The Volunteering Service at Edinburgh University Students' Association

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Services support students and student-led groups who undertake hands-on volunteering by providing advice, guidance, resources, funding opportunities, awards and recognition as well as hundreds of volunteering opportunities with local charities.

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  • Community Outreach Ambassador

    This opportunity takes place between 29 Apr 2019 and 22 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 31 May.

    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 between the end of April to June or at the start of the next academic year - depending on your availability.

    • 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
    • Analytical thinking
    • Assertiveness
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Independent research
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Leadership / Management
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
    • Written communication
  • Funding Committee Member 2019-20

    This opportunity takes place between 25 Sep 2019 and 03 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 20 Sep.

    The Funding Committee assesses and votes on applications made by students for financial support in running society or volunteering activities. There are two funds offered by the Activities Department of the Students' Association which students can apply to depending on their needs: the Development Fund and Volunteering Impact Fund.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Advice/Information giving, Community, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • AvailabilityWednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Analytical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Problem solving
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
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