group of orientation volunteersEmmanuella Uche-Orji, second from left, recommends volunteering with Student Success and Leadership Centre orientation programs as a valuable learning experience.

Volunteers needed to welcome first-year students

Volunteering to help new students transition to university has been a highlight of her UWindsor career, says Emmanuella Uche-Orji.

The fourth-year biochemistry and biomedical science major served with the LEAD program, welcoming newcomers to campus.

“It gave me the opportunity to guide and support incoming students during orientation events, work together with a team of volunteers, and make new friends,” Uche-Orji says. “I have developed public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and professional workplace skills.”

Applications are now open for volunteers to mentor the incoming class of students during this year’s orientation programming.

The Student Success and Leadership Centre invites undergraduate students committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment to apply for a position.

Are you looking to develop your leadership and teamwork skills? Whether it's helping with campus tours, organizing events, or offering support during the first few days on campus, LEAD volunteers play a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition for new students during Head Start and Welcome Week. Find information and application forms.

Are you a natural leader with a passion for mentoring others? Faculty leaders work with a team of first-year students during Welcome Week, showing them what being a Lancer is all about. Find details on the orientation website.

“Don’t miss the chance to be a part of something special,” says student development specialist Megan Elliott. “Apply now and join us in welcoming our new Lancers to the University of Windsor.”

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