By registering with the UUSU Volunteer Centre, students gain access to an online UUSU Volunteer Centre area in BlackboardLearn and receive information on volunteering activities and events throughout the year, including information on how to gain accreditation for your volunteering through the Ulster EDGE Award and Milliennium Volunteers. To register, click here.
There is a huge variety of volunteering opportunities available to you within your Students' Union - why not take on a voluntary leadership role as a class representative, a club of society committee members, a RAG Officer or a Campus Councillor?
You can also volunteer with a community group, charity or voluntary organisation in an area you enjoy - from volunteering with animals, children or homeless people to getting stuck into an environmental project or a voluntary sports coaching programme. Just make sure that this organisation registers with the UUSU Volunteering Centre so that you will be able to gain accreditation for the volunteering that you are doing! They can register here.
We will be sending regular volunteer opportunity newsletters to all registered students volunteers so that you can browse these to find a volunteering opportunty near your campus or in your area of interest.
The UUSU Volunteer Centre will also be promoting student led projects - these are volunteer initiatives which are planned, developed and delivered by students for the benefit of the wider community.
The best Student Led Projects aim to support or address a need in the community. The most successful Student Led Projects work in partnership with a community stakeholder or charity.
It can be as simple as a group of students who visit a local primary school once a week to teach games through maths, to playing football with Refugee groups or running a magazine to support the local arts community.
The UUSU Volunteering Centre can support students with their project, with recruiting other student volunteers, with financing events and initiatives and with using these experiences to enhance your employability.
Click below to find out more about some of the student led volunteering projects that we currently support.
• Gain new skills for your CV; eg. Communication, Leadership and Project Management.
• Meet new people.
• Get your friends involved.
• Make a difference in your community.
• Have fun!
There are a number of ways you can gain accreditation for your volunteering, one of which is the Ulster EDGE Award.
To find out more about how you can complete EDGE activities through the UUSU Volunteering Centre or about any of the Students' Union EDGE approved activities, click here.
Do you have an idea for a student led project? Would you like to lead a volunteering project through the UUSU Volunteering Centre?
Get in touch with the Volunteering & Societies Coordinator, Breandán Kearney through the electronic interweb at email@example.com.