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Team Napier Edinburgh Zoo May 11 th 2015
NSA Aims are to… Engage… students in unique ways to support them in becoming better global citizens and skilled graduates Empower… students to seek out and leverage the opportunities that best suit them Enrich… the personalised student experience
1. Engage with
2. Empower Students to “Reach their Potential” Personal Potential Club Potential Local Impact
3. Enrich Students Personalised Student Experience VBase is…
Overview • What is Volunteering? • Benefits of Volunteering • Employers and Graduate Attributes • Get that Volunteering Role! • Track your Activity • Available Support
What is Volunteering?
Types of Volunteering • Personal Interest • Academic Interest • Strategic Volunteering • Club and Society • Team Volunteering • Duke of Edinburgh
Benefits of Volunteering?
Personal Benefits of Volunteering Values Recognition: Make a difference Become a Global Citizen Skills: Personal Skills Academic Skills Learn about community Personal Benefits: Gain confidence Be part of a community Employability Skills Take on a challenge Meet people Have fun!
Community Benefits of Volunteering • 32% of adults in Edinburgh Volunteer: around 132, 000 people • 36% of women and 29 th of men • Edinburgh Volunteers contributes approximately 15. 9 MILLION HOURS to Edinburgh communities = £ 279 MILLION • Scottish Volunteers contribute almost 162 MILLION HOURS to Scottish communities = £ 2. 6 BILLION
Employers and Volunteering
What do employers think about volunteering? *Volunteer Scotland Employer Survey 2014
Duke of Edinburgh and Employability
Employers Supporting Duke of Edinburgh
Get That Volunteering Role!
What do I want to do? • What are you interested in? • Be ambitious! • Be flexible! • What Skills do you want to improve? • Where do you want to volunteer?
Finding my Volunteering
VBase Charity Partners… just a selection
Team Napier Clubs… just a selection Clubs and Society Activities And More….
What skills am I using?
Track your Activity
Recording Volunteering - VBase • Login • Create a Profile • Create your volunteering role • GET VOLUNTEERING • Log your hours • Log your activities • Download your record • Apply for Reward
Recording Volunteering e. Dof. E • NSA Creates your Account • Build your Dof. E Programme • GET VOLUNTEERING • Record Hours • Upload Evidence • Volunteering Verified • Award and Record received
Coaching and Sports Pathways
How we support Clubs… 1. Committee Meeting 2. Club Finances 3. Staff Search 4. Contracts 5. Pathway
How we support Students… 1. Promote 2. Signpost 3. Train & Develop 4. Deploy 5. Reward/Recognition 6. Careers Support
Scenario 1. Your club has a mix of recreation and elite athletes… how do you cater for different abilities and levels? 2. Your coach/support staff member is threatening to leave for another organisation, how can you persuade them to stay? 3. Your club has just found out they are losing their coach/support staff member… what steps do you take? 4. You are a student and want to progress as an umpire/referee… how can you do this?
What does this look like for a student?
NSA Support Available Need more information on developing your club? Contact Mike or Daire Do you want to volunteer, or have a volunteering or employability module next year? Contact VBase to find a placement to match your interests and academics Interested in starting your Duke of Edinburgh award? Contact Andy Anything else? NSA is open through the Summer…
Registering for VBase