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Volunteer Opportunities

 

New Student Orientation programs are planned year-round by a small team of professional staff and Student Orientation Coordinators, but implementing these initiatives is a university-wide effort. We collaborate on many major events with departments across campus, but there are always some smaller endeavors with which we need some helping hands from RIT faculty, staff and/or alumni. Check out the following opportunities for volunteering in New Student Orientation and please fill out a brief survey to indicate your interest.

  • People-mover
  • Information Booth Attendant
  • T-shirt Sales
  • Group Process Day Evaluator

People-Mover (Faculty/Staff/Alumni Only)

During Family Orientation in August we operate a variety of golf carts to shuttle our guests around campus. It’s a fun job that allows you to be outdoors and interacting with new students and family members. People-movers run on the first two days of fall Orientation. Please contact us at orientation@rit.edu to indicate your interest and availability. We will follow up with your assigned time(s) and additional instructions. We ask that you can commit to a minimum of two hours.

Info Booth Attendant (Faculty/Staff/Alumni Only)

During Family Orientation in August we operate five Information Booths around campus to be of assistance to our guests. Shifts are usually a minimum of two hours each. You will usually be paired with another volunteer at the booth and we will provide a binder of information for your reference. Please contact us at orientation@rit.edu to indicate your interest and availability. We will follow up with your assigned time(s) and instructions.

T-shirt Sales

During Family Orientation we sell orange RIT t-shirts for family members to wear to Convocation. The t-shirts are very inexpensive and all proceeds go to the Tiger Spirit Fund. If you are comfortable handling small amounts of cash and providing excellent customer service, please let us know! Shifts are a minimum of one hour each and you will usually be paired with another volunteer. Please contact us at orientation@rit.edu to indicate your interest and availability. We will follow up with your assigned time(s) and instructions.

Group Process Day

As part of our selection process for Freshman Orientation Assistants and Transfer Orientation Assistants, applicants are required to participate in a group interview and activities that we call Group Process Day (GPD).  GPD typically occurs in the middle of April and we always are looking for volunteers to assist with the process.  Volunteers will assist us by interviewing candidates and evaluating performance during group activities.  Typically, we have faculty and staff volunteers as well as past Orientation staff that are not returning the following year. If you’re interested in volunteering, watch for a call for volunteers in March or contact Amanda Metzger at amanda.metzger@rit.edu.