Volunteering Start-Up Scheme

Volunteering Start-Up Scheme


This scheme allows you to create your own project from scratch with the help of the Cardiff Volunteering team. It can be to do with anything that you’re interested in, we only ask that it’s not too similar to one of our existing projects. Once you’ve submitted a successful application you will meet with the Cardiff Volunteering team to discuss how we can make your idea into a reality. We’ll support you through the first stages of your project as you work out how it’s going to run and recruit volunteers, and then we will be here to help you as you begin actually delivering the project.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to be able to gain skills outside of those that you can gain within your degree. You will gain skills in budgeting, project management, recruitment, marketing and design and many other disciplines.  This will allow you to stand out from the crowd when moving on from university to look for jobs and postgraduate studies. This is also a great way to learn start up skills if you’re considering setting up your own charity or business once you leave university.

All of the successful projects will receive a bursary from Cardiff Volunteering to help you get your project up and running and pay for any costs and expenses so you won’t need to spend any of your own money. At the end of the academic year, you will receive a certificate detailing your achievements, which you can take with you to future employers.

If you would like to apply for the project please sign up by purchasing a free membership to the project, do this by hitting the add to basket button below then checking out, you will then be contacted by one of the coordinators with more information on how you can get started. Please be aware that as we have a limited budget not all of the applications will be successful.

If you have any questions email stonemanj@cardiff.ac.uk

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