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Log your volunteering hours

The deadline is nearly here to log your volunteering hours on the Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Website before the hour logging resets on 1st July 2022. You will be eligible for certificates when you log your hours, these certificates can then be downloaded and shared with your lecturers, future employer, or shared on your LinkedIn.

The deadline is nearly here to log your volunteering hours on the Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Website before the time logging resets on 1st July 2022. You will be eligible for certificates when you log your hours, these certificates can then be downloaded and shared with your lecturers, future employer, or shared on your LinkedIn. 

No matter how much or how little volunteering you have done this year, your contribution will have made a huge difference to the charity or organisation that you volunteered with, it will also make you stand out from the crowd when applying for roles after graduation. 

Did you know that 82% of hiring managers are more likely to choose a candidate with volunteering experience? (Charity Job, 2020)

  • Bronze Certificate 1 – 25 hours of volunteering
  • Silver Certificate 26- 50 hours of volunteering
  • Gold Certificate 51-75 hours of volunteering
  • Platinum Certificate 76- 99 hours of volunteering
  • Diamond Certificate 100+ hours of volunteering

These certificates are great to add to your CV, post on LinkedIn, and provide evidence for course-based volunteering.

Which activities count as volunteering?

You can log your volunteering hours for any voluntary extracurricular role where you have taken up responsibility. This not only includes volunteering with charities but also the hours that you contribute to your course or society or other Union role.

Below is a list of examples of types of activities you may undertake throughout your volunteering but this is not an exhaustive list.

Charity Volunteering

  • Volunteering your time regularly to a charitable cause.
  • Volunteering at a not-for-profit event, or an event hosted by a charity
  • Fundraising either as a group or individually 
  • Setting up and delivering your own event/ project for a charitable cause
  • Writing an article on your experiences as a volunteer

Society/ Sports Committee

  • Organising and attending committee meetings
  • Taking, recording, and sharing minutes of committee meetings
  • Planning, organising, and delivering a Society/ Sports social, event or campaign
  • Updating, monitoring and responding to members/ potential members on social media
  • Sorting and maintaining of equipment
  • Managing the finances of the club/ society and applying for relevant funding

Course/ Student Representative

  • Gathering and presenting feedback on your course/ represented group
  • Planning, organising and delivering a social, event or campaign
  • Attending and representing at University and Students’ Union Meetings

Trustees

  • Attending the Board of Trustees' meetings 
  • Reading papers prior to meetings
  • Research and reporting where necessary and relevant

How to log your hours

Logging your volunteering hours is simple. All you do is follow this link.

Watch this guide on how to log your volunteering hours.

Not a volunteer yet? It’s never too late to get involved!

Join our large community of volunteers and contribute to some amazing causes, make a difference, connect with others, and make new friends. Volunteering is a great way to develop your confidence and gain invaluable skills and experiences that boost your CV. You can find all current opportunities here.

We work with loads of amazing charities and organisations in Leeds that work to make a difference to the lives of people that use their service. You can find out more about the fabulous charities and organisations that we work with here.

Not sure where to start?

Not sure where to start or have questions in relation to your volunteering hours? Email lbsu-volunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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