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

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

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

Safety Training for Hokie Helpers

We want you to be safe as you help our new Hokies! All Hokie Helpers will be asked to review our safety video.


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