Are you looking to boost your skills and employability?

Are you a volunteer (or interested in becoming one)?

Would you like academic credits for your volunteering achievements? 

If so, you can benefit today from an exciting and flexible new Elective Module, launched throughout the University to help students enhance their experience and employability: Community Engagement Through Volunteering (CEtV).

“How can I benefit?”

Through this unique module, you will receive course credits and formal assessment for a relevant volunteering placement of your choosing. This may apply to projects in which you already participate, or even those which you want to start yourself. Whether you’ve completed a course of volunteering, or are interested in starting one this year, CEtV helps you to reflectively evaluate your experience and development as a volunteer, whilst gaining recognition for your efforts.

“What does it involve?”

As part of this module, you will complete at least 75 hours of volunteering with a charitable initiative of your choice; you’ll also complete a work plan and reflective portfolio outlining your activities and what you’ve learned during your volunteering.

“Will I be supported?”

Yes. The Student Volunteering Team alongside the Module Leader – Dr. Kristina Vasileva (K.Vasileva@westminster.ac.uk) will offer you regular 1-2-1 advice and guidance, access to a database of hundreds of suitable opportunities, volunteering fairs at your chosen campus and much more.

“What if I am still unsure?”

That is okay! Email us at volunteering@westminster.ac.uk or call 020 3506 6112 for a chat.

To register your interest fill in our Module Application Form (deadline: 15th September 2017). To enroll, choose/secure a role and fill the Role Approval Form (deadline: 8th Jan. 2018).

For a quick overview of the module and its requirements – here are a list of helpful summaries:

Process workflow diagram 

Where to start

Finding a suitable role

Post enrollment 

FAQ

 

To find out more about why you should at least do one Elective – click here.

The Volunteering Service team

March 2017

Berekhet Berakhy

Berekhet Berakhy

Berekhet engages students and third sector organisations to explore volunteering, voluntary work and social enterprise for the mutual benefit of personal, professional and community development. Through this role, Berekhet contributes to achievement of the University’s CSR’s key objectives linked to Community Engagement, Students’ Employability and Experience.
Berekhet Berakhy

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