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.


As a regular crew member, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to various tasks, such as setting up and breaking down events, distributing bags and snacks, and checking tickets. With so much to do, we believe in the motto, “the more, the merrier!” So, join our team of enthusiastic volunteers and be a part of something truly special. We understand that your time is valuable, and that’s why we offer the flexibility to sign up for your preferred shifts. Whether you prefer mornings, afternoons, or evenings, we have a shift that will suit your schedule.

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!

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.