Volunteering

Volunteering is any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Volunteering provides a way of giving your time and skills to help others and to progress yourself.

You can make a difference to your self, the people around you and the world. Volunteering offers numerous new experiences whilst having fun.


The Volunteer Toolkit 

The Volunteer Toolkit is a fantastic way to keep a record of all your volunteering and build up a skills record but don’t take out word for it, listen to what our students think...

 

 


 

Where Can I Volunteer?

On Campus

  • Society or Sports Committee
  • Volunteering Committee, Soccocom and Team Medway
  • Medway Student Committee
  • Course Representative
  • Raise And Give
  • Peer mentor
  • One off events
  • On campus community projects

Off Campus

  • Volunteering with a local Charity or Voluntary Organisation
  • Fund raising for a Charity
  • Volunteering in a School
  • Taking part in a Community Project
  • Volunteering abroad
  • One off community events

What Are The Benefits?

Employers are looking for more than a degree, they are looking for skills in communications, team work, leadership and a postive attitude. Volunteering can give you these skills and more that will help you become more employable.

By engaging with the E&V Toolkit you can build up a skills record that can be used to support future job applications.


What Doesn't Count?

Work experience and Internships

If you are on work experience with an organisation or company through your course then I am afraid this cannot count towards your volunteering hours.

Unpaid Work

Working for a company or family member also does not count as volunteering.

Even though these roles don't count you can still add them to your E&V Toolkit under 'other roles'

Volunteer of the Month

Tim Carnell

Football President

Tim has gone above and beyond his role as president and has worked hard to source two sponsors, organise a successful freshers and been the driving force in creating a 3rd team and social football to get as many students as possible to take part in sport.

Tim receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Ali Chambers, GK manager, presenting Tim with his awards.

The following two students were also nominated and receive a free hot drink voucher:

Kishan Pankhania

President of MPSA and Events Officer for Hindu Soc

Lærke Christensen

Handball President

To see past winners, click here.