HELPs Program for Fall 2018

The fall HELPs program is a volunteer opportunity for students to welcome over 3,000 new on-campus residents while assisting with move in. Each year nearly 300 students help direct traffic, unload vehicles, and assist with moving belongings to student rooms. New and returning students can participate and living on campus is not required. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt, meals during their shifts and are able to move into their rooms four days early at no charge.

Registration

Benefits

  • Move into your room four days early at no additional charge.
  • Meet new people, make friends and help others.
  • Get your own legendary HELPs T-shirt.
  • Get fed on the days you train and work.

Duties

  • Greet and direct students and families as they arrive.
  • Unload vehicles and carry students' belongings to their rooms.
  • Direct traffic, communicate by radio, and monitor long wait times.
  • Maintain residential trash and recycling depots.
  • Shifts are 4–6 hours and include a lunch break.

Qualifications

  1. Must be a Western student, but living on campus is not required.
  2. Must be energetic and have a positive attitude.
  3. Must be able to stand for several hours at a time.
  4. Must be able to work outside in the sun, rain or wind.
  5. Ability to lift 30 pounds is preferred, but not required.
  6. Must be receptive to training and willing to take direction.
  7. Must be friendly and helpful to a diverse population of students and families.
  8. Must be available to move in on Thursday, September 20 (no exceptions) between 9am - 2pm.
  9. Must be available for training and work September 20–23 (no exceptions).
  10. Must be available work all shifts as assigned (no exceptions).

Compensation

  • Receive the official 2018 HELPs T-Shirt to wear during Move-In.
  • Move into your room four days early at no additional charge.
  • Direct traffic, communicate by radio, and monitor long wait times.
  • Maintain residential trash and recycling depots.
  • Shifts are 4–6 hours and include a lunch break.
  • Nine meals are provided throughout all of the scheduled training and work hours (see below).
    • Thursday, September 20: dinner
    • Friday, September 21: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Saturday, September 22: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Sunday, September 23: breakfast and lunch