In order to help coordinate the large number of visitors expected for the college football game on September 7 between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the university's Division of Student Life and its Athletic Department have joined with the city of Ann Arbor in a request for volunteers who can donate their time to make the experience safer and more enjoyable.
U-M assigned "community ambassadors" to give directions, watch for safety concerns, and more during its first-ever night football game in 2011, also played against the Fighting Irish. In a story published to the University of Michigan News Service yesterday (August 21), Mary Jo Desprez, Wolverine Wellness director at the University Health Service, is quoted as saying, "Feedback from the first year of the program was tremendous, stating that the visibility of the ambassadors helped the crowds move along smoothly despite the increased traffic in the city." The volunteers will don special T-shirts to make it obvious they are participating in this capacity.
Volunteers will work in pairs near Michigan Stadium for two-hour shifts. All candidates must be 18 years or older. To apply (by August 30), use the link at the end of the U-M News Service story.