A huge part of SU Crew is to participate in Welcome Week – an entire week dedicated to events and activities meant to give students a little peek into what their life at university will be like. There will be lots of exciting virtual events as well as fully risk-assessed, and socially distanced, in-person activities throughout the week. SU Crew would meet and greet students, and help them break the ice and get involved in activities, and be a familiar and friendly face. As part of the SU Crew, you would also be on hand to answer questions and signpost students to different services and resources as well as help students if they get lost.
SU Crew members can volunteer for specific activities throughout the week such as helping students get involved in a pottery workshop, or signing them up for trips that we will be putting on throughout the year. If you’d like to be a bit more hands-off, there is also the opportunity to be involved in virtual events such as coffee chats or speed-friending.
Throughout the year, SU Crew volunteers will also have the opportunity to be involved in other SU events such as Doggo Day, Wellness Week, and Go Green Week. Additionally, SU Crew will be a key aspect in event planning throughout the year to help us ensure that the events we put on are what students actually want.
During Welcome Week, we are looking for students who can volunteer for around 15 - 20 hours. Commitments later in the year are more flexible; they are done on an as-needed basis when opportunities come up (like accompanying us on trips). Please note there's an SU Crew training on 6 September 2021.
Previous experience helping charities or students is great, but don't worry if you don't have experience. We’re looking for volunteers who:
- Communicate well
- Problem solve
- Work as part of a team
- Manage time effectively
- Provide a friendly and knowledgeable presence to students during events
- Share your experiences and provide top tips and info about student life
- Promote the SU events and service as well as encourage students to take part in events planned throughout the year
- Actively engage with students during events and activities to encourage a positive experience