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The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module for second year, final year and masters students with optional module choices in their degree programme. Students undertake 70 hours volunteering within the local community to develop graduate skills

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  • Twisting Ducks - Social Media and Marketing Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 14 Oct.

    The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company provides accessible opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism to take part in arts activities, including drama, music and film. Social Media and Marketing Volunteer: Volunteers will support our charity with social media and marketing activities, including - Helping to produce newsletters/articles - Posting update/news stories on social media - Producing posters and other promotional materials - Raising awareness about activity (e.g. fundraising campaigns) - Attending marketing/community events (e.g. fairs, conferences) to promote the charity

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Business and Leadership, Children and Young People, Disability, Education, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) - Fundraising Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Based at the RVI the GNCH is one of the 4 largest children's hospitals in the UK. The volunteers role would be to support and promote the work of the GNCH Foundation including: event planning, creating publicity material, securing prizes or donations, sell tickets, act as an ambassador for GNCH

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Disability, Education, Events, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Friends Action North East : 1-2-1 Friendship mentor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. A one to one friendship mentor supports an individual with a learning disability and/or Autism who has enrolled on to our programme (friendship finder) to achieve their friendship goals. A mentor will be expected to meet up with their friendship finder once a week/fortnight helping them meet up with existing friends or new people and engage in community activities. A 1-2-1 friendship mentor is not a friend or befriender to the person they are supporting but a mentor who will support their friendship finder to build their own friends.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • COCO: Overseas Projects Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    COCO is a Newcastle based International Development NGO. We work alongside marginalised communities in East Africa to provide sustainable sources of quality education. COCO is a small organisation with just 4 members of staff, but impacted on over 10,000 people in East Africa last year. Overseas Projects Volunteer role: Assisting with the coordination of COCO's projects. Responsibilities could include assessing and reporting on the impact of COCO's projects, processing requests for COCO to work with communities and partners, and compiling case studies based on current partners. An inquisitive mind and interest in International Development will be helpful in this role.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Education, Events, International and Languages, Media and Marketing, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Live Theatre : Live Tales - Writing Mentor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Live Tales allows teachers and children to explore creative writing from a new perspective. Through a mixture of drama and writing activities, the class collaborates to create a completely original story. Each child continues the story individually and receives an illustrated storybook to complete at school. • Working with children 1:1 and in small groups, to encourage their creativity and build their confidence. • Supporting the main facilitator in their delivery of the workshop. • Setting up and tidying the room ready for a class. • Contributing to volunteer briefings and debriefings (30minutes before and after each session).

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Education, Events, Fundraising, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend (with admin support)

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    By working directly with a family matched to you, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a struggling family’s life. Whether taking children to the playground, helping the family access community-based groups, you will become a friend to the family and be part of the journey in helping them move forwards in life.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Friends Action North East - Digital Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. Supporting all aspects of IT from data input, social media to campaigning for digital inclusion for people with learning disabilities and/or Autism. The role involves taking photographs, marketing via designing posters, uploading images of recent events on social media sites etc. Volunteers must ask permission from friendship finder before taking their photographs and uploading them on any social media sites. Also when uploading content(s) for FANE organisation you must input content in accessible language. As a volunteer you must remain professional.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Food Nation - Food Education Placement

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Working with our Food Education Manager you will help to plan, design and create resources for a new assembly for KS1 and KS2 children. Sessions will be based around key public health messages to do with sugar and will initially be delivered in schools around Byker and Walker. In addition you may also get to co-deliver some assemblies if you wish to. You will also get to volunteer at a range of our public and community work including cooking workshops, social lunch clubs, school sessions and more.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Events, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Club or Society President

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Did you know if you're a club/society President, you can use this as your placement! Yes, all those hours you are going to spend in committee meetings, organising activities, planning events, this all makes up a CDM placement!

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport, Training
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Age UK Gateshead - Income generation and development

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Age UK is a registered charity supporting people aged 50 plus. Providing information, advice, advocacy, bereavement support, befriending, day centres, social groups, leisure and learning opportunities and insurance services. We are currently growing our offer of groups and services, as well as launching a sub brand to appeal to the 50-65yr market. This placement will assist the Head of Income Generation and Business Development with current project development, events and focus groups.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Disability, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, Older People
  • Friends Action North East: Group Support Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. Supporting people to try and develop independence skills in group environments. The ideal volunteer would support people to do things on their own and encourage people to become more independent at running groups and meeting people on their own. We already have groups including a film group on a Wednesday to a more a general Friday meet and mooch group to a sports groups. This opportunity would also be good for anyone who has skills in a particular area which might like to lead a group on e.g. If you are a dance instructor you could do a dance group etc. Responsibilities: • Meet Friendship Finders at an agreed meeting place if they don’t know how to get to the group unaided • Help set the group up • Provide encouragement and support for Friendship finders at the group • Make sure Friendship Finders get their taxis or home safely

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Club or Society Treasurer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Did you know if you're a club/society Secretary, you can use this as your placement! Yes, all those hours you are going to spend in committee meetings, organising activities, planning events, this all makes up a CDM placement!

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport, Training
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) - Communications Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Based at the RVI the GNCH is one of the 4 largest children's hospitals in the UK. The volunteers role would be to support and promote the work of the GNCH Foundation including: Liaising with hospital staff to produce articles for the newsletter, support and promote fundraising events, produce promotional information (eg flyers, posters), identify opportunities for fundraising.

    • Area of InterestDisability, Education, Events, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Mental Health
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • FoodCycle Monkchester - Project Leaders

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners every single day. Many people struggle to afford the basics to eat and many will eat alone without company or conversation. Our projects are based in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and support people living with hunger and poverty. Roles are: -Surplus food Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Volunteer Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Team Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Communications Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Community Outreach Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Student Liaison Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Fundraising and Events Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Stu Brew (Go Volunteer) - Promotional / Instructional Videos

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Stu Brew is Europe’s first student-managed sustainable microbrewery based here at Newcastle University. The enterprise is run as part of NUSU where society members have the opportunity to gain experience in business management, events co-ordination as well as formulating recipes, brewing, racking and selling beer. Self-motivated volunteers will work alongside the Stu Brew committee to help develop the business and improve systems across the enterprise. You will need to be a self-starter, reliable and able to take your own initiative to complete tasks and report back to both the Stu Brew committee and supervisor in team and CDM meetings, respectively, at least once every 2 weeks. PROMOTIONAL / INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS Effective marketing is central to the development of our brand and Stu Brew are always aiming to further outreach into the university, market and the brewing community. Production at Stu Brew adheres to standard operating procedures (SOPs) since health and safety is paramount. We are looking for a CDM student with experience in filming and video creation to provide us with high quality videos throughout the year to assist with marketing and supplement our SOPs. The video found on www.stubrew.com will give you an indication of the minimum desired standard. You will be required to submit a video portfolio with your application. Preference will be given to students who apply by Monday 16 September 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing 23 September 2019.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Education, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Representation, Training
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Food Nation - Men’s Pie Club

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Our Men’s Pie Club project is funded by Movember and run in collaboration with Men’s Health Forum to help tackle mental health issues and social isolation amongst men. Working with Colin, our resident Pie Man, you will get the opportunity to go out into the community and support these sessions where the men cook and eat pies together and build a support network. The sessions are fun, informal sessions rather than the more traditional cooking classes we run. You will also get to volunteer at a range of our public and community work including cooking workshops, social lunch clubs, school sessions and more.

    • Area of InterestEducation, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, Older People
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Courier sub-editor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    If you've been selected as an editor of a section of the Courier for next year, you could use this as your placement! Get in touch with Liz at NUSU for more info - cdm.union@ncl.ac.uk

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Campaigning, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Representation, Sport
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Earth Doctors Ltd - Artisan Baking Community - Business Development Officer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    We are an innovative social enterprise which develop food projects with create social and environmental impact. We have been trading since 2013 and one of our lead projects is the Artisan Baking Community Project. From a product perspective we make artisan breads using organic stoneground flours for sale through markets and café/restaurants. Our service side involves delivering baking sessions in communities/ with organisations and individuals. Tasks could include: Maintain and grow social media activity/following. Increase income from both bread sales and service sides of business. Support production and sales activities. Develop new products. Develop new partnerships/collaborations. Identify potential funders.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Safe Families for Children works hand-in-hand with children’s services to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer them help and support. By working directly with a family matched to you, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a struggling family’s life. Whether taking children to the playground, helping the family access community-based groups, you will become a friend to the family and be part of the journey in helping them move forwards in life.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Children and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Live Theatre, Live Tales - Volunteer Illustrator

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Live Tales allows teachers and children to explore creative writing from a new perspective. Through a mixture of drama and writing activities, the class collaborates to create a completely original story. Each child continues the story individually and receives an illustrated storybook to complete at school. • Create two illustrations, that correlate to the story being created by the class. • Create a booklet for the class to take away at the end of the session (using a photocopier and following an InDesign template). • Supporting the main facilitator in their delivery of the workshop. • Setting up and tidying the room ready for a class. • Contributing to volunteer briefings and debriefings (30minutes before and after each session).

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Business and Leadership, Children and Young People, Education, Local Community, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
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