Would you like to get to know someone new who is from another culture and country?
Are you proud of where you used to work?
If your answer is yes to both questions then please consider volunteering as a RRC ambassador to be a welcoming face when our new international students arrive in Winnipeg. Since RRC piloted the program for international students in August 2013, its Airport Pickup Service has welcomed many international students at YWG.
We would like to continue to offer this service, however, International Education needs your help. The service is made possible by volunteers from RRC’s staff, faculty and student communities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the time commitment? Do I just complete the student pickup and drop-off?
The time commitment is usually 2 hours. You are simply expected to pick up the student from the airport and bring them to the location where they are staying. If you would like to take them for a tour, shopping, etc., you can do so, but it is not the expectation of this initiative.
Can I specify a time I am available?
Your availability is a key factor when matching up our arriving students and our volunteers. You are more than welcome to identify times when you are not available. Since the students are arriving on various dates and times, we are not able to specify the time until the request for pickup comes in. Our pickup service will be offered from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. only.
International Education will coordinate and plan for the pickups with the students and volunteers. In addition, your parking will be reimbursed. If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions, please contact email@example.com.