Volunteer at a Freshers' Event

Volunteer at a Freshers' Event

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2020 Freshers' Events are complete.

Register your interest (Raven)

Volunteer at a Cambridge University Freshers’ Event

The Alumni Engagement team is recruiting current students and recent graduates to help with online Freshers’ Events taking place around the world in September 2020. Hosted by Alumni Groups, these events are a great opportunity for new students to prepare for university and meet other new starters before the start of term.

Much of the success of Freshers' Events is down to the current students and recent graduates recruited to share their experiences of living and studying in Cambridge with attendees. It works particularly well when such volunteers help at an event in their own country or region, as any tips shared are likely to be more relatable.

Why volunteer for this role?

You will be one of the first to welcome the 2020–21 intake of new students to Cambridge. Having been there yourself, you know that starting university can be daunting, but your friendly welcome and useful tips are likely to make a direct and considerable difference towards helping incoming students feel reassured and better-prepared for university. This is also a good opportunity to widen your networks with students and alumni.

Time commitment

Volunteers are asked to attend at least one online Freshers’ Event in September 2020. The majority of events are around 1-hour in duration and take place over a lunchtime or evening. Once you have registered your interest with us, we will contact you with details of any events near you.

Key responsibilities

You will share your experiences of university life with new students and answer questions.

Please sign-post attendees to their respective College Admissions or Tutorial teams and departments for information about what the forthcoming academic year will look like during the coronavirus pandemic. Please do not attempt to provide such information yourself due to the high-risk of misinformation being communicated to attendees.


Good interpersonal skills and a friendly and approachable manner.

Register your interest

Please complete an expression of interest form (Raven) and you will be contacted over the summer with details of any events near you. If you have any questions, please email the Alumni Engagement team.