The Steering Committee is a panel of students from across City University London who meet every two months during term time to ensure that there is a student voice informing the direction of the Community Volunteering Service.
Members of the Committee take turns to Chair the meeting and take minutes. Ideally, it comprises five students who are committed to stay on for one year (usually March through to March the following year) and two members of staff, one of whom is the Community Volunteering Officer.
The Committee usually meets every two months to discuss issues around the City Volunteering service. You can read minutes from previous meetings. The guiding document for the committee is its Terms of Reference - these are reviewed annually at the AGM in April.
- Influence volunteering policy at the university
- Learn important governance skills, such as how to chair meetings, how to take minutes, how to resolve conflict and listen to varying viewpoints
- Help organise and run events
- Opportunities for further professional development - such as attending Impact 2012 Student Volunteering Conference
- Learn about new opportunities and developments in volunteering before anybody else.
What current members say...
"Being part of the Steering Committee has given me the confidence and all the right skills for carrying out projects in the future. Attending regular meetings has been great not only because I had the opportunity to share ideas with Ben and the rest of the committee but because those ideas were put in practice. Working with fellow students for our projects has been fun and it has developed further my team-working skills. It has been great to be part of something outside my course, and being a committee member has been very rewarding so far." - Paula Lucescu
"I have thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the City Volunteering Steering Committee as it has given me the opportunity to participate in and organise events that help others in society. We hold meetings around once a month, where we suggest new ideas for volunteering events and discuss volunteering at City.
My favourite experience was organising the ‘Crisis at Christmas’ event in November and December 2011, in which I, and other members of the Committee, collected items for homeless people for over the Christmas period. This involved setting up a stall in the main corridor at university, where students could drop the items off. We promoted the event by creating posters and leaflets and updating the City Volunteering Facebook page. I enjoyed this experience as it was so heart-warming to see so many students and staff members willing to donate to people less fortunate than themselves." - Lucy Nash
Key Achievements in 2012 / 2013
- Conducting research into volunteering amongst the student body
- Developing, updating and maintaining the City Volunteering Facebook page
- Co-ordinating and running a collection of food / clothing / essentials for Crisis at Christmas
- Outlining future opportunities for student volunteering at City
Each year we look to recruit a number of new members for the committee around February for the following year.
Apply to Join
We have filled places on the Steering Committee from March 2012 - March 2013. If you'd like to be considered from March 2013, please fill in this application form and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.