Hello Future JDC West Volunteer!

Since 2006, JDC West has been hosted annually due largely in part to the help of a highly dedicated group of volunteers who have continuously played a crucial component in bringing the competition to life. This is a big year for the competition. JDC West 2024 will represent a major milestone as this will be the 19th anniversary of the competition!

Every year, one of the twelve participating universities will host the competition. In January 2024, JDC West will be hosted by the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

In preparation for the competition, we will be recruiting volunteers to help execute all areas of the competition. If you are interested in volunteering for the competition, please read the information below and note that more information will be posted as planning details are confirmed. Interested in volunteering at JDC West, but looking for more information first? Please email us at [email protected].

200+ Volunteer Opportunities Available!

Volunteer Background

  • Do you have a positive, can-do attitude?
  • Are you passionate about community involvement?
  • Are you resilient under pressure and able to adapt to new experiences?
  • Do you want to contribute to the growth and reputation of one of the most prestigious university competitions in Western Canada?
  • Are you willing to go the extra mile to make sure delegates and attendees have a great experience?

If you said “yes!” to any of the questions above, then you are the volunteer we are looking for!

Whether your background is student, alumni, past competitor, faculty, or community member, we invite you to join a truly unforgettable and unique volunteer experience that is inclusive, fun and purposeful.

Why Volunteer?

As a volunteer, you will be provided with the following:

  • Official JDC West 2024 Volunteer T-shirt
  • Volunteer Swag
  • Snacks during volunteer shifts
  • Reference letter acknowledging your support in helping us execute JDC West 2024

Additionally, you will be able to:

  • Gain experience in supporting and executing one of the most prestigious university competitions in Western Canada
  • Attend exclusive volunteer social events and meet other volunteers from different backgrounds
  • Understand the behind-the-scenes-operations of a large-scale, multi-faceted, half-million-dollar event

Commitment Level

All volunteers are required to participate in the following mandatory areas:

  1. Attend at least one training session (occurring from the end of November 2024 to January 2024), as well as any portfolio-specific training sessions.
  2. Volunteer at the University of Alberta campus or the Westin Hotel during the competition weekend on January 12-14, 2024.
  3. Be available for at least one 4-6-hour shift. Priority will be given to applicants who are available to volunteer multiple shifts/days.

Interested in volunteering at JDC West, but have questions about commitment level? Please email us at [email protected].

Volunteer Positions:

Please click here for all of our volunteer positions!