Promote opportunities & training, reward participation
Volunteering & Employability
Promote opportunities & training, reward participation

Opportunities and awards to boost future employability  

Support students by providing easy access to browse new opportunities, simplifying the application process and rewarding participation. Engage with internal and third-party opportunity providers and free up staff time by allowing providers to manage their own listings.

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.

We have found that MSL Volunteering provides much more than admin management – it helps us to fully support our students and manage volunteering opportunities from start to finish.

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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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