International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion Engage, Empower, Enable: Student Volunteering within the Curriculum.
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International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion Engage, Empower, Enable: Student Volunteering within the Curriculum
Background Began in 1999 to deliver the Millennium Volunteers Pilot Project. In 2003 developed University Certificate in volunteering and Community Action and began to embed volunteer in the curriculum. 2004 became finalists in the THES Awards for Support for International Students through providing language enriching volunteering experiences in the community. 2006 validation BA (Hons) Active Citizenship and Volunteer Development, plus portfolio of University Certificates and electives 2008 Validation of foundation Degree in volunteering and Community Action University Certificate in Volunteering for International Students Volunteering has now become part of the ‘Futures’ Personal Development Programme for all students at UCLan.
Works with young people aged 16 – 24 Provides accreditation for 100 and 200hrs volunteering Enhances CV
Touch Project Peer Led Health Promotion in the community and schools Addresses issues relating to substance use, teenage conception, drinking and STIs. Funded through Preston PCT Developing projects in Eastern Europe relating to HIV and AIDS Award winning
HIGHER EDUCATION ACTIVE COMMUNITY FUND Engages Students in community action. Enhances skills for employability Engages the University with the Community
Centre for Citizenship Develops social cohesion within a school context Brings students into the school Provides extra curricular activities and accreditation Referred to as best practice in the recent Government report into cohesion and integration Our Shared Future Works with young people 12 – 15 on the young Citizen Programme
Foundation Degree in Volunteering and Community Action Delivered in a Community Context within a local school Capacity building for local community groups and leaders Provides progression to honours degree Skills individuals to be confident and effective within their communities
University Certificate in Volunteering and Community Action Delivered in a community context University Level One and Two Portfolio Based
BA (Hons) Active Citizenship and Volunteer Development Aimed at people who wish to become involved in community development in UK or abroad Flexible entry – non standard routes Option of spending a year volunteering abroad Portfolio based
Electives Volunteering Health and Safety Peer Led Out Reach Education Go Green Environmental volunteering Project Management Community Leadership Community Safety Community Culture Bullying Interventions Gangs and Guns …….and more
Recognising Students’ Skills and Experiences in Employability and Enterprise
Available to all full-time undergraduate students. Achieved through Electives University Certificates Work experience Workshops Live projects Competitions Extra-curricula activities.
Capacity Building and Professionalisation of Volunteering Capacity Building Courses Short Courses Portfolio of Professional Certificates to include: Mentoring Community Leadership Citizenship Volunteer Management Project Management
Strategic Aims To provide quality research informed teaching Embed volunteering within the curriculum To provide professional development for the voluntary and community sector To develop volunteering opportunities as a route to education and employment To develop strategic partnerships to add value to our work