It’s that time of the year again and we are looking for volunteers for our Game of Life:
Two dates: Friday, November 17th: 5:30 – 7:00 pm, and Saturday, November 18th: 1 – 4 pm.
About the Game of Life:
The Game of Life is a popular event where our first year students will learn about budgeting and everyday expenses after graduation. Every semester we have hundreds of students participating and we could use your help!
Each participating student receives a starting salary amount (based on the VT average starting salary for the major they are in), and then visits different booths (staffed by wonderful volunteers) to make every-day financial decisions including transportation, housing, pets, food, etc. Students need to visit each booth, and their game is over when they balance their expenses with their income. Along the way, they’ll learn about cost of living, employee benefits, income taxes, and more!
Your role as a volunteer:
Volunteers will be stationed at different booths and will assist students in choosing the best monthly budget amount based in their lifestyles and priorities (we provide guidelines for all booths). Once a student decides on an amount, volunteers “approve” the amount by signing their budget sheet.
This is a great opportunity to interact with our students in a fun and impactful way!
If you are interested in volunteering for either or both days, or if you’d like more information about your role or the event, please let Jimena Huaco know by Monday, November 6th!
Thanks for your support!