Alongisde volunteering with Buddy(su) and Do Something Different as an ambassador, there are several other ways that you can volunteer with us in the SU! Below we have a few of the other options for you:
Course Reps are the students on your course who work with the University to bring about positive changes. They’re your first port of call about anything related to your course and educational experience here at UEA. Becoming a Rep will give you the chance to have a say in how your course is run and develop your negotiation and leadership skills. Click to find out more about Course Reps.
The SU holds several big events over the year, including Freshers and Refreshers Fayres, Go Global, Derby Day and Pimp My Barrow. Thousands of students attend these and so we always need some extra pairs of hands to help on the day. Event Volunteers might be needed to set up tables and equipment, give students directions and help look after visiting companies on the day. We advertise when we’re looking for volunteers for specific events, so keep an eye out for those! We’ll advertise across Facebook, Twitter and emails.
If you’re on the committee for a club, society or peer support group, then you are a volunteer because you’re giving up your time to help run your group! There are so many skills you develop by being a committee member that you may not have thought of. If you’re a Treasurer, you’ve learned how to manage a budget and if you’re a President, chances are you’ve developed your ability to problem solve and manage conflict. All committee members develop skills such as organisation, time management, communication skills and leadership skills through the work you do – and these will all look fantastic on your CV! Not only this, but you'll have so much fun, make friends for life and get to be in charge of your group, making decisions for the group and have a say in how the Union runs things for you!
Take a look at our section in the Committee Hub which focusses on all of the roles you could apply for.
Societies / Sport Exec Rep:
Being a rep on Societies or Sport Exec is also an act of volunteering and is a fantastic example to give to employers. The negotiation and decision-making skills you develop on one of these Execs are hugely valuable and you’re also showing that you’re keen to get involved in the wider student community. The Exec teams are made up of a group of committee members, who volunteer their time to represent their society or club members, and can make a massive difference in changing the way we run things in the Union on behalf of society and club members Find out more about Societies and Sport Execs.