Opportunities to Volunteer

Each semester, the Division of Enrollment and Student Affairs welcomes students back to campus by assisting with Housing move-in, Weeks of Welcome events, and other opportunities to serve, and meet their needs. These programs depend on faculty, staff, and student volunteers to help provide a seamless transition to Augusta University. We encourage each University department to please sign up to volunteer, either individually or as a group or department.  We appreciate all you do to support our students!

Housing Move-In (First Year Students)

August 10-12, 2023

Student Center, Health Sciences Campus

All hands on deck! For everything from check-in to parking to unloading items to providing helpful information to students and their families! Please click the below link to volunteer for first year student move-in. The dates and times are: Aug. 10 - 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Aug. 11 - 8:00AM – 5:00PM, and Aug. 12 - 8:00AM


Housing Move-In (UV Returning Students/Upperclassmen)

August 14, 2023 7:30AM - 5:30PM

University Village Clubhouse

Returning students need help moving back ‘home’ also! Four different shifts are available! Click the link to see which one best fits your schedule! Looking forward to seeing you at UV! 


Leap Week

August 14-18, 2023

Various Locations

All faculty and staff! You’re invited to volunteer at various activities throughout LEAP Week. Held prior to classes beginning, these days provide opportunities for new students to explore and learn about their new environment. Sign up for a shift! All skill levels are welcome!

Campus Recreation Lake Day Cookout

August 26, 2023 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Clarks Hill Lake - Mallard Point Lake Springs Recreational Area

Spend the day on the water! Join the campus recreation team on the shore of Clarks Hill Lake. We need help to facilitate a fun and engaging cookout event at the lake, including: event set-up; grilling hotdogs/hamburgers; assisting with kayak rental; and supervising participants on the water.  Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Don’t forget your sunscreen! 


Freshman Convocation

August 15, 2023 7:45AM – 9:00AM and 8:00AM – 11:30AM

Summerville Campus

Such a special event, as it marks the beginning of a student’s journey with Augusta University!

Always held the day before classes begin, Freshman Convocation is a campus wide tradition that officially welcomes first-year students to the AU family. That morning, students receive their official class pin, class T-shirt, and take their class photo in the JSAC Field (Summerville Campus).

After the ceremony, they walk to the Grove for the college brunch, meeting with professors and campus professionals while exploring academic and social opportunities at AU. Don’t you want to be a part of it? Come participate by helping with pre-convocation activities.  We appreciate your time and your support of our first-year students - The Class of 2027!  

NOTE: When signing up—please focus on pre-convocation opportunities (chair set-up, JSAC tabling, etc.)

The other part of the sign-up is post- convocation opportunities (Brunch in the Grove), and these are pre-assigned to various departments/colleges.  Where will students seeing you volunteering?


Third Annual Campus Recreation Color Fun Run

August 25, 2023 6:30PM-8:00PM

Jaguar Park

This is our signature event and one of the most colorful, feel-good events for Augusta University students! This year's course is a quick, one-mile route through the Health Sciences Campus. Each participant gets a free T-shirt and a color packet. There will be seven colored powder stations along the way, generously dousing students with color as they make their way to the finish line! We will celebrate the finish of the Color Fun Run with a synchronized color blast and dance into the evening to music provided by a DJ. We Volunteers are needed for the water station, registration table, and to stand along the route to encourage the participants and cheer them to the finish. Click the link to sign up!