2020/21 Students' Union Volunteering Team: Event Coordinator

About us

Students' Union Volunteering Team:

Event Coordinator

Ongoing opportunity


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What is the role?

Who are they?

What can I gain?


When can I volunteer?

Any requirements?


Role Description

Our Students’ Union Volunteering Team are key to making sure students feel settled into their life at university, make friends and find out about the opportunities and support available to them.


  • We’re looking for students from all backgrounds to represent your Union.
  • University and Students’ Union activities are slightly different this year and all our events and activities are currently being held online.
  • These new challenges mean that having our friendly, welcoming Volunteer Team has never been more important. As part of the team, you will have the chance to make a genuine, positive impact on the lives of other students.


As an Event Coordinator, you will support the planning and delivery of online events and activities.


Responsibilities include:


  • Being a friendly, welcoming face for students
  • Support the planning and delivery of Students’ Union online events
  • Assist the development of student peer support groups (eg. Mature, International, Parents & Carers Student Groups)
  • Work with student societies to create new opportunities for students to engage online
  • Facilitate online student events and facilities
  • Having fun!


You will be invited to attend an online induction where we will make sure you are confident and happy with what you will be doing in your role.


About this organisation

The UWS Student Union is the Representative body for all UWS Students.

We are here to support students during their time at UWS. We exist to change student’s lives by:


  • Campaigning with and for you
  • Working to improve learning and teaching
  • Offering advice and support
  • Organising events and activities
  • Enable societies for all students


What could you gain?

The benefits of being part of the team are:

  • The chance to meet new people and make new friends
  • Having fun
  • Getting involved with your Students’ Union
  • The opportunity to support your fellow students


Skills and experience you could gain include:

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Experience in the planning and delivery of events
  • IT skills
  • Confidence


Extra benefits include:

  • An invitation to our Volunteers Celebration Event
  • Access to Students’ Union Leadership Training Course
  • Eligible for Students’ Union Awards and UWS  Volunteer Recognition Award



 All Students’ Union activities are currently being held online


When can I volunteer?


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday X X X
Tuesday X X X
Wednesday X X X
Thursday X X X
Friday X X X


Skills/Experience Required

There are no specific skills or experienced required but you should be:


  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Approachable
  • Understanding of students’ needs and challenges
  • Enthusiastic when speaking to students about our activities and opportunities
  • Eager to work as part of a team


Requirements for starting the role

  • To be part of the team you need to be a current UWS student
  • To prepare you for your role, you will be provided a volunteer induction
  • Inductions will be delivered online, as a Zoom meeting


Click Here to join the team!

The Students' Union
Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB
0141 849 4151

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