SERC Volunteer Awards
The SERC Volunteer Awards recognize the time you commit, the skills you develop and the difference you make through volunteering. The awards scheme has been designed to improve your CV by showing employers and others clear evidence of what you’ve achieved as a volunteer during your time at SERC.
Through the SERC Volunteer Programme we offer all students the opportunity to gain credits which can lead to an award in Bronze, Silver or Gold Award to recognise your achievements. We will issue you with a certificate to recognize your volunteering achievements for 10 hours, 20 hours or 30 hours.
Gold – 30 Credits
Silver – 20 Credits
Bronze - 10 Credits
Working as a Volunteer - Obtain a City & Guilds Qualification
If you're keen to develop your career, or if you just want to get some formal recognition for what you do, volunteering can be a route to gaining a qualification.
What are the benefits?
The main benefits for you as a volunteer:
Motivation and challenge
Evidence that may help access to education, training and employment
Recognition of your contribution
Through the SERC Volunteer Programme we can offer the opportunity to gain a City & Guilds unit ‘Working as a Volunteer’.
In this unit, the learner will find out about how to become a volunteer and make an application for voluntary work that suits their skills and interests. The learner will complete a voluntary work task which interests them and matches their skills.
The unit is based on the following outcomes;
Finding voluntary work
Understand what is expected of the volunteer in undertaking the voluntary work
Be able to undertake voluntary work
Understand that the skills used during voluntary work may benefit personal or career plans
How is this unit assessed?
Assessment is by a candidate portfolio. The learner is expected to be able to apply for voluntary work which matches their skills and interests and explain the behaviours and attitudes needed. After taking part in the activity, they describe how the skills used during their time as a volunteer may be useful in their future or career plans.
A SERC Volunteer Advisor will support you to achieve this unit. Evidence will be generated naturally through the volunteering project.