Thank you to all volunteers for your time and commitment to Pitt Arrival. Having a strong team of volunteers allows the Pitt Arrival Program to succeed, and your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Every year, Pitt Arrival requires the help of hundreds of volunteers, supervisors, and Assistant Coordinators. Without the help of these selfless students every year, Pitt Arrival would not be as much of a success as it is! All volunteer and supervisor information is below. If you have any questions about Pitt Arrival please email us at email@example.com! We have closed the enrollment window for this year's Pitt Arrival, but please check back next spring for your opportunity to make a difference!
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.
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 Pitt Arrival required.
Assistant Coordinators help the Pitt Arrival Coordinators throughout the entire week of Pitt Arrival. 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 Pitt Arrival. The exact hours will be discussed at the interview. This is a great resume opportunity for any student. No prior experience with Pitt Arrival 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 11:00am
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 a Pitt Arrival 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 | Pitt Arrival
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I be notified if I am accepted into the Pitt Arrival 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 Pitt Arrival 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you are signed up for Pitt Arrival 2019. Please note email notifications will be sent to the email address provided on your volunteer application.
When will I be notified of my Pitt Arrival 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 Pitt Arrival. When will I be notified if I am able to participate in Pitt Arrival 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 Pitt Arrival?
If for any reason you are unable to keep your commitment to the Pitt Arrival program, please notify us at email@example.com or at 412-648-2131 as soon as possible so that we can assign a replacement for you.