- Convene and chair St Andrews Voluntary Services (SVS), leading a committee of 15 members
- Represent all students on volunteering issues
- Facilitate the 74 current SVS volunteering projects, and supervise the process through which project leaders assign volunteers
- Organise fundraising and social events through SVS
- Organise training for volunteers prior to the launch of projects
- Encourage volunteering, and support any student who shows interest
- Promote the activities and opportunities of SVS to the student and local population
- Enable students to engage with the wider community
- Help to organise Give Back Weekend
- Update the SVS Volunteer Handbook
- Determine the overall strategic direction of SVS
- Sit on the SAF and University Volunteering Operations Group
How my position affects you
Every matriculated student is automatically part of SVS, and thus has the opportunity to volunteer. I'm here to help you get involved, answer any questions you have about volunteering or the volunteering portal, and represent your volunteer-related issues to the Association and University.
I'm a 3rd year Psychology and Film student and have been volunteering since high school, so I am very excited to be leading such a cool committee! Aside from my love for volunteering, I also have an interest in art and films. When I'm not volunteering, you'll find me making my own jewellry and watching an old film.
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Want my job?
This position is elected in March each year. It's a voluntary position taking 5-10 hours per week, from April to March. Any matriculated student is eligible to stand for election, unless graduating.
If you're considering this role, get in touch with me or my line manager (DoSDA) to ask any questions.
Through holding this position, you will improve support for student volunteers, gain experience leading a team, develop professional communication skills, and work with a wide range of people. Hours spent working on this role count towards a Volunteering Award, which is listed on your academic transcript.