UCSA HELP Volunteer
UCSA HELP Volunteers conduct the initial interview when a student consults the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare Team. UCSA HELP Volunteers then assist the Team to find the best course of action for the student.
Applicants must be enrolled in a law, social work or psychology qualification at level 300 or above. CV, cover letter and references are required. Selected applicants will attend an interview.
UCSA HELP Volunteers commit 2 hours per week to the role during term time.
Students meeting LAWS365 requirements are ineligible.
Successful applicants will be trained in both interview techniques and aspects specific to the UCSA HELP role.
Hours involved in the activity
Up to 3 modules of 12 hours minimum per module. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcomes.
Student Advocate - USCA
Room 123, Puaka-James Hight Building
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.
- B1 - Communication - UCSA HELP Volunteers identify diverse needs of the student community and utilise a range of communication skills to effectively work with individuals.
- B4 - Learning - UCSA HELP Volunteers learn strategies to better connect with the community to work towards successful resolution of student issues.
- B6 - Problem Solving - UCSA HELP Volunteers develop appropriate ways to resolve student issues and deal with obstacles within diverse community settings.
- C1 - Communication - UCSA HELP Volunteers demonstrate successful communication and investigation skills, and the ability to transfer information from and between parties.
- C4 - Learning - UCSA HELP Volunteers learn practical and adaptable skills to resolve problems.
- D1 - Communication - UCSA HELP Volunteers communicate effectively and are respectful of cultural differences and nuances across diverse nationalities.
- D4 - Learning - UCSA HELP Volunteers learn cultural traditions and strategies to engage more successfully with a diverse audience.
- D6 - Problem Solving - UCSA HELP Volunteers resolve student issues and deal with obstacles within culturally diverse community settings.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UCSA affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity?