We’re now onto Day 2 of NZ’s National Volunteer Week, and our second volunteer activity spotlight!
Student Volunteer Army students know there are a lot of different things they can get involved in with our world-famous UCSA club. On the Co-curricular Record, first-year undergrads can sign up to four different categories of volunteer groups.
The first available are SVA Big Event Members. These volunteers work within the SVA’s bigger events on campus – examples being the Random Acts of Kindness Week with a range of different activities, the Colour Run and Connect the Community.
Next are SVA Third Party Volunteers. Joining this activity will have you carrying out a wide variety of tasks requested by local organisations in Christchurch where needed as representatives of the SVA. Past activities included working with Youthline, Red Cross and Gap Filler.
SVA Weekend Project Members work directly with Christchurch locals when they need assistance. This role guarantees you some interesting and rewarding weekends, with some examples of tasks being beach clean-ups, painting fences and gardening.
Finally, one of the more world-famous roles goes to the SVA Disaster Relief Members. These volunteers assist where needed in response to disasters – most notably in light of the Christchurch earthquakes, and recent fundraising for Nepal.
Now that you know what’s available, feel free to sign up for one or two (or all!) on the Co-curricular Record so you can have these experiences noted down on your Record!
Check out these activities and others on the CCR website and find out how to register: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/ccr/activities/
From Sunday 21 June – Saturday 27 June is NZ’s National Volunteer Week!
Since there are many volunteer activities first-year undergrads can get involved in with the Co-curricular Record, we thought it would help you decide which to join with some spotlights on what’s available! First up is the UC Gym Host activity.
UC Gym Hosts work within the RecCentre, helping with management and promoting fitness programmes. They have the task of carrying out safety checks, assisting reception and giving members an enthusiastic and supportive atmosphere.
Joining this activity gives you the opportunity to share your love of fitness with the UC community and get experience working in a gym offering a whole range of different classes.
If this sounds like the role for you, read more information on the CCR website: www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/ccr/activities/gym-host.shtml
You can also check out other activities on the CCR website and find out how to register: www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/ccr/activities
By now, most first-year undergrads will have heard of the Co-curricular Record, with quite a few of you signing up and joining activities already. For those that aren’t in on the action yet, here’s a quick run-down of what the Co-curricular Record is.
The Co-curricular Record (otherwise known as CCR) is a brand new initiative at UC and a New Zealand first. It’s a similar idea to your Academic Transcript, only this is a record of non-academic volunteer and paid roles you can engage in through UC and the UCSA.
This means that activities like volunteering with the Student Volunteer Army, supporting events as a UC Host, being a Class Rep and a whole lot of others get noted on your CCR so you can show off exactly what you’ve been involved in.
Your Record will be officially verified by UC so it can be a great document for job or scholarship applications, or even just to have all of your memories of uni life in one handy place.
While the CCR is only available to first-year students this year, all going well next year we’ll be opening registrations to students at all levels. There’s already a heap of activities waiting behind the scenes – UC Mentors, Student Leaders, UCSA Club Exec roles, etc.
So for first-year undergrads, keep an eye out next semester for new activities to be added, some student testimonials and more!
Find out more and register on the CCR website.