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The Project is designed to support you in your roles within the Clubs and Societies of Trinity Saint David as well as offer you access to external voluntary programs delivered within the community.
It exists to deliver the core aim of improving your skills and enhance your employability, while accrediting you for your hard work and commitment, as a volunteer, who is actively engaging their peers in a variety of activities.
As part of The Project; you will have available to you a number of key support groups, training sessions and volunteer events as well as the opportunity to have your voluntary hours recognised by both the Millennium Volunteers (MV) initiative and Trinity Saint David Students’ Union.
What makes The Project user-friendly is that you can choose what you are involved in, what you deliver as part of The Project and what evidence you use in order to achieve your personal goal.
You design your volunteering program!
That’s okay you can still register with The Project and log your voluntary hours by getting involved in community and TSDSU programs.
Volunteering gives you the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives in your community. You can use your skills and experience to help others and meet new people! It gives you a chance to try something new and be involved in activities that you may continue in your career as well as helping to enhance your future employment prospects, enable employers to see you are able to commit to projects and that you’ve utilised and improved key skills that are valued in the job market. It’s especially useful when completing applications, during interviews and developing your CV.
Volunteering is fun and fulfilling. It allows you to experience numerous opportunities that are not always available to you elsewhere.
The Project Starts: April 2013
Applications for September 2013 Fresher Buddy Scheme (Lampeter Campus) are now closed
Thank you to everyone who has applied.
Each year, Trinity Saint David Students volunteer for the Fresher Buddy Scheme, where they offer their time to welcome new students to their campus, show them around and generally offer their advice and help to their 'Fresher Buddy'. We know that University is a big step in life and often means being in a totally new place, around totally new people. As a Fresher, you can rely on your Buddy to show you the ropes in the early stages - and who knows, perhaps even make a new friend in the longer term!
Night time is a student led confidential listening service held between 11pm – 3am every evening in the upstairs of the SU. A male volunteer and a female volunteer host the service every night and are available for students to talk to, they give out condoms and pregnancy tests as well. Volunteering for the service will give you access to specific training as well as invaluable knowledge in regards to communicating and understanding people who are in distress.
To find out more, or to volunteer for the service, please email us.
Would you like to advertise your organisation or volunteering opportunities to TSD Students?
Volunteer Minibus Driver
Volunteer Social Car Driver; driving your own car or a Community Transport fully accessible caddie
Volunteer for the Civil Contingency Plan; to drive in emergencies such as snow and ice vehicles such as 4x4’s are favourable
Volunteer Driver to medical appointments in your own car.
Volunteer Driver and give informal help; with household, garden chores, befriending and running errands.
Siblings Together: Summer Camp Volunteers 2013
Dates: See blew
Siblings Together works with children from the ages of 7 – 18 years old who have been separated from their siblings in the care system. We are recruiting volunteers aged 21 years and over to work in one of our residential camps over the summer and in the autumn. The camps in Pembrokeshire give these siblings the opportunity to create meaningful memories and experiences that will last a life time.
We have volunteer spaces on the following camps:
27th July – 3rd August
10th August – 17th August
26th October – 2nd November
In addition all accommodation and food provided, travelling expenses paid for and full training given plus it will be covering many areas of CPD.
First Aid (Courses start October 2013)
The significance of having First Aid trained people at the scene of an emergency scene is undeniable. You can obtain this crucial training at your Students' Union. It's a useful life skill that is very much worth learning.
Food Hygiene (Courses start October 2013)
Are you thinking about hosting a bake sale this year as a fund raiser? To make sure what you’re selling has been made safely; why not take a Level 2 qualification in Food Hygiene for Retail. The qualification stays with you for 3 years which is plenty of time to make lots of yummy cakes!
MiDas (Courses start April 2013)
MiDAS is a piece of training offered at your Students' Union - it serves to enhance driving ability and also to enable drivers to operate Mini Buses safely. To utilise the Students' Union Mini Buses, you must be MiDAS trained.