Volunteering is a great way to:
Gain new skills and achieve personal development
Complement your studies
Enhance your CV and employability
Enhance your confidence in different situations
Gain practical experience for career choices
Make a difference
Enjoy something different and new!
Examples of students' volunteering opportunities include youth work activities, fundraising, event organisation, and sports coaching. Volunteering providers often appreciate the individual for what they can offer, as one student expressed: When I'm volunteering I'm not known as being a student but as being me. I'm acknowledged for the personal qualities and skills that I can offer to help others.
For details of numerous varied opportunities and for guidance when considering the choices, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Give a little, gain a lot - take the Accredited Volunteering Module!
The University's Accredited Volunteering Module (AVM) offers students (subject to course) the opportunity to gain a range of skills and experiences whilst making a positive contribution to their community. A volunteering placement on the AVM allows students to learn about the voluntary sector as an employment prospect and can provide a work placement experience for students studying those programmes which do not have an explicit vocational focus.
The module enables students to spend the equivalent of normal class contact time (minimum of 24 hours) in a placement which they can undertake part-time during in Semester 1 or 2 (subject to course requirements). Students are required to demonstrate that they have engaged in the voluntary activity in order to pass the module. They will also be assessed on reflective work on their placement submitted for assessment in Semester 1 or 2. This reflective activity could take the form of a portfolio of reflective writing on the volunteering experience plus a presentation (online or in class) or an online discussion. This reflective work will require students to critically appraise their contribution to the organisation, the skills they have gained and the nature of such organisations and their contribution to the community.
For more information about the AVM, contact: email@example.com