Thank you for your interest in becoming a Rafiki volunteer for 2022/23.
Rafiki is the Student’s Union’s peer support listening service. Our student volunteers are there to listen to students and offer peer support. They also signpost to services on campus or externally which provide further support for students. Rafiki offers both bookable video and live chat appointments with volunteers, as well as drop-in appointments on our live chat service. This role is not professional; it is intended to provide peer to peer support only, and volunteers cannot provide advice to students. All our volunteers receive extensive training to enable them to fulfil the role, including wellbeing and signposting training.
As a Rafiki volunteer you will:
What is the time commitment?
This is a voluntary and unpaid role. We have a couple of different roles with different time commiments check out the roles:
Welfare Support - Regular volunteering (2 hour commitment per week)
Event Support - Casual volunteering (fit around your schedule)
What will I gain?
Rafiki 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 to students’ wellbeing, improving the student experience, and helping students to Love their life at Salford! You will also be able to:
Why should I get involved?
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.