73% of employers would employ someone with volunteering experience over one without. UEL recognises the importance of student volunteering and is pleased to announce the Volunteering Awards for 2017/2018. Achieving an Award will help you stand out from the crowd in today’s competitive jobs market.
The more you volunteer, the higher the Award.
Bronze Award: 25 hours
Silver Award: 50 hours
Gold Award: 100 hours
Platinum Award: 200 hours
Deadline for submitting application forms: Tuesday 18th February 2018 at 10 pm.
How do I achieve a UEL Volunteering Award?
You will be presented with a Volunteering Award certificate on completion of a certain number of hours of volunteering and a successful application. This award is only for current UEL students.
What counts as volunteering?
Pretty much any kind of unpaid work or contribution that you have made to a charity, public sector organisation (such as a hospital or library) or community group. If you are unsure whether your work counts as volunteering, please contact us (email@example.com)
Will there be an awards ceremony?
Students who successfully apply for a volunteering award will be invited to the UEL Awards Ceremony.
Date: 8th March 2018
Venue: Knowledge Dock Zone 3 Docklands campus
How do I apply for an award?
Click on the link here to complete a simple application form. It should take around 5 minutes.
I have been volunteering at an opportunity through the UEL Volunteering Hub, what should I do?
You must make sure that you have logged your hours on the hub. This takes two minutes and can be done at the link here. Simply log in and click on the “log hours” button near the top of the screen. Note: The hours you include on your application form must match those on the hub.
I have been volunteering independently outside of UEL, can I still include it?
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UEL Volunteering does not support volunteering in orphanages abroad, whether undertaken by organised groups or individuals for short or longer periods of time. We pledge not to advertise these to our students and we will endeavour to ensure that such opportunities are neither facilitated nor promoted within our institution. For more information please visit: http://www.bettervolunteeringbettercare.org/
We believe in the power of volunteerism and support and encourage student learning experiences and volunteering opportunities that strive for the highest standards of child protection and best practice for ethical engagement.