DIT Student Volunteering & Friends of the Elderly St. Patricks Day Dinner Party!
DIT Student Volunteering
The President’s Civic Spirit Award has been established to recognise and acknowledge the significant contribution of IT Tralee’s student volunteers to the Institute and the wider community. Engaging with one’s community as a volunteer brings a benefit to both student and community, this award seeks to encourage student community engagement, active citizenship and build on the established work that is being carried out by students.
In order to be eligible for this award, you need to demonstrate commitment to a voluntary organisation/project. This may be on campus, within local community or in your home town. All students who submit their hours and meet the minimum criteria for their chosen category will be awarded an IT Tralee President’s Civic Spirit Bronze, Silver or Gold Certificate. A Gold, Silver and Bronze Award will be bestowed on three candidates displaying outstanding volunteering experience and impact, as adjudged by the award selection panel. Applications will be processed through StudentVolunteer.ie. Click here for a handy guide about the whole process!
Bronze - Minimum 25 hrs
Silver - Minimum 60 hrs
Gold - Minimum 100 hrs
APPLYING FOR THE PRESIDENT'S CIVIC SPIRIT AWARD
Step 1: Express your interest in the President's Civic Spirit award via the form below. Once you sign up you will receive an information pack from the Office of Student Engagement.
Step 2: Sign up to your volunteering opportunity. You can find opportunites on StudentVolunteer.ie or volunteer with an organisation of your choice including IT Tralee Clubs, Scoieties or Departments. Make sure you log your hours through StudentVolunteer.ie!
Step 3: Complete your volunteering and log your hours on StudentVolunteer.ie. Once you have reached the minimum hours you will be prompted to apply for the PCSA.
Step 4: Complete the reflective questions section on StudentVolunteer.ie . This form is designed to help you reflect on the impact and benefits that both you and the community organisation gained from your volunteering role (the reflective portfolio will be very useful when you are updating your C.V. and in job interviews). Submit your application via StudentVolunteer.ie by April 13th.
Step 5: All completed forms will be reviewed by the President's Civic Spirit Award Selection Committee.
Step 6: The President's Civic Spirit Award Ceremony takes place in late April in IT Tralee. Family and friends of students are welcome to attend the awards.
StudentVolunteer.ie enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.Register Now