The Volunteering Service at Edinburgh University Students' Association

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Community Outreach Ambassador

This opportunity takes place between 29 Apr 2019 and 22 Apr 2020.

Help more students to volunteer and connect with the community by: 1) working with staff to develop ways to, and actively raise awareness of the Volunteering Service, opportunities and events available; cascading key messages; promoting volunteering - face-to-face, online (social media, blog posts, film, etc.). 2) being aware of and up to date with volunteering initiatives and events on UoE campuses and encouraging other students to attend. 3) helping at/attending key volunteering events. 4) taking charge of organising and running a minimum of 1 community project and 1 volunteering event - creating new ways and a range of opportunities for students to volunteer in the local community 5) working as a team and on your own on the above and connecting with others to share best practice and ideas. Help shape the volunteering offer to students and create a community of volunteers. Gain HEAR recognition. The role runs during the academic year, and may include some summer planning. You will be required to attend a 2 hour training session at the start of the next academic year - depending on your availability.

Hours per week

Flexible

Responsibilities

Be a source of information and point of contact for students interested in volunteering Spread the word about volunteering Research, coordinate, run and evaluate: outreach, projects and events throughout the semester and during major campaign weeks Work alongside the Volunteering Service and Rep.

Location details

University of Edinburgh campuses, and the wider city of Edinburgh.

PVG/DBS required?

No

PVG/DBS provided?

No

Training information

You will be given full training and support, including: -Project and events management -Communication skills -Access to other skills training workshops to develop your professional skills that may be of interest throughout the semester.

Travel costs reimbursed?

Yes

Benefits to student

Develop transferable leadership, interpersonal, public engagement, communication, research, event planning skills and experience Develop some knowledge about volunteering/third-sector in Edinburgh Represent Volunteering on campus Expand your connections for career prospects HEAR Recognition.

About you

Keen interest in volunteering Proactive, positive and enthusiastic Ability to work as a team and on own initiative An enjoyment of talking to people Creativity Well organised, reliable and possess good time keeping Keen to represent the student community Willing to learn new skills.

Benefits to self

Students are better informed of the support and service available to them More opportunities for students to volunteer Expanding connections for career prospects Develop transferable skills and gain experience A break from studies Good for wellbeing Part of a community of student volunteers.

Additional information

Outreach could be stalls/lecture shout-outs/presentations/talks, etc. Major campaign weeks are: Welcome Week, Mental Health and Wellbeing Week, Give It a Go, Volunteering Week, etc. You are expected to maintain open and ongoing communication on progress, changes, outcomes, feedback and issues.
  • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Advice/Information giving, Community, Events, Students'Association
  • Opportunity lengthFixed term
  • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
  • University SchoolBiological Sciences, Business School/Economics, Chemistry, Divinity, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Medical School, Education, Engineering, GeoSciences, Health in Social Science, History, Classics and Archaeology, Informatics, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Social and Political Science, Veterinary Studies

Employability skills

  • Analytical thinking 0
  • Assertiveness 0
  • Creativity and inventive thinking 0
  • Critical thinking 0
  • Decision making 0
  • Independent research 0
  • Influencing and negotiation skills 0
  • Initiative 0
  • Interpersonal / Confidence 0
  • Leadership / Management 0
  • Marketing and promotion 0
  • Planning / Organising 0
  • Problem solving 0
  • Project management 0
  • Public engagement 0
  • Teamwork 0
  • Time management 0
  • Verbal communication and presentation 0
  • Working under pressure 0
  • Written communication 0