CVCL student newsletter November 2023

Welcome to the second edition of CVCL’s student newsletter. Full to the brim with new and exciting projects and opportunities that are coming up over the next few months.

Remember to log your hours

A little reminder to log your volunteering hours. If you do, you could be eligible for the following recognition and awards:

  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum Awards, and the prestigious Vice Chancellors Award of Excellence
  • ILM Recognition Award in Volunteering
  • Your volunteering activity and student achievement also appears on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). This document accompanies your Degree certificate.

Higher Education Volunteering fund

The Higher Education Volunteering fund (HEV) offers grants of up to £500 for UCLan students to deliver their own projects in the local community.

We would need students to work with community organisations to develop funding applications and manage the project if the application is successful.

Check out our HEV funding application form for more information.

Volunteering Fair

In October, CVCL collaborated with the Careers team to host a Careers, Jobs and Volunteering Fair - and what a success it was! Over 300 of you came along and chatted to a range of different community groups and charities.

In February 2024, we will be teaming up with the Careers team again to host a Public Services and Social Work Careers and Volunteering Fair.

Check out Handshake for Preston and Burnley to keep up to date on which organisations will be coming along.

Student volunteers helping at the volunteer fair.
Student volunteers helping at the volunteer fair.

Global Leadership Development programme

Become an empowering, inspiring and focused leader. The Global Leadership Development (GLD) programme is an exciting 3 day learning opportunity. It helps develop your leadership skills.

This inspiring programme will focus on the four C’s:

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Confidence

Apply now for February 2024 Achievement Week. Places are only £30 and are limited.

Apply now

One-off wonder: simulated paramedic service user

Role description:

UCLan's Paramedic team are delivering a simulated practice placement experience for the 1st year students and require volunteers to play the role of the service user throughout January 2024.

Where next?

  • Volunteer as a student

    Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding and enriching life experiences you will ever have. It's also a great way to improve your chances of getting a job. Find out more about volunteering.

  • Projects at the CVCL

    We have been involved in some truly inspiring projects and peer-leadership events. Not only have they developed the skills of those working on them, but they have also had a tremendous impact on communities around the world.

  • Courses at the CVCL

    At the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL), we offer a range of vocational courses. The courses support growth and development for UCLan students, community leaders, and organisations.