Volunteers are really important to the Guild as, without you, we would not be able to offer students advice, representation and the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities and events. Below we have listed a number of ways that volunteers are recognised for the valuable work they do.
Complete a Volunteer Timesheet with the amount of hours you have spent volunteering, and we will provide you with a written certificate to impress future volunteers with.
The Guild Awards and the Birmingham Volunteer Awards are annual award ceremonies that recognise the contribution made to the Guild and University by volunteers.
The Personal Skills Award (PSA) is the University of Birmingham’s award winning employability program which enables you to develop, recognise, and articulate the skills gained from volunteering to future employers.
Progress (My.Bham Progress Tab) is an online resource that helps you to recognise the skills you are developing from your activities.
Evaluate and reflect on your skillsets. You develop so many beneficial skills when volunteering from communication and networking skills working with clients, to teamwork and management skills when organising and running events. Make sure you keep a tab of what skills you have developed, and include them in your CV.
If you need help transferring your skills into a CV or interview questions, please visit the Job Zone located behind Student Development in the Guild of Students. Or check out these resources:
Application Forms Guide
Interview Questions Guide
Have you spent time volunteering this year with a student group, community volunteering group, external organisation or anywhere else? Would you like to earn yourself recognition?
Submit your volunteering hours to Student Development now, and stay in touch for information about how to nominate yourself or a fellow committee member for the Guild or Birmingham Volunteer awards.