BankIt - What's in it for me?
If you’re a student and you reach 50 hours of volunteering you will receive a SU Volunteering Award. In 2016 we also launched the SU Volunteering Awards: Special Recognition and Excellence. More information on these categories for 2017 will be live soon.
SU Volunteering Award winners will be invited to the annual SU Student Awards - The Gnomies! There will also be monthly prize draws throughout the year – so watch this space and keep logging the time you give to volunteering.
If you’re a member of staff, you will receive a certificate for reaching 50 hours of volunteering. There will also be monthly prize draws throughout the year – so watch this space and keep logging the time you give to volunteering.
“University life is all about the experiences. I am extremely passionate about you making the most of your experience at this university. Making space for some voluntary work can really add value to your overall university experience and Your Future Plan.”
— Hope Fawsitt, Former Students’ Union Community Officer
What counts as volunteering?
Any unpaid work that is done to the benefit of the community or your club counts towards our target. Volunteering can range from time spent in a club or society committee role, working with school and community sports clubs, organising an event, devoting time to charity fund-raising, travelling further afield (such as the university’s Sport Malawi project), stewarding events, running or assisting with a guides or scout group or being a school governor. The list is endless!
Where do I find volunteering opportunities?
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit Portal or you can browse the Students’ Union opportunities.
You can also find opportunities through the local volunteering agency Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action, Volunteering Gloucestershire and national websites such as Do It and Join In. Your Students' Union RAG (Raise and Give) has been relaunched this year, so keep an eye out for how to get involved.