The Cultural Connectors team is a fun and interactive volunteer opportunity for students who are looking to get involved, positively contribute to the campus community and become global leaders. As part of the team, you will gain valuable experience in student leadership, event management, facilitation and public speaking in a virtual global environment. All key skills for your personal resumes and LinkedIn profiles upon completion!
As a Cultural Connector, you will meet new people, network, work closely with Humber staff, have a website profile and collaborate in a team environment. The vision of the team is to create a stronger community through interactive and exciting events that are inclusive. The Cultural Connectors programming will have a lasting impact on not only Humber students and communities, but also students globally!
"There's a lot to discover and learn about culture, identity, and intercultural learning. And Humber has a strong vision of strengthening the community through inclusive, interactive, and interesting events A student can contribute meaningfully to the community while also developing the skillsets of a global leader."
- Jupiter Dalai, Sport Management
"Through my time as a cultural connector, I realized a lot we do and/or say can seem very different to other cultures, and it was interesting to learn new things from people in different cultures and also being able to teach others something new about my own culture!"
- Anna Aplin, Animation - 3D
Your team will be planning and organizing 2-3 virtual cultural events throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, aimed at the Humber community and beyond. We are looking for students to join on four different sub-committees.
1. Language Learning – 4 positions available
Do you know how to say “Hello” in Spanish? Always wanted to share your ability to count to 10 in Korean? Looking to teach others how to order your favourite dish in Arabic? The Language Learning sub-committee is the spot for you! Your team will plan mini-language lessons, language meet-ups, social groups etc. for students to join. No need for fluency, these are just beginner sessions but some language skills required.
2. Culture-Stream – 4 positions available
A day-in-the-life could look very different or similar to your experience around the world! The Culture-Stream Team will plan programming that gives students an opportunity to share their experiences for intercultural understanding. Some examples could be a livestream on what class looks like in other countries, or a blog that highlights participants stories and reflections.
3. Hobby Hangs – 4 positions available
Calling all hobby enthusiasts! From film buffs to home culinary stars, and everything in between, this is an opportunity to connect over mutual interests. Your team will plan interest group hangouts. The sky is the limit – organize a movie screening or a book discussion, invite participants to try a new recipe together, or connect over a love of coffee from around the world.
4. Global Family Fun – 4 positions available
Our home life and academic life are more blended than ever before! For those who have family at home, whether it be young children or grandparents, it can be hard to find a moment to yourself to participate extra-curricular. That’s why this The Global Family Fun team is dedicated to creating programming that is specifically for families to participate in together! From at-home crafts, to trivia night, this team will provide free opportunities to engage the entire family unit.
September 12, 2021: Application deadline
September 17, 2021: Team selection announced
September 22, 2021: Full group orientation (2 hours)
September 23 - October 6, 2021: Individual sub-committee brainstorms for Fall 2021 events
October 6, 2021: Submit sub-committee event proposals
Ongoing throughout Fall 2021 semester: Event facilitation (3-5 hours)
November 26 - December 10, 2021: Individual sub-committee brainstorms for Winter 2022 events
Ongoing throughout Winter 2022 semester: Event facilitation (3-5 hours)
By April 24, 2022: Events completed
May 2022: Final group session, sub-committee debriefs, wrap up & celebration
Leadership: Build leadership skills and familiarize yourself with global engagement.
Networking: Get in touch with like-minded students from different faculties, as well as students from around the world at our partner institutions.
Impact: You have the ability to make a positive impact on the Humber community and beyond by building a sense of community and connection.
Co-Curricular Record & Certificate of Recognition: This opportunity is recognized for Co-Curricular Record! You will also receive a certificate of recognition from Humber Global upon successful completion of program.
The 2021-2022 program runs from September 2021 - April 2022. As a participant of the Cultural Connector team there is approximately 2-4 hours of volunteer commitment each month. There will be guided sessions with Humber Global staff, like orientation and training, along with unguided work where sub-committees will need to work together to create and facilitate events.
Our commitment to you is to ensure that you have the resources you need to facilitate programming, such as teambuilding and guided facilitation, common platform for brainstorming and working with your sub-committees, communication modes for marketing materials and built-in intercultural training.