INCENTIVES for Move-In Support Volunteers! Register Now!
Contributed by Samantha Elebiary
We're still looking for volunteers to help support the Spring Move-In! We still have about 180 volunteer shifts that need to be filled!
We are offering an INCENTIVE! Volunteers who work between 1-4 shifts will have $25 added to their ID cards, and volunteers who work 5+ shifts will have $50 added to their ID cards.
If you are interested in volunteering, you must first register here. After registering, you will receive an email and SignUp Genius link to select your shifts.
Volunteer Slots - began January 4th and run through February 6th
There are 5 different types of volunteers we need. You can read the brief descriptions below.
Towers Elevator Coordinator
- Need volunteers from Saturday, January 9th – Saturday, February 6th. Shifts will be on weekdays and weekends with various time blocks ranging from 1.5 hours to 3.5 hours. There will be shifts in the mornings, afternoons, and early evenings.
- The East Tower and West Tower are the only residence halls on campus that have elevators. Due to health and safety restrictions, only 2 students can be in an elevator at one time. The volunteers will be helping to coordinate the usage of these elevators. You will be stationed in the tower (likely at a check-in table) to collect the names and phone numbers of any students who would like to use the elevator to move their belongings in. Once one student completes their move-in, you will call the next student on the list to begin their move-in. After students are cleared to access campus, you will be ensuring that as they move their items from storage to their rooms, only 2 students are using the elevator at one time.
Residence Hall Storage Monitor
- Need volunteers from Friday, January 8th – Saturday, February 6th. Shifts will be on weekdays and weekends with various time blocks ranging from 1.5 hours to 3.5 hours. There will be shifts in the mornings, afternoons, and early evenings.
- As students arrive to campus, they will be storing their belongings in designated storage lounges in their buildings. These volunteers will be dispatched to residence halls to unlock those storage rooms as students move their items in. You will confirm with them the number of items they are moving in, ensure they are all labeled properly, and work to make sure the storage lounges stay organized. After they have moved their items in, you will lock and secure the storage lounge.
- You will also be dispatched to these lounges when students are returning to campus from the hotels. You will unlock the lounges as they move their items from the lounge to their room. You will check to make sure they are taking the same number of items that they stored, and that all items are labeled with their name. Then you will lock and secure the lounge again.
A&E Transportation Support
- Need volunteers from Tuesday, January 19th – Friday, February 5th. Shifts will be on weekday afternoons with various time blocks ranging from 2 hours to 3.5 hours.
- These volunteers will be working with the Transportation Coordinator in the A&E Center on days when students are arriving to campus to check-in. Many students will be required to quarantine in a hotel for one night until they are cleared to access campus, and we will be providing bus transportation to those hotels. You will be responsible for making sure students are waiting in the correct designated waiting areas, and are getting on the correct busses to their hotels.
- Need volunteers from Tuesday, January 19th – Saturday, February 6th. Shifts will be on weekdays and weekends with various time blocks ranging from 2 hours to 3.5 hours. There are shifts in the mornings, afternoons, and early evenings.
- These volunteers will be stationed at one of the six hotels where students will be checking-in and checking-out. You will communicate with hotel staff to ensure when rooms are ready for check-in and communicate that to the Transportation Coordinator. As students arrive at the hotels for check-in you will be sure that everything goes smoothly and answer any questions they may have.
- On days when students are able to check-out of the hotels, you will ensure that they are cleared to access campus before leaving the hotel, and communicate with the transportation coordinator to make sure all students get onto the bus back to campus.
Off-Campus Student Support
- Need volunteers from Monday, January 11th – Wednesday, February 3rd. Shifts will be on weekday afternoons from 1pm-4pm.
- These volunteers will be stationed at the off-campus check-in location and will be working with the Off-Campus Living Coordinator. You will be ensuring that off-campus students who arrive for check-in have completed their community agreement, have picked up their testing vials, and answer any questions they may have.
Health and Safety Precautions:
Please note, in order to volunteer, you must be tested for COVID-19 and be cleared to access campus (negative test result), prior to your scheduled shift(s).Volunteers should expect to be tested and have results within 7 days of the day that they are volunteering. Saliva self-collection sample kits will be available and collected on campus Monday – Friday. More information will be shared on how to register for a testing date/time, and when you must test in order to participate. On the day of your scheduled shift(s) you must complete the electronic daily health screening before coming to campus. Face coverings are required for all volunteers for the duration of your shift(s), and 6-feet of physical distance should be maintained during your shift(s) whenever possible.
We must think creatively during these times and come together as a team to ensure a successful semester. We greatly appreciate your support and willingness to volunteer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Elebiary at firstname.lastname@example.org.