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HEAR: Volunteering and community engagement

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CEN8

Volunteer Promotions / Marketing and Events Organiser

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student spent a minimum of 30 hours supporting CEN8’s promotional and marketing campaigns and / or events producing usable promotional materials and / or taking an active role in organising events.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must complete 30 hours supporting CEN8's promotional and marketing campaigns and / or events, produced usable promotional materials and / or had an active role in organising events.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman.

Volunteer Promotions / Marketing and Events Organiser Plus

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student spent 30 hours volunteering and took responsibility for planning and delivering a marketing campaign or promotional activity.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must

  • Complete 30 hours
  • Meet with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg and agree the campaign or activity
  • Plan and deliver a marketing campaign or promotional activity

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman

Lead Volunteer Promotions / Marketing and Events Organiser

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student volunteered for 50 hours and led the design, delivery and evaluation of a promotional activity with a team of volunteers gaining skills in project management, working to deadlines, communication, teamwork and leadership.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must

  • Complete 50 hours
  • Meet with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg and agree the campaign or activity
  • Plan, lead and deliver a marketing campaign or promotional activity
  • Evaluate the outcome of campaign or activity as agreed with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8  or contact Gill Jarman.

Volunteer Facilitator / Mentor

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student supported the design and delivery of an arts, performance or media project, had an active role in the delivery of a creative workshop and informally mentored participants.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must complete 30 hours of face-to-face volunteering on a CEN8 activity where you have had an active role in the delivery of a creative workshop.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman, Director of CEN8

CEN8: Volunteer Facilitator / Mentor Plus

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student volunteered for 30 hours and took responsibility for planning and delivering 10 creative workshops with the support of a professional artist.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must

  • Complete 30 hours
  • Meet with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg and professional artists working with CEN8 and agree the activity
  • Plan and deliver 10 creative workshops with the support of a professional artist

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman.

Lead Volunteer Facilitator / Mentor

Description

CEN8 is a Community Interest Company based at Goldsmiths. Led by a team of professional artists and student volunteers, CEN8 delivers creative afterschool activities for young people aged 7-18 years. This student volunteered for 50 hours and was responsible for the design, delivery and evaluation of 15 creative workshops gaining skills in project and time management, organisation, leadership and communication.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR, you must

  • Complete 50 hours
  • Meet with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg and professional artists working with CEN8 and agree the activity
  • Plan, prepare and lead 15 creative workshops
  • Evaluate workshops as agreed with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman.

Administrative Volunteer

Description

This student completed 30 hours of office based activities offering their support to the admin team in all aspects of administrative tasks as well as helping out at CEN8 events where appropriate. They have developed their written, verbal presentation and computer skills, shown initiative and worked collaboratively with other teams.

Criteria

Complete thirty hours supporting the activities of the admin team.

How do I record CEN8 activities on my HEAR?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman

Administrative Volunteer Plus

Description

The student completed 30 hours of office based activities taking responsibility for an aspect of CEN8's administrative processes such as updating the Volunteer or Parental Handbook. They supported the team to ensure the efficacy of the recruitment & induction of new volunteers and provided support at events. By taking part they have developed time management and organisational skills.

Criteria

Complete 30 hours of volunteering

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman

Lead Administrative Volunteer

Description

The student completed 50 hours taking a lead role in managing CEN8’s administrative procedures such as overseeing the updating of handbooks, monitoring & developing policies & procedures in line with new legislation & current thinking. They ensured that the recruitment & induction process for volunteers/participants is updated & relevant gaining leadership, delegating and research skills.

Criteria

  • Complete 50 hours of admin/management activities
  • Meet and agree with CEN8's Directors a clear plan for working in the office
  • Take responsibility for administrative/management tasks and directed the other members of the administrative team, delegating tasks where appropriate

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman

 

Media Contributor

Description

CEN8 delivers creative out-of-school activities to local 7–18 year olds. This student volunteered as part of a media team for 30 hours, contributing content such as video/photography, social media, writing or design to promote CEN8’s work to different audiences. They have developed skills in communication, creative thinking, teamwork, organisation, self and time management.

Criteria

Complete 30 hours of “media” activity. This can include one or a mix of the following: creating and posting content on our digital media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram writing articles/producing materials for our digital newsletter CEN8Times producing videos for our YouTube channel CEN8TV supporting the set-up of and produce content for our radio station CEN8Radio

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman

Media Contributor Plus

CEN8 delivers creative out-of-school activities to local 7–18 year olds. This student has volunteered for 30 hours helping to manage the production of content for a social media channel to develop CEN8’s online presence and promote its work to different audiences. They have developed skills in communication, creative thinking, meeting deadlines, organisation and planning, self and time management.

Criteria

  • Completed 30 hours
  • Met with Gill/Ken to agree on the activity
  • Contributed to the management and production of content of one of the media team’s activities
  • Evaluated with Gill/Ken the outcome of your contribution to the media activity.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8 or contact Gill Jarman, Director.

Lead Media Contributor

CEN8 delivers creative out-of-school activities to local 7–18 year olds. This student has volunteered for 50 hours, managing the planning, production and evaluation of content to develop CEN8’s online presence and promote its work to different audiences. They have developed skills in communication, creative thinking, planning and organisation, leadership, meeting deadlines and evaluation.

Criteria

  • Completed 50 hours
  • Met with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg and agreed the media activity
  • Planned, designed, delivered content for one of the media team's activities
  • Evaluated the outcome of the media activity as agreed with Gill Jarman / Ken Breinburg

How do I find out more?

Find out more about CEN8. Contact Gill Jarman, Director.

Open Book

Volunteer Mentor

Description

As a volunteer mentor this student developed a relationship with and provided pastoral and academic support over an academic year to a member of the Open Book Project. The Open Book project works with those from socially excluded groups to encourage them to take up education, offering ongoing emotional and practical support throughout their course.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have

  • Completed an Open Book Training Session
  • Provided either a minimum of 20 hours support or support over the duration of the Extended Project or the Academic Year
  • Met regularly with the mentee and Open Book Co-ordinators to discuss progress / issues

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Open Book or contact Neil Bradley, Open Book Project Officer.

Women's Drop in Volunteer

Description

As a volunteer for the Women's Drop In this student provided help and advice of both a of a practical and pastoral nature to women on the Open Book Project and across the university. The Open Book project works with those from socially excluded groups to encourage them to take up education, offering them ongoing emotional and practical support throughout their course.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have

  • Completed an Open Book Training Session
  • Attended a minimum of 10 Women's Drop in sessions and actively been involved with the attendees
  • Met with the Open Book Co-ordinator on at least 2 occasions to discuss contribution/participation

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Open Book  or contact Neil Bradley, Open Book Project Officer.

Volunteer Teacher

Description

Open Book Volunteer Teachers develop and deliver a programme of classes for members of the Open Book Project. They are required to plan and prepare relevant, informative and engaging classes and adapt to the learning needs of the attendees. The Open Book project works with socially excluded groups encouraging them to take up education and offering ongoing emotional and practical support.

Criteria

To gain recognition on your HEAR you must have

  • Completed an Open Book Training Session
  • Agreed a timetable of classes with Open Book Co-ordinators
  • Prepared and delivered the agreed number of classes

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Open Book or contact Neil Bradley, Open Book Project Officer.

Prison Education Volunteer

Volunteers form part of a joint-teaching/learning experience, with the aim of encouraging prisoners to consider higher education as a future route to a better life. By learning alongside prisoners our volunteers gain a shared experience by way of a unique academic/creative process, and which allows everyone taking part the opportunity to develop written, oral, and critical thought skills.

Criteria

  • Attend the initial briefing and 10 teaching sessions
  • Complete prison vetting procedures, to keep up with minimal reading requirements (average 30 pages per week) and to participate actively in class discussions and activities.

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Open Book. Contact Open Book by email.

Student Minds

Peer Support Facilitator

Description

Student Minds Peer Support Facilitators are chosen by a competitive selection process. Trained over two days to deliver the Positive Minds workshop, students develop excellent presentation and listening skills and the confidence to work with difficult issues in a confidential setting. Students learn how to structure a group session and manage the practicalities of running a wellbeing initiative.

Criteria

  • Attend 2 day training
  • Students must attend and deliver a 6 week workshop and submit all details of attendees and feedback forms to Student Minds
  • Practicalities of setting up the workshop – room bookings, promotion, preliminary meetings to co-ordinate and plan these steps (4 hours)
  • Pre-workshop promotional meet and greet (2 hours / workshop)
  • Deliver one or more full 6 week workshop (9 hours / workshop)
  • Administration to support workshop delivery and feedback – email and verbal communications with Student Minds co-ordinators and student support services at Goldsmiths (3 hours)
  • Minimum 22.5 hours + training

How do I find out more?

Contact Richard Parrott, Wellbeing Officer

Volunteering

Community Volunteer

This student has participated in at least 30 hours of volunteering in the local community or with an external charitable, voluntary or community organisation verified by the Careers Service. They have completed a volunteering log, reflecting on the experience and skills they have developed.

Criteria

Complete the reflective log which includes:

  • name and staff contact at organisation(s) you have volunteered with
  • record the hours completed
  • provide details of activities completed
  • answer three reflective questions
  • provide a reference from named point of contact within organisation(s)

Submit reflective log to Sarah (electronically or hard copy in person) by 30 April to be signed off.

How do I find out more?

Talk to Sarah Hiscock, Careers Service Volunteering Administrator. Sarah runs a drop in between 11am - 1pm, Monday to Friday in The SPACE (RHB beside Santander bank). Or email directly

Community Action Group

Leader

Description

This student has led a Community Action Group that aims to make change in the local community through volunteering, fundraising or campaigning. They have acted as its key liaison with the Students' Union and have been responsible for ensuring the delivery of projects and events. They have gained skills in leadership, project management, budgeting, managing a team and campaigning.

Criteria

  • Be elected to a primary leadership position on the committee of a Students' Union affiliated Community Action Group
  • Demonstrate how you have dedicated your time to fulfil or facilitate the charitable aims of the Group by keeping a project log of your involvement in a facilitator capacity, which is to be signed off by the Societies Coordinator
  • Attend termly meetings with the Societies Coordinator
  • Complete the necessary volunteering and project logs

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Goldsmiths SU Societies or contact Rachel Sunderland, Societies Coordinator.

Committee Member

Description

This student has helped run a student-led Community Action Group that aims to make change in the local community through volunteering, fundraising, or campaigning. In this role they’ve actively contributed to the running of the group’s activities. They’ve gained skills in teamwork, communications, and organising and marketing projects and events.

Criteria

  • Be elected to a leadership position on the committee of a Students’ Union affiliated Community Action Group
  • Demonstrate how you have dedicated your time to fulfil or facilitate the charitable aims of the Group by keeping a project log of your involvement in a facilitator capacity which is signed off by the Societies Coordinator
  • Attend termly meetings with the Societies Coordinator
  • Complete necessary volunteering and project logs

How do I find out more?

Find out more about Goldsmiths SU societies or contact Rachel Sunderland, Societies Coordinator.

Community Action Group Volunteer

Description

This student has participated in a student-led Community Action Group that aims to make change in the local community through volunteering, fundraising, or campaigning. They have supported the delivery of services, campaigns or events the group offers. In volunteering for at least 20 hours per academic year they’ve gained skills in time management, teamwork, and communication.

Criteria

  • Demonstrate how you have dedicated your time to fulfil or facilitate the charitable aims of the Group by logging all hours spent volunteering on planned activities which have been risked assessed and signed off by the Societies Coordinator
  • Be a member of a Community Action Group affiliated with the Students’ Union

 How do I find out more?

Find out more about Goldsmiths SU societies or contact Rachel Sunderland, Societies Coordinator.

Student accommodation

Halls Ambassador

Description

HA’s are trained student staff who assist the accommodation team in creating a community amongst students living in halls. They plan and deliver a range of activities from Wellbeing Walks, Open Days, and social media campaigns and submit written reports to the Resident Life Team. They develop skills in administration, team working, report writing, communication and working under pressure.

Criteria

  • Be available to attend 2 days of training in November
  • Attend additional training sessions as necessary
  • Provide a rota’ed 10 – 15 hours of residence life interaction on a weekly basis during term time during the academic year (autumn, spring & summer Terms)
  • Submit Reports on Events, Kitchen Meetings, Resident Committees & Drop in’s
  • Meet with a Senior RC on a weekly basis to provide feedback and evaluation
  • Participate in debriefing sessions
  • Be an active participant in Welcome Week, Move out and Move in, open days & applicant days (additional activity)

How do I find out more?

Contact Carol Campbell, Residence Life Manager for more information.

Theatre and Performance

Theatre Workshop Facilitator in a Community Setting

Description

This student has planned, promoted and facilitated a series of theatre workshops with a community group in an outreach setting. They have gained skills in organising and promoting projects, managing groups of people, workshop facilitation and time management.

Criteria

  • Complete 24 hours over 6 weeks planning, promoting and facilitating a series of workshops which are delivered in community settings
  • Provide a written reflection on your professional practice
  • Produce a portfolio of evidence, to include photos, to demonstrate your process

How do I find out more?

Mojisola Adebayo is the organiser for this activity.

Computing

Code Liberation Volunteer

Description

Code Liberation is a non-profit which teaches women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people to program and build physical systems using creativity as a pedagogical approach. This student has completed 30 hours of face-to-face volunteering gaining work experience as a teaching assistant, in event production for a technology event and has participated in an open source community.

Criteria 

  • Complete 30 hours
  • Be mentored by a Coordinator
  • Help TA 3-5 classes
  • Volunteer for at least one event as event staff

How do I find out more?

Contact Phoenix Perry in Computing

Code Liberation Instructor and Contributor

Description

This student has completed 50 hours of volunteering for Code Liberation. They have planned, led and evaluated 5 workshops and mentored other volunteer instructors and given feedback. They have gained leadership and event planning skills in producing a technology event and have contributed to an open source code base on github in addition to participating in an open source community.

Criteria

  • Complete 50 hours
  • Be trained in how to teach within the Code Liberation Framework
  • Meet with The Code Liberation London team regularly and design and host at least one public facing activity
  • Plan, prepare and lead 5 workshops
  • Evaluate workshops as agreed with Code Liberation Team
  • Mentor the Volunteers
  • Observe at least one other new Instructor and give feedback
  • Actively participate in the Code Liberation Community during your tenure with the organisation

How do I find out more?

Contact Phoenix Perry in Computing