Volunteer with Foot Patrol
- Volunteering with Foot Patrol has many benefits and rewards!
Volunteering with Western Foot Patrol
Volunteering with Western Foot Patrol is a very rewarding experience. There are various positions within Foot Patrol, including Patroller, SUV driver, Operations Assistant and Operations Manager.
Volunteering with Foot Patrol provides students with an opportunity to meet people, get to know campus, gain valuable work experience and fulfill volunteer admission requirements to programs while contributing to the Western community. In addition, Western students often just want to contribute to the community they are a part of, and want to keep campus safe.
All prospective volunteers are carefully screened. This process includes completing an application form, an interview, reference check and police records check. If you are selected as a volunteer, you will attend a training session. You will also be required to complete 3 brief online training modules for Health & Safety, AODA Customer Service Standard and Bill 168 Safe & Respectful Campus.
Volunteers contribute approximately 3 hours, or one shift, per week. Shifts are on a fixed schedule, meaning you will volunteer the same shift each week, except during the holidays and exam periods.
Each year, Western Foot Patrol has between 300-400 volunteers. We appreciate and thank our volunteers in various ways, which include providing reference letters, having hot chocolate, tea and drinks available, conducting weekly prize draws and celebrating each year with our appreciation and awards banquet. In addition, people who volunteer on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday late shifts have free Dominos pizza! Thanks Dominos!
How do I become involved?
Applications can be downloaded along with the volunteer patroller position description, or obtained from the Western Foot Patrol office. Completed application forms can be handed in to the Western Foot Patrol office, in the University Community Centre, room 57, Monday to Friday between 12-5pm.