Flu Campaign – Volunteer

Job title:
Flu Campaign Volunteer Mascot – UBC Influenza Immunization Program

Expected hours per week (relative):
1-hour minimum

Job location (on or off campus):
On campus

Detailed job description:
The event
UBC is offering flu clinics at many locations around campus for all students, faculty and staff to get their flu shot. More details at rms.ubc.ca/flu.
Clinics are hosted in one location each day for a morning session, 8:30-11:30 a.m., and an afternoon session, 1-4 p.m. We ask you to arrive at the start of your selected session and to participate for at least one hour—or longer if you’re digging it.

What you’ll be doing
– During the session, all volunteers will be intercepting passersby outside and near the clinic to inform them that now is their chance to boost their wellbeing and get a free flu shot!
– The best part is that you get to wear a flu bug costume the whole time. As the flu bug mascot, you’ll attract attention to the nearby clinic by moving around and intercepting passersby. You don’t have to do any talking, just strolling around and waving to people. You should tease people with the option of a hug from a bug, and a co-volunteer will follow-up and inform the passersby of the clinic.

The details

  • On your selected clinic of choice, you will arrive to the registration table to pick up the mascot costume and get dressed in a nearby change room.
  • It’s a warm, cozy costume. It’s best to bring a change of clothes.
  • The flu bug costume will fit someone between 5’6”-5’10” and comes with a fan to help keep you cool. Bring some water with you to stay hydrated.
  • The head of the costume somewhat limits your visibility and ability to be heard; you’ll stay close to one of the other volunteers and they will guide you around and talk to passersby.
  • Curious what the costume looks like? You’ve probably seen the posters around campus. Check out rms.ubc.ca/flu/toolkit

The following clinics require a mascot. Please specify for which clinic(s) you are interested in volunteering.

  1. Tuesday, November 1 at 8:30am until about 10am (Buchanan D140)
  2. Wednesday, November 2 at 8:30am until about 10am (The Nest, lower level)
  3. Friday, November 4 at 1:00pm until about 2pm (Earth Sciences Building, main atrium)
  4. Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30am until about 10am (Life Sciences Centre, near Café Perugia)
  5. Tuesday, November 8 at 1:00pm until about 2pm (Life Sciences Centre, near Café Perugia)
  6. Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30am until about 10am (Earth Sciences Building, main atrium)
  7. Wednesday, November 9 at 1:00pm until about 2pm (Earth Sciences Building, main atrium)
  8. Thursday, November 10 at 8:30am until about 10am (The Nest, lower level)
  9. Thursday, November 10 at 1:00pm until about 2pm (The Nest, lower level)

Expected qualifications:
Roughly between 5’6” to 5’10” in height, due to mascot costume size

Number of openings per position: 11

An application deadline:
Thursday, November 10th.

The type of documents you would like in the application:
No documents necessary. Just let us know who you are and how we can contact you. Please specify which clinic who can attend.

An email where the applications will be sent to:
Melissa.baluk@ubc.ca or call 604-603-3906 to express interest

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