Children’s University Canterbury Partnership Volunteer

Activity

Children’s University aims to raise the higher education aspirations of children. Children’s University volunteers engage with schools, rūnanga and children to deliver exciting learning activities.

Eligibility/Selection Criteria & Process

Our volunteers are passionate about education and enjoy working with children. As volunteers will be working with children all applicants will attend an informal interview and will undergo a referee check. The programme will pay for a police check if the volunteer doesn’t have one already.

 

Hours involved in the activity

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 one learning and development outcomes per year.

Contact

Amy Underdown
amy.underdown@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined skills and attributes shown below. You should reflect on your experience and select the attribute and skill that best represents your learning outcome. Below is just one example of what each skill and attribute might look like in practice. Click on the skill or attribute for more examples. 

  • A1 - Communication - You communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.

 

Note – In order to claim for Bicultural Confidence and Competence you must complete a training session. Contact us for more information. 

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
  • B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
  • B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
  • B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
  • B8 - Teamwork - You share different ideas within your team about a project or process.
  • B9 - Technology – You organise and store information for easy access.
  • C8 - Teamwork – You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
  • D1 - Communication – You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
  • D5 - Planning & Organising - You create clear goals for each project.
  • D6 - Problem solving – You test what works in a situation and develop strategies to resolve issues.
  • D7 - Self-Management – You take responsibility for your own work.
  • D8 - Teamwork – You cooperate with different working styles and seize opportunities to learn from others.
  • D9 - Technology – You identify which information is the most relevant to the project.
Matrix intersection points for Children’s University Canterbury Partnership Volunteerhighlighted in grey)
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
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

Are you interested in participating in this activity?