Become an Advice Volunteer

 

Advice Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Advice volunteer for 2022/23.  The Advice Centre is the Student’s Union’s support service for students who need help with issues facing them at university. Our student volunteers are there to reassure students, to let them know what support is available and how to access it. The Advice Centre offers appointments through a range of channels including online telephone, email and face to face. All our volunteers receive extensive training to enable them to fulfil the role.

Applications open on the 1st August and close on the 21st August @ 11:59pm

To apply please email advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk explaining why you think you would be a great Advice Volunteer.

 

As an Advice volunteer you will:

  1. Support students’ by helping them to access support through the Advice Centre.
  2. Signpost students to relevant support services within the Students’ Union, University and externally.
  3. Be involved in campaigns and projects based on student feedback to raise awareness of services and improve the student experience.
  4. Gather important information to help innovate the Advice Centre and attain better outcomes for students.
  5. Work collaboratively with the Sabbatical Officer team and voluntary officers on their upcoming campaigns and projects
  6. Be supported with your role development by the Students' Union Advice Centre by attending regular catch-up meetings.

 

What is the time commitment?

This is a voluntary and unpaid role. Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week. 

 

What will I gain?

Volunteers gain demonstratable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, teamwork, problem solving and time management and self-management and much more. Ultimately you will be making a positive impact on the student experience.

 

Why should I get involved?

  • You can become part of the Student’s Union and attend exclusive socials and activities hosted by the SU.
  • Positively impact the student experience at Salford by supporting students.
  • Meet new people and network!
  • You will enhance your employability and prepare yourself for the professional world.

 

If you have any questions, want to chat through the role or are interested in becoming and Advice volunteer please email advicecentre-ussu@salford.ac.uk