Get involved and share the love!

Did you have a blast during your OWL week and can’t wait to get involved in the upcoming event? We’d love to have you on board as a volunteer! We have a range of exciting volunteer opportunities available for you to choose from. The only requirement is the you are a Leiden University student. Take a look and find the one that best suits your interests and skills. Volunteering with us is not only a great way to meet new people, but it’s also an opportunity to enhance your skills, gain valuable experience, and contribute to the success of OWL. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make a difference! Join us today and be a part of something truly special.



As an OWL guide, you’ll have the unique opportunity to share your knowledge and experience of student life in Leiden with new students. You’ll not only get to participate in the exciting and diverse program but also have the chance to make new friends along the way. However, being an OWL guide comes with a set of responsibilities, and you’ll need to be available throughout the whole program. By committing your time and effort, you’ll not only create lasting memories but also earn our gratitude and potentially develop long-lasting friendships with your students. So, what are you waiting for? Join us as an OWL guide and make a difference in the lives of new students while having an unforgettable experience yourself.


At OWL, we believe that teamwork makes the drea… you get it. That’s why we assign two guides per group. To ensure you have the best experience as an OWL guide, we encourage you to indicate your preferred partner on the registration form (will be posted here and on our socials soon). If you have friends who would like to join as guides, we highly recommend encouraging them to sign up too. By doing so, we can ensure that we have enough staff to provide an outstanding experience for all participants.

If you’re unable to find a partner, there’s no need to worry! You can still register as a solo participant, and we’ll pair you up with a co-guide to form a dynamic and effective team. Our aim is to provide you with the best possible experience, so rest assured that we’ll do our best to match you with a compatible and enthusiastic co-guide. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a difference and have fun along the way!


As an OWL crew member, you’ll be an integral part of the event organization, gaining unique insights and working closely with the board to deliver an exceptional experience for all participants. Your tasks will be diverse, and we offer flexible shift options to accommodate your schedule. By joining our exceptional team of volunteers, you’ll not only have the chance to make lifelong friends but also develop new skills, enhance your resume, and gain valuable experience in event management. We understand the importance of creating a positive work environment that’s why as a crew member, you’ll work alongside an enthusiastic and supportive team, making the experience all the more enjoyable. So, why not be a part of something truly special? Join us as an OWL crew member, and let’s make this year’s event unforgettable! Read below for specific crew roles.

Media crew

As a member of the media crew, you’ll play an essential role in capturing the highlights of OWL week. Your task will be to take pictures and videos of all events and ensure that the memories of the week are forever documented and fondly looked back upon. To be a member of the media crew, you’ll need to bring your own digital camera. We recommend bringing a high-quality camera that’s capable of capturing the best shots and videos of the events. You’ll have the unique opportunity to showcase your creativity, hone your photography and videography skills, and work alongside a team of enthusiastic volunteers. At OWL, we believe that every picture tells a story, and we’re looking for individuals who are passionate about storytelling through photography and videography. So, if you’re ready to take on this exciting challenge and be a part of an incredible team, sign up now and let’s make this year’s event a success!

Van Crew

As an integral part of our team, we need dedicated volunteers who can help us transport equipment to various events throughout the week. This requires someone who is able and willing to drive our van, so a valid driving license is essential for this role.
If you’re interested in helping us out, you can combine this task with being a regular crew member, and enjoy the benefits of working alongside an exceptional team of volunteers and making lifelong friends. Our van is an essential component of our operations, and we rely on our volunteer drivers to help us move equipment to and from events in a timely and efficient manner. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the behind-the-scenes action, and help us make this year’s OWL week an unforgettable experience for all our participants.So, if you have a valid driving license and are willing to lend us a hand, sign up now and become a part of our dedicated team!

LeidsePas Discount Card

During the OWL online registration you will be offered the option of buying a LeidsePas discount card. This card will help you discover Leiden even on a (tight) student budget. With the LeidsePas you will receive discounts up to 50% at over 150 different venues in Leiden!

  • Discounts at shops with books, bikes & accessories, clothes, shoes, etc.
  • Discount on beer at various bars
  • Up to 50% off the museums entry fees
  • Reduced prices at a wide range of restaurants
  • Reduced membership fees for a vast amount of gyms
  • Valid until July 1st 2025
  • And much, much more…

Make sure you order through OWL and not the website to get the discount!!
For OWL we have a special offer, only valid for OWL Week Participants:
A LeidsePas for €19,95

The card can be purchased during online registration for the OWL and picked up during the week. You will be informed on details.