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

  • VOTM February:

    Maria Isaac

    This volunteer has battled through a 5 month negotiation with a company that have not made things easy to get a sponsorship for our largest event of the year. This has taken a lot of time, and has been stressful, but she has been positive and patient throughout the whole process and managed to secure a reasonable deal in the end. Very proud and grateful!

  • VOTM January:

    Laurenda Attah-Wegbe

    1st nomination: Maria has worked really hard to make this year’s Ball a great success. She has interacted with staff from finances to reception to make sure everything is/was on track and if there was any more she could do to make sure no last minute mishaps. It would be nice that all the stress she went through to make this a real success could be acknowledged by us.

    2nd nomination:Maria is an incredibly diligent and hardworking individual who manages a committee of 7. Her commitment to MPSA this year has been outstanding. In February, she was instrumental in selling 211 ball tickets, budgeted for all income and expenditure of a ball that cost over £6,000, liaising with GK Unions regarding payments to suppliers, constructing the seating plan and advertising the event for her members. This month, she also organised an inter-Pharm social event between other universities and the School of Pharmacy. Her attention to detail is fantastic and she is a friendly, personable person who deserves to be recognised.

    To see past winners, click here.