Lead volunteers are students who undertake the additional responsibility of coordinating a group of volunteers on their project. The role varies from project to project: some adopt an administrative role and others actively lead sessions with volunteers and beneficiaries.

Responsibilities of a Lead Volunteer

Recruit and Engage volunteers
  • Encourage students to sign up to the project through recruitment events, social media and emails
  • Ensure full details of upcoming events are given to all volunteers
  • Encourage and record attendance at events
  • Assist at induction and training sessions
Communication and publicity
  • Act as the first port of call for volunteers
  • Manage any social media accounts and ensure information and photos are updated in a timely manner
  • Ensure project events are up to date on the cardiffstudents website
Engaging with stakeholders and external partners
  • Liaise with partners, letting them know project updates or if a session needs to be cancelled
  • Keep in touch with stakeholders, seek feedback and their opinions on how the project is going
  • Feedback any comments or queries that may arise to Cardiff Volunteering
Training and other checks
  • Attend the compulsory Lead Volunteer training
  • Ensure all volunteers have the relevant training to undertake the project - including a project introduction meeting
  • Ensure all volunteers have a DBS check (if applicable)
  • Record all volunteer hours for the project and report to Cardiff Volunteering
Have fun
  • You're still a volunteer, we want you to carry on enjoying it too

If you are interested in becoming a Lead Volunteer on a project in the 20/21 academic year feel free to email the project coordinator, email us at Volunteering@cardiff.ac.uk, or come in and see us on the third floor of the SU.