Move-in and Fall Welcome are back and we need your help again!
Fall Welcome is the official welcome to campus for new students as well as a welcome back to campus for all of our continuing students. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to make this a smooth and exciting experience for our campus. Fall Welcome will take place August 14-26.
Please sign up below by selecting one or more time slots; most volunteers select 2-3 opportunities to help out. Assist us by spreading the word and encouraging your fellow Buffs to volunteer with you!
Move-in Volunteer Roles
- Welcome Bag Distribution Volunteer – Serve both in the capacity of greeting students with enthusiasm, as well as distributing their welcome bag and class t-shirt. This role could be seated or standing, depending on the volunteer’s preference. To be successful in this role, volunteers should have enthusiasm and willingness to pull students into conversation. The primary function of this role is to help create a fun, exciting atmosphere during the check-in process.
- Elevator Operator Volunteer – Support operations by staffing the elevator while it is on manual control. This volunteer will ensure the efficient loading of the elevator and will take the student to the correct floor. This role will largely be standing for the duration of their shift and will be located inside or near elevators. The primary function of this role is to help ensure efficient utilization of elevator capacity.
- Golf Cart Shuttle Volunteer (open to CU staff and faculty only) – Shuttle visitors with mobility assistance from parking structures to residence halls and answer questions while providing a welcoming environment. Must have a valid driver’s license and have taken the online Defensive Driving training.
- Carts and Recycling Volunteer – Work in pairs (when possible) to walk through residence hall corridors to round up luggage carts and return them to the check-out locations. While making rounds of the buildings, volunteers may also collect any discarded cardboard boxes that families have left in stairwells and corridors and take them to recycling locations. This role will primarily be functioning indoors and will require the volunteer to walk, climb stairs and stand for the duration of their shift. The primary function of this role is to help ensure that luggage carts are available for arriving families.
- Traffic and Parking Support Volunteer – Assist in directing traffic and helping new students, their families and guests find their appropriate parking lot.
Signature Event Volunteer Roles
- Be Involved Fair – Assist with various support roles such as chalking and sign placement, supporting check-in, giving directions, surveying attendees and clean up. Meet at the main tent.
- Buff Stops Volunteers – Help new Buffs navigate their first day of class by answering questions, handing out campus maps, and sharing directions to their next classroom building!
- CUnity Fest – Help with either set-up or take-down operations and moving tables and chairs.
- International Student Orientation Check-In – Help finalize set up and then assist with check in. You might move boxes, arrange supplies, hand out t-shirts, check folks in via an app or answer questions about the schedule or campus life.
- Graduate Student Orientation Check-In – Help finalize set up and then assist with check in You might move boxes, arrange supplies, hand out t-shirts, check folks in via an app and answer questions about the schedule or campus. Meet at the UMC South Terrace tent.
- Buff Orientation Check-In – Help finalize set up and then help check students in! You might move boxes, arrange supplies, hand out t-shirts, check folks in via an app or and answer questions about the schedule or campus life.
- PES Check-In – Help students check in for their College Day! Volunteers will support PES advisors to hand out name tags and schedules to incoming students.
- CU Neighborhood Block Party – Assist with food distribution, line management, giving directions and engaging with students.
- Welcome to Our Herd – Help seat students according to college, encourage student participation and energy during the event, and help direct student traffic as the event concludes. Meet at the buffalo statue at 8 a.m. to connect with NSFP staff and get directions for the day.
- CU Kickoff – Assist with student traffic flow to appropriate sections for seating. Support student questions and directions to restroom or other associated needs. Meet at the Ralphie statue outside of Folsom Field.
- Spirit Night – Provide event support and engage with students, assist vendors, help to manage lines and answer student questions. Volunteers will meet at the tents on Lot 360.
- WelcomeFest Concert Ticketing Support – Assist with distributing the wristbands to students who will use them to enter the concert. Swipe Buff OneCards and look up students via IdentiKey/student ID. Meet at the primary ticketing location between Farrand Hall and the east side of Farrand Field.
- WelcomeFest Concert Event Support – Assist with entry to the event, checking students for tickets/wristbands and explaining venue rules/policies. Some volunteers may also be asked to float around the event, generally observing and checking areas like perimeter fencing. Meet at the primary ticketing location between Farrand Hall and the east side of Farrand Field.
Volunteer Training Information
For signature event volunteers, directions will be provided to you when you arrive at your volunteer shift.
For move-in volunteers, the following training videos will provide you with the direction needed.
- Cart and Recycling Volunteer training video
- Traffic and Parking Support Volunteer training video
- Elevator Operator Volunteer training video
- Golf Cart Driver Volunteer training video
Headquarters Location Information and Map
- All volunteers will check in at the Headquarters tent in their designated volunteer area.
- Review the Headquarters Check-in Map (to come) for more information on where to check in.
Volunteering as a Group
Please contact Andrew Alexander with questions regarding group sign-ups.
Need to Cancel a Shift?
For CU Serves users who would like to cancel a registration:
- Log into your CU Serves account
- Press "My Activity," located on the top right of the portal
- Select "Registrations"
- Press the list mode to find the registration
- Identify the event you would like to cancel and navigate to the right of the registration to find a drop-down menu
- Click the drop-down menu and press "Cancel Registration"
- A pop-up will appear for you to confirm the cancellation, press OK
For questions or more information please visit our website or contact Andrew Alexander, assistant director of the Volunteer Resource Center.