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  1. International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion Engage, Empower, Enable: Student Volunteering within the Curriculum

  2. Background • Began in 1999 to deliver the Millennium Volunteers Pilot Project. • In 2003 developed University Certificate in volunteering and Community Action and began to embed volunteer in the curriculum. • 2004 became finalists in the THES Awards for Support for International Students through providing language enriching volunteering experiences in the community. • 2006 validation BA (Hons) Active Citizenship and Volunteer Development, plus portfolio of University Certificates and electives • 2008 Validation of foundation Degree in volunteering and Community Action • University Certificate in Volunteering for International Students • Volunteering has now become part of the ‘Futures’ Personal Development Programme for all students at UCLan.

  3. Student and Youth Volunteering Projects

  4. Works with young people aged 16 – 24 Provides accreditation for 100 and 200hrs volunteering Enhances CV

  5. Touch Project • Peer Led Health Promotion in the community and schools • Addresses issues relating to substance use, teenage conception, drinking and STIs. • Funded through Preston PCT • Developing projects in Eastern Europe relating to HIV and AIDS • Award winning

  6. Engages Students in community action. Enhances skills for employability Engages the University with the Community HIGHER EDUCATION ACTIVE COMMUNITY FUND

  7. Centre for Citizenship • Develops social cohesion within a school context • Brings students into the school • Provides extra curricular activities and accreditation • Referred to as best practice in the recent Government report into cohesion and integration Our Shared Future • Works with young people 12 – 15 on the young Citizen Programme

  8. Accreditation and Awards

  9. UK Youth Achievement Awards • Bronze: Taking Part • Silver: Helping Organise • Gold: Organising a Project • Platinum: Delivering a major youth work project

  10. Awards based on hours • Skill development • Approved by employers • Enhances CV

  11. Duke of Edinburgh • Young Citizen • Service Award • Access Centre for D of E

  12. Volunteering within the HE Curruculum

  13. Foundation Degree in Volunteering and Community Action • Delivered in a Community Context within a local school • Capacity building for local community groups and leaders • Provides progression to honours degree • Skills individuals to be confident and effective within their communities

  14. University Certificate in Volunteering and Community Action • Delivered in a community context • University Level One and Two • Portfolio Based

  15. BA (Hons)Active Citizenship and Volunteer Development • Aimed at people who wish to become involved in community development in UK or abroad • Flexible entry – non standard routes • Option of spending a year volunteering abroad • Portfolio based

  16. Electives • Volunteering Health and Safety • Peer Led Out Reach Education • Go Green Environmental volunteering • Project Management • Community Leadership • Community Safety • Community Culture • Bullying Interventions • Gangs and Guns …….and more

  17. Recognising Students’ Skills and Experiences in Employability and Enterprise

  18. Available to all full-time undergraduate students. • Achieved through • Electives • University Certificates • Work experience • Workshops • Live projects • Competitions • Extra-curricula activities.

  19. Capacity Building and Professionalisation of Volunteering • Capacity Building Courses • Short Courses • Portfolio of Professional Certificates to include: • Mentoring • Community Leadership • Citizenship • Volunteer Management • Project Management

  20. Strategic Aims • To provide quality research informed teaching • Embed volunteering within the curriculum • To provide professional development for the voluntary and community sector • To develop volunteering opportunities as a route to education and employment • To develop strategic partnerships to add value to our work