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Welcome Week Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome Week is designated as the official period to welcome American University's new students to campus. This transition period provides a valuable opportunity to build upon the AU community by bringing together new students on campus. To make this week a success, student, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers are needed to assist move-in, staff information booths and create a welcoming environment for all our new and returning students. Click on the corresponding tabs below to learn about how you can get involved with Welcome Week 2018.

Student Opportunities

There are three opportunities available for returning undergraduate students to get involved in Welcome Week, and all are crucial to the implementation and success of this week's events. If you are interested in any of these positions, click on the corresponding application links to review the requirements and to apply.

  • Welcome Week Ambassadors will play an integral part of making Welcome Week 2018 happen. This year we are looking for 10 volunteers to make up our Welcome Week Ambassador staff. Welcome Week Ambassadors will serve as support in promoting Welcome Week events, attending programs, workshops, tours, and receptions to get new students better acquainted with the university and AU as their new home away from home. This is an excellent opportunity for rising sophomores looking to take on additional leadership roles. Please apply through the EngageNET link below.

If you have any questions about the Welcome Week Ambassador position, please contact Jose Cadiz at jcadiz@american.edu.

  • Move-in Volunteers will assist with First-Year Move-in the Friday and Saturday before Welcome Week. This year we are looking for 200+ volunteers to make up our general volunteer staff. This is an excellent opportunity for organizations looking for service hours and individuals who want to welcome the Class of 2022. 


If you have any questions about the move-in volunteer position, please contact housing@american.edu.


  • Information Booths are set up to help guests and new students between Friday, August 17, 2018 through Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Volunteers are needed to staff booths at the Letts-Anderson Quad and the Glover Gate. This is a great opportunity for staff, faculty, and current students to meet incoming students and their families, help answer questions and show your AU spirit!

Information Booth Sign-Up

If you have any questions about the Information Booths, please contact Jonathon Sorge at sorge@american.edu.

Faculty and Staff Opportunities

We are looking for enthusiastic faculty and staff members to participate in First-Year Move-in. This year, First-Year Move-in will take place Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. We ask that faculty and staff members who are interested in participating in this exciting event volunteer for at least one two-hour shift between the two days. If you are interested in volunteering, click the application link below to review additional requirements and to apply. Please contact at housing@american.edu with any questions about move-in.

We are also looking for faculty and staff to work the Information Booths. Information Booths are set up to help guests and new students between Friday, August 17, 2018 through Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Volunteers are needed to staff booths at the Letts-Anderson Quad and the Glover Gate. This is a great opportunity for staff, faculty, and current students to meet incoming students and their families, help answer questions and show your AU spirit! If you have any questions about Information Booths, please contact Jonathon Sorge at sorge@american.edu.

Information Booths Sign-Up

Alumni Opportunities

Are you an alumnus interested in staying connected with the campus community? Volunteer to assist First-Year Move-in! This year, First-Year Move-in will take place on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. We ask that alumni who are interested in participating in this exciting event volunteer for at least one two-hour shift between the two days. If you are interested in volunteering, click the application link below to review additional requirements and to apply. Please contact housing@american.edu with any questions.

Alumni Move-in Volunteer Application