Freshers' Helper

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Arrivals Weekend 2017 will take place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September 2017. Training for Freshers' Helpers will take place on Thursday 14th September, with additional training for Team Leaders on Wednesday 13th September. Sign up to become a Freshers' Helper by clicking here.

GK Unions offers volunteering opportunities and one of the most popular is to be a Freshers' Helper.

We'd like you to volunteer for about 20 + hours across the training days and Freshers' Week. You will be supported by sabbatical officers and GK Unions staff.

Sign up to become a Freshers' Helper by clicking here and completing the form.

For more information click the role descripton below:

Roles include:
  • Helping students move into student accommodation over arrivals weekend (15th to 17th September 2017)
  • Providing assistance and information on GK Unions and campus to new students
  • Assisting with activities for new students during Freshers Week
Benefits of the roles to you:
  • Have fun
  • Free T-shirt
  • Gain valuable hours towards the KSCV/GSCV
  • Develop your employability skills
  • Make new friends
  • Help new students settle into University (just as other Freshers' Helpers helped you)
Why volunteer? This is what a couple of our Freshers' Helpers said:

'I would say being a freshers helper for the first time was the best experience i had as a volunteer. I was given the chance to be part of the transition of young people from school to university life. I met so many people that i worked with as a team and many more new people on their first day in the university'.

'I was a Freshers' Helper and Team Leader and the best part of being a helper was learning new things about the university and the area surrounding it while meeting new people and gaining valuable basic skills. I also found many other volunteering opportunities through the GK Unions website which I took on and have taught me so many different things. I'm looking forward to volunteering in the future.'