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 yourself, the people around you and the world. Volunteering offers numerous new experiences whilst having fun.

VOLCOM - Spring 2018

3 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 12:00 on Friday 27 April 2018 (in 4 days and 9 hours)

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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 our 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

Arun Silva

President of Music Society

Arun has been going above and beyond to put on events for Music Society. He's already established Tuesday nights as 'Music Nights' in the Deep End and has been liaising with Yasmin to put on GIAG sessions and get more people involved with Music. He has also been collaborating with various other societies to put on events, lending instruments and even providing expertise to them.

Arun receives a certificate and a £20 Amazon voucher. The photo is of Jo Hollamby, GK receptionist, presenting Arun with his awards.

The following two students were also nominated:

Katie James

Get Crafty Young Carers session

Jemma Patrick

Shoebox Appeal