As the 2019-2020 academic year comes to an end, there is still time to log your volunteering hours and gain recognition for the volunteering you have been doing this year. Whether you’ve been helping out your community during lockdown, or were volunteering for a charity or the University before the pandemic, you have until 31st August to log your hours and skills to qualify for one of the Christ Church Certificates of Volunteering.
There are 4 levels that you can achieve:
- Bronze – 50 hours and 2 skills
- Silver – 100 hours and 5 skills
- Gold – 150 hours and 8 skills
- Platinum – 250 hours and 12 skills
To achieve one of these certificates, just go to the Christ Church Volunteering website and log your hours and skills on your Volunteer Profile. You are not restricted to logging hours from one role, so if you been volunteering in a range of roles this year, then we encourage you to record everything you do. You can also backdate volunteering from earlier in the academic year so it’s not too late to record the contributions you have made as a Student Rep, a Peer Mentor, as an online volunteer or volunteering with charities in the community.
With an increasingly challenging job market and 85% of employers favouring candidates with volunteering experience over those without, a certificate in volunteering on your CV or LinkedIn profile, provides the evidence you need to give yourself the edge in interviews and applications.
This year’s Student Community Awards (postponed due to COVID) will be taking place in October and will be a celebration of the range of activities students get involved in alongside their degrees so keep your eyes peeled for more information about that.
In September, we’ll be sending out certificates to those students who have recorded their volunteering, so make sure your student record and volunteering profile is up to date with your current email address.
Search for roles, and log your hours and skills at www.ccsu.co.uk/volunteering