General Tasks:

  • Provide a smile and a warm Hokie welcome
  • Empty cars at the street to keep traffic flowing
  • Load or operate hand trucks and carts to transfer items to residence halls
  • Help navigate buildings, sidewalks, stairs, elevators, and hallways safely with the students' belongings
  • Unload items into residence hall rooms

Note: Hokie Helpers do not set up the room or re-configure furniture/beds including lofts. Hokie Helpers don't expect or accept tips.

Information Tents:

  • Review information tent book for quick answer knowledge
  • Welcome everyone
  • Provide directions, information, and referrals as appropriate
  • Help check-in and check-out volunteers
  • Hand out water to thirsty Hokie families and volunteers

Safety Training for Hokie Helpers

We want you to be safe as you help our new Hokies! Please take a few minutes to review the safety video.



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