Volunteers, opportunities & awards - do it all digitally!
Volunteering & Employability
Volunteers, opportunities & awards - do it all digitally!

Opportunities, skills and awards to boost future employability  

University of Plymouth Students' Union logoRead how Plymouth University Students' Union has transformed their volunteering programme into a fully digital Volunteering & Recognition Showcase with the support of MSL.

KeeleSU Volunteering logoRead how KeeleSU Volunteering increased participation and reduced admin when they implemented MSL Volunteering & Employability.

Features
  • Profile
  • Opportunities
  • Activities & Skills
  • Training & Awards
  • Messaging

Profile

Profile

Volunteers create their own profile which grows as they participate in activities. Volunteers set search filters and preferences within their profile so they only see opportunities which match their requirements.

The skills profile includes hours logged, awards received, skills attained and training attended.

University of Plymouth SU volunteer profile view
MSL’s Volunteering & Employability system supports all the UPSU volunteer, provider and awards functionality. The ability to display engagement stats, which use real time data pulled in via an API, has proven to be a real draw for new volunteers.

University of Plymouth Students' Union

Opportunities

Opportunities

Your organisation can advertise recurring and one-off volunteering opportunities, give access to internal departments and third-party providers to set up and manage provider accounts and approve/reject opportunities. Opportunities can be configured to provide the following details:

  • Activity details - title, description and number of volunteers required
  • Display dates - the date range and apply by date to control how the opportunity appears when a volunteer uses the browse facility
  • Activity types - match the selections volunteers choose in their profile
  • Employability skills - guide volunteers when selecting opportunities which are most appropriate for their objectives

 

Activities & Skills

Activities & Skills

Volunteers log their activities by hour and can include community volunteering, committee membership, course rep, work experience and internships.

Activity periods can be set up to correspond to academic years or to a single activity period, such as the volunteer's time at University.

The skills record they build can be downloaded and contains all their roles, activities and skills gained. Volunteers can choose to display a skills review on their profile to demonstrate progress.

Training & Awards

Training & Awards

When a volunteer takes part in a training course, their attendance is verified so that it can be logged against relevant awards progress and shown on their profile.

Awards can be based on number of hours logged and also be linked to criteria such as skill categories, qualifications and reviews the volunteer has received about their contribution.

Messaging

Messaging

The volunteer can add or remove themselves from mailing lists at any point by editing their profile. Distinctive templates for your volunteering communications allow engaging information to be sent to volunteering administrators, opportunity providers and volunteers.

As well as outgoing messages, inbound notifications can be set up for to alert users about new opportunities, new providers, an opportunity application, an approved registration - amongst many others.

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Support

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