Volunteer at Freshers' Events

Volunteer at Freshers' Events

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Volunteer at a Cambridge University Freshers’ Event

Development and Alumni Relations is recruiting current students and recent graduates to help at Freshers’ Events taking place around the world in August and September 2019. Hosted by Alumni Groups, these events are a great opportunity for new students to prepare for university and make new friends before they arrive.

Much of the success of the events is down to the current students and recent graduates recruited as volunteers to attend the events and share their experiences of living and studying in Cambridge. It works particularly well when 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 2019–20 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 one or more Freshers’ Events in August or September 2019. A list of events that are recruiting volunteers will be published on this page during the week of Monday 22 July 2019. Please register your interest and you will be contacted with details in July. 

Key responsibilities

You will share your experiences of university life with new students and answer questions. The Alumni Group hosting the event might also ask for help with setting up, registering attendees and clearing up afterwards.


Good interpersonal skills and a friendly and approachable manner.


Please ask at the time of enquiry about the possibility of reimbursement for any reasonable expenses associated with attending the event.

Register your interest

Please complete an expression of interest form and you will be contacted towards the end of July with details of any events near you. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email the Alumni Engagement team.