UNCG Campus Weekly

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Volunteer to make House Calls

UNCG’s House Calls Program welcomes first-year residence hall students to the UNCG campus community and provides them with an opportunity to interact with faculty members and administrators on a personal level.

Research indicates that developing a relationship with a faculty or a staff member can have a significant impact on students and increase retention.

House Calls will take place on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. If you volunteer for this program, you will be working with a UNCG colleague(s) visiting first-year students in one of the residence halls on campus. As a volunteer you will have an opportunity to do the following:

  • Interact with 20-30 students in a residence hall setting. You will visit students in their residence hall room and have a conversation with them about their first week of school. You will answer a lot of general questions about the university.
  • Provide students with “items of success” to assist with their transition to the university.
  • Have dinner with other volunteers. A salad and baked potato bar will be served from 6– 6:30 p.m. in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom. Volunteer check-in will begin at 5:45 p.m.
  • Participate in a brief orientation. During dinner, you will receive the necessary information and materials to prepare you for the House Calls experience.

As one past volunteer said, “It was just great fun to meet all of the students and hear a bit of their stories.”

Deadline for volunteer sign-up is Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. For more information, contact HRL at 334-5636.

The volunteer registration form is accessed at http://hrl.uncg.edu/home/news/news_items/house_calls/house_calls_volunteer.php.

Visual: Tim Johnson, director of Housing and Residence Life, at House Calls in a previous year