WOW General Volunteers

Applications for WOW 2020 are now closed!

Week of Welcome General Volunteer Opportunities

The Week of Welcome Team is the biggest volunteer group on campus, and has positions for people with all kinds of strengths and interests. We are currently hiring for our three General Volunteer positions:

  • Faculty Leaders
  • Orientation Presentation Facilitators
  • Program Support Crew

Apply here!

Applications close at 11:59PM on February 15th.

Please visit one of our tables throughout the next several weeks to ask any questions you may have!

Position Descriptions

Faculty Leaders

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

Faculty Leaders serve as the first point of contact for new students on campus! Faculty Leaders ensure both new and returning students transition smoothly into university life. Responsibilities of Faculty Leaders include:

  • New Student Orientation: welcome new students to the university by facilitating campus tours, guiding students to various presentations, ONEcard pickup, and answering Faculty specific questions.
  • Welcome Events: Faculty Leaders will be assigned a minimum of 3 Week of Welcome shifts such as - WOW Village, Pancake Breakfast, Quad Activities, Ticket Sales, Main Stage, and Evening Events.

Orientation Presentation Facilitator

Approximate time commitment = 75 hours (April - September)

As an Orientation Presentation Facilitator, you will sharpen your public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills by hosting information, engaging, and exciting information sessions about student life. Topics include:

  • Involvement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Transitioning to University

If you excel at speaking in front of large crowds, or are looking to develop those skills, and are passionate about helping students achieve success in their personal and academic lives, this position offers an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth and development.

Program Support Crew

Approximate time commitment = 60 hours (April - September)

Program Support members provide logistical support throughout the Week of Welcome program. Program support is divided into three areas of expertise:

  • Orientation: registration tent and help desk
  • Inventory Management: plan and manage the distribution and inventory of posters and marketing materials, handbooks, souvenirs, and giveaways.
  • Site Crew: efficiently carry out the setup, maintenance, and takedown of WOW Village, MainStage, and Evening Events.

WOW Media

Media is no longer strictly under the umbrella of WOW. If you are interested in volunteering with the UASU Media Team, please visit this link.

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