Interested in applying for Welcome Team 2021? Let us tell you why you should!
What does Welcome Team do?
Welcome Team helps to settle in new students during Freshers' Week and create a welcoming and positive student experience. They do everything from greeting students as they arrive on campus or providing campus tours and helping at welcome events. The purpose of Welcome Team is to settle and engage new members on their arrival to Exeter, creating a sense of belonging and a friendly introduction to the city that is now their home. The Team is instrumental in ensuring that students have a fantastic, safe, friendly, and welcoming experience from the first day they arrive at the University of Exeter.
What opportunities are available?
There are two types of role available, Team Leaders and Team Members (On campus and digital!). Within these roles there are a number of different activities, from moving students in, creating online content to running welcome events! Many students who volunteer tend to go on to become committee members or team leaders in future years! For more information on the different roles see here.
What difference can a volunteer can make?
Without Welcome Team, the first week of University for new students would be totally different. Welcome Team provide that familiar face who can show you where things are or answer your questions, and you can rarely go anywhere on campus or online without seeing one! Without these familiar faces, each student arriving would not get that individual welcome onto campus, and navigating Freshers' Week and campus would be so much harder.
When and wHERE does the volunteering take place?
During Freshers' Week 2021: 10th - 18th September 2021, most activity is based on campus.Training will take place the week before Freshers' - date to be confirmed!
How much time do I have to commit?
Up to you! Volunteers can give as much or as little time as they want! The shifts can easily fit around your Freshers' Week activity and there are a variety of different shift types you can sign up to.
Applications for Team Members (On campus and digital) and Team Leaders will open on 4th May 2021.