Call for volunteers to support our local community

Staff volunteers are being sought to join our Positive Impact Partners Programme (PIP) to support the local community.

Call for Positive Impact Partners (PIP) volunteers. February 2019

PIP is our flagship programme designed to increase collaboration between the University and the third sector. Through PIP, we connect colleagues with local voluntary and community organisations to exchange knowledge and skills, share resources and form new collaborative partnerships, designed to create mutual benefits. 

PIP has matched local charitable and social benefit organisations with University staff, who can provide advice on a range of professional and business skills, as well as knowledge on a wide variety of academic disciplines. The diverse skills set available at the University has enabled third sector organisations to succeed where they have previously been struggling, and helped build capacity in the city to deal with societal issues.

PIP has created University research and curriculum projects and offered volunteering, internship and research opportunities for staff and students. Volunteers also gain insights from their third sector partner’s background and history that can be used in their personal and professional development.

Download our report to read more about the collaborative partnerships formed through PIP and the key benefits to us, our partners and the third sector.

As part of this recruitment drive, the Sustainability Service will be holding an informal drop-in session from noon to 1pm on Thursday 28 February at the Facilities Directorate Building, Meeting Room 1, Oak. 

Alternatively, you can find further information and sign-up to PIP via the Sustainability Service website. Applications are being accepted until Friday 15 March.  

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