From: International Services OIS <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM
Subject: Orientation Volunteers Needed for Fall 2012
OIS needs your help!
How does OIS welcome and orient approximately 1000 new international students in the Fall of 2012? We rely on fantastic volunteers! OIS is looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to serve as Small Group Leaders (SGLs) for Fall 2012 New International Student Orientation. Small Group Leaders are essential to the success of orientation. They keep in touch with students around the world during the summer months to answer questions and offer advice. When new students arrive on campus they get to meet their SGLs and others in the group. They are instantly connected with a network of friends.
What does it take to be a SGL?
Volunteers can serve as Small Group Leaders from anywhere during the summer, as long as they have access to email. Each SGL will have a partner SGL. The two partners will be assigned 20-30 new international students. Other than maintaining contact over the summer, SGLs are asked to be at orientation on August 10th to meet with their groups and help coordinate the event. We estimate it will take 20 hours between a training session in late April and Orientation Day in August.
Why become a SGL?
There are many benefits to being a Small Group Leader. Besides the satisfaction of helping new students, SGLs gain cross-cultural experience, develop leadership skills, and meet new people from around the world! If you are interested in becoming a Small Group Leader for Fall 2012, please contact Lauren_Ball@ncsu.edu. The priority deadline is April 9th.
Thanks for helping out the newest international members of the Wolfpack!
The OIS Team