UCC Works Award - Volunteering and Community Engagement Pathway MOVEMBE2020/2021
UCC Works Award Programme
Now is your chance if you want to create deeper links between your volunteering organisation and ALIVE - sign up to be an ALIVE Leader. Leaders receive training, hoodies, funding and opportunities to attend conferences.
ALIVE Leaders have attended the following training workshops and events to develop their skills, effectively lead a group and progress their goals.
This year we have a group of amazing Leaders working with us: Meet the ALIVE Interns in the ALIVE Workshop
We asked 2020 Intern, Sabrina a few questions about her volunteering journey!
Why did you want to be apart of the ALIVE Leadership Internship?
I received the ALIVE Certificate for volunteering last year and it inspired me to get involved in ALIVE on a leadership level. I really enjoyed the ceremony and I made new friends through the Seas Suas programme.
What tasks/ duties do you need for this?
I have a lot of different tasks which makes the vote very interesting and provides a lot of variety. We do a lot of work with charities and events such as the science festival which was extremely enjoyable and a great learning experience.
Would you recommend on being a part of an Intern?
I would recommend on being a part of this programme. I wanted to learn more about ALIVE. I got to learn a lot of new skills and meet a lot of new people throughout the programme.
Do you enjoy doing this? What would be your best thing from this?
I would say that it as a very positive impact on the college experience so far. It has encouraged me to get involved in the society more volunteering. It has provided me with an excellent opportunity to meet new students, learn more about charities and it was rewarding for me to hear the positive impact volunteering has on the students time at university.
Bring your ideas ALIVE!
The fund enables students to act on their ideas, interests and passions with community organisations, campaigns and projects. Individuals and groups of students may apply. NUI Galway ALIVE volunteers have, in recent years:
To take a lead on your volunteering contact ALIVE for support in making your idea a reality.
Our committed, enthusiastic and ambitious staff and students fundraise extensively across the campus. Please contact the CKI if you hope to plan a fundraiser at NUI Galway.
Within the NUI Galway Fundraising Policy is a helpful guide to successful event planning and links to national fundraising networks. Helpful support documents can be found on the Student Services Policy website. Fundraising events are reviewed via the Application Form, that you can fil in here!
Social Enterprise Network in Ireland
Social Entrepreneurship Ireland
Social Marketing & Social Innovation are key concepts for social entrepreneurs. NUI Galway has particular expertise in this area.
Dr. Christine Domegan, Marketing Discipline and Leader of the Social Innovation and Policy cluster, Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway chats with Angela Sice about Social Innovation and how it is used to address ‘Wicked Problems' in society.
Listen to the definitions of Social Marketing and Social Innovation and examples of movements to improve lives:
Short Podcast Interview with Dr Christine Domegan, NUI Galway
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