So what is a Welcome Buddy?

Welcome Buddies are student volunteers whose job it is to create a fantastic welcome for new University of Bolton students.  It's all about making sure that our new students have a great first few weeks here in Bolton by helping them to meet new people, make friends and have some fun.  Welcome Buddies will often find themselves giving information about Welcome Week events and activities, directions, sign posting to other services as well as ensuring that new students are safe and looked after.


Is this a role for me?

This role would be of interest to you if you:

  • Are friendly and approachable
  • Would like to help new students when they arrive at the University of Bolton
  • Would like to enhance your CV with communication and team working skills
  • Are interested in completing the Bolton Award and are looking for volunteering opportunities


Time commitment

  • Attend compulsory training at 2pm on Friday 15th September
  • Volunteer for at least 5 shifts (day and or evening) from Friday 15th September – Wednesday 27th September


How to apply

Please complete the online application below.  Also please note that there will not be any formal interviews for this voluntary role so we will be making our decisions based on the answers and information you give on this online application form.


We will notify all those who apply about the outcome of their application by Friday 4th August.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about this role then please give the SU a call on 01204 900 850


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