We have again been offered the opportunity to distribute robes at the SAIT Spring Convocation for an honorarium. It’s a very worthwhile event. Last year our honorarium was $2900.

This year, the dates are June 12 to 14 with one shift on June 12, two on June 13, and one on June 14 for a total of four shifts.

  1. Tues June 12 –  11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  2. Wed June 13 –  7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  3. Wed June 13 –  11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  4. Thurs June 14 –  7:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Each shift is about 5 hours with a break between handing out the robes and collecting them at the end of the event. Ten volunteers are required for each of the four shifts.
This is a great opportunity for those of you who dearly want to help out but are not crafters: all you need is a good pair of shoes and the ability to read labels. There will be ample time in the middle of the shifts to socialize and meet other UJAMAA GRANDMAS.


  • Busy times will be near the beginning and end of each shift while robes are being distributed and collected.
  • During the 2+ hour ceremonies, volunteers should be able to leave for a coffee or a meal on campus or nearby.
  • Expect lots of walking (don’t forget your Fitbits) and some light lifting.
  • Wear neat casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring reading glasses if you require them as each gown is labelled for a particular graduate.

Please note that times may change slightly. To sign up for your preferred shifts,