Reward and Recognition

Volunteering is more than time spent; it’s also about skills gained! 

 

If you already volunteer with The Union or you have found your perfect volunteer opportunity through our online portal you can log your volunteering hours and the skills you have gained to access rewards and support. After 25 hours you should log skills along with each session of volunteering in order to claim your reward.
 

HOW TO LOG YOUR HOURS

 

 

 

For each session of volunteering you log after you have reached 25 hour rewards you need to log a skill that you developed and an evidence description for this.

Email volunteering@mmu.ac.uk to claim your reward or to find out more!

'Get Going': 5 hours

- Receive a 'make a change' tote bag and reflective volunteering diary with guidance on how to make the most of your volunteering.
- Come in for a chat if you need any support. 

Bronze: 25 hours

- Claim a digital certificate of your achievement!
- Attend our Reflecting on Your Volunteering workshop to learn how your volunteering can take you far.

 

Silver: 50 hours

- Claim a digital certificate of your achievement!
- Access leadership and development training modules to improve your skills;

 

Gold: 100 hours

- Claim a digital certificate of your achievement!
- Access a £50 Training and Development Bursary to use towards any course, training or qualification of your choice

 

Platinum: 200 hours

- Claim a digital certificate of your achievement!
- Get recognised as a Platinum volunteer at the annual Volunteering Awards

 

The University’s RISE scheme is a new and exciting way to gain additional skills that count towards your degree for broader experiential learning. Through RISE you can claim; 30 course credits, and/or degree transcript recognition, once you gain 300 RISE points, which can be achieved through 100 hours of volunteering.

Students who have undertaken volunteering commitments, and students who are on courses eligible for third term credit, can find out more by visiting the RISE Internships webpage or RISE website.