Thank you to all volunteers for your time and commitment to Arrival Survival. Having a strong team of volunteers allows the Arrival Survival Program to succeed, and your assistance is greatly appreciated.

VOLUNTEER NOW

If you are interested in becoming an Arrival Survival Volunteer, please go to the following page: Arrival Survival Volunteer Sign-Up!

Volunteer:
Volunteers assist students and families moving into on-campus housing by staffing cart rental stations, helping students activate their IDs, carrying boxes, assisting parking, etc. All Volunteers work three, four-hour shifts totaling 12 hours.
Supervisor:
Supervisors take attendance of Volunteers and make sure Volunteers are aware of their duties at the beginning of each shift. Supervisors assist students and families moving into on-campus housing by staffing cart rental stations, helping students activate their IDs, carrying boxes, assisting parking, etc. All Supervisors work three, four-hour shifts totaling 12 hours. No prior experience with Arrival Survival required.
Assistant Coordinator:
Assistant Coordinators help the Arrival Survival Coordinators throughout the entire week of Arrival Survival. Each Assistant Coordinator will be assigned to a place on-campus that they are in charge of. While they are there, Assistant Coordinators will take attendance from Supervisors, ensure that Volunteers and Supervisors are aware of their duties at the beginning of each shift, train Volunteers and Supervisors as necessary, and resolve problems that come up in their area. Assistant Coordinators will need to come in for an interview with the Coordinators prior to acceptance and will be required to work each day during the week of Arrival Survival. The exact hours will be discussed at the interview. This is a great resume opportunity for any student.  No prior experience with Arrival Survival required.

2019 Volunteer Schedule

Friday, August 16, 2019 | On-Campus Move In for Assistant Coordinators

Saturday, August 17, 2019 | On-Campus Move In for Supervisors and Volunteers

Move in Times: 8:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-5:00pm

 

Training for Assistant Coordinators - 12:00pm

Where: Forbes Pavilion Conference Room

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | Training for Supervisors and Volunteers

Where: 7th floor auditorium in Alumni Hall

Supervisor Training                                              10:00am

 

Volunteer Training 

             Last names beginning with A – G          12:00pm

             Last names beginning with H – O          1:00pm

             Last names beginning with P – Z           2:00pm

Each training session lasts approximately one hour. At the training session you will receive your final shift assignments and an Arrival Survival T-Shirt. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

If you cannot make it to your assigned training session, you may attend another session.  All volunteers must attend one training session in order to be eligible to receive their meal stipend.

Monday, August 19 - Friday, August 23, 2019 | Arrival Survival

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified if I am accepted into the Arrival Survival program?

You will receive an email in late May informing you of your application status. The University’s Judicial Board must review all applicants for eligibility before acceptances are sent out. Please note email notifications will be sent to the email address provided on your volunteer application.

How do I verify that I submitted a volunteer application?

The last date to apply to volunteer for Arrival Survival 2019 was April 20th. All applicants will receive a confirmation email at the time of their enrollment. If you have not received a confirmation email, please check your spam folder. If you still have not received an email from us, contact us at arrival@bc.pitt.edu to make sure you are signed up for Arrival Survival 2019. Please note email notifications will be sent to the email address provided on your volunteer application.

When will I be notified of my Arrival Survival work schedule?

In July, you will be receiving a preliminary schedule that includes your work times. You will receive your final schedule at your training session on August 18th.

What do I need to do to ensure I receive my meal stipend?

Volunteers who attend one training session on August 18th and work all three of their shifts, in their entirety, will receive a $50 meal stipend in Panther Funds.

I am currently on the waitlist to volunteer for Arrival Survival. When will I be notified if I am able to participate in Arrival Survival 2019?

Volunteers on the waitlist will be emailed individually as positions become available throughout the summer.

What do I do if I can no longer keep my commitment to Arrival Survival?

If for any reason you are unable to keep your commitment to the Arrival Survival program, please notify us at arrival@bc.pitt.edu or at 412-648-2131 as soon as possible so that we can assign a replacement for you.