LIFT OFF is a Scottish Funding Council funded partnership organisation of all the colleges and universities in Fife, Dundee City and Angus, Careers Scotland, the Open University and the four local authorities. LIFT OFF works with secondary schools across the Fife and Tayside region to raise awareness of, and promote access to, college and university among young people facing barriers to post-school education.
Student volunteers from partner colleges and universities are an essential part of the LIFT OFF team. They make a real difference to the young people we work with. Not only do they act as valuable role models but by interacting with young people in school can enthuse them about life at college or university and provide them with excellent information. They also enable us to increase the numbers of sessions we run and the scope of the overall project. Our volunteering opportunities with young people are lively, fun and rewarding. They give students the opportunity to meet peers from outwith their own institution and to give something valuable back to the community. Our Student Volunteering Programme is designed to provide you an opportunity to develop the soft skills required for any graduate career - communication, team working and leadership. See website for more info: www.lift-off.org.uk
no upper age limit has been specified
Initial training – background information to LIFT OFF, introduction and explanation of student handbook, discussion of volunteering opportunities in detail, role of volunteers, issues of working with young people, benefits to volunteers, Volunteer Agreement.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - 40p per mile
Paid as soon as possible after the volunteer returns a travel claim form.
Volunteers must be friendly, approachable, have good presentation skills and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards college and university.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Volunteers must be current students from one of our partner institutions.
LIFT OFF is a partnership organisation.
Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References
Yes: Meeting with LIFT OFF member of staff to discuss our volunteering opportunities further
Volunteering activities mainly take place throughout the school year during term time. LIFT OFF can sometimes offer lifts, otherwise we cover the cost of volunteers travel to activities.
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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