CRISIS volunteering

Crisis is a national charity with a range of volunteering roles available all year round and during Crisis at Christmas.

Opportunity to develop the following Common Good Attributes
Active and global citizenship
Confidence
Responsible leadership
What’s involved?
Crisis is a national charity with a range of volunteering roles available all year round and during Crisis at Christmas. They also have School Liaison Volunteer roles, great for future leaders who wish to develop public-speaking, communication and networking skills to raise awareness for Crisis. Students will have the opportunity to join the volunteering teams during Christmas period to work in day centres or residential centres. They can join as General Volunteer or join one of our Services, Activities and Entertainment or Logistics teams. Throughout the year students can also join to work at one of the Crisis Cafes or shops as retail assistants. Students can also join the ‘Everybody In’ campaign on raising issues including benefits and employment, health and wellbeing, housing, law and rights, and rough sleeping. The aim is to change policy in Westminster, devolved administrations, city regions and local councils.
How will participating in this activity/opportunity allow students to make a positive difference to the communities that we serve?
Students will help fight homelessness in London, help abolishing rough sleeping and help re-integrate homeless people back into working society.
What are the benefits of taking part in this activity/opportunity for participating students?
• Experience of working with a major UK homeless Charity
• Support and training to develop retail and customer service skills
• References for prospective employers
• Gain insight into one of the biggest economical and social challenges of today’s big cities.
• Learn how political campaigning works
• A chance to improve organisational and communication skills
Success stories
www.crisis.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-case-study-mike/
Which School or department delivers/ supports this activity?
GCU London
Which students can participate in this activity?
All students
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