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Welcome Wagon Volunteer


The Program:

The Boston College Welcome Wagon is an undergraduate volunteer program staffed by a dedicated group of BC students who are ready and eager to ensure that every incoming first-year student has a positive move-in experience. Welcome Wagon recruits well over 400 volunteers each year and hires approximately 15 leaders.

Move-in is a stressful time for all involved. Welcome Wagon is designed to ease everyone’s frustrations and keep the day running smoothly. This enthusiastic group prepares for campus opening throughout the summer to welcome first year students to campus!


Welcome Wagon Volunteers:

This year, Welcome Wagon will boast well over 400 volunteers. Welcome Wagon volunteers physically move items into the residence halls and greet students with immediate representation of the quality of character exhibited by Boston College undergraduates. Volunteers should be accessible to answer any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the day. All volunteers with a housing assignment for the fall semester will be able to move in early.


Welcome Wagon Leaders:

Each year, Welcome Wagon hires a dedicated group of team leaders, typically 15, who coordinate and oversee the move-in process. Leaders’ responsibilities include organizing and motivating the volunteers, being an active participant in Move-in Day activities, and fostering positive relationships among team members. Team leaders also enjoy an even earlier move-in date and a chance to exhibit great leadership in an on campus setting. Leader applicants will be contacted to set up a phone interview by mid-July. All final decisions will be made by the end of July.

Welcome Wagon is a great opportunity to both serve your new peers and move into housing a little early. Should any questions about volunteering, please feel free to email us at: