Volunteering Officer

Emily Johnsen

The Volunteering Officer doesn't have a network, but instead, holds regular meetings with the Volunteering Committee. It is a wonderful group of students from all years and faculties each responsible for a different aspect of volunteering at York, helping to provide the most fulfilling and impactful opportunities both internally and externally to the university. They oversee all 16 student-led volunteering projects and also host one-off volunteering events. There are so many different ways to get involved- whether you volunteer regularly or just want to have a go!

Emily's Priorities

  • Roles - more training for student leaders, development of digital resources, YUSU coordinator committee, college volunteering & RAG officers on the volunteering committee, one-off Fresher's volunteering, and signposting to other sources of support.
  • Representation - communicate with groups who struggle to engage to see how we can make volunteering more accessible to you, attend the student volunteering forum, and liaise with stakeholders to promote your work and ensure we meet the City's priorities.
  • Recognition - champion student volunteers via local press, newsletters, blogs and digital outlets, consistent promotion, build a 'Volunteering at York brand', help organise celebration events and encourage nominations for the student volunteering awards.



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