Volunteering in your community is part of an education at the U of R that is often overlooked, and always under-emphasized. Becoming involved with the work that RPIRG does on and off of campus benefits every party involved: the community, the organization, and the volunteer.
RPIRG wants to be able to offer more than just monetary support to motivated people who come to RPIRG for assistance! Being able to offer volunteers to people who wish to hold an event such as a conference is far more beneficial to an organizer than money can ever hope to be.
Volunteers for RPIRG can do any combination of the following:
- Write for the newsletter and website
- Contribute to event planning
- Research background information for letter-writing campaigns
- Distribute RPIRG materials
- Run event logistics
- Take minutes at Board Meetings
- Do classroom talks and table for RPIRG at events
- Make and hang posters or buttons
- Whatever else you want/we need!
Volunteers can also help with any of our current working groups. These groups hold their own events and campaigns throughout the year, and would also benefit from volunteer participation. Information about each working group can be found here.
Other perks for volunteers:
- Snappy fairly made RPIRG T-shirt
- Certificate and letter of recommendation after 10 volunteer hours
If you would like to volunteer with RPIRG or with any of our current working groups, fill out our handy dandy sign-up form here!
(Alternatively, if you are looking to volunteer specifically with the RPIRG Green Patch, click here for more information.)
RPIRG’s Advisory Committee is made up of faculty at the U of R and members of the community of Regina. The committee supplies the RPIRG Board with guidance and support from non-students who have experience in campus and community organizing.
The first and most important reason that we have faculty involvement in RPIRG is to have a “sober second thought” instituted into RPIRG. The review of the RPIRG Board of Directors’ funding decisions is an effective method of opening up discussion on why and how a decision was made in a unique space.
Second, the committee is another part of creating “institutional memory” for RPIRG. A re-occurring issue for all campus organizations composed of students is the high turnover of membership. Students are often only involved with campus organizations for a couple of years before they move on from the university experience. Establishing institutional memory is of particular importance to RPIRG, as there are only two staff people. The committee creates a system of year-to-year memory outside of the already established systems of governance, and allows for more voices to express support or concern for decisions and procedures of RPIRG.
If you are interested in joining this committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.