Welcome Crew 2017



Volunteers wanted for Saturday 16th September to Sunday 24th September.

You know best that the University of Sunderland welcome week is one of the biggest and most important weeks of the year for new students. Here is your chance to be part of our Students’ Union WEAR FRESHERS’ Programme 2017.

Our Freshers Crew are an amazing team of volunteers who support new students throughout the days and nights of our WEAR FRESHERS’ programme, helping to ensure everyone settles in and feels really welcome. From moving into student accommodation, answering questions, providing tips and info, and making sure students are safe throughout the week on and off campus - The Crew is essential to making student’s first University experiences the very best they can be.

Help us with a wide range of exciting activities and events on campus and in the city of Sunderland for new and returning students. As well as having non-drinking, chilled out, alternative evening events and a range of daytime activities we also have some big night-time events too.

We have two teams you can decide to be part of (either or both!). They are:

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Who can apply?

Any returning Sunderland campus students at the University (levels 2, 3, 4 and postgraduates) who are available to help between Saturday 16th September and Sunday 24th September

You must be available to attend our Freshers’ Crew training. 

What are the benefits?

  • Development of skills in teamwork, leadership, communication and problem solving.
  • Opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and have really great experiences. 
  • Feel good positivity from helping others in a way that can make a lasting difference.  
  • Free access to events and activities. Plus plenty of refreshments to keep you going.

How do I apply?

If you haven’t already, register and complete your volunteering profile online at www.sunderlandsu.co.uk/volunteering. Make sure to fully complete your profile and tell us about why you’re interested in volunteering.

If you get stuck and need some help doing this get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11th August 2017. We’ll let you know if your application has been successful or not by Wednesday 23rd August 2017.


You must be available to attend our Freshers Crew training. It will be held the week of 11th September, so make to be available that week and be sure to be back in Sunderland so you’re ready for WEAR Freshers.  We’ll confirm the date and location of training in a few weeks.