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Service opportunity: Call for Student Advocates

From: Student Affairs and Human Resources

Student Affairs is seeking student-centered employees to participate in a four-week membership as part of our Student Advocate Team. This team will provide virtual support to students who have been placed in quarantine and isolation housing during the spring semester. Employees serving as Student Advocates will not have direct contact with students.

With the support of one’s home department and supervisor, advocates will work with a case load of approximately 25 students and serve as a single point of contact to students during a difficult time when they have little to no contact with anyone else. Advocates will check in with students daily and work with the Dean of Students Office and campus partners to address concerns and needs.

The role requires a commitment of 20 hours a week (remotely or on-campus) for four weeks, including evenings and weekends with flexibility based on student needs. Student Affairs anticipates needing up to 25 employees to serve on this team; employees will be scheduled as needed depending on the volume of students in quarantine and isolation housing at any given time.

Interested individuals should consult with their supervisor and then express interest to Martha Glass, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, at mglass@vt.edu. Information sessions will be held on the following dates; those interested in attending will need to register in advance:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, 11 a.m.: Register here
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, 4 p.m.: Register here
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, 9 a.m.: Register here

For those selected for this role, training will be offered in early January and support will be provided throughout the assignment.

We appreciate our valuable employees for considering this opportunity that directly supports our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

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