placements

WHAT's a placement? 

Placements is a scheme developed to help students gain new skills and work in the area that's relevant to students' degrees and future careers. Our placements are created with local charities to make sure that they are easily accessible and don't require too much travelling. Some placements will involve working from home and flexible hours, some will be more formal and will have set office hours. It all depends on the organisation and the type of role you're after. Opportuntities range from marketing to accounting & finance and tend to suit most students' timetables and needs. 

Placements require 4 hours of commitment a week and normally run for at least 4 weeks straights; some placements can be extended for longer periods of time if both the provider and the volunteer are happy. Have a look below for the opportunities that are available and apply (make sure you download a role description, to see if you match criteria). Applications must be submitted before deadline; press here to start your application

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Current Placements

HR Database Assistant

Are you interested in HR and want to help a local hospice? St Helena Hospice are looking for someone to help them sort through their HR database

 
Colchester Zoo WOW Volunteer

Want to help run the best Zoo of the UK, Colchester Zoo? Apply and come to the information session on 24th January in LTB 1

 
Beacon House Health and Social Care

Are you willing to improve your confidence, self-awareness, flexibility or interpersonal skills? Or maybe you would like to get some social work experience? Click here to find out more

 
Children Helper

Are you willing to work with young people? Do you want to get some experience in planning, coordinating and running activities? Apply now!

 
 

Placement Volunteers

Rebecca Chivers | Session Leader Placement

Rebecca volunteered for the local charity First Stop, running Sunday learning sessions for adults. She approached vTeam wanting to develop her curricular studies through practical experience and to help others. She did so successfully and will continue with her placement as a regular project. Read her testimonial and get in touch if you want to be involved with her project.

"As a first year student I wanted to do something that resonated with my passions and not only taught me, but helped others. When I suggested a placement, which was involved with the teaching of disadvantaged people, I did not expect such an ideal opportunity to come up, and so quickly- but I am grateful it did. Studying Criminology with Social Psychology means that I am able to relate what I learn from volunteering with what I learn during term time, it has also allowed me to delve into a very real issue of contemporary society. 

Now that my placement ended, I am able to confidently say that I have gained skills to lead, teach and manage time and these will undoubtedly help me with my future career plans. I am also now turning my placement into a regular project to continue to support the community."

 

 

 

Saskia Peters | Session Facilitator Placement

Saskia started volunteering with St Matthew's Centre out of passion for family law and children at the start of spring term. A third year student at the time, and president of the Law Society, her experience of working in the community inspired her even more to pursue this strand of law after graduation.

''Throughout this placement, I have been assisting with supervising the meetings between parents and children. My main responsibility was to report to facilitators and assist with updating essential documents like attendance sheets.

The placement enabled me to understand how important contact centres are because they are relied on greatly by families. I have learnt more about the process in family law - my degree which coincides with this placement has introduced me to some measures available to families, and my interest towards family law is even more vivid now. Seeing the successful contact sessions between parents and children - regardless of their circumstances - is very rewarding. Family is a big thing for me and volunteering here has suggested to me that working with families.''