You are our first impression! In general, be friendly, welcoming, and remind students to check-in at the desks! We want all our students to feel welcomed at the MET, and you are on the front lines of welcoming all into our building. You set the tone for the rest of their visit!
You all are in charge of helping us know peoples’ names (aka printing name tags and checking students and leaders in)! As students approach welcome them. Ask them their last name and first name. (Hint: have them spell their name for you so that you are able to find them easily.) If a new student approaches, they will hand you a completed visitor card or need to fill one out. Enter in their information (Last name, First name, birthday) and print them a name tag.
You are such an important piece of the puzzle! You create the inclusive atmosphere here at The Student Building. You will be stationed near the check-in desks. When a new student checks in you will host the student… this means you will show them around the building (point out the restrooms, the East Room, the games, café, etc…). Once you have shown the student around let them have fun if they came with someone. If the student(s) are on their own, find out who their group leader will be, what grade they are in, and help introduce them to students in their grade.
You are a social butterfly! Engage with the students you know and meet students you don’t. Lounge Leaders help make everyone feel welcomed. If you see a student sitting by themselves, bring them into your conversations and introduce them to other students that are their age. Recognize when the countdown to service begins and help round up students to head into the main room. If a student is not wearing a name tag make sure they have checked in!
ADULT VISITOR LIAISON
We see a handful of interested volunteers and parents just coming to check things out. As the Visitor Liaison you will be stationed at the edge of the Check-In space watching for adults who are not current volunteers. Say hello and ask them to fill out the provided information sheet and give them a visitor lanyard to wear for the night. Your next goal is to snag a volunteer near you, or even an adult host. Introduce the guest to the volunteer and let the guest shadow the volunteer for the evening.