From advance planning to assisting with the final event of Saint Louis University's Atlas Week, find the volunteer opportunity that's right for you.
If you are interested in volunteering for Atlas week, contact Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., vice president of diversity and community engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or Luella Loseille 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:
- Stamp passports of students attending the event.
- Introduce speakers at the events to which you are assigned.
- Troubleshoot technology and make sure the room is set up properly for each event.
- Do a head count so we can accurately record attendance to each event.
- Promote the Signature Symposium and other key events.
- Attend the Signature Symposium and the Billiken World Festival.
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 3 to 5 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 is from 2 to 3 p.m. 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.