Orientation Volunteers

Orientation Volunteers

Each year OIS welcomes more than 1,000 new international students to NC State.  In order to provide these students with a warm Wolfpack Welcome, we rely heavily on orientation volunteers.  These opportunities includes extensive training and support from the Office of International Services staff and campus partners, and provide leadership opportunities that strengthen the campus community and global learning. 

Small Pack Leaders (SPL)

Small Pack Leaders (SPLs) directly support new international students and play an integral role in answering basic questions about the university and Raleigh before their arrival to campus. Small Pack Leaders also assist their new international students during International Orientation. Applicants can be current graduate students, undergraduate students, international dependents or community members.  Visit the Small Pack Leader webpage to learn more and to apply.

Orientation Team

This is a distinct group of volunteers who are interviewed and selected by OIS to serve in both an advisory and hands-on capacity to plan New International Graduate Student Orientation in the spring and the fall.  Anyone interested should contact Lauren Ball at ldball@ncsu.edu. Benefits include gaining professional skills in event planning and working closely with a diverse group of students who quickly become friends!