The 2019 Welcome Back Walkabout is fast approaching and Miami University seeks our help! Please consider volunteering for this gracious way of greeting our student neighbors in Oxford (sign up
What is Walkabout?
Walkabout is an annual program (in its 16th year!) in which small groups of volunteers visit off-campus students in their rental houses and apartments at the beginning of fall semester. The volunteers welcome students back to town and provide useful information about living in Oxford. In addition to information, they also give chocolate chip cookies to each house that answers the door.
Why do we need Walkabout?
Walkabout is based on the premise that interacting with students on their own doorstep makes them more aware of the broader Oxford community and makes a positive impact on behavior throughout the year.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers will visit between 20-30 off-campus properties during their 2-hour volunteer shift. You'll have a brief conversation with the students you reach about the Oxford community - city ordinances, local services, and community expectations of responsible and respectful behavior. University staff will provide the information and talking points!
How many volunteers / who are you looking for?
Miami is seeking about 150 volunteers. All ages are welcome, including community members, faculty, staff, and students. Children and pets are always nice additions to teams. The greater the diversity of participants, the better we represent the full community.
When is it?
Monday, August 26
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Volunteer time slots are from 4-6 and 6-8 pm
If you are able to participate, please fill out the Walkabout Volunteer registration form without delay
We hope you can join us for the 2019 Walkabout effort!