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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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  • Aquila Housing - Volunteer Befriender (Residential Projects)

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    A housing and homelessness charity based in the North East of England with 30 years’ experience of delivering bespoke, effective services for vulnerably housed and homeless people. A Volunteer Befriender is supported and encouraged to provide ongoing practical support and companionship to our service users. This may mean visiting them in 24-hour supported accommodation, in their own homes or at our homeless resource centre in Gateshead. Within our residential projects, Volunteer Befrienders run activities to engage our service users positively e.g. arts and crafts, cooking/baking, family learning, beauty therapy. All volunteers are expected to participate in fundraising activities alongside other roles.

    • Area of InterestDisability, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Older People, Representation
  • Aquila Housing - Volunteer Befriender (Basis)

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    A housing and homelessness charity based in the North East of England with 30 years’ experience of delivering bespoke, effective services for vulnerably housed and homeless people. A Volunteer Befriender is supported and encouraged to provide ongoing practical support and companionship to our service users. This may mean visiting them in 24-hour supported accommodation, in their own homes or at our homeless resource centre in Gateshead. Within our drop-in centre, Volunteer Befrienders provide practical support to our service users e.g. help with laundry, making refreshments, filling in forms, etc. All volunteers are expected to participate in fundraising activities alongside other roles.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Older People, Representation
  • Twisting Ducks - Social Media and Marketing Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Food Nation: Enterprise Assistant

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Food Nation has opportunities for students to assist in a range of our food education, growing skills courses and help with management of demonstration garden. Food education sessions take place with local schools and encourage children and families to understand food and where it comes from. Food Nation manages a demonstration garden / food production site for practical growing skills. - assist the cooking skills trainer with cooking classes, this will include preparation of ingredients, interacting and assisting class participants. - help with the end of session clean up, following strict health and safety guidelines to ensure the highest levels of food hygiene are observed. Assisting with the marketing and promotion of Food Nation services as well as helping at food nation marketing events

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Events, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Training
  • Jesmond Library: Revenue Development

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Jesmond Library is a volunteer led community library which is run as a charity, Friends of Jesmond Library, and is managed and run by local Trustees and over a 100 regular volunteers It offers amongst other things books and information, an event and meeting space, free wi and computer access. This placement would take the lead on investigating/identifying revenue streams for new Sid Chaplin Room; ( a newly refurbished meeting room on Ist Floor) with the help of fellow volunteers.

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Business and Leadership, Education, Events, Health and Social Care, International and Languages, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Older People
  • Friends Action North East : 1-2-1 Friendship mentor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • COCO: Overseas Projects Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 30 Sep 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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 the impact of COCO's projects, processing requests for COCO to work with communities and compiling case studies.

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

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend (with admin support)

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Friends Action North East - Digital Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • NUSU - Club or Society President

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. 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! for more info - cdm.union@ncl.ac.uk

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport, Training
  • Friends Action North East: Group Support Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • NUSU - Club or Society Treasurer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. 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
  • Youth Homeless North East Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    YHNE believe that ‘Every Young person has the Right to a Home’. To help achieve this, we work closely with the homelessness sector, the 12 local authorities in the North East and, most importantly, young homeless people aged 14-25. We try to engage young people in Social Action projects that will help shape and guide policies and strategies that will affect them directly. The volunteer at YHNE can get involved in several tasks and activities and this can be discussed with the volunteer before beginning the placement. These opportunities could be: General Administration/Governance Youth Engagement sessions, working with Regional Project Officer Help planning events Help maintaining YHNE Website and Social Media Accounts

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
  • Action Language - ESOL Teacher

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Working with volunteer teachers of our free classes supporting students in English learning, providing feedback, interaction, friendly environment. Specifically, welcoming students on arrival, marking register, working with them during the lesson under direction and supervision of the ESOL teacher, correcting written work as directed, chatting with students during coffee break, working as part of team.

    • Area of InterestEducation, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Training
  • NUSU - Courier sub-editor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Earth Doctors Ltd - Artisan Baking Community - Business Development Officer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • Live Theatre, Live Tales - Volunteer Illustrator

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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
  • COCO - Marketing and Communications Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2019. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    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. Marketing and Communications volunteer role: Working to raise the profile of COCO. Responsibilities could relate to social media, COCO's website and various other communications.

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Education, International and Languages, Media and Marketing, Representation
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