Digital Champions Volunteer leader

I recently applied and was successful in becoming a SUBU Digital Champions Volunteer leader. This role will see me taking on the following tasks:


Working with Skills & Learning Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole the purpose of this project is to help those who don’t know how to access the internet to get online and learn skills in order to enable them to do so. The Project Leaders will co-ordinate with Skills & Learning and local libraries to set dates for the project and will advertise those on the SUBU Volunteering website. A small team of Digital Champions will go out to local libraries or other sites at least once per fortnight during term time. As Project Leader you will liaise with the council to agree tasks, meeting dates/times and locations and advertise this to the student body. You will co-ordinate student groups and ensure that volunteers are motivated and enthusiastic.

What is the Volunteering Leadership Team?

The Volunteering Leadership team is made up of the Volunteering Committee, Project Leaders for each volunteering project as well as MAD Day Leaders. Collectively the team exists to help plan, organise and run the events of SUBU Volunteering. All volunteering Leaders work in their own areas to promote the value and success of volunteering among the student body. As a collective, the leadership team works together to create and run volunteering events and to establish on-going volunteering projects.

This role will help me to learn new skills as well as become more confident, whilst encouraging others to join in and help many good causes. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team and taking the steps to help make a difference in peoples lives.

The Big Beach Clean

Yesterday I started a new hobby…

Volunteering. I have decided to start getting more involved in activities outside of my course and thought that the best place to start would be to sign up with some of the many volunteering opportunities available. Not only will this help me to meet new people, but it will most importantly teach me the importance of giving back to the community and set me up for my year placement at the start of Summer 2016.

Overview:

The Bournemouth Beach Champions Project works along with the Litter Free Coast & Sea Campaign to keep our amazing beaches beautiful for everyone.

We’ll be teaming up with a whole group of students and carrying out a beach clean from Bournemouth Pier. Hidden under the sand you’ll find all sorts of litter that needs cleaning up before it gets into the sea and causes problems for marine life.

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Photographs: Shot: 1/320 sec. F/11 18mm ISO:100 Device: Cannon EOS 300D Digital

Skills gained

  • Interpersonal
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Conservation

beach cleanMy thoughts
Not only was it great to see other like-minded students getting involved. It was also amazing to see that members of the community were approaching us and asking us more about what we were doing and being pleased about our participation. It has definitely made me want to continue to volunteer and look forward to the next opportunity.