Staff volunteers needed for Spring Convocation at York University

Convocation sign on Aviva Centre

University Events & Ceremonies office is responsible for overseeing the planning and logistics for York’s Convocation ceremonies. In order to make these ceremonies memorable for graduates and their guests, the University relies on a caring team of volunteers who work in various roles.

Planning for Spring Convocation 2022 is well underway and the organizers of this year’s convocation are seeking staff volunteers to a part of the team that is responsible for making the ceremonies a memorable experience for all of York attendees. It is truly a rewarding experience and offers volunteers an opportunity to support students as they cross the stage and become University alumni.

On Friday, May 27, at 10 a.m., there will be onsite training for volunteers to become convocation key coordinators. The training will take place at the Sobeys Stadium (formerly known as the Aviva Centre). The training will be led by the University’s Events & Ceremonies staff and experienced convocation key coordinators.

On Convocation ceremony days, volunteers are provided with a light lunch, as well as snacks and coffee.

Volunteers should review the convocation ceremony schedule for 2022 graduates and the additional ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 alumni, and then submit their availability to Spring Convocation 2022 – CKC Volunteers (