What is Volunteering?
The Voluntary Enrichment Programme is a great opportunity for students to meet from all walks of life, as well as making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Why study Volunteering?
Students gain a great sense of pride in helping others as well as learning new skills; it builds confidence; it looks good on your Curriculum Vitae and can help build new friendships and links within local communities.
What makes a successful Volunteering student?
Students who are keen to help their local community and work within areas which interest them. If students have a specific interest and would like to help an individual in their community, this programme can help turn interest into positive action.
What is the structure of the programme?
Students are to find volunteering opportunities that match their interests, whether they are keen on arts, heritage, working with animals, environmental work, giving advice and information or fundraising. Hours spent undertaking the programme will be logged onto the vInspired system and a minimum 50 hours per year must be completed.
What organisations can I volunteer in?
Working within a wide variety of voluntary sectors, current students were fortunate to work within seven different organisations in the Norwich area. These include The RSPCA, Norwich MIND, National Citizens Service, Norfolk Deaf Association, Norfolk Conservation Corps, Voluntary Norfolk and Age Concern UK.
How does the programme progress my studies?
It is well recognised and a very valuable addition to your Curriculum Vitae, university or job application form.