Volunteer at a freshers' event

Volunteer at a freshers' event

  • Freshers Event attendees in Barcelona

Role: Freshers' event volunteer

We're recruiting volunteers to help at this summer's welcome events for new students, which are hosted by Cambridge and Oxbridge Alumni Groups.

Who can volunteer for this role?

  • This role is open to current students and new alumni (maximum three years out)

What's involved?

  • Introducing yourself at the start of the event
  • Pro-actively mingling with attendees, sharing your experiences of university and answering questions
  • Participating in an informal question-and-answer session
  • Your help with setting up, packing away and registering attendees might also be appreciated

Why volunteer?

  • You'll make a direct and considerable difference to new starters, helping them feel reassured and better-prepared for university
  • You'll meet students and alumni from your area
  • Some of our volunteers attendended one of these events when they started university and are motivated to give back by through volunteering


  • Freshers' events take place around the world, both in-person and online
  • We recommend volunteering at an event in your own home town or country, if there is one

Time involvement

  • Attendance at one or more freshers' events in August and/or September 2022
  • Most events are about two-hours long and take place in the afternoon or evening


  • Most event organisers are able to reimburse reasonable volunteer expenses, such as for local travel
  • Free refreshments are usually provided

Register your interest

  1. Please complete the short online form to add yourself to the list of potential volunteers
  2. We'll contact you if there's an event confirmed in your area, at which point you can accept or decline the booking
  3. If you accept the booking, we'll share your name, College, course, year of matriculation and email address with the event organiser, who is a former Cambridge student. By accepting the booking, you consent to us sharing this information with the organiser
  4. The organiser will contact you by email to confirm what's involved and answer your questions
  5. If you do not hear from us, it's because there isn't an event in your area