From planning Atlas Week to assisting with the final event of the week, find the volutneer opportunity that's right for you.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities other than the internship, please sign up through the volunteer form. If you are interested in the internship, please email Michelle Lorenzini, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
Atlas Ambassadors are the official representatives of the Atlas Planning Committee at each event during Atlas Week. As an Atlas Ambassador, you will be assigned events based on your availability during Atlas Week, and will have some of the following responsibilities:
In addition to being able to attend multiple events during Atlas Week, Atlas Ambassadors are also invited to a private reception with the keynote speaker following the keynote address on Thursday evening. It is a great way to help expand SLU's commitment to being a globalized campus.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Billiken World Festival. The festival lasts from 12 - 2 p.m. in the Center for Global Citizenship on the Friday of Atlas Week. Student organizations offer delicious foods representing their respective cultures, heritages and countries. The festival also features live cultural music and dance performances. Volunteers are needed before the festival to help with set-up, during the festival assisting with food and other booths, and at the conclusion of the festival to help with breakdown.
The Parade of Nations kicks off the Billiken World Festival and features SLU students carrying flags from around the world. The parade starts at the Science Quad and marches across Grand Blvd. to the clock tower before entering the Center for Global Citizenship. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 12 p.m. on the Friday of Atlas Week. On the day of the parade, signed permission slips from the Dean of Students will be granted to those students who wish to leave class early or arrive late in order to participate in the parade.
The Atlas Planning Committee meets periodically throughout the year, beginning early in the fall semester, to plan and coordinate Atlas Week events.
Each spring, Atlas interns are divided into subcommittees that perform the majority of planning work for Atlas Week. These subcommittees include programming, internal publicity, external publicity, Billiken World Festival, and scheduling and webpage.