Each year, hundreds of volunteers help new students move and settle into their new University life and Kent Union are now recruiting for Freshers’ 2019. Welcome Helpers play a vital role in the welcome experience, being the first face new arrivals meet. And whether it’s giving advice, pointing them in the right direction or simply helping with their luggage, every interaction helps put them at ease.
Settling new students is really rewarding Welcome Helpers are always telling us, remembering how nervous they were. Plus, its a good chance for student groups to showcase themselves and find new recruits. Welcome Helpers get to add to their volunteering portfolio, earning Employability Points as well as a Kent Student Certificate in Volunteering. Plus there’s free food, drinks, t-shirts and even free Venue entry during Welcome Week.*
Arrivals Weekend takes place 14th – 15th September 2019, with Welcome Helper training on Friday 13th September. More details and sign up forms can be found here.