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Volunteering and Curriculum for Excellence


This document provides guidance on the content of the Toolkit and the Learning By Volunteering website. The Toolkit has been split into three sections that are easy to navigate, where you will find examples of volunteering and useful documents to download and use in your own college.

Understanding Volunteering

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Make Volunteering Work

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Reward & Celebrate

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Case Study

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Website Resources

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The Learning By Volunteering Project has been a partnership between Adam Smith College, Angus College, Langside College and Scotland Colleges to assist in embedding volunteering into the college sector. The project has also produced a wide variety of resources to support colleges with volunteering. The Learning By Volunteering Toolkit contains valuable information and resources for the college sector in Scotland and beyond.


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Understanding Volunteering This section of the Toolkit provides you with key information about volunteering that can be used to help promote volunteering and highlights the benefits to students, colleges and local communities. This section also contains information on the role volunteering plays in government strategy.

Supports the bringing together of communities

Promotes community safety

SpeciďŹ c services may only exist because of Volunteers

Wider Community

Promotes community wellbeing

Builds stronger communities

To view the Understanding Volunteering section in more detail:

Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/understanding_volunteering

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Make Volunteering Work This section provides you with practical advice and documents that can be used to kick start volunteering in your college or support what is already happening in your college. This section contains lots of information and examples of documents that can be downloaded and adapted to suit your college. This section also includes an excellent paper linking Volunteering with Curriculum for Excellence. Volunteer Management

Curriculum for Excellence

Who’s Who

Your College

Success

Partnership

Policies & Procedures Promotion & Marketing

To view the Make Volunteering Work section in more detail:

Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/make_volunteering_work

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Reward and Celebrate Now your students have been taking part in volunteering, how do you reward their efforts and support them to learn from their experiences? There are lots of awards out there just waiting to be given to volunteers, it is your role to ensure students gain these awards to enhance their experience and to add that extra sparkle to thier CV or university application.

The Learning by Volunteering project has supported the development of three new awards for volunteers and you will find details of these by following the link below.

To view the Reward and Celebrate section in more detail:

Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/reward_and_celebrate

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Case Study Curriculum for Excelle in Beauty Therapy Curriculum for Excellence in Beauty Therapy

Julie Wales, Senior Lecturer in Beauty Therapy at Langside College has created a very useful diary for her students to record their volunteering and reflect on their work as it relates to the Curriculum for Excellence.

To view the Case Studies section in more detail:

Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/case_studies

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The Diary can be used as a way of recording the hours of volunteering that the student has participated in and is handed out with the standard Volunteer Recording Card which is used at Langside College. The main focus of the diary though, is to use the four capacities as a way of allowing students to reflect on and measure their contribution to society or to the college, via the work that they do. Beauty Therapy students at Langside are no strangers to participating in voluntary activity and have an impressive list of events which they have supported. Whether its International Women’s Day, The Southside Festival or any of the many fundraising days we have within the college, Beauty students are actively involved. Many of our Beauty Therapy students are volunteering within the college in an excellent example of innovative teaching where HNC/HND Beauty Therapy students have been encouraged to volunteer their time passing on their newly acquired skills to other students in our Section for Continuous and Inclusive Learning. The diary allows students to see the link between their activities and the Curriculum for Excellence. It is also a very useful tool in relating activities as a volunteer to very useful descriptors that resonate with CV building and job applications.

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Website Resources To read the News section in more detail: Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/news

To view the Videos section for inspiring clips: Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/videos

To browse the Useful Links section: Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/useful_links

To Learn Online through our online portal: Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/learn_online

To view the Project Documents section: Visit: www.learningbyvolunteering.org/project_documents

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