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 Volunteering @UoCVolunteering 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 www.greenchester.co.uk email@example.com “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, 1888-1972)