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SCA WEEKLY EMAIL 11.01.19

SCA WEEKLY EMAIL 11.01.19 

Happy New Year from all of us at SCA. We hope you have had a lovely break and are excited to do some volunteering in 2019!

1. Inductions and DBS
2. Refreshers Fair – 16th Jan
3. First Aid Training
4. Volunteer or Be a Project Leader!
5. Stray Aid Rescue Kennels, Volunteering Day
5. Give us your feedback!

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1. Inductions and DBS
You must attend an induction session before you start volunteering. We hold induction sessions each week so that everyone has a chance to get involved with volunteering throughout the year. See the dates below for upcoming inductions.

Friday 18th Jan – 1:00pm – PCL050
Tuesday 22nd Jan – 1:00pm – CG218
Friday 25th Jan – 1:00pm – PCL054
Monday 28th Jan – 2:00pm – PCL050
Thursday 31st Jan – 2:00pm – CG83

If you are volunteering on a project that works with children, you will need a DBS check. The attached list shows what you need to bring, and you also need to know your national insurance number (but we don’t need proof of this number). You can bring along your documents to complete a DBS form in our office anytime, or at an induction if you are already intending to attend one of those. If you are unsure if you need a DBS check or whether you already have a valid certificate, please contact your project leader or contact us in the office (contact details at the bottom of this email).

* Please remember to bring in your DBS certificate to the SCA office once it has arrived! * (PC012, Palatine Centre)

DBS Identity Documents List

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2. Refreshers Fair – 16th Jan
Refreshers Fair is taking place on Wednesday the 16th of January, from 2-5pm in the Students Union. If you are yet to get involved with SCA and want to find out which of our amazing projects still need volunteers, then come along and find out from the project leaders themselves!

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3. First Aid Training
30th January 2-8pm PCL057
Gain a first aid qualification (‘Emergency First Aid at Work’) and learn basic first aid that may be useful for your volunteering project. The great thing about this hands-on course is that you not only gain knowledge but also improve your confidence in delivering emergency first aid. This course is open to everyone, and is free!

Book your place here:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/experiencedurham/studentvolunteering/local/one-offs/trn/firstaid/

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4. Volunteer or Be a Project Leader!

Code Club Volunteering
Our very own Code Club is up and running this term! The new fantastic project leaders are keen to have as many volunteers as possible on board, so express your interest by emailing codeclub.sca@durham.ac.uk ASAP. Sessions will be held weekly on Thursdays at 18:30-19:30, in Elvet Riverside. There will also be other opportunities to deliver code club sessions in local schools, on Thursday afternoons.
Don’t worry if you have little or no experience of coding, there is a training session at 1:15pm on Wednesday 23rd January! Come along to learn the ropes from Anna from Code Club UK, and to find out more.

Youth Club Volunteering
AYCC are looking for lots of volunteers for various sessions that take place on all weekday evenings at various times between 3-9pm. There is a wide range of activities going on, such as sports and crafts. These sessions will start on the week beginning 21st January. You will also need to have attended an induction session and filled in a DBS form before you start to volunteer, so it is the perfect time to sort this before the holidays. Email student.volunteering@durham.ac.uk to get involved!

Durham Young Carers Service, Volunteer Roles Available
If you are interested in youth work, then this opportunity to support young carers in Durham may be for you! There are various roles available, detailed on the attached documents. Training will be provided. Please get in touch with the Community Development Practitioner for an informal chat where you can find out more about the role and the service and look at the next steps to getting involved; by phone: 0191 3832520, email: durhamyoungcarers@family-action.org.uk, or visit their website: https://www.family-action.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteering-opportunities/.

Apply to be Dog Walking Project Leader
We are still looking for a project leader for our popular residential dog walking project! The role involves coordinating weekly dog walking slots, matching up dogs to volunteers and ensuring volunteers and dog-owners are happy. It is also your responsibility to promote the project around Durham to recruit more service users (more dog owners!)
If you are interested in the role, please email community.action@durham.ac.uk detailing why you want the role and think you would be a good fit! Apply by the 18th of Jan!

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5. Big Stray Aid Volunteering Day – Wednesday 23rd January
Stray Aid (dog rescue kennels) are looking for volunteers to come and help them with a spruce up of the kennels! They need various tasks completing, including cleaning kennels, chopping wood for their new heating system (to keep the doggos warm over winter!) and interacting with the dogs. There will be a morning session (9:30-12:30) and an afternoon session (1:30-4). To sign up- email student.volunteering@durham.ac.uk by Friday 18th January. Open to all volunteers (not just dog-walking project ones)!

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6. Give us your feedback!

We would love to hear about your experience of Volunteering with SCA in Michaelmas term. Please click the link below and answer a couple of questions on your experience of volunteering with SCA last term, what you enjoyed, what kind of volunteering opportunities you would like to see this term etc.! There is the option to submit it anonymously. Many thanks!

https://www.dur.ac.uk/experiencedurham/studentvolunteering/one-offs/decsurvey/


As always, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email, phone or call into the office if you have any questions.

Happy Volunteering!

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