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Student Volunteer Positions

Are you looking to make a huge impact but don’t have a lot of time – check out these volunteer opportunities.

Position Description

The Transfer Insider role is a volunteer opportunity available to transfer students who are interested in mentoring new, first-semester transfer students.


  • Facilitate Coffee Chats with new transfer students who are interested in meeting with a current student to learn more about being a student at the U.
  • Attend regular meetings with the team of Transfer Insiders and Coordinator for Student Transition Experiences.
  • Attend and support larger events planned by the Student Transition Experiences team to promote connections among transfer students and share your experiences with new students.  These may include At Home in Minnesota events serving out-of-state students, Transfer Student Hangout, etc.
  • Maintain routine communication with the Coordinator for Student Transition Experiences.

Time Commitment

With these responsibilities, expect a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week beginning Fall 2019. If you are interested in engaging in this mentorship opportunity, please complete an application.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact

Applications to be a WWL are now open. Click HERE to apply! If you have any questions, please email

Position Overview

What will you be doing?

WWL Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for new first-year students.
  • Facilitate activities and discussions with small groups of students.
  • Promote participation in Weeks of Welcome 

What will you get out of it?

WWL Outcomes

  • Deepen awareness of your own strengths and leadership style.
  • Practice inclusive communication and facilitation strategies for building connections and community.
  • Increase mindfulness and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, philosophies, and cultures.
  • Develop tolerance of ambiguity and critical decision-making ability in a complex environment.
  • Explore new knowledge about the University campus, community and resources.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The WWL position is a volunteer position. 
  • T-shirts and other freebies will be provided during Weeks of Welcome

Time Commitments

WWLs are expected to commit to the following training and program time commitments in order to remain eligible for the position. Exemptions to these time commitments are rare and will only be considered for extenuating circumstances. 

2020 Weeks of Welcome Time Commitments

  • ●      August 7th: WWL Training (9:30AM - 2:30PM)

    ●      August 10th: Student Meeting (1 hr)*

    ●      August 14th: WWL Training (9:30AM - 11:30AM)

    ●      August 17th: Student Meeting (1 hr)*

    ●      August 21st: WWL Training (9:30AM - 11:30AM)

    ●      August 24th: Student Meeting (1 hr)*

    ●      August 28th: WWL Training (9:30AM - 12:30PM)

    ●      August 31st: Student Meeting (1 hr)*

    ●      September 4th: WWL Training (9:30AM - 12:30PM)

    ●      September 6th & 7th: Final Days (plan for most of the day)

*you are able to choose when this meeting will be held. It must be done between 9:00AM - 6:00PM (CT)


WWLs will be assigned to host a Welcome Week small group if they meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student in good academic standing (at, or above a 2.3 GPA) and judicial standing with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and Housing & Residential Life for the duration of the WWL experience.
  • Complete the WWL application.
  • Complete all online leadership development tasks by stated deadlines.
  • Attend and participate actively in trainings.
  • Meet the expectations of the WWL role and responsibilities.

Contact us!

Call 612-624-1979 or email for more information about the WWL role.

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