Ambassadors to get connected and involved with their alma mater. 

Ask an Alum

Volunteer to be an online resource for students and prospective students to ask questions that relate to their field of study, preparation for entering the workplace, and becoming alumni themselves.

Time Commitment: One hour a month depending on your interest, availability, and student involvement.

Social Media Takeover

Do you want to takeover the alumni social media for the day? This is an excellent opportunity to engage with fellow alumni and students by sharing a day in the life of a VIU alum. Share your day through photos, a short videos, a Q&A on twitter or a live Q&A on Instagram or Facebook. We will provide you with helpful tips and information to make your alumni takeover a success!

Time Commitment: Selected alumni will commit to a full day of social media engagement interspersed with their regular activities.

Guest Speaker

Are you interested in being a guest speaker for a course or event? We work with the faculties to match alumni to guest speaker needs for current courses being offered. VIU also holds numerous events where alumni can join a discussion panel. If you are interested, please select the guest speaker option on the ambassador application form.

Time Commitment: One to Two hours depending on class, event, and availability.

Social Media Ambassador (TBA)

We are working on a social media ambassador option for our alumni volunteers. We will provide further details once this portion of the program has been finalized.  

Time Commitment: Depending on individual availability and interest.

Please view the Alumni Ambassador Program for further details on roles, responsibilities, selection and acceptance process.

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For any questions, please contact Kamala Haughton, Advancement & Alumni Relations Coordinator, at kamala.haughton@viu.ca or call 250-740-6215.