Help

Hello and welcome! 

Here you will find some useful information about vTeam, form and procedure, a bit about our Volunteering Awards and meet the winners. If you can't find what you are looking for, then why not drop us a line at vteam@essex.ac.uk 

Creating your profile and Logging hours

1. create your profile

To be able to signup for opportunities and to record your horus once you're done, you'll need a profile. If you haven't already, visit this page and answer the questions on there. It doesn't take long and you'll only have to do it once. 

2. Choose an opportunity

We have three kinds of opportunities for you to get involved in, placements, regular projects and one offs. Find something you like the look of and register your interest. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. 

3. Do it!

This is the fun bit, once you've been added to a project, get out there and help the community. 

4. Record your hours

You've done the hard work, now make sure it's added to your profile. Head to the log your hours page, pick the kind of work you did and then the type of project it was. Fill in the details including the dates (if you volunteer in the role all year pick the first up and last day) and click add. 

Now it's just a case of adding the hours you worked and any skills you gained (make sure you provide an example of how you used it) and you're done.

5. Review your year

At the end of the year, you can download your skills template which lets you keep all of your skills in one place and will help with job applications.

Forms & Procedures

Here you can find important information and policies. Download these useful guides if you need some help understanding how to claim your expenses and travel costs. Any questions, drop us a line on vteam@essex.ac.uk 

  

       Expenses Policy                          Travel Expenses                        Incident Form                        Example Expense Form                  Signing Sheet

 

Meet the team 

 

Meet our volunteering team, everyone on this team works towards the same aim-helping you get an amazing degree and job. vTeam has 5 permanent full-time members of staff, two frontrunners and two student staff. You can find them in Promise 1 office, busy dealing with all things volunteerings. We work with schools and local charities, we help students make their fantastic ideas come to life and we also ensure that you get support for your CV development. Pop by to say hello! 

 
 

Volunteering Manager

anya visegorodceva

Anya works closely with schools and charities in Essex to organise regular projects, find exciting and fun one-off projects and create skills based placements. Anya worked for the SU when she was a student and has been a permanent member of staff for almost 4 years now. 

 

Volunteering Coordinator

SMARaNDA SAVA

Smaranda joined the team in September 2017. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Maketing and Brand Management. She was also an Essex undergraduate in Business Management and Modern Languages. Smaranda is super friendly and fun, she loves to talk about art, travel, nature, food, origami and pretty much anything. Her enthusiam will bring a lot to the vTeam! Smaranda has organised art exhibitions, fundraisers and random cultural festivals that made people smile! 

 

 

VOLUNTEERING COORDINATOR

tomas kasiulis

Tomas joined us in September 2016. He had just finished his Masters and joined us to build community links and increase student participation in community project. Tomas lead to more opportunities for you, more skills and more fun! Tomas is not new to volunteering he lead a huge project in Lithuania and delivered a whole day event all by himself. He is a hard worker and is not new to SU's 4 Promises, so expect him to help you get an amazing degree and job. PS : he loves Basketball.

 

Regular Projects Frontrunner

Shravaree Tryambake

Shravaree is another newbie which joined us in September 2017. She helps vTeam look after the Regular Projects by helping th different committees run their projects smoothly. Shravree is also a committed volunteer! Talk to her about travelling and elephants and she'll be your friend! Shravaree is very friendly and strives to always help the people around her!

 

Regular Project Frontrunner

andreea szasz

Andreea is our other vTeam frontrunner and is also part of the flock of new people which joined us in September. Andreea looks after a range of Regular Projects and helps Project Commitees manage them. Andreea is super open and warm! And she speaks 3 languages fluently! BTW : Stuffed peppers is the way to her heart.

 

Communications Assistant

Clea Moore

Clea also arrived in September 2017. She is in charge of Communications for the vTeam, whether that is social media, emails or writing the newsletter. Pop her an emai at vteam@essex.ac.uk and she'll make sure to help you out! Clea loves food (all things asian), art (all things crafty) and travelling!

 

Recruitment and Selection Assistant

Louisa futcher

Louisa, yes you guessed it, also joined us in September 2017. She is in charge of organising the Come and Try sessions and recruiting the volunteers. Louisa is busiest bee there is. She is President of the DIY Society, the Art Club Project Leader, Treasurer of Choir Society, an active volunteer for Animal Protection and a SU student staff. She is directing a play this year, Far Away, which will be produced at the Lakeside Theater, all the while, you know, studying Accounting!! Oh, and the most imporant : Louisa is Campus Cat's NUMBER 1 fan. And she's really friendly!