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How it works


Once you sign up for the ORU Volunteer Initiative Program, please allow up to one week for Conference & Event Services to get in contact with you. Upon application approval, you will be invited to an interview with the Director of Volunteer Programs.


After being accepted into the Volunteer Initiative Program, you will be trained according to university Policy and VIP Rules & Regulations and given the necessary information and procedures for your chosen area of interest. This is not a rigorous process, but merely a way to ensure that the university is adequately represented by its volunteers.


Contingent upon your application specifications, VIP will contact you via telephone and/or email 3 days prior to events taking place within your availability. Set schedule commitments and Outreach partnerships will be posted on the VIP calendar with volunteer shift details.

Within the VIP Application, you will find several availability options for you to choose from. They are as follows:

Event On-Call
    • Red Shift (8am-12pm)
    • Blue Shift (12pm-4pm)
    • Green Shift (4pm -8pm)
Set Schedule
    • Campus Tours
    • Prayer Tower Tours
    • Information Desk Duty
    • Chapel Ushering
    • Community Outreach Events
    • New Student Recruitment
Outreach Partnerships
    • University Village
    • Thursday Night Dinners
    • P-61 Initiative
    • Global Gardens
    • Cornerstone Community Center
    • Burmese Refugee Outreach
    • Tulsa Boys Home (Impact Tulsa)
    • John 3:16
    • Tulsa Dream Center
    • Laura Dester Home
    • International Connection
    • Salvation Army (Hope for the Homeless)
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Good Samaritan Medical Clinic
    • Boys and Girls Club
Global Recruitment

Global Recruitment Ambassadors volunteer according to his/her own prerogative. However, during special campaigns and/or leading up to specific recruitment events, Global Recruitment Ambassadors may be asked to take part in specific recruitment strategies to bolster the university’s efforts. Learn more here.


The team structure of VIP is largely cooperative, with the majority of Ambassadors working together under a team leader. Team leaders are Ambassadors as well and are selected on the basis of exemplary service and longevity in the program. All team leaders will report to Conference and Event Services Director of Volunteer Programs.