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Undergraduate Orientation Program
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St, Mattin Center 210
Baltimore, MD 21218
410.516.4873 phone
410.516.4495 fax

   Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities during New Student Orientation 2014?  Read on for descriptions of volunteer opportunities, then apply by Friday, April 18th!

Click here to access the Orientation Volunteer Application! Completed applications are due by 12:00PM (noon) on Friday, April 18th!

First Year Mentors

First Year Mentors serve as guides and peer mentors to the incoming first-year students during the Orientation program.  First Year Mentors attend new student events, lead new students in small group sessions, and create comfortable environments for new students to build relationships with their mentors and other first-years. First Year Mentors also educate new students on University expectations and policies. Each First Year Mentor will be given a group of 15 students to connect with during the month of August and guide during the week of Orientation programming.  Approximately 80 First Year Mentors will be selected. This role is a prestigious one, and only students who are genuinely committed to contributing to the development of first-year students will be considered.  Being a first year mentor is not an opportunity to gain exposure or recruit for various student group affiliations.

Family Ambassadors

Family Ambassadors work with the Family Programming Chair on programming and content directed towards the parents and extended families of incoming students. Students have heavy involvement in the Parent’s Reception and Assembly and will serve as some of the first students that parents will have the opportunity to encounter and ask questions. No experience working with University parents and families is required, but applicants are expected to have the ability to create a dialogue with parents regarding a student’s first year at Hopkins. Approximately 10 family ambassadors will be selected.

Transfer Student Mentors

Transfer Student Mentors work with the Transfer Chair to assist in the execution of the Transfer Student Orientation. These volunteers attend all of the programming designated for the transfer students and assist in shaping their curriculum. No past orientation experience is required, but former transfer students are looked highly upon during the selection process. Approximately 3 Transfer Student Ambassadors will be selected.

Volunteer Expectations

All Orientation Volunteers, regardless of their role, are required to uphold the following expectations:

  • Attend all Orientation training sessions, beginning on August 19th at 8:30AM and extending through the end of the day on August 21st.
  • Assist with duties as assigned during new student move-in on August 22nd and August 23rd.
  • Attend all mandatory Orientation programs from August 22nd-August 27th.
  • Execute all duties of the role to which you have been assigned.
  • Closely follow all aspects of the program curriculum.
  • Comply with all University Student Code of Conduct policies, state, and local laws.


Click here to access the Orientation Volunteer Application! Completed applications are due by 12:00PM (noon) on Friday, April 18th!