Presentation on theme: "StARs’ Conference 2014: Jake Campbell: Volunteering Alice Elliot: Green Chester Lisa Rogers: The Chester Difference Award."— Presentation transcript:
StARs’ Conference 2014: Jake Campbell: Volunteering Alice Elliot: Green Chester Lisa Rogers: The Chester Difference Award
What is Volunteering and Why Should I do it? Volunteering can Include: Work in your department (StARs!) Roles on campus: Red T-shirts, Student Ambassadors, Global Guides etc. Helping out in the community Fundraising One-off events Working with charities and organisations Environmental and Green projects Mentoring and buddying schemes Helping those with disabilities Being a committee member for your club or society Many more – anybody doing something different? Benefits of Volunteering: Develop your skills and gain new ones Network within an organisation and gain valuable contacts It can help inform and boost career choices: 73% of employers said they’d employ somebody who has volunteered over someone who hasn’t. Make a positive difference to the lives of others Build your confidence Good for mental (and sometimes physical!) health A great way to connect and feel established in the city It’s good fun!
Finding out About Volunteering Opportunities Visit us in the office ( Beswick 010/2 ) Prospects Newsletter (register as a volunteer and you’ll be added to this) Portal Via social media University of Chester We’re based in here, behind the Careers building! Come say ‘Hi!’
Get together with the Green Chester campaign StARs - Green Impact DoNation league – pledge for your faculty E.Y.E Training – Sustainable Business SU Ethics & Environment Forum People & Planet Society Nature’s Garden Allotment *new projects welcome* Monthly Sustainability Forum “The goal of education is to form the citizen. And the citizen is a person who, if need be, can re-found his civilisation.” (Eugen Rosenstock-Hussy, )
Free Green Ts for students taking part in Green Chester activities for the Chester Difference Award.