Volunteering at Doncaster College
Volunteering opportunities with Doncaster College
A range of volunteering opportunities is being offered within
Doncaster College, all of which will support learners and aim to
enhance their study experience.
Examples of specific roles are:
- “Buddy” to learners who are leaving care or who may be
currently cared for by Foster Carers or other agencies.
Working closely with the College’s Looked After Children
- “Peer Mentor” working alongside College Youth Engagement and
Enrichment staff, supporting learners in the development of, and
access to, enrichment activities. You will support Student
Representatives in their role with student groups or members of the
Student Parliament and encourage learners wishing to develop
healthy, safe lifestyles.
- Nursery Support Volunteer based within the College’s Nurseries
at The Hub and High Melton.
- Study Support, supporting 1-1 and in groups within the
classroom with learners who have learning disabilities and in the
development of independent living skills and basic skills and
encouraging learners to develop and access activities
- Learning Resource Centre Support Volunteer – supporting
learners by encouraging and enabling them to access information in
a range of formats, also engaging with the Children’s University
team, supporting primary school children within College.
- Catering/Customer Service Support Volunteer – working alongside
catering staff within the College’s Food Hall and Kitchen and
developing customer service and catering skills, which will involve
consultation with learners and influence healthy eating.
Full details of
placement duties are available in this document.
How long will the volunteering placement
- 35 weeks, from September 2011 to July 2012
- Between 1 and 4 days per week
How will volunteering help me?
It will help you by:
- Increasing your skills, qualifications and employability,
during the 35 week placement
- Enabling you to study for a relevant qualification
- Providing the opportunity of checking out and experiencing
- Building your self-confidence and leadership skills
- Providing the opportunity for you to make a difference and
influence College life for all learners
- Ensuring that you leave the Project prepared for moving into a
job or further high education or training
What will be expected of me?
- Commitment and a strong desire to support others for the
benefit of learners within College
- Co-operation with other volunteers and College staff in the
planning and development of activities
- Reliability, good time-keeping and being a positive role model
for young people
What can I expect from Doncaster College?
- Regular support and encouragement from the Volunteer
- The opportunity to study for an appropriate qualification
- Recognition for your efforts and contribution as a
- Clear levels of responsibility and expectations in relation to
each volunteer ‘placement’ within
- To request Criminal Record Bureau checks for all
- An Induction programme which will cover Health and Safety,
Child Protection, and familiarisation with the College as a large
- Information and guidance in relation to your planned career
- Regular monitoring and review of progress
What skills are needed to be a Vol.Success
- An interest in supporting children, young people and learners
who may have a disability
- Enthusiasm and commitment to encouraging others to take part in
activities, including volunteering
If you are interested in applying for a place on the Vol.Success
Programme, please complete
this application form and return to:
Student and Staff Welfare
or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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