Volunteering Hub

 

The Volunteering Hub is exclusively for current students at the University of Edinburgh. It can be used to:

 

  • Search for UK based volunteering vacancies
  • Create your profile – to capture your volunteering experience and achievements
  • Log your volunteering hours – receive a certificate at the end of the year!
  • Add your skills and download a record of your experience and achievements
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These tools support CV building for employability, encouraging long term thinking for post-university life.

 

For further help with using the Hub, read our full Volunteer User Guide.


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  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Tandem Volunteer Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    Volunteers are central to the success of the Tandem Language Programme. The Tandem Volunteer Coordinator will support the team in coordinating and delivering the Tandem Language Programme through recruiting and managing a pool of volunteers to facilitate language events. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for languages & meeting new people, providing an excellent opportunity to develop people management and organisational skills.

    • Type of activityCommunity, Events, Languages/translating, Management/Business, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Analytical thinking
    • Assertiveness
    • Change management
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Digital literacy
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Leadership / Management
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Public engagement
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Tandem Communications Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Tandem Language Cafe Communication Coordinator will be in charge of successfully running all Tandem related social platforms and making sure that all events and projects are advertised well. The successful applicant will be advertising Tandem events through Facebook, University Fairs and other social platforms. As a Communications Coordinator, you will not have to attend every Tandem event but it is crucial that all the events are well publicised.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Events, Languages/translating, Students'Association
    • Impact
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Digital literacy
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Public engagement
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Tandem Events Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Tandem Language Events Coordinator is responsible for organising and running regular informal language exchange events, namely the Language Cafe in the Afternoon, the Language Cafe at the Weekend and the Tandem Themed Events, managing the volunteers at these events and facilitating participants engagement. This role is particularly well suited to students who have an interest in languages and getting hands-on with organising and delivering a programme of events. This position will present an opportunity to work with students from across the university interested in learning a language.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Events, Languages/translating, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Assertiveness
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Tandem Committee Chair

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Tandem Committee Chair will support and lead the team in coordinating and delivering the Tandem Language Programme and its activities throughout the year. They will liaise closely with Edinburgh University Students' Association Global staff and ensure the overall success of the Tandem Language Programme. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for languages & meeting new people, providing an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills in an internationally oriented context.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Education, Events, Languages/translating, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Assertiveness
    • Change management
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Leadership / Management
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Global Buddies Training Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Training Coordinator will lead the training process for all Buddies. They are responsible for developing, designing and delivering a training programme throughout the semester as well as before. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for supporting international students, providing an opportunity to develop training, leadership and organisational skills in an international context.

    • Type of activityAdvice/Information giving, Befriending/Mentoring, Education, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Independent learning and development
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Leadership / Management
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Public engagement
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Global Buddies Events Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Events and Activities Coordinator will develop an Activities Calendar for all Buddies. They will work with the Communications Coordinator to publicise events happening in Edinburgh and at the University, as well as those specifically organised for the Buddies Programme. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for supporting international students, providing an opportunity to develop event-planning, communication and organisational skills in an international context.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Equality and Diversity, Events, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Decision making
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Problem solving
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Global Buddies Communications Coordinator

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Committee Communications Coordinator will support the Chair in their efforts to coordinate the Buddies Programme in 2020/21. They will offer admin support to this end in addition to monitoring and updating the Global Buddies communications. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for supporting international students, providing an opportunity to develop communication and organisational skills in an international context.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Advice/Information giving, Community, Events, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Decision making
    • Digital literacy
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Public engagement
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association logo

    Global Buddies Committee Chair

    Global Students at Edinburgh University Students' Association

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2020 and 01 Jun 2021. Closing date for applications is 15 Apr.

    The Committee Chair will support and lead the team in coordinating the Global Buddies Programme. They will liaise closely with the Global Students staff from the Students’ Association and ensure the overall success of the Global Buddies Programme. This position would be an excellent opportunity for a student with a passion for supporting international students, providing an opportunity to develop their leadership and strategic planning skills in an international context.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Equality and Diversity, Events, Students'Association
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term
    • Impact
    • Analytical thinking
    • Change management
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Leadership / Management
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
    • Written communication
    • Listening
  • Walk the Walk logo

    Event Volunteer Superstars Needed!

    Walk the Walk

    This opportunity takes place between 06 Jun 2020 and 07 Jun 2020. Closing date for applications is 05 Jun.

    Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!

    We recruit hundreds of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.

    You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Holyrood Park by joining one of 20 different teams, from around 6pm through to midnight. The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by Edinburgh’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 9pm and 1am, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.

    Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 7th June, starting between 5 - 6am until midday. Watching the sun rise against Arthur’s Seat is quite a sight to see!

    This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line! We guarantee you won’t forget the night you volunteered at The MoonWalk Scotland 2020!

    Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do.

    • Type of activityDriving/escorting, Events, Kitchen/Catering, Sport and recreation, Wheelchair accessible
    • AvailabilitySaturday PM, Sunday AM
    • Opportunity lengthOne-off
    • Initiative
    • Leadership / Management
    • Teamwork
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Listening
  • Positive Help logo

    Admin Support Volunteer

    Positive Help

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Based in the Positive Help Office, Admin Support volunteers assist with administrative tasks involving our Supportive Transport service. Admin Support Volunteers help the Volunteer Driver by making the driving schedule and communicating with service users to alert them of the lifts arranged for them. You’ll get to know our service users over the phone and ensure they are receiving support to attend their vital health care appointments.

     

    Time

    Commitment

    Flexible hours during Monday- Friday 9am-5pm.  Times between 9.30am-3pm are preferred as this is when we are busiest.

    Ideal session length is 4-6 hours. Per week is preferred so you get to know the systems and people involved but can be once per fortnight.

    Minimum of 6 months commitment due to training required for the role.

     

     

     

     

     

    Role Purpose

    The Admin Support Volunteer will be based in the Positive Help Office and work with the staff team assisting with administrative tasks involving our Supportive Transport service. This service is the busiest of all our services ensuring that those living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C are able to attend hospital appointments, collect vital medication, have access to other support and to nutritious food through shopping trips. Volunteer drivers collect those we support and take them to their appointments. The Admin Support Volunteer helps the Volunteer Driver by making the driving schedule and communicating with service users to alert them of the lifts arranged for them. This role will allow the Volunteer to get to know people over the phone and ensure they are receiving support to attend their vital health care appointments. It requires a systematic thinker to plan routes and times, involves making and receiving calls, texts and emails and assisting the operational team in service delivery. 

     

     

     

    Specific Tasks

     

    • Making and receiving calls and texts from service users, other voluntary organisations and health professionals regarding requests for lifts.
    • Making and receiving calls and texts from service users confirming times of lifts.
    • Creating driving timetables/schedule using Google Maps and other on-line systems
    • Emailing volunteer drivers with schedules
    • Supporting Volunteer Drivers with any issues i.e. if they are running late for an appointments.

     

    Skills and Qualities Needed

     

    • Ability to prioritise lift requests
    • Problem solving ability – look at times of lift requests and be able to work out a timetable for drivers to follow
    • Experience of using on-line systems such as Google Maps and Google Drive or willingness to learn.
    • Polite and confident telephone manner verbally and through text messages
    • Experience of using email, Word
    • Excellent communicator
    • Have a caring nature and a non-judgemental approach.
    • Have good timekeeping skills and reliability.
    • A commitment to maintaining clients’ confidentiality
    • A PVG is required for this role. (Positive Help cover this cost)

     

     

     

     

     

    What’s in it for me?

     

    • Unique, invaluable, and practical experience in an admin role
    • Help to transform the lives of vulnerable people
    • The opportunity to work with a diverse range of people
    • Comprehensive volunteer induction training and ongoing training
    • Volunteer workshops and social events
    • Reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred while volunteering
    • Any equipment/resources required for the role
    • The ability to contact someone for help or support out with Positive Help office hours
    • A potential reference for future opportunities

     

     

     

    Our Expectations of our Volunteers

     

    • Willingness to abide by Positive Help’s Policies
    • Commitment to the principles of equality and diversity
    • Willingness to use support systems i.e., attend meetings, make use of the volunteer mobile number and fill in feedback forms
    • Co-operation with administrative tasks e.g. filling in expenses forms
    • Commitment to attend on-going training
    • Adhere to Positive Help’s confidentiality policy

     

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Adults, Advice/Information giving, Community, Drugs and addiction, Driving/escorting, Health and social care
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Impact
    • Analytical thinking
    • Commercial / Professional / Situational awareness
    • Critical thinking
    • Decision making
    • Ethics and social responsibility
    • Handling complexity and ambiguity
    • Influencing and negotiation skills
    • Initiative
    • Knowledge integration and application
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Specialist knowledge
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
    • Working under pressure
    • Written communication
    • Listening
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